Fundraising

The Aeta people are both displaced as a result of the eruption of Mt Pinatubo but also survivors of the long standing conflict in their traditional homeland (Read More). EVACF supports the production and sale of pottery to fund projects to conserve their culture and enable sustainable development.

Lahar-glazed Pottery

Mount Pinatubo Ashglaze Stoneware is sold to raise funds for Mt. Pinatubo livelihood projects and University scholarships for Aeta students. The pottery is sold in boxes made by livelihood projects using local raw materials.

Mt. Pinatubo Ashglaze is made from the finest ashes produced from the most devastating Eruption of the 20th Century. It is non-toxic, lead-free, microwave and oven proof and can be bought at Silahi’s, Intramuros, Manila.

Master Potter and EVA Volunteer

Potters in the town of Antipolo make the pottery with the help of master potter and EVA volunteer Lanelle Abueva Fernando, who spent three years in Japan studying Japanese stoneware and glazes.  When Mt. Pinatubo erupted, Lanelle decided to give assistance to those displaced by the eruption, by dedicating her Pinatubo stoneware to charitable work, because she could not bear to profit from the suffering and destruction she had witnessed.

Ashglaze

Only the finest of fine ash produced by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption can be used to make the Mt. Pinatubo ashglaze. The lahar must be sifted to yield the ash that is suitable for glazing and one sack of lahar produces only about a quarter cup of ash.

Livelihoods

Lovely paper scrolls, handmade by the special people of Cupertino Center Workshop, are included with all first class items and hand woven mats with some providing livelihoods for local people.

 

Where can we buy products?

The handicrafts are available from