Kathy Erteman studio news

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Handmade for Japan

Benefit Auction
March 24-27, 2011

With a special fondness for Japan and much creative inspiration received from Japanese culture I was deeply saddened by the recent earthquake and the tremendous impact it will have for many years ahead. Hudson Valley Potter Ayumi Horie organized an online benefit auction Handmade for Japan and asked me to donate work to raise funds for relief.

I donated 3 of my favorite pieces made after a trip to Japan in 2005. Among a handful of artists initially chosen to participate word spread like wildfire and the work of 90 artists was offered at Handmade for Japan an Ebay auction. The auction just ended and raised over $75,000!

Thanks to donors, bidders, organizers and supporters for a job well done.

You can still make a direct donation to Handmade for Japan through GlobalGiving.

Learn more at Handmade for Japan at www.handmadeforjapan.org

New York Times T magazine blog

American Craft Magazine

These are the pieces I donated to Handmade for Japan Auction.