I am building a pottery studio where I will make functional pieces of art, but I need a little nudge to get it up and running.
I have been making pottery, on and off, for almost a decade. Although I have had dreams of my own studio for more than half that time, I never thought it would be feasible before I was at least 40. Yet here I am - lucky enough to be offered enough space to have a wheel, a kiln, and shelving for my projects and glazes.
However, pottery equipment is both hard to come by in good condition used, and very expensive new. I have already managed to get my hands on an amazing wheel.
Now I need a kiln.
And a wedging table.
And various other sundries that keep a pottery studio running.
So here I am. I love making pottery, and want to keep making it for the rest of my life. I look forward to making it for every person who donates to this project. Will you help me out?
Absolutely! I will be working exclusively in high-fire stoneware, which is perfect for everyday dishes - less prone to chipping and cracking as long as you don't subject it to thermal shock (straight from the fridge to a pre-heated oven or microwave, or vice versa).
Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to throw, trim, and glaze anything completely since college. However, you can get a sense of my pottery aesthetic by checking out my (infrequently updated) blog at throwingmyheartaway.blogspot.com
You can also check out the update I posted on August 26th - I posted a few pictures of pieces I've made in the past.
pledged of $1,700 goal
seconds to go
Aug 23, 2012 - Sep 22, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
One shot glass. Not guaranteed to hold exactly one shot. Also good for holding paperclips.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $11 or more
One mug. You may express a choice regarding the color within my glaze range - we'll figure that out later.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $16 or more
Since a few people have asked, there will be beer steins! I love mugs that can fit a whole lot of drink, so this is now an option for you too.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $21 or more
Cereal/Salad/Fruit bowl. Once again, you have a choice of glazes, assuming they cooperate in the kiln. Chemistry is fun!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $41 or more
A set of mugs, bowls, tumblers, or some combination thereof, up to four pieces. We'll figure out the pieces and glazes after.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $81 or more
A set of nested bowls, a place setting, several coordinated vases - many possibilities. Let me know what you're interested in once we get to that stage!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $101 or more
Commission of relative value. I will work with you to determine number and size of pieces, as well as glazing and decoration.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $350 or more
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I have a tabletop wheel that I do not need. It is in good condition, very heavy-duty, two speeds. Picked it up off craigslist before realizing that it wasn't quite right for me personally. It can be yours! This is limited to relatively local people - either you can come pick it up or I am happy to deliver it within an hour of Somerville.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012