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Golden Triangle Wood Turners

The beautiful wooden bowls included in our sale and auction were donated by members of the Golden Triangle Woodturners Club. This North Texas based club is dedicated to providing education, information, and organization to those interested in woodturning. They seek to promote community interest in woodturning and provide guidance and aid to woodturners through the combined resources, knowledge and experience of their members. The Golden Triangle Woodturners have donated thousands of bowls to Empty Bowls of Denton over the past 20 years. For more information about this organization visit  You can also find woodturning demonstrations from the Golden Triangle Woodturners on YouTube.  

Happy Potters of Robson Ranch

The Happy Potters club of Robson Ranch is the home to 40 members creating pottery through hand-building, sculpture and the pottery wheel.

The artistic members prepare the clay using the extruder, slab roller, molds, the wheel and textures when making each vessel.

Happy Potters meet every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Creative Arts Building for classes and to play in the clay!

Miriam Studios

Miriam Mitchell is a practicing artist who enjoys the creative process and sharing her experience with others.  With over 35 years of experience, Miriam is a seasoned art teacher with vast knowledge in a wide variety of art media.  She offers general art classes, media specific classes, and workshops for all age groups.  Miriam holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing, and has done extensive graduate work in ceramics.  You can contact Miriam for more information at or 940-453-1370. 

Bill Reed

Bill Reed, a retired engineer and whose hobby is making ceramic bowls, has combined his creativity with his desire to serve the hungry in Denton. Bill has contributed to the Empty Bowls project since the early 2000's. People have begun collecting his bowls as he inscribes a thought for the day on the bottom of each bowl.  Thank you, Bill, for your continuing effort to fight hunger in Denton through Empty Bowls of Denton.   

Lori Shelton 

Many of bowls and pottery pieces included in our sale and auction were donated by Lori Shelton. Lori has been involved in Empty Bowls of Denton for over 15 years. She began taking pottery classes in 2016 and is now dedicating much of her time to experimenting with new techniques.  

Heidi Thiele 

Heidi Thiele has been involved with the Empty Bowls project for the last 20 years.  

Heidi is a part time artist who began making pottery in 2017.  She has worked in many different art mediums over her career.  Heidi focuses her attention on making beautiful functional pieces, but loves to experiment with new techniques and designs.  Check out some of her other work on Facebook @glazedandcrazedpottery. 


This year Empty Bowls Denton is welcoming a new hunger fighting champion. Workbench is new to our community and is located in the heart of Downtown Denton in the Locust Street neighborhood. The Workbench studio provides classes in metals, clay and fiber in a friendly, approachable, community-based, and socially conscious space. Workbench instructors teach traditional workshops as well as provide one-on-one sessions.  Gallery and retail space are offered by invitation and application. Workbench is a member of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, local art collectives, UNT faculty and staff, and Denton Main Street Association.

Empty Bowls of Denton 

is a ministry of Christ The Servant Lutheran Church

Proceeds benefit The Denton Community Food Center and

Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen

The Denton Community Food Center (DCFC) provides food from a central community storehouse to needy families and individuals struggling with hunger insecurity. The DCFC is averaging 1,200 families per month (approximately 150 households per day) and they are receiving 100+ pounds of food each visit. Due to the economy, DCFC has seen a marked uptick in visits - with 18% to 20%new clients every single day. The number of women only households has also grown. DCFC is open for food distribution Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, and each household can come once per month. The DCFC has been run by an all-volunteer team for the last 47 years. DCFC is in need of more volunteers to assist with their program.


Our Daily Bread (ODB) feeds and cares for the homeless and at-risk in our community while maintaining the dignity of their guests, and offering opportunities for a new start. ODB merged with Monsignor King Outreach Center in September of 2020. This expanded the program significantly. As one organization, they connect their guests to a community and resources that will move them forward towards meaningful, independent living.

Our Daily Bread is a community kitchen. It serves the hungry with no questions asked. It is a not-for-profit, secular charity. Meals served have increased drastically over the last few years, with an average of 800 meals per day and 800 snacks per month. The cost per meal based on the first four months of 2022 is $5.87.  They serve breakfast and lunch at their main site 6 days a week. They have expanded services to include dinner 7 days a week at their shelter. Since they opened their doors in 2000, they have delivered more than 1.3 million meals. In 2022, they are on track to exceed the 2021 numbers by 10% or more. They have also added two new programs in 2022 that support mental health and workforce training initiatives.  

Online Auction and Sale

October 8, 2022 - October 18, 2022

Empty Bowls Luncheon

October 22, 2022 from Noon to 3pm

at Harvest House

331 E Hickory Street, Denton TX 

Tickets are available on this site

beginning October 1, 2022

for $30

There is limited onsite parking at Harvest House and on-street parking in the general area.

Additional parking is available in the public parking lot between McKinney and Oak Street (One block north of Harvest House).

Parking is also available at the NCTC parking garage at 316 E Mulberry (One block south of Harvest House). 

Parking passes will be available at the parking garage and are required for entry and exit.

Items purchased online will be available at Christ The Servant Lutheran Church at 2121 East University Dr., Denton, TX on October 29 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Shipping is not available.

A Special Thanks to our 2022 Sponsors


Harvest House

Stevens Financial Services

The Chapel at Good Samaritan, Denton Village

Dan and Nicole Richarson

Ravelin Bakery

The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center

Brickhouse Gym

Tree Shepherds




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