Handmade for Japan: Art Auction to Benefit Quake Victims

Handmade for Japan: Art Auction to Benefit Quake Victims

Anna Hoffman
Mar 23, 2011

We've all been watching in horror as Japan suffers through this nightmare of earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. If you're still trying to figure out how to help, check out tomorrow's auction of beautiful handmade art and ceramics organized by a new group called Handmade for Japan.

Organized by three American women, Handmade for Japan has gathered art handmade by artists who are either Japanese or have ties to Japan. Collectors and galleries have also donated works of art to the auction, including work by renowned Japanese-American ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu, who just passed away in early March. The artwork will be auctioned off on a special eBay page beginning tomorrow (Thursday, March 24th) at 8pm, and lasting for 3 days. All net proceeds will go to Global Giving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

Take a look at the gorgeous work being auctioned off for this worthy cause on Handmade for Japan's Facebook page.

1 Valerie Zimany teardrop bud vases, 2010, retail value $90
2 Yoko Sekino-Bové "Village expert" teapot, 2011, retail value $350
3 Caroline Cheng, "The Chinese Gnome is Taking Over the World," 2010, retail value $100 each
4 Maria White, set of 3 Pod Luminaires, 2011, retail value $225
5 Christa Assad, Iron Teapot, 2010, retail value $1050
6 Junji Miyazawa, Children's Pottery Set, 2011, retail value $35 for the set
7 Michael Connelly, Stoneware Pitcher, 2010, retail value $170
8 Sara Paloma, 3 Stoneware Bottles, retail value $350
9 Steven Young Lee, Cups, 2010, retail value $50
10 Toshiko Takaezu, bowl, retail value $350

All images via Handmade for Japan on Facebook.

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