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We were on a break!!! But now we're back! If you are able, please support me on this Kickstarter to help re-start Decker-Smith Pottery!
We were on a break!!! But now we're back! If you are able, please support me on this Kickstarter to help re-start Decker-Smith Pottery!
103 backers pledged $7,550 to help bring this project to life.

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After taking a break to become a mother (thrice over), it's time to reconnect with one of the loves of my life - pottery. Decker-Smith Pottery was a thriving business until my hiatus in 2008. Now that all of my babies are children, it's time to bring the pottery off of the back burner, and that's where I need your help.

I am asking for your support to raise $2,425 to fund the following budget:
Clay $600
Kiln $500
220 Extension Cord $75
Electricity $500
Glaze Materials and other Supplies $500
Kickstarter Fees $250

This is my shoestring budget to get Decker-Smith Pottery off the ground again. With this budget I can get a used kiln from Craigslist and enough clay to get started. If more money is raised, I will use those funds to purchase a better (maybe even new!) kiln, pay studio fees to fire in a gas kiln in a local cooperative studio, buy more clay and glaze supplies and make many more pots!

Stretch Goals - Any pledges received over the minimum campaign amount ($2,425) will go to fund stretch goals.

Stretch Goal 1: $4000 total

If pledges reach $4000, the extra funds will be used to purchase better equipment (the dream: a NEW kiln), and more clay and other supplies so that Decker-Smith Pottery doesn't just get off the ground - but soars!

Stretch Goal 2: $6000 total
If pledges reach $6000, the extra funds will be used to enhance my craft with classes and workshops. Now that I'm returning to my passion after a 6 year hiatus, my appetite for learning all things ceramic is insatiable. I want to know all the new tricks and old techniques and pass that knowledge on to my customers in the form of cool new pots.

See more of my work here: http://deckersmithpottery.com/

Decker-Smith Pottery Mugs (click photo to see more mugs)
Decker-Smith Pottery Mugs (click photo to see more mugs)
Decker-Smith Pottery Pitcher (click photo to see more pitchers)
Decker-Smith Pottery Pitcher (click photo to see more pitchers)
Decker-Smith Pottery Teapot (click photo to see more teapots)
Decker-Smith Pottery Teapot (click photo to see more teapots)

Risks and challenges

There are very few risks to this venture. My goals are set and I have done this before. I get almost weekly emails from galleries and individuals wishing to purchase more Decker-Smith Pottery. If this project is funded, your appreciation gifts will be made before any other orders are accepted.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Handmade Ceramic Keychain featuring the DSP logo. Each will be a one of a kind reminder of your support and my gratitude.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Set of 2 small Decker-Smith Pottery dipping bowls. I will choose the glazes with love and gratitude just for you.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    One Decker-Smith Pottery mug. I will choose just the right form and glaze, so that with every sip, you'll know how much I appreciate your support.

    Bonus - You will also receive a handmade ceramic keychain featuring the DSP logo.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    One Decker-Smith Pottery vase. I will choose the design and glaze treatments so that you can fill it with flowers and know how grateful I am that you supported DSP.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    One Decker-Smith pitcher. I will choose the design and glaze treatment. Pour out my gratitude each time you pour from this DSP pitcher.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    One Decker-Smith pitcher and four tumblers. Enjoy tea on the veranda with the pitcher and tumblers I design just for you with my deep appreciation for your support.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Teapots are my specialty. With your $500 pledge of support you will receive a one-of-a-kind Decker-Smith Pottery teapot, two teacups, and many, many thanks.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    This is the biggie. With your $1000 contribution you will receive a 4 person dinner set including 4 dinner plates, 4 side plates, 4 bowls, 4 tumblers, and you even get to pick the glazes!
    WOW! Thank you!

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Funding period

- (16 days)