Ceramic Raffle to Support Japan- Drawing on Sunday, October 9th

True to its mission to support Japan through art, Handmade For Japan is sponsoring a ceramic raffle featuring four nationally- and internationally-known ceramic artists: Kathy Erteman, Ayumi Horie, Tim Rowan, and Jeff Shapiro. All of these wonderful artists donated pieces to HFJ’s initial auction last March and all are neighbors in New York’s Hudson Valley. The raffle is being held in conjunction with Ayumi Horie’s annual open studio sale on Columbus Day weekend and as with the HFJ auction–of which Ayumi was a cofounder–all proceeds will go to GlobalGiving’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

How to Buy a Raffle Ticket
To buy tickets online, click below.
To buy in person, visit Ayumi’s studio sale in Cottekill, New York where Kathy Erteman will also be showing as a guest artist. All ceramic pieces will be on view at the sale and the drawing will be held at the end of the day Sunday, October 9th. Winners need not be present to win. Winners will be announced online on October 12th.

The sale is held in Ayumi’s 114 year old white country church and this year will include a cooking and plating demonstration. Coincidentally, Tim Rowan is also holding his annual open studio about 15 minutes from Ayumi and Kathy, so make a day of it with art, apple picking, and fall fun.

GlobalGiving’s Good Work
All of the money raised in this raffle will be donated to our charity, GlobalGiving, who continues to command our respect for the good work they do. Recently, GlobalGiving released $600,000 to three grassroots organizations in Japan that are focusing on long-term rebuilding. Two of the organizations serve young adults who are passionate about developing recovery programs, and the third helps small and mid-sized businesses in the Tohoku region. Read more about them here.

Kathy ErtemanAyumi Horie
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For more info about Kathy and her platter, click hereFor more info about Ayumi and her plate, click here
Tim Rowan lineJosh Shapiro
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For more info about Tim and his tea cup, click hereFor more info about Jeff and his chalice, click here

2 Responses to “Ceramic Raffle to Support Japan- Drawing on Sunday, October 9th”

  1. Jacqueline Thompson Says:

    What a great way to raise funds for this cause. I will definitely share this link on my facebook. Great work by great artists!!!!

  2. 2011 Open Studio Sale - Ayumi Horie Pottery Says:

    […] in March for Japanese disaster relief, we have artists influenced by Japan who are donating to a Ceramic Raffle. My guest artist, Kathy Erteman, has been heavily influenced by Japan, as have I. Instead of the […]