For the last seven years the Northland Craft Trust have run an awesome annual initiative called the Great Plate fundraiser.
The Trust asks some highly creative folk to create an original piece of art from a handmade ceramic plate made in Northland.
They exhibit the plates each year in the Yvonne Rust Gallery and auction them off on Trade Me.
We're proud to be helping them again in their eighth year. The Northland Craft Trust operates The Quarry Community Arts Centre in Whangarei, a community facility dedicated to the display, development and production of creative practice.
It's a place for art lovers to observe and share in the creative process and experience. All funds raised from the auctions go directly into maintaining and developing the Arts Centre.
Check out this year's selection of plates here and marvel at two of the great creations of the last seven years below.
Above: The Boogie Woogie Bugle Bee! by Sid Ware
Below top: The most viewed Great Plate ever: Kim Groenevelds ‘Eye See you’ 2012
Bottom: 'Untitled' by Fiona Tunnicliffes is the most expensive Great Plate we've seen fetching $641