$110
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6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 17 2017 5:01 PM UTC +00:00
$110
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 17 2017 5:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

My little workshop is coming along.  I can't wait to move in!
My little workshop is coming along. I can't wait to move in!

 

Here's the view from what will be my work table for jewelry, painting, sculpture, and everything else.
Here's the view from what will be my work table for jewelry, painting, sculpture, and everything else.

Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I've always enjoyed drawing, painting, creating things, and more.  While my college career might have taking a bit of a winding path, I eventually settled on Art Education.  I was able to hone some skills, and pick up many more.  One of the skills I enjoyed the most was ceramics.  

When I started teaching and had a place on my own, I started dabbling in pottery, making a few things as time allowed.  Over the last few years, pottery has become one of my main focuses for creating.  While teaching takes up a lot of my time (and its absolutely wonderful), I still like to get in my little studio  as often as I can.

I've been doing pottery for the last several years as a hobby, and it has slowly taken over my home.  My other art interests are also filling up every available work space.  One of my college professors once told us that as artists, you start with a little box for your materials. Then you get a bigger box.  Then you need a room. Then a whole studio.  He wasn't wrong.  Its time for a new, bigger workshop just for the arts!  

I've dreamed of building a workshop for years and last year I finally get things going.  I've finished all of the outside work and I'm ready to get everything done inside.

This section will have my pottery wheel and work space with a great view!
This section will have my pottery wheel and work space with a great view!

 

This is the space for my work table where I will work on painting, jewelry, sculptures, and everything else.
This is the space for my work table where I will work on painting, jewelry, sculptures, and everything else.

In order to move in I need to:

Run electrical - installing lights, outlets, and the breaker box

Put up insulation - good insulation is key here in the south!

Finish the interior walls - that drywall won't hang itself

Install the flooring - boards, paint, and polyurethane make for a great shop floor!

My view while I work at the pottery wheel!
My view while I work at the pottery wheel!

Once all of this is done, I can move my materials out to the new workshop and get to making!  As a bonus, I can finally get my house clean!  Pottery studios and living spaces don't mix very well and lead to lots of dust footprints all over the house.

I can get a little cramped in my current space.  Its only about 6x8 foot of working space.
I can get a little cramped in my current space. Its only about 6x8 foot of working space.

 

After tools, clay prep, and work in-progress, there's not much room at this work table.
After tools, clay prep, and work in-progress, there's not much room at this work table.

With a little help from the family, I should be able to get all of this done in pretty short order.  I have all of the tools I need, plenty of experience, and I can make the time.  I just need your support to get the materials.  I currently have about $1000 set aside to finish up the workshop.  Anything over the requested funding will go towards restocking supplies, purchasing new tools, and upgrading some of my smaller equipment.

Small trinket bowl for $10 pledge.
Small trinket bowl for $10 pledge.

 

 

Small mug for $15 pledge.
Small mug for $15 pledge.

 

Large mug for $25 pledge
Large mug for $25 pledge

 

Set of small mugs for $60 pledge
Set of small mugs for $60 pledge

 

Serving bowl for $100 pledge.
Serving bowl for $100 pledge.

 

Risks and challenges

Since I still have a working space, an unsuccessful campaign will only mean I have to wait a little longer to move into the new space. Depending on how many backers I receive, I might get a little behind on making the rewards, but I will get them all out as quickly as i can.

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    Small trinket bowl

    A small bowl big enough to hold your small keepsakes, a bit of pocket change, or anything else! These come in a variety of glazes and you will receive one at random.

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    Small mug

    Small coffee mug in a variety of glazes. This is the perfect mug for your morning fix. All of my ceramics are microwave and dishwasher safe. They can be used every day and I'm sure you will!

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    Breakfast Set

    This set is a generous cereal bowl and matching coffee mug. They come in a variety of glazes and you'll get one set at random. all of my ceramics are dishwasher and microwave safe, so you can use them every day!

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    Large Serving Bowl

    These large serving bowls are great for any meal, and look great for those special occasions. Each bowl will be between eight and ten inches wide and four to six inches deep.

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    Breakfast for Four

    This is a set of four small mugs and matching cereal bowls. It also includes a small creamer and sugar bowl.

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    Workshop Experience

    This is a great way to see the new studio and have the opportunity to see me at work. Come spend a few hours making your own bowl of mug, customize a piece, or make anything else. Lunch is included! I'll glaze your piece in your favorite glaze and get it to you as soon as its ready.

    My studio is in Laurel, MS. If you are a local, that's great! If you feel like traveling a little, or you're not from around here, I'll be more than happy to give you a tour of our great little town.

    If you can't make it to Laurel, I'll be happy to offer you a collection of pottery sure to make you happy!

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    Workshop and Dinner

    In addition to touring the workshop, creating your own bowl and mug, you will get your pick of a set of mugs or a serving bowl to take with you that day. Stick around for a wonderful home-cooked meal!
    My studio is in Laurel, MS. If you are a local, that's great! If you feel like traveling a little, or you're not from around here, I'll be more than happy to give you a tour of our great little town.

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