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Helping individuals find their creative voice with clay.

San Diego Ceramic Connection is a fully outfitted ceramics studio where you can learn beginning through advanced techniques with stoneware, porcelain, hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing. San Diego Ceramic Connection also sponsors and holds regular events promoting pottery and the arts community in general.
2014 Community Chili Potluck

2014 Community Chili Potluck


We need YOU to help make the chili for this
popular McKinley Elementary fund raiser!

Sunday, December 7, 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Buy a bowl for $20.
Sample the chili.
Keep the bowl.

50% of all proceeds from the chili bowl sales will be donated to the McKinley Elementary School Arts Program.

Friday, Dec 5
Pottery Sale and Reception 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 6
Pottery Sale 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 7
Pottery Sale 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SDCC Chili Potluck: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SoNoFest & Chili Cook-off: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Help raise money for McKinley Elementary school by making chili!

How does it work?
Share your favorite chili or cornbread!

1. Sign up here. Make chili or cornbread. (Or sign up in the McKinley office.)
2. Arrive on Dec 7 with your chili or cornbread at your chosen time. (Be sure to put your name and phone number on your pot and serving utensils!)
3. Entries brought by 10:30 a.m. will be entered in a chili contest! Categories include Best Overall, Best Omnivore, Best Vegetarian, Most Unique and Best Cornbread.
4. To drop off your entry by car, use Chili Alley next to SDCC, accessible from Upas St.
5. Check in at the SDCC registration table for a label to set near your entry.
6. Go buy a ceramic bowl and enjoy the festivities!

Download the flyer (English)

Download the flyer (Spanish)

Where is it?
San Diego Ceramic Connection
3216 Thorn St, San Diego, CA

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The Pottery Sale runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so come on by!



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SoNo Fest + Chili Cook-off

SoNo Fest + Chili Cook-off


Sunday, December 7, 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
32nd & Thorn, San Diego, CA

Supporting a great cause while eating the
best restaurant chili in San Diego? Yes, please!

San Diego Ceramic Connection and the McKinley Elementary PTC present the 2014 SoNo Fest & Chili Cookoff, where there will be two separate chili competitions to enjoy—one for San Diego’s finest restaurants and one for Community entries—along with live music, one-of-kind hand-crafted gifts made by local artists and makers, plus some of the best local craft beer (and wine) around.

chili-bowlBuy your hand-crafted ceramic chili bowl from San Diego Ceramic Connection on the day of the event or at the pre-party, Friday Dec. 5, beginning at 6:00 pm at the SDCC studio. Bowls are $20 each and $10 goes directly to McKinley Elementary.

On the day of the event: Eat! Your bowl comes with five restaurant chili tastings and if your taste buds want more you can buy five additional tastings for $5. Your bowl also entitles you to as much Community chili as is available, located in “Chili Alley,” next to SDCC.

Arrive early. The chili goes fast!

Don’t forget to vote! There’s a “People’s Choice” category for the restaurant chili and many categories to vote on in the community chili.

Visit the SoNo Fest website for complete details.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the McKinley Elementary Spanish, art and music programs. All donations are tax deductible. If you can’t make the event, but would still like to support our local school, contact SoNo Fest.

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