I haven’t been able to work on my pottery in a really long time. In fact, recently I had to make a trip to the studio in order to pick of some old pieces that were completed and just sitting there. But the reason I haven’t worked in clay for a while is simple: TIME.
I can’t imagine the reasons being so much more complex: natural disaster… poverty… to name a few.
Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the massive earthquake in Haiti that rocked the world. Haiti, a country with so many issues to begin with – and then to ripped apart by the earth too?
I love the idea behind the HEART of HAITI project. Local artisans, their creations, being made available by Macy’s, to us – with proceeds from the sales going back to Haiti.
The woman behind this whole thing is Willa Shalit (yes, Gene Shalit’s daughter), whose story is captivating as well. Her mantra to “use art as a vehicle for social change” makes me all warm and fuzzy in the inside.
So do the pieces from the Heart of Haiti collection.
Some of my faves:
Heart of Haiti Bowl, Agwe ($45.00)
Heart of Haiti Jewelry Hanger, Birds in a Breadfruit Tree ($35.00)
(I can’t tell you how much this last one is soooooooo me. I have already ordered it. And FYI, looks like shipping times are slow. Or maybe everyone else just loves my jewelry bird tree too.)
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