Food + Art Parties Foodies and ceramics artists have been joining forces to host events. The results are delicious, beautiful, and all kinds of fun. March 12, 2014 10:29 AM × Expand Photo by Caitlin Abrams Victoria Dawes' ceramic bowl Ceramic bowls by Victoria Dawes inspired the chef at Sapor. × EVENT FOOD POTTERY Chili Cook Off: The Northern Clay Center’s annual chili contest. northernclaycenter.org Lots of kinds of chili. Attendees can compete or just eat. Make a bowl, use a bowl, and/or buy a bowl. A kid-friendly bowl-making workshop is part of the festivities. Pairing Pottery Dining Experience: Sapor Cafe’s chef created a menu inspired by local artists. saporcafe.com A four-course meal at the North Loop gastropub. Dinner and drinks were served in handmade plates, bowls, and glassware, available for sale after the meal. Winter Wares Dessert Formal: Circa Gallery used pie to entice customers to buy art. Very crafty. circagallery.org A sampling of delicious desserts from a local pastry chef. Those who bought a handmade mug or plate went home with some functional art and a satisfied sweet tooth.