Reason number three million and twelve why Mariko Paterson McCrae rocks:

Charity Cups

Give a little, give alot…
Even though we are run off our feet, we at Feedlot Studios
like to give when and where we can. Often times this comes in the form
of donated art and design services for those who need a little
rah-rah-sis-boom bah. Starting today Mariko will be hanging some upcycled cups, mugs and other ceramic oddity from GIRO
(The Gabriola Island Recycling Organization). They’ll be priced at $5
and only one of those clams will be kept to cover some of the material
and firing cost.
a steal you say? Almost…just place the loot (like the plate says) in
the box provided and we’ll get the money into some local non-profit
pockets. See them gems online here.
80o Valli Place
Gabriola Island, BC

Mugs for Jugs @ Mudfire

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the only breast cancer organization to earn the highest rating from both non-profit watchdogs Charity Navigator and the American Institute of Philanthropy. Over 90% of their budget goes directly to research & awareness programs. We are proud to support their efforts and hopeful about meeting the goal of achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. Mugs for Jugs is a national invitational exhibit, with over 50 artists accepting our call to join arms in the battle against breast cancer. We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support of our artist friends from around the country. MudFire instructor Emily Downey conceived the event and is a key part of the effort to realize it. The show will present the largest and most significant collection of clay artists in a single exhibit in Atlanta this year. Each artist has chosen their contribution level to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with MudFire matching their contribution. On average, over 40% of each sale will be donated. We are still adding to the roster of participating artists, which currently includes: Autumn Higgins, Beau Raymond, Becky Strickland, Brooke Noble, Chandra DeBuse, Debra Fritts, Dow Redcorn, Emily Downey, Emily Reason, Erik Haagensen, Gay Smith, Jennifer Graff, Jeremy Randall, John Britt, John Roberts, Joy Tanner, Julia Galloway, Julie Wiggins, Justin Rothshank, Kathy King, Kathy Phelps, Keith Phillips, Kristen Kieffer, Kyle Carpenter, Lana Wilson, Leah Leitson, Linda McFarling, Lisa Orr, Lora Rust, Lori Buff, Luba Sharapan, Maria Andrade Troya, Mark Issenberg, Mark Knott, Mary Briggs, Megan Daloz, Mike Yarnold, Niel Hora, Ron Philbeck, Ronan Peterson, Sarah Anne Marraffino, Shadow May, Stacey Stanhope, Vernon Smith, and William Baker.

Find out more here.