I'm donating Cinder to Worldbuilders!
After thinking about it for quite a few days I've made the decision to give my sculpture away to Worldbuilders and Pat after my degree show/graduation is finished. In the beginning I thought that maybe I could donate some of the profits to Worldbuilders (a charity founded by Patrick Rothfuss that you can read more about on the Worldbuilder's website or Pat's Blog) if I ever happened to sell the piece, but after some consideration I figured that it would actually be really great if I straight up gave them the whole thing. Then they can sell/auction him off if they like and the profits would go to a good cause!
My materials costs are already covered and I'd rather move on to making new and even more exciting things, knowing that my piece is in good hands! (plus Pat would get to see my work up close, which makes me more than pretty pleased with myself!)
After exchanging some e-mails with the Worldbuilders-team, they say that they've been following my project and they are really excited to accept the piece. The only thing I'll be keeping for my own is the sword, as I've become quite attached to it! (they say it's no problem and they're sure they can find a replacement c:)
It's now 13 days left on this kickstarter! I've spent today casting, filing, aging and polishing these beautiful things. (I accidentally managed to file some skin off my knuckle while working on these so everyone receiving one better appreciate it with vigor!)
Keep sharing and commenting! All your support is so wonderful <3