$40,000 raised by Clay for Nepal

Over the weekend ceramic pieces by leading artists around the world went under the hammer for Nepal.

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The online auction proved its worth, with over $40,000 raised for the earthquake relief efforts.

An inspiring project, the project’s coordinators, Melbourne artist Vipoo Srivilasa and Adriana Christianson, brought together artists from around the world to collectively raise funds and awareness for the emergency situation in Nepal.

Ceramic works for the auction included pieces by 40 highly regarded artists including Australia’s Pippin Drystdale, Avital Sheffer and Simone Fraser.

More than 120 artworks were donated to the online store and auction, with the end amount a product of the collective goodwill of the artists and generosity of the buyers.

Vipoo Srivilasa commented on the success of the project ; “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!”

Proving the strength of art for positive change, he added, “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.”

The need for support has only greatened after the second earthquake, with the death toll since the April 25 earthquake reaching over 8,000. Relief efforts aid in providing emergency shelter, medical supplies, sanitation, safe drinking water and assistance to rebuild Nepal.

For those that missed the online auction and store, they can still join the artists effort to collective bring positive change and relief for the earthquake victims. A donation page has been set up here. All donations and proceeds go to OXFAM Austrlia: Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal.

Clay For Nepal
OXFAM Austrlia: Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal

Images courtesy the artist and Clay For Nepal

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