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:
220 Extension Cord $75
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/
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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