The delectable connection of artistry and appetite is never more apparent than when enjoying a scrumptious meal in a vessel created on a potter’s wheel.
To make the palatable connection a reality, students in Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts Ceramics Club have teamed up with Nelson’s Pitchfork Eatery restaurant for a pandemic-appropriate fundraiser that satisfies the senses. To raise money for visiting artist lectures and educational workshops, the club is holding a unique fundraiser on April 17.
Pitchfork chef Josh Mateschitz (third from left) and members of Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts Ceramics Club with some of the handmade bowls that will be available as part of an April 17 fundraiser that pairs artistry with appetite.
“Traditionally this fundraiser involves selling handmade bowls full of piping hot chili over the lunch hour,” explains Selkirk College Ceramics Program Instructor Robin DuPont. “Due to COVID-19, we are not able to serve food, but we weren’t going to let this stop us from doing something fun. One of our students came up with the idea to partner with a restaurant this year.”
Community Partnership During Challenging Times
Pitchfork chef Josh Mateschitz graciously jumped on board to provide the restaurant’s recipe for the scrumptious Beluga Lentil Dhal entrée that will be included with every bowl. Supporters of the program can choose from an array of student and faculty handcrafted bowls, take away the recipe, and make the meal at home.
The modified fundraiser will provide supporters with a one-of-a-kind bowl and the recipe for Pitchfork Eatery's popular Beluga Lentil Dhal.
“We all know how difficult the last year has been on local restaurants, so we are very grateful to have Pitchfork help us out by leaking one of their delicious recipes for people to cook themselves,” says DuPont. “The current times have been equally tough on the arts community, so sharing these ceramic bowls that were made with so much love feels like a way to bring beauty to people’s lives.”
Students will be set up at Selkirk College’s Victoria Street Campus (corner of Victoria and Josephine streets) on April 17 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for curbside pick-up. All bowls are priced at $20 (cash only) and will include the printed dahl recipe from Pitchfork.