On the 11th of March it will be 2 years since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck north-eastern Japan.
The Kamataki Aid team has been trying to help potters affected by this disaster and our team member Gas Kimishima, is in the process of organising a charity auction of international potters’ work. It will take place at the Yawata Study Centre in the earthquake-hit region of Sendai and is being arranged through the Tohoku Potters’ Exhibition in Sendai Committee which is a non-profit organisation. All the money raised will go to Japanese potters who were affected by the earthquake.
Our gallery provides you with the opportunity to show your work online and the 50% commission we take goes to Kamataki Aid Fund. Selection will be made from those shown on our Kamataki Aid online gallery. We will be selecting mainly functional ware to send to Sendai as we hope that the winning bidders can use and enjoy work made by potters from all over the world. The selected pots will be sent to Sendai in Japan for auctioning at the Tohoku Potters Exhibition.
For further information on how to apply and show your work on our Kamataki online Gallery.
Please click here for ‘Kamataki Aid’ website and email us at ‘Kamataki-Aid’.
Also please share this news with your friends and keep checking back for updates on this ‘Ganbare! Kamataki’ project. (N.F.)
- First Report from our International Potters’ Charity Auction in Sendai – とうほく仙台からのメッセージ
- Potters in Tohoku – latest news from Sendai – 東北の作家達の現状
- International Potters’ Charity Auction in Sendai : 東北 炎の作家 復興支援チャリティー・オークション
- Latest News from Sendai, Tohoku – 仙台 杜の未来舎からの便り
- Film ‘Kasama-Yaki’ (Made in Kasama) by Yuki Kokubo
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