Hand-made, one-of-a-kind ceramic creations from the Charity Bowl Sale make the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your Christmas list.

Array of pottery for sale.

The annual Charity Bowl Sale is hosted by San Juan College Professor Don Ellis and pottery students. The sale will be held Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center 9000 meeting rooms located on San Juan College’s Farmington campus.

Charity Bowl Sale history

San Juan College has hosted the Charity Bowl Sale for more than 20 years. With proceeds benefiting a local charity, Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity®, was selected by the students again this year. Ceramic bowls made by San Juan College students and staff will be available for purchase for $10. Each purchased bowl comes with a free fill-up of soup from Mary’s Kitchen at San Juan College.

Art students give back to the community

An array of other items made by art students will be available for purchase, including Christmas ornaments, different types of pottery, scarves, beadwork, and more. These are available at the student art sale which takes place at the same venue. “We are happy to once again use art in a way that gives back to our local community,” says Ellis. “This year-long endeavor takes a lot of time and effort, but brings us much joy to be able to help people in our area.” In addition, there will be an advanced art students and faculty show and sale including ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography, 2D and 3D designs, metal sculptures, and digital media, in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.

Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity®

Last year was the second largest sale to generate funds, with $10,000 dollars awarded to Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity®. The non-profit housing organization works to provide adequate housing by building simple, decent homes in partnership with people in need. They also have a local Habitat store where community members can volunteer or donate items to be sold at the store. For more information on the Charity Bowl Sale, call Don Ellis at 505-566-3486.