“Helping Other People through Art”

Join other community members at the Little Bird de Papel studio to create beautiful soup bowls for a homeless charity fundraiser to be held in March 2018. You will learn how to build ceramic bowls from slab clay and a mold. Your bowl will go through a bisque firing. Then you will learn how to refine and decorate the bowls for a final, glaze firing. You will be able to make as many bowls as you would like throughout the year. Participants in this project are invited to volunteer at the fundraising event in March 2018 during Women and Creativity Month.


This project started eight months ago during 2017 Women and Creativity Month. Since then nearly 40 individuals have dropped by to make one or more ceramic bowls and to help glaze them after the bisque firing. We have made nearly 400 bowls for our event in March 2018. Some people have only come by once and made one bowl; others have come nearly every weekend to build more bowls and to help with the glazing.

You do not need any experience to come by and build one or more bowls thanks to the expert assistance we have received from  professional ceramicists Penne Roberts and Leonard Baca, as well as poet, Georgia Santa Maria.

Soup Is Love Project: Open Studio Dates

Join other project participants on of the following dates.
No experience necessary.

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19, 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10, 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, January 13 & 14, 10am – 4pm

Location: Little Bird de Papel Studio – 1222 Mountain Rd NW – (505) 710-7524         

Go to MeetUp.com/Soup-is-Love-Project to keep up-to-date with the Soup is Love Project and to make donations to help off-set cost of materials and kiln firing.    

— Vicki Bolen

Vicki’s Upcoming Art Shows

I hope to see you at my last two 2017 shows. Stay tuned as I develop my 2018 schedule of art shows.

Rio Grande Holiday Show
Fri. – Sun., November 24-26, 2017
Expo New Mexico’s Manuel Lujan Building
Albuquerque, New Mexico

29th Annual Old Church Fine Crafts Show
Fri. – Sun., December 1-3, 2017
Historic Old San Ysidro Church
Corrales, New Mexico

Contact Info

Vicki Bolen
Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123

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