Special LFC sculpture auction for Hope Fund

A very special Twitter auction is taking place until 9pm on Saturday 24 January to raise funds for the Mayor’s Hope Fund.

The prize on offer is a magnificent, one of a kind sculpture created by one of Britain’s leading ceramic sculptors, Emma Rodgers.

Considered by many to be Britain’s leading ceramic sculptor, Emma has taken time from exhibiting her work globally to create this stunning unique homage to Liverpool FC especially for the Mayor’s Hope Fund.

The 40cm mounted porcelain sculpture is a very special, handcrafted Liver Bird which, when studied closely, has intricate details including:

• Wings of scarves and the Hillsborough eternal flames

• Inscriptions of famous Bill Shankly quotes: “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that”, and “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool”.

• The Liverpool skyline along the edge of one wing

• A football player kicking a ball at the base of the other wing

• The Liver bird balanced on a sphere, representing football and the significance of LFC across the globe

Emma said: “I am fascinated by skylines and known internationally for my depiction of birds of prey in my Sky Gods collections

“Images of the Liverpool skyline are a common theme in a wide variety of my sculptural work which have been exhibited across the globe. Working in this field, it is hard not to be fascinated by the Liver Bird. I am delighted to donate this sculpture to Joe for The Mayor’s Fund.”

Mayor Joe Anderson said: “This is a one off chance to own a piece of art that you can’t buy in any shop. I am very excited to have Emma’s support and we are delighted to be able to offer the public a chance to own this rare piece of handmade art.”

Log on to https://twitter.com/mayorshopefund and use the hashtag #HopeFundAuction to bid

The Mayor’s Hope Fund is a charity for poverty relief set up by Mayor Joe Anderson to help support foodbanks. More information is available at http://themayorshopefund.org.uk/ 

How it works

• The Auction will begin on Twitter only at 9am on Thursday 23/01/14 and will end at 9pm Saturday 25/01/14

• Bids ware made by tweeting your offer, in whole pounds only, using the hashtag #HopeFundAuction

• Bids may be made through direct messages if the bidder wishes to remain anonymous

• A twitter feed following the auction will be available on the Mayors Hope Fund Website and updates posted on @MayorsHopeFund

• All bidders must ‘follow’ the Hope Fund Twitter account in order for their bid to be valid

• The winner will be announced on Saturday night and will be contacted through a Direct Message. If the highest bidder is unable to be contacted or cannot pay, the prize will go to the next highest bidder