The Ceramics Club held its third Empty Bowls Fundraiser on November 6, 2013, in the Skyline College Dining Hall. The event was well attended, with 145 tickets sold! Attendees chose from a collection of ceramic bowls, each of which were hand-made by Skyline College and Capuchino High School ceramics students. Student volunteers filled the bowls with a variety of delicious soups prepared by Pacific Dining, and attendees enjoyed drinks that were donated by Pepsi.EmptyBowls3_Al-hambraTribalDanceTroupe

Diners were entertained during their meal by a rich array of performers, starting off with Professor Zachary


Bruno’s students the Skyline College Jazz Quintet; with Nathaniel Welch on drums, Matt Henderson on guitar, Steve Mayeda on bass, and Andrew Fenn on saxophone. Then several of Professor Jude Navari’s Intermediate Voice students, Kevin Valera, Isabela Florez, Angel Yaeger, Preston Sturtevant, and Jamie Weinstock sang captivating music from the Great American Song Book. For the performance finale, there was a rhythmic improvisational dance by the Al-Hambra Tribal Dance Troupe whose members include Academic Senate President Leigh Anne Shaw, Mallory Nomura-Saul, Louisa Ip, and Tasha Hudick. The night was ended with drawings for ceramic artwork donated by the Ceramics Club members, raising more funds for the night.EmptyBowls5_JamieWeinstockVoiceStudent

EmptyBowls2_ClubmembersservingsoupThe event was a great success, raising $2,504 for the Skyline College SparkPoint Center. Adolfo Leiva shared highlights during the dinner about the great work that the center does. The SparkPoint Center provides critical services to our students and community members such as financial counseling, a food pantry, tax services, and more.

A big thanks to the Skyline Organization and Club Council (SOCC) for providing funds for advertising, and for the soup.

Article by Ceramics Club Faculty Advisor Tiffany Schmierer, Photos by Lea Naqishbendi and Tiffany Schmierer.