martedì 29 marzo 2011


Forno Anagama di Euan Creig a Mashiko
 Ricevo questo appello da Lisa Hammond (ceramista inglese che conosco personalmente), che si unisce al mio desiderio di contribuire in qualche modo al sostegno della popolazione colpita dal terremoto in Giappone.
Essendo la ceramica il collegamento più forte e diretto che abbiamo noi tutti, inoltro questo SOS per MASHIKO Pottery Village (il cui Museo Hamada ha perso il 40% della sua collezione e diversi ceramisti hanno avuto seri danni ai loro forni).
E' un inizio! It's a start!

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You can donate to the Leach Pottery’s Mashiko Earthquake Appeal in any of the following ways:

· By phone – call with you credit or debit card details on
01736 799703 - 01736 799703

· By post – send a cheque to the Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Ltd. (marking the back of the cheque ‘Mashiko Appeal’. Send to Mashiko Earthquake Appeal, The Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2HE

· By internet – visit the Leach Pottery website

Koi Isaka from Gallery St Ives, Tokyo. and Ken Matsuzaki from Mashiko will co-ordinate the money the other end , and they will make sure all the money will go to the right people.

Grazie per il supporto...

A kiln is the foundation of a potters life , not only does it produce wonderful pots for us at times , but it also provides the potters livelihood and puts food on the table.This important historic pottery community of Mashiko , have not only lost important artefacts of their heritage (the Hamada Museum has lost 40% of its collection ) nearly every kiln in the community is either down or severely damaged , during the many EarthQuakes that have devastated this area.
The next coming months will prove difficult for these potters to provide for themselves and their families.
My thoughts go out to all who have been effected, But pottery is my main connection to Japan and these potters have welcomed me and shown tremendous hospitality and generosity during my many visits to Japan, and here is where I would like to show my support.
Here at kigbeare we are fund raising in a number of ways, donating a percentage of sales from the gallery and Master class lecture, and donating pots to various Auctions.
But it acured to me if everyone on my mailing list was kind enough to donate even £5.00 we would raise £7, 500 which may just be enough to re build 1 kiln in Mashiko.
It’s a start !
Many potters I know are individually raising money to help our fellow potters in Japan, many of us have decided to send these funds to Mashiko via the Leach Trust ,it seems to me better to have a central fundand as they are a charitable trust and will be able to claim the tax which all helps.

Thank you for your support. LH