Wednesday, March 23, 2011

handmade for japan

I know I've written a lot about the different ways that you can help support relief efforts to Japan, but I hope you all don't mind if I mention just one more. Handmade For Japan, an online auction organized by potter Ayumi Horie, goes live tomorrow, and I have to say that I am truly amazed by this incredible show of support from the art and craft community.

Lisa Solomon リサ・ソロモン
Kite flying, 2010
Gocco, acrylic, ink, and embroidery on paper doily
retail value $300

Ron Meyers ロン・メイヤーズ
generously donated by Charles McDonald
Vase with four animals
9" x 5.25" x 5.75"
Retail value $240

 Lisa Congdon リサ・コングドン
The Finch, 2010
8" x 8" x 2"
Gouache on masonite, framed in 1/4 inch birch
retail value $300

Hamada Shoji 浜田庄司 ハマダ・ショウジ
generously donated by Beatrice Chang of Dai Ichi Gallery Ltd
Iron Glazed Flower Vase
8.5" x 4.5" x 4.5"
Stoneware with iron glaze
Retail value $4,000

The above images are just a small sample of what you will find in this auction, which includes a wide range of work from potters, painters, textile artists, and illustrators. You can find an action preview on the Handmade For Japan site, with the auction running on ebay from tomorrow, March 24, through Sunday, March 27. 100% of all net proceeds collected will be donated to Global Giving's Earth and Tsunami Relief Fund.

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