Echo Park artist Peter Shire is hosting a Japanese tea bowl fundraiser at his studio this Friday and Saturday. Shire has been making pots here since the ’70s and was the only American in Ettore Sottsass’s influential Memphis group. 100% of proceeds go to Revive Japan and you can pick up a little something for mom. Isn’t Mother’s Day coming up soon? Friday is the opening party and Saturday is a full-on Japanese tea service. Even if you just toured Shire’s factory and put a little something in the donation box, you would enjoy yourself. No credit cards are accepted and… please bring your own bag.