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Salad Bowl 2012 is just around the corner and promises to remain the fast-paced and fun evening that it has been for the past five years. A Salad Bowl ticket includes the opportunity to choose from over 250 bowls handmade and painted by Pottery Northwest resident artists. Purchase a ticket exclusively from Brown Paper Tickets, choose a bowl when you arrive, and fill it with delectable bounty provided by some of Seattle’s best chefs. That’s the Salad Bowl!
The Salad Bowl is the one fund-raising event at Pottery Northwest that we do annually to support a wide variety of events throughout the year like our resident artist’s shows and curated exhibitions that are free and open to the public.
Beyond a selection of fabulous salad bowls, a Salad Bowl ticket automatically enters you into a drawing for a fabulous Jason Walker platter and includes the opportunity to bid on and win unique artwork from the silent auction (an intentionally small and exquisite grouping), or chat with the artists-in-residence in their gallery and work spaces, or even become a sponsor.
This year, in a departure from the past years' serving platters, a sponsor ticket entitles you to draw from a collection of lush storage jars created by the PNW residents and several guest artists such as Jeffry Mitchell and Tip Toland.
The Salad Bowl in a nutshell:
Over 250 handmade and painted bowls to choose from,
- Scrumptious edibles from Seattle's most talented (and very generous) chefs,
- A silent auction of exquisite artwork,
- A turkish auction of incredible storage jars for sponsor ticket holders,
- a live auction for extraordinary dining and art experiences,
drawing for the Jason Walker platter at the end of the evening.
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SUPPORT THE POTTERY!
Tuition covers only 75%
of the cost of providing:
the best instructors,
amazing access, and
many, many free events.
Hard work and YOUR SUPPORT make up the difference!
Join us for a fast and furious -- not to mention fabulously fun -- summer evening celebrating Pottery Northwest’s 47th year at the Seattle Center and supporting our educational and residency programs!
Select from 250 one-of-a-kind salad bowls to take home with you at the end of the evening.
Enjoy gourmet salads and delicious desserts from some of Seattle’s best restaurants.
Purchase one of the unique and fabulous art pieces created by PNW and other noted artists.
Bid on extraordinary art and dining experiences in our live auction!
Your ticket automatically enters you into a drawing for the grand door prize - a Jason Walker platter!
Here is what your support can do!!
can pay for one kiln shelf,
or the studio phone we keep for student’s use for one month.
can purchase refreshments for one of our openings.
can cover a session with our brilliant accountant
or the price of a shop vacuum
or class glazes for one quarter.
covers the cost of “wet vaccing” the studio twice a month,
or the price of pyrometric cones for one quarter of classes.
can pay for air filters for one year for the dust control system,
or propane for the raku firings for one year.
can pay for a yearly maintenance call for the heating system.
can almost pay for our e-mail newsletter service for one year,
or the electrical bill for one month.
can purchase ten kiln shelves,
or office supplies for one year.
can cover a resident-artist's studio fee for one year.
can take care of gallery shipping costs for one year,
provide the in-house Resident Artist Project grant.
can purchase liability insurance for one year.
can provide the stipend for the Jean Griffith Fellowship Artist.
can pay our rent for 3 months!
Over 250 Handmade Salad Bowl
Your ticket allows you to peruse 250 hand painted bowls, choose one and you will dine with your bowl and take it home in your own tote bag. Sue Rose provides those bags and this year they are a glowing orange.
Lush, Oversized Art Jars/Vases for Sponsor ticket holders
If you wish to become a sponsor at $500 you will enter a drawing for a beautiful ceramic jar/vase created in collaboration with our studio and a number of Seattle area artists.
We're jazzed about the artwork that'll be featured in our silent auction this year. It's an an intentionally small and exquisite grouping of pieces featuring our artists-in-residence and guests, including Chris Staley our recent Jean Griffith Fellowship recipient.
Craft Dinner and Dinnerware Extraordinaire! Value: $1500
For the first time, a mini live auction with the chance to bid for a dining experience for four designed especially for your palate and prepared for you and your three guests in your home by celebrated local "Top Chef" alumn
Your dinner will be served on dinnerware created by award-winning contemporary clay artist (and Pottery Northwest alumn) Deborah Schwartzkopf with cocktails crafted by Joanna Schwartzkopf in martini and cordial stemware created by mixed media artist Susan Balshor -- and you keep the dinnerware and glassware sets!
Dinner and dinnerware for four, additional seats may be purchased at $250 per person.
John Grade Studio Tour and Dinner for Six in International District Value: $2000
Join internationally acclaimed artist John Grade for a tour of his studio in Seattle's International District. Observe first-hand the laboratory where John brings together his artistry, engineering and vision.
Get a sneak preview of his current works in progress. Scheduled to open to the public at the end of December, John is currently working on a 60-foot sculpture for the new Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) from the salvaged wood of the Wawona, a large three-masted schooner built in 1897.
Known for creating artworks and then placing them in the natural world, Grade likes to describe this process as an "interesting conversation" between the artwork and the elements. Grade has received dozens of awards, most recently the Arlene Schnitzer Prize (Portland Art Museum), The Contemporary Northwest Art Award (Portland Art Museum), the Metcalf Award (American Academy of Arts and Letters) two grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award.
Continue the stimulating conversation over lunch/dinner in the international district with your host Neal Sofian (our esteemed president of our Board of Directors and longtime student and supporter) and special guest Wally Bivins (PNW's very own executive director).
Limited to 4-6 individuals at mutually agreeable date.
Raise your Paddle and donate generously to Pottery Northwest! Your gift helps make it possible for Pottery Northwest to continue offering the best instructors, excellent facilities, amazing access, and many, many free events.
The $75 purchase automatically enters you in a drawing for an oversized platter painted by Jason Walker, a gifted ceramic artist who resides in Bellingham and has an international reputation.
Local restaurants and caterers generously provided some mouth-watering salads again last year. We can't wait to see what these culinary artists come up with this year. In addition, several local vintners will be pouring some of their wines.