The UE Clay club hosted its annual chili bowl sale in Eykamp Hall on Friday, October 29th. Due to weather, the event had to be moved indoors opposed to its usual outdoor setting. The chili bowl sale is an event hosted by the University of Evansville’s clay club where students make ceramic bowls and sell them for charity. This year, clay club members wanted to donate all of the proceeds to St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry, an organization that assists in the fight to end hunger in the Evansville area.
Bowls were sold for $10 each. There were also bigger bowls ranging from $15 to $50. There was also a silent auction for some bowls that were worth around $75 to $125. Each purchase came with a scoop of chili, which was up to the buyer whether or not they wanted the chili to be in the ceramic bowl, or a to-go cup.
This year’s chili bowl sale was a success, as more than one hundred customers had signed up before the event started, with more coming in as the event continued. With alumni and current students alike, this event is perfect for all ages.
Professor Matteson, Chair of the Department of Art and Advisor to Clay Club said: “A lot of hours went into creating these unique ceramic bowls. The artists dedicated a lot of energy and hard work. I am blessed to have such a wonderful group to work with on such a great cause.”