year, members of the GLPG participate in a variety of community
activities. Guild members donate hand-made bowls to the Empty Bowls
event, an international fundraiser by potters to raise money for
local food banks, shelters and soup kitchens and increase awareness
of hunger-related issues. To learn about other community activities
from previous years, click here.
A Tourist In Your Own Town
a Tourist in Your Own Town" was created by the Greater Lansing
Convention & Visitors Bureau to showcase Greater Lansing's attractions,
special events and tourism suppliers to our local residents. The
Potters' Guild has participated in the event for a number of years.
On Saturday, June 2, 2018, 207 people visited the Guild to view
our facility, see demonstrations and learn how the pottery process
works. For more information about Tourist In Your Own Town click
October 13, 2017
Troppo, 111 E. Michigan
Ave, downtown Lansing
Bowls is a community activity with the goal of providing support
for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight
hunger. Potters make and donate ceramic bowls, in which a simple
meal of soup and bread is served. As shown in this picture from
2007, guests may choose their bowls and keep the bowl as a reminder
of hunger in the world.To learn more about Empty Bowls, click
Empty Bowls fund raiser is organized and staffed by the Greater
Lansing Food Bank and made possible by Lansing area potters, restaurants,
bakeries and local musicians.
GLPG members donated more than 400 bowls to the Empty Bowls fund
raiser, which benefits the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Each customer
chooses a hand-made bowl and also receives soup and bread for a
meal. The food was donated by Troppo’s, which hosted the event.
In 2015, the bowl sales totaled $9,880.00. The Food Bank also received
an additional $3,000.00 from AT&T as a sponsorship.
members have joined other local artisans in displaying and demonstrating
their craft at several community events, including the East
Lansing Art Festival and the Apple Butter Festival at Fenner
Arboretum in Lansing. The pictures show Charlie Seebeck throwing
a pot at the East Lansing Art Festival and Pamela Timmons creating
a hand-built sun-face sculpture at the Guild during the Tourist
In Your Own Town tour. To see previous Guild participation in community
outreach programs click here.
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