13 October 2008

come and get it

Dear Friends,
Even though history often repeats itself, some things only happen once in a lifetime. So please listen very closely because I fear if you do not, you may be gravely disappointed to have missed this opportunity and it would break my little heart in two if I were to blame for you
not knowing about what it is.

The event I am going to tell you about will only happen once.
Yes you heard me right, only once!

In a single word my friends,

the sale begins,
Sunday October 19th
8 p.m. (eastern standard time)
Preview the work here.

this platter is still available for purchase here.

For those of you not in the know,
think pottery, think art, think politics, think statement, think humor, think satire, think a good cause, think Barack Obama, think serious, but in all seriousness I think you you should not miss this.

Now I can go on and try and describe what others have already done in far more eloquent manner than I could ever manage to do myself so I'd rather give credit where credit is due and introduce you to the amazing people behind this effort.

First off,
Ayumi Horie, whom you've heard me talk about on more than one occasion is the master mind behind this phenomenal event.
Ayumi asked twenty-seven contemporary potters and ceramists to donate Obama and election themed work in order to raise money to help support Barack Obama and his campaign effort.
Of course everyone said yes and then
scurried back to their studios and got to work and the result...Well you are just going to have to go and visit the online sale yourself to see what everyone came up with.
The range of work is diverse;
From hand made mugs and cups ,decorative pieces to sculpture.
It is an excellent display of the versatility of ceramics both as functional object and as Art.

Also you might want to put on your reading glasses before you head on over to the site because there is an essay by Sarah Archer that is not to be missed. Be for-warned, it is lengthy and dense but I promise you every word of it is a golden nugget of information that you will wonder how on earth you managed to survive without for so long.

Oh and did I mention...
I happen to be one of the twenty-seven Artists that are participating in the event.
I really only have one thing to say about being included.


So go on folks, check it out!
Tell you friends, buy something
and be proud that you are not only participating in making history but that
you will actually have the opportunity to
hold a little piece of it in your hands.