365 non-stop days of ceramic creation! Your pledge gets you the actual pieces I create.
Creation of a large amount of ceramic pieces. My hopes are to create several works on a daily basis, with the idea that producing and working so much will "unlock" some idea that I have yet to think of in order to move in a new direction.
The best pieces from the work will be featured in a custom designed book.
Background on the story:
I've seen a lot of projects here on Kickstarter dealing with illustration or paintings that do a "painting per day for a year." This is my version of that, but with ceramics and not just a single piece a day.
Where do the funds go?
The funds raised through here will help with some of the expenses with buying all the clay that will be needed, as well as slips, glazes, oxides, etc.
The majority of the funds will be used to purchase or build a kiln as well as a throwing wheel. If a substantial amount of money is raised beyond what the minimum is, I will be purchasing an electric kiln. If less is received, then I will have to build one instead.
What's in it for you?
As a contributor, you are entitled to rewards! Several rewards have been set-up, ranging from personal thank yous, limited edition book runs, bottles/vases, plates, bowls, as well as one-of-a-kind sculptural works of art. I have also set up some major rewards for people who are after a large amount of works, or for business owners looking to advertise their business as well as sell the ceramics in their store/galleries.
Interested in a reward that isn't offered? Make a suggestion and maybe it will become a reality.
The Fine Print:
As many previous Kickstarter contributors know, the money raising works on an all-or-nothing basis: either 100% is raised or the funds are cancelled.
What will happen of the finalized project?
The majority of the project will be given as rewards to people who back the project. Anything remaining will be toured around with some of my other art shows that I have throughout the year. Some will also be donated to museums throughout the United States in hopes of raising money to help keep the arts alive.
About the Artist:
I have been working professionally in the arts for the last decade. Originally a painter, I changed my concentration towards printmaking about five years away when I first had to take it for a requirement in a college course. Since then, I have worked mainly in printmaking and ceramics (both hand-built and wheel thrown). My artwork is featured in the permanent collections of several museums in the United States and throughout the world including the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan (a top 5 museum in the U.S.), as well as in Japan, China, Wales, England, Cyprus, Malaysia... and many other countries. My work is in private collections throughout the United States and in a dozen plus universities.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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a personal e-mail from me to you, thanking you for your contribution.Estimated delivery:
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a personal e-mail from me to you plus a mention in the published book thanking you as a contributor to the art project.Estimated delivery:
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The first two rewards, plus a miniature ceramic piece created from the actual project.Estimated delivery:
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Miniature pottery: The first two rewards, plus 5 random miniature ceramic pieces.Estimated delivery:
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The first two rewards, plus a medium-sized bottle or vase, bowl or plate. (international please add $15 s/h)Estimated delivery:
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The first two rewards, plus TWO medium sized ceramic pieces (your choice of bottles/vases, bowls or plates!) (international please add $20 s/h)Estimated delivery:
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A little bit of everything: a personal e-mail thanking you for your contribution, a mention in the published book, a small Japanese-style teacup, small bowl, small bottle, medium-sized plate, plus one of the ceramics you receive will be guaranteed to be put in the book with mention of you as the collector! (international please add 35 s/h ... if s/h ends up being less then this you will receive a refund upon receiving your ceramics)Estimated delivery:
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For the Business Owner: You will receive the published book with a mention as a major contributor on the project. You will receive a full page spread advertising your business (e-mail address, images, etc). You will also receive 25 miniature ceramics and 10 vases/bottles to sell in your store ( a retail of almost $600 on its own). International: additional shipping/handling will apply)Estimated delivery:
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A lot of everything: a personal e-mail thanking you for your contribution, a mention in the published book as a major contributor, 5 small japanese-style teacups, 5 small bowls, 5 small bottles, 5 small plates, plus at least 2 of the ceramics you receive will be mentioned in the published book and mention you as the collector!Estimated delivery:
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