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Boise’s Ceramica to close. Empty Bowls still on for 2022


After two decades in business, pottery studio Ceramica is closing for the final time.

The paint-your-own pottery business first opened in 1998 in Downtown Boise. It later moved to Vista Village.

“Thank you for your loyal patronage throughout the years! We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but life has created the need for this decision,” managers wrote on social media.

Ceramica will remain open through this Tuesday from 4pm-8pm for customers who want to finish a work-in-progress project, who have valid gift cards or loyalty rewards or to pick up finished pottery pieces. They are no longer accepting new appointments are walk-ins.

The business has long been behind the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Idaho Food Bank. Each year, artists and members of the community design bowls at Ceramica, which are later sold, with proceeds going to the Idaho Food Bank.

The design portion of the event took place for this year, and the online bowl sales will start next Friday, November 25th, as usual.

The future of the event, which marks its 25th year this year, is unclear.

Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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