2022 World Water Day Limited-edition Water Pitchers
Water is Life
Lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation is one of the most common public health challenges in many communities across the African continent. This has become especially more prevalent in the wake of climate change, which is disproportionately affecting middle-to-low-income countries. The communities we work with, especially those in rural areas, are facing a water crisis that is a threat to their health and livelihoods. This World Water Day (March 22), we want to bring awareness to, and raise funds for our water and sanitation programs, while also celebrating the work of contemporary Black artists.
About the Pitchers
Each white porcelain pitcher has been transformed from a water pitcher or flower vase into a piece of art. The image is screen printed on using special ceramic pigments, with a water slide backing which is hand applied and then kiln-fired at a high temperature to ensure its permanence.
Tapered sides and a long oval-shaped handle
Meet the Artists
Partnership with Artware Editions
Aside from sales through our website and event, we will also be partnering with Artware Editions to sell a selection of pitchers. Artware Editions is the premier art-as-object retailer that partners with artists and artists’ estates such as Kehinde Wiley, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and many more. This partnership will not only help with promotion and sales but also bring cachet to the project as we continue to interact with the art world.
With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa is the largest Africa-based healthcare nonprofit, serving millions of people every year across 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Amref Health Africa began on the continent as the Flying Doctors of East Africa, bringing surgical services to remote communities using light aircraft. Our priorities have since expanded to strengthening health systems and training African health workers to respond to the continent’s most critical health challenges. Our approach is community-based and makes the people we reach partners, rather than just beneficiaries. Over 97% of our global staff are Africans, so we are always tackling African health challenges with African expertise.