A shared work area for artists living in our community. We believe that a communal work space will foster creativity and productivity.
We are two aspiring potters who recently moved into a live/work space for artists in Patchogue, New York. The building opened a little over a year ago and we've been working with other resident artists to organize ourselves and come together to create and promote our art. Residents include visual artists, musicians and writers. We are dedicated to creating a supportive, creative live/work environment and participating in the thriving arts community in Patchogue.
Our building has a common area that we are turning into a studio. We believe that a shared workspace will foster creativity and productivity among residents, while also building a more intimate community. Working in a shared space will allow us to learn informally from each other. Artists will be able to work on individual projects as well as collaborations. In the future we hope to provide workshops and classes out of this space that encourage public awareness, participation, and appreciation of the arts in our community.
We are still in the beginning stages, so our current objective is to equip the workspace with 2 ceramics wheels, lots of clay, large work tables, and shelving racks.
Please help us raise the funds to get our studio off the ground!
If you can't donate right now, you can still HELP BY SHARING THIS PROJECT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
LOOK AT THE REWARDS!
To the right is a list of rewards for different pledge amounts. If you have a specific idea or request for a reward, email us and we'll try to make it happen!
Bisqueware (Only fired once, not glazed)
Butterscotch and Raspberry Glazes on Stoneware
Satin white glaze with wax resist on dark brown clay
How do you make a pledge?
To make a pledge to Real Wheel!, click the green “Back This Project” button at the top right of this page. You will be asked to create a quick username through Kickstarter, pick your pledge amount, and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. Note that you must finish the Amazon checkout for your pledge to be completed. If you don't have an Amazon Payments account, it only takes a second to open one. It's all or nothing funding, so you will ONLY be charged for your pledge if we reach the goal of $5000 by Saturday May 19th.
Can we exceed the goal?
YES! Exceeding the goal would allow us to purchase more inventory for our community studio. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. We have set the goal at the minimum -- so if we are able to exceed it, it would be a dream come true.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
Your pledge of $1 or more is greatly appreciated since Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing endeavor. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires. If the goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no wheels or building materials will be purchased. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!
Can you pay with a check? Send cash by mail?
Sorry, Kickstarter only supports credit card payments.
Can you increase your pledge once it’s been made?
YES! Once you donate to Real Wheel!, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to Real Wheel!'s campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
Are pledges tax deductible?
Sorry, pledges are not tax exempt because we do not have 501c3 status.
Can you gift a reward?
YES! That’s a great idea! If you would like to donate to Real Wheel!, but want to give your reward to someone as a gift, just go through the process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, the donation must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided.) We will request the recipient's name and address from you at that time. Please reply with the recipient’s information, and we will make sure they receive the reward.
You're not in the US. Can you still pledge to Real Wheel!?
Yes! You can pledge from anywhere! However, please email us regarding international shipping terms for rewards.
If you make a pledge, when is your card charged?
If this project is successfully funded, your card will be charged when we reach the funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. That's why they are called pledges.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, visit Kickstarter's FAQ or feel free to contact Sonia and Jocelyn. Send email inquiries to email@example.com.
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Apr 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A handwritten thank you note!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A ceramic shot glass OR a hand painted ceramic coaster.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A soap dish OR 2 hand painted ceramic coasters.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A small bowl, flower pot or jar OR a lesson on one of our new wheels!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Medium bowl, flower pot or jar OR a lesson on one of our new wheels!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Large bowl, flower pot or jar AND a lesson on one of our new wheels!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Set of 4 hand painted ceramic coasters AND a lesson on one of our new wheels!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Set of 4 bowls or mugs AND a lesson on one of our new wheels!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
A Tea Pot, a lesson on one of our new wheels, AND a guided tour of our building!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Full Tea Set (Teapot, 4 teacups, sugar and creamer set), a lesson on one of our new wheels, AND a guided tour of our building!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012