Beer for Bowls raises funds for charity

By KBJR News 1

January 25, 2014 Updated Jan 25, 2014 at 11:56 PM CDT


In addition to the usual spirits and brews on tap, the North Pole Bar in Duluth was served up a little charity as well.

Today marked the first ever "Beers for Bowls" which gave Patrons the opportunity to craft ceramic bowls using pottery wheels, tools and clay provided by Snoodle Ceramic Studio.

Once completed, the bowls will be donated to the annual Upper Lakes Foods "Empty Bowl" event where they are sold for twenty dollars apiece.

The prize for all this hard work? The joy that comes with giving, and of course, a free tap beer.

Event organizers say part of the reason the event was a success was because of how easy it is to learn.

"It's not something that you normally find in a bar, but they were really excited what if and trying something new. Because you don't have to be a professional you can just come in and learn your own way," says Barbara Stevens, Owner of North Pole Bar.

"And that especially allows anyone to come in and try a new experience and enjoy that experience," says ceramic artist Tanya Borgeson.

A public event will be held next Saturday at Lake Superior college to glaze the roughly six hundred bowls volunteers have made so far.