Press Release – Wednesday 6 May 2015

Next week more than 80 artworks donated by acclaimed ceramic artists and potters
around the world will go under the hammer in ‘Clay For Nepal’, an online project
initiated by celebrated Melbourne artist Vipoo Srivilasa, to raise funds for devastated
earthquake victims.

According to Srivilasa the response from the world’s ceramics community has been
overwhelming with pieces donated by more than 30 highly collectable artists including
Australia’s Pippin Drysdale and Belgium’s Ann Van Hoey.

artwork by Vipoo Srivilasa

‘After seeing the terrible footage, I felt that I had to do something.’

‘I realised that together with my colleagues we could auction our work to make a
substantial contribution to the relief effort,’ he said.

Srivilasa is renowned for bringing communities together through ceramics and in 2011
raised over $20,000 in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi for the Queensland Flood

The rising death toll since the April 25 earthquake has now reached more than 7,500
and foreign aid will play a critical role in providing emergency shelter, medical
supplies, sanitation, safe drinking water and rebuilding the districts hardest hit.

‘Clay for Nepal’ artworks will go to auction from 6am AEST Friday 15 May to 9pm
AEST Sunday 17 May with more affordable pieces available from the project’s online
store. All proceeds from art sales will go to OXFAM Australia: Nepal Earthquake Relief

Go to and follow #clayfornepal15 on Facebook and Instagram
for latest updates and details.

Media enquiries and images contact Vipoo Srivilasa, 0425 710 149,