Exploring Empty Bowls

Empty Bowl

Students will spend the week exploring Seattle's food culture and learning about plants and edibles native to Puget Sound, as they prepare to create handmade ceramics to support the Empty Bowls project (https://www.emptybowls.com/). Students will spend half of the week learning about the culinary landscape in Seattle by eating at and visiting cultural centers, museums, and restaurants, along with touring native forests at the UW Botanic Garden to understand more about the history of plants and edibles native to the Puget Sound. The other half of the week, students will learn about the Empty Bowls project and create their own ceramic bowls in the Overlake Ceramic Studio to contribute to a future Empty Bowls event.

Special Considerations

Participants must be willing to follow COVID guidelines.  Participants should only attend illness free. If a participant should test positive for COVID during the project, the student will be isolated, and the student’s family will be required to pick them up at their current location.  The family will bear all the costs associated with the student pick up. 

By selecting the above project, you and your family are accepting the financial responsibility for the cost of the projects.  This includes any unrecoverable expenses incurred if Overlake, or any federal, state or local government forces cancelation of the project, or if you or your family decide not to attend, or if your student becomes symptomatic and has to be isolated. 

Project Week (2022-23)

Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023


Chrissy Wakeling
Assistant Director of Experiential Education