Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Seagrove Potters for Peace

On Aug. 14, 24 Seagrove Potteries have joined together to help Greg Mortenson raise money to build schools in impoverished areas in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They call themselves the Seagrove Potters for Peace. They all have made specially signed pieces to sell from their pottery shops and will donate 1/2 of the sales to Mr. Mortenson's group the Central Asia Institute.
The list of participating potteries and detailed information can be found on the Seagrove Potters for Peace website.

The Courier Tribune released an article by Mary Anderson today (July 26) in their Asheboro newspaper.
“Buy one vessel and you have provided a school uniform for one child, two vessels and you have paid a child’s school expenses for an entire year. A small purchase makes a big difference,” said Beth Gore, who has organized the event for the second year. “Every cent of the sales from this fund-raiser will go to Mortenson. The potters have donated their time and their wares to turn stoneware into schools.”

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