The innovative new international fundraising event was created by ceramicist Lorna Gilbert, who in the midst of the pandemic last year decided to do something to support both independent ceramic artists and benefit local charities.
Lorna was worried for the future of her local charities and the communities they help. As the mother of a child with Downs Syndrome, she truly understood the value of the support, friendship and kindness offered by her local charity network. She wanted to give back and The Great Charity Pot Sale is the wonderful result.
The very first sale will launch on Saturday 30th January and will feature the work of talented artists from across the world, including Alex. Each participating artist chooses a local charity and the piece(s) of ceramic art that they will sell as part of the event. The pieces are then promoted on Instagram, using the hashtag #thegreatcharitypotsale and on The Great Charity Pot Sale’s Instagram page.
The pieces will all be available to purchase on the individual potter’s selling platforms, with the funds raised benefitting a whole host of charities.
Alex will be selling three beautifully crafted moon jars, similar to those in the photograph below, which are all currently being lovingly handmade in her home studio.
She will be charting her potting progress on her Instagram page, which you can follow by clicking here.
Similarly, you can discover more about The Great Charity Pot Sale by clicking here to follow the event too.
We are so grateful to Alex for making us her chosen charity and we’re very much looking forward to seeing this thoughtful new event go from strength to strength.