Last year Beth Gore, from Cady ClayWorks, came up with the great idea to have Seagrove Potters make drinking vessels of some kind.
We would sign them on the bottom.
Seagrove Potters for Peace and the proceeds would then go to the Central Asia Institute (CAI)
This year Mark and I will participate once again.
We are both making a mug.
I have made one of my favorite Tea mugs in our standard size.
Mark is making a his favorite mug, which is a size larger.
We are kind of like Goldilocks with which one is '"just right."
On Saturday, August 14 from 9am to 5pm.
24 potteries will hold a sale of specially signed vessels to help Greg Mortenson build schools in impoverished areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan as a long-term solution to terrorism.
Each pottery will produce a unique item, specially signed for this event.
There will be no early sales, but any remaining items can be ordered by email or telephone on Monday, August 16. Some potteries will also have copies of Mortenson's books for sale.
Mortenson's new book, "Stones into Schools", was released in December 2009 and if anything is even more inspiring than his first. The stories of the lives that are changed by CAI are heart-warming. The title inspired our 2010 event, "Turning Stoneware into Schools".
We are being joined on that weekend by our friend and soap maker Laurie Abela from Abela soaps.
Laurie is creating a special Green Tea soap for this event.
Save the date and plan to come out and shop for this event.
All the participating potters will be selling their signed works at their own galleries.
Be sure and check the list before you head out.