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Congratulations to Handmade For Japan!

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Incredible! Congratulations to Handmade for Japan raised a massive $75,757.55!!!!  Thank you to Ayumi, Kathryn and Ai for all their unbelievable efforts for the people of Japan.  I am so thankful for astounding human beings like them.  If we could live up to their standards of generosity and drive the world would be a better place. 

Thank you so much Ayumi, Kathryn and Ai, for including my artwork.   I was thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of something sooooo big. 

Handmade for Japan got some amazing press while they were gearing up for the auction here is the links to the articles; The New York Times, Huffington Post, American Craft, and The Japan Times.   All proceeds of the auction is going to Global Giving.

If you missed the auction or just want to donate to help Japan, go to Global Giving’s website and they are set up with a donation button. 

I am working very hard for my show at Plinth Gallery in May.  I’m very excited and nervous for it.  This is my first solo show in two years.  I took a break because of the adoption of our son.  But I want to announce that;  a portion of my Gallery sales made during  exhibition will be donated to The Mashiko Potter’s Fund, to assist ceramic artists in the Mashiko region of Japan who have been impacted by the recent earthquake. 

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The next show at Plinth Gallery is Yoko Sekino-Bove and she is also donating part of her Gallery Sales to The Mashiko Potter’s Fund.  She also had two very beautiful teapots in Handmade For Japan, that had many many bids. 

 

Handmade For Japan and Willie Nelson

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Things to do in Cheyenne today!

Option 1 -  Buy Willie Nelson tickets

Option 2 – Bid on artwork next Friday!  (Really the auction starts next Thursday, March 24.)

Thursday, March 24th, 8 pm EST- Sunday, March 27th, 8 pm EST on eBay.

I never thought my name would appear in the same headlines as Willie Nelson, but here you go, I have proof!  I don’t know how our local paper found out, about my participation in Handmade For Japan.  I hope it brings more people to the auction!

All kidding aside; Handmade For Japan’s mission is to raise money through an online auction on March 24-27 for relief efforts to assist the victims of Japan’s catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear emissions.
Handmade for Japan is an online auction of unique, handmade art donated by concerned, invited artists. One hundred percent of all net proceeds collected via the auction will be donated to Global Giving’s Earth and Tsunami Relief Fund.

Because of the urgency of the situation, the auction will begin on eBay on Thursday, March 24th and end on Sunday, March 27th. The auction items will be listed under the “Handmade for Japan” seller ID.

Previews of the auction items will be available in English and Japanese through Facebook pages and Twitter updates.

Handmade For Japan – an auction to help those affected by the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.

Monday, March 14th, 2011

 

Ayumi Horie and Ai Kanazawa Cheung, and Kathryn Pombriant Manzella, has started Handmade For Japan, in response to the devastation of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami causing 10,000 plus deaths and unspeakable destruction of homes and cities.  Handmade For Japan, will be an eBay auction of handmade ceramic pieces that will raise money for the relief efforts.  100% of the auction will be donated to Global Giving’s Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Relief Fund.

You can visit Handmade For Japan’s Facebook page, which is available in English and Japanese, to preview items for sale.  Ayumi stated, “The situation in Japan is still very unstable and we’re working as hard as we can to gather good work and reach our $25,000 goal.”

The sale occurs on eBay under the “Handmade For Japan” seller ID.

Handmade For Japan’s benefit auction will start on

Thursday, March 24th, 8pm EST and close on Sunday March 27th, 8pm EST.

Please “like” the FB page Handmade for Japan, pass it on to your friends and bid!

Until then here are a few of the pieces that are for auction.

Shoko Teruyama

Shoko Teruyama

Jana Evans

Jana Evans

Beth Lo

Beth Lo

Connie Norman

My Donation

Christa Assad

Christa Assad

Akio Takamori

Akio Takamori

Caroline Cheng

Caroline Cheng

Junji Miyazawa

Junji Miyazawa