Ceramic artists raise over $40,000 for Nepal

vipoo bacon cake

Vipoo’s bacon cake

The world’s ceramic community rallied together over the weekend and raised over $40,000 in the inspiring online project ‘Clay For Nepal’.
According to the project’s coordinators, Melbourne artists Vipoo Srivilasa and Adriana Christianson, more than 120 artworks were donated to the online store and auction by some of the world’s leading ceramic artists for Nepal’s earthquake victims.

Vipoo Srivilasa by Andrew Barcharm

Vipoo Srivilasa in his Melbourne studio; photo: Andrew Barcharm

‘The response from artists to donate works, and from people around the world to purchase work has been overwhelming, and at times it was difficult to keep up with the demand!’
‘I’m so proud of all the artists for their generosity and thank the community for embracing the project. Together we’ve made a significant contribution to the relief effort in Nepal, ’ Srivilasa said. Srivilasa is renowned for bringing communities together through ceramics and in 2011 raised over $20,000 in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi for the Queensland Flood Appeal.

Ceramic works for auction this weekend included works by 40 highly collectable artists including Australia’s Pippin Drysdale, Avital Sheffer and Simone Fraser.

Pippin Drysdale’s work was auctioned as part of the Clay for Nepal fundraiser

The death toll since the April 25 earthquake has reached over 8,000 and relief efforts in the wake of a second earthquake highlight the need for continued support in providing emergency shelter, medical supplies, sanitation, safe drinking water and assistance to help rebuild the impoverished nation.

For people who missed out on purchasing work in the store and auction the artists have set up a donation page on the website.

Go HERE to donate.

All donations and proceeds form art sales go to OXFAM Australia: Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal.

Alternatively you can make a donation to World Craft Council Australia to help the potters’ village in Nepal.

www.clayfornepal.com

Thanks to the CFN Team: Vipoo Srivilasa, Adriana Christianson, Claire Atkins, Wendy Jagger and Vicki Grima.