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Chamber Member Bentley’s Studio Supports Catholic Family Center's Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Oct 21, 2015

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Bentley's Studio, producer of handcrafted woodwork and ceramic art, played a part in supporting Catholic Family Center's annual Empty Bowls Rochester fundraiser to alleviate homelessness and hunger. After attending the event last year, woodworker Bill Bentley, potter and daughter Christin Bentley, and studio potter Margaret Barona decided to participate in the 2015 event.

In September, Bentley's Studio hosted three members of the Catholic Family team for a bowl throwing party in their North Clinton Avenue workshop and classroom space. Turkhill Craft School donated clay and Bentley's provided the studio, glazing, firing, and the 'hands-on' guidance. In all, three dozen bowls were donated through Bentley's efforts.

“Margaret and I volunteered at the Empty Bowls event helping with flower arrangements and setting up the tables," said Christin Bentley. “We had a blast looking at all the pottery at the "souper" bowl table, and can't wait to do it again next year!"

Bentley's Studio also sponsored the event, and made a generous donation of an end grain cutting board and two mugs for the silent auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit CFC's programs & services, such as Emergency Shelters for Women & Children.

Bentley's Studio is a member of the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce, and is located at 2183 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14617.
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