Online Fundraising Auction for Japan Next Week

Like many people, I’ve been immensely moved and upset by the earthquake and tsunami disasters that began yesterday in Japan. In some small way I want to help, so I’ve start organizing an online art auction with the help of my oldest friend, Kathryn Pombriant Manzella, and my new friend, Ai Kanazwa Cheung, both of whom have deep ties to Japan. The auction will go live on Friday, March 18th and continue through to Sunday, March 20th at 9 pm EST. Many Japanese artists and artists with ties to Japan are donating work for the cause, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity relief for Japan. As soon as we start getting images in this week, we’ll be posting previews of the work so please stay in touch by signing up for the mailing list or RSS feed please and spread the word to your friends. Thank you for caring! (The picture above was taken in Tokyo by AFP)


  • Hi Ayumi horie , i am a ceramic artist from Israel, i believe we know each other from Facebook
    how to donate works for the auction for Japan
    warm regards

    • Hi Yael,
      We really appreciate your offer! We’re now in the process of finalizing the artists and uploading all the information to eBay. I wish we could take more work but it’s just not possible logistically. If you want to support Handmade For Japan, please post it on your Facebook page and email everyone you know about our auction starting on Thursday. The more bidders we have, the more money we can raise for Global Giving’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Thank you for caring!

  • Ayumi,
    I’m impressed by the actions you are taking to help the people of Japan. We are meeting tomorrow at Clay Art Center to decide what we can do collectively. There is a true desire to help from many and I hope we can add to your efforts. Will stay tuned and connected. Best, Reena

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