Courtesy of Handmade For Japan

Many of the Japan’s designers have been affected by the recent disaster. In Kasama and Mashiko, centers of ceramic production that are about halfway between Tokyo and Sendai, potters were hard hit by the quake when brick kilns collapsed and years’ worth of production shattered in minutes. Moved by the desire to support their fellow artists, Several enterprising artists in the United States have organized Handmade for Japan, an online auction of handmade work donated by Japanese artists and American artists with ties to Japan.

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