Auctioning Bowl to Benefit Fire Victims
November 29, 2009
This beautiful bowl with 22k gold is up for auction at my annual studio sale. I’m opening the auction for those of you who can’t make the studio sale but would like an opportunity to bid. All proceeds will benefit the artists whose work was lost in the summer fire downtown White Salmon. I will personally deliver or pay shipping for the winning bidder. Participation is easy, all you have to do is state the bid you’d like to make in the comment section below.
Details: 12.5″ diameter, the bowl stands 2.5″ tall. An iridescent sparkle shimmers atop the unusual combination of cinnamon representing fire and pink shades representing hope and new life. Composed of powdered glass atop a sheet glass substrate, the continuous line drawn through the powders, creating the design represents the spiral of life, our connections and relationships with one another. Retail price is $350 for this multi-layered hand-made kilnformed glass bowl.
Notes: Thirty six artists lost their work in the fire that completely destroyed a 100-year-old building and 2 businesses in White Salmon, Roz Gallery and Blue Ackerman Photography Studio. Two neighboring businesses also affected with smoke damage, Artisan’s Jewelery and Gallery and Everybody’s Brewing on either side of the fire were able to quickly clean up and reopen. Everyone in White Salmon hopes that Blue and Roz will be able to reopen. Someone will correct me if inaccurate, both Roz and Blue were uninsured or had minimal insurance that didn’t cover the majority of fire damage. The artists won’t fully recover the loss of their work, but some of us would like to help make up some of their loss. Most artists are uninsured.
The bowl will be placed prominently at my sale on December 6th from noon until 5pm for studio guests to bid on. I’ll post updates in the comment section here along with your bids. The bidding will close and winning bidder announced, here on the blog and at the sale at 4:30 p.m., Sunday December 6th, PST. Good luck to all, may the bidding begin!