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The Ice Cream Bowl Throwdown

Some of the selection from the 2011 Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser.

With the ceramics department’s annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser just around the corner, three potters gathered in The Art League’s ceramics studio last Friday for a throwdown.

The contestants were Tiffany, Jack, and Blair, who have been churning out hundreds of bowls over the past few weeks along with other ceramics artists. Their challenge: throw as many ice cream bowls as possible in 20 minutes.

The clay Olympics weren’t without drama — including a blown fuse, necessitating a time-out, and injuries including a case of dreaded potter’s back. As for the winner, you’ll just have to watch the video.

All that stress and exertion sounds like the perfect prelude to a refreshing bowl of ice cream.

Tomorrow: See our blogger George’s attempt at making a bowl of his own.

The Art League’s Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser will be the weekend after this one: September 8 & 9, at Market Square in Alexandria. For $15, you can get a handcrafted ice cream bowl, filled with its first of many scoops of ice cream (provided by Artfully Chocolate).

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