This project has been set up by Makiko Hastings, a Japanese ceramicist who currently lives in North Yorkshire, with the aim of raising money to help Japan recover from the devastating earthquake / tsunami on 11th March 2011. Makiko has family and friends in Japan, where many others are affected by the earthquake. As you can imagine, Japan’s recovery will take a long time, it could take decades for people to get their lives back. They need help more than ever. Makiko believes every little helps and can make a difference, which led her to the idea of selling 1000 handmade ceramic birds. All sales of the birds will go to Japan Earthquake appeal.
Makiko explains more about the project in her blog here.
The birds are available to buy at CAKEWALK in Ilkley or at Makiko's stall at Knaresborough Easter Fayre on Saturday 23rd April.