(Rockport-Fulton, Texas – January 4, 2010) The 8th Annual Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair and Clay Exposition at the Rockport-Fulton High School Commons, Saturday, February 13 celebrates the ancient art with a gathering of more than 34 extremely talented artisans from all over the State of Texas who will demonstrate and sell creations.  The event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. benefits the Aransas County Council on Aging Senior Center. Tickets are $4, to purchase call the Aransas Council on Aging at (361) 729.5352 or visit www.bountifulbowl.org.

Eight years ago Mary Ellen Nies, director of the Aransas County Council on Aging was looking for a major fund raiser to benefit the Council’s Meals on Wheels program.  At the same time, area potters were looking for a venue to display their wares.  Diane Probst, President/CEO of the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce brought these two groups together and the Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair and Clay Expo was created. 

The “bowl” was chosen as a symbol of food and nourishment and as a reminder that the community needs to keep the bowl "full" for the area seniors rely on the Meals on Wheels program. 

Two of last years award winning artisans, Jim Bob Salazar and Paul Uhl will bring their artwork back this year for your viewing pleasure.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn techniques from participating artists who will rotate demonstrations on the pottery wheel every hour.  Each potter will donate one piece that is signed and dated.  These pieces are first judged and then placed in a silent auction.  All proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels program.

For more information on this and other area events call the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 361 729-6445 or email tourism@1rockport.org

About the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce constantly strives to provide the best programs and activities to improve business and build a better community, and is proud to maintain a 4-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since 2005.

For more information on convention and corporate meeting services, community events, sponsor opportunities and places to stay contact the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at (361) 729.6445 or (800) 242.0071, or via email at tourism@1rockport.org.