The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2015-03-20T02:22:22Z Gold Coast artist joins clean water campaign for international charity - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2015-03-20T02:22:22Z gold-coast-artist-joins-clean-water-campaign-for-international-charity-for-immediate-release Gold Coast, Queensland – World Water Day, on Sunday March 22, 2015, sees the launch ofan initiative between Ceramic Designer Mari Bray and the international non-profit organisation, Waves For Water (W4W), which is committed to providing clean water for people in need around the globe. Australian-based, Brazilian designer Mari Bray will dedicate a percentage of profits from the sale of her ceramic works for donation to the charitable organisation – via the #no filter campaign. Mari plans to donate money from every purchase of her one-of-a-kind water holders, which will be used to help purchase water filters for various communities in desperate need of clean drinking water. FACT: 1 billion people in the world have no access to clean drinking water Mari was inspired by the efforts of W4W and says that the aim of the organisation is a synchronous blend with the purpose of her handmade water pieces, which include a beautiful water jug and cup known as the Moringa from her ‘Life Is’ collection. “’Life Is’ has been inspired by feelings of joy and the beauty of nature,” says Mari. “I’ve created a number of striking pieces, including the Moringa, which is a water vessel well-known in the Brazilian community. “The synergy of such a traditional receptacle to store clean water has lead me to join forces with Waves For Water,” says Mari, “which has a frontline approach to providing clean water to communities around the world by supplying and installing filtration systems.   “One of these water filters can provide enough clean water for up to 100 people. Each filter can last up to five years if it’s maintained properly. I intend to donate funding for resources for at least two years – or as long as I include the Moringa in my collection.”   Mari wanted to have a positive effect on her clients as well as the community at large.   “I was inspired by the success of the Moringa to launch an initiative to positively affect wellbeing on an international scale,” says Mari.   “I’m so lucky to be able to create my artwork in a beautiful sundrenched studio on the Gold Coast, with drinking water readily available on tap,” says Mari. “I realise how fortunate I am and I really wanted to do something to give back to the community.”   Mari is confident of the success of her ceramics, simply due to the fact that water jugs and cups are so common in Western culture. “You’ll find Moringa jug and cup combinations on most bedside tables or office desks in Brazil, with many variations in other cultures as well,” says Mari. “The Moringa is designed to keep water cool, while being a beautiful table-piece for your home or office.”   The ‘Life Is’ Moringa by Mari Bray is available online through her Mari Bray Etsystore. Please visit the site at www.etsy.com/shop/maribray.   For further information on Waves For Water (W4W) or to make a donation, please visit www.wavesforwater.org   BIOGRAPHY: Born and raised in Brazil, Mari Bray has called Australia home since 2002. After nearly 15 years in the advertising industry, working almost exclusively in front of a keyboard, Mari found herself searching for her purpose in life. She was craving creativity and through her self-exploration became drawn to handmade art pieces. Mari enrolled in a ceramics course, which provided the perfect medium to unleash her imagination. She enjoys getting her elbows deep in mud and having fun with her creations.   For further enquiries: Email hello@maribray.com.au Mobile: +61 419 709 322 Instagram: @maribray