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Peaches is a ceramic studio headed by Julia Sherman and Thomas Sprott. Peaches designs and creates minimal and timeless ceramic ware.
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Hello! We are looking to Kickstarter to help us to expand our ceramics studio, Peaches, into an independent and sustainable ceramics studio as we graduate from the University of Oregon this June. With the help of your generous donations, we will be able to expand Peaches into our own studio space and purchase the industrial equipment we need to create ceramic tableware. 

In exchange for your kind contributions, you will have the opportunity to pre-order limited edition Peaches ceramic ware. We are offering this exclusive tableware collection to the Kickstarter community for special prices. Please take the time to watch our video to learn more about the people and the process behind Peaches. Any contribution, large or small, will help us achieve our goal! 

The Process

The porcelain tableware of Peaches is hand made through a labor-intensive process called slip casting. It involves pouring liquid clay, or slip, into a plaster mold which then absorbs the moisture from the slip. A wall thickness then begins to form a hollow vessel. The forms are removed from their molds and put onto a pottery wheel where they are trimmed to height and smoothed with scrapers, sponges, and the human hand.  

Next, the cast forms are first fired to over 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, after which they are sanded and washed. Glaze is then applied to specific areas of the forms for beauty and function, and the pieces are glaze-fired to 2,350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lastly, the vitrified forms are sanded smooth and stamped with a peach.

We will Need  

Our studio is rapidly expanding, and we are receiving inquires for large wholesale orders from stores and clients on a weekly basis. We are excited to expand into our own studio space which will accommodate the large-scale ceramic production that we need to financially sustain our business. 

We are asking for funding to pay the initial security deposit on a new studio space and to purchase industrial equipment. We will need an industrial size electric kiln, a drying kiln, slip mixers, ceramic wheels, air compressor, industrial shelving for our work, many small tools and fixtures, and sturdy work tables.

Rewards  

We are offering a Kickstarter exclusive porcelain tableware collection in exchange for your generous donations. This porcelain ware is designed to be timeless, minimal, and beautiful in any home environment. We hope that you enjoy these porcelain forms as much as we do! Please note that these are handmade objects and each piece may vary slightly from the pictures.

Marbled Thimble Cup – Pledge $10 or more
Marbled Thimble Cup – Pledge $10 or more

This small cup has endless possibilities such as a salt and spice holder, condiment holder, jewelry dish, egg cup and so much more!

Kickstarter Exclusive Gradient Cup – Pledge $25 or more
Kickstarter Exclusive Gradient Cup – Pledge $25 or more

 High fired 8 oz porcelain cup, ideal for hot or cold beverages.

Kickstarter Exclusive Planter – Pledge $50 or more
Kickstarter Exclusive Planter – Pledge $50 or more

High fired porcelain planter with drain hole and catch tray (plant not included).

Set of one cup, one thimble cup, and one planter – Pledge $75 or more
Set of one cup, one thimble cup, and one planter – Pledge $75 or more

One each of the above items, with a $10 savings.

Kickstarter Coaster Set – Pledge $100 or more
Kickstarter Coaster Set – Pledge $100 or more

 The set includes six marbled coasters with cork bottoms.

Kickstarter Vase – Pledge $250 or more
Kickstarter Vase – Pledge $250 or more

 Porcelain mason stained gradient vase. Perfect for any arrangement!

Kickstarter Exclusive Vase Set – Pledge $500 or more
Kickstarter Exclusive Vase Set – Pledge $500 or more

Two high fired porcelain vases at varying heights. One mason stained gradient vase and one matte black vase. 

Kickstarter Exclusive Decorative Set – Pledge $1,000 or more
Kickstarter Exclusive Decorative Set – Pledge $1,000 or more

One pedestaled vessel, one gradient vase, one black vase, and a set of six marbled coasters.

Production Timeline  

July 7 – August 31: Once the campaign is over, and assuming the funding goal is met, we will begin the production process of the ceramic tableware.

September 1: Packaging preparation. International and local orders are shipped.  

Please write any questions, comments, or concerns to:

Email: peachesthestudio@gmail.com

Website: peachesthestudio.com 

Instagram: @peachesthestudio

We thank you so much! 

Video by: Madison Rowley  

Shot on KODAK motion picture film  

Sound by: Zach Kahl  

Lighting by: Kyle Metzger  

Shot on location at The Good Mod

Risks and challenges

Creating ceramic tableware is challenging and a time consuming process however we are a proven studio. We have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to complete all of our gifts by September.

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    Marbled Thimble Cup

    This small cup has endless possibilities such as a salt and spice holder, condiment holder, jewelry dish, egg cup and so much more!
    Dimensions: 2” W x 1.5”H
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    Kickstarter Exclusive Gradient Cup

    High fired 8 oz porcelain cup, ideal for hot or cold beverages.
    Dimensions: 3” W x 3.5” H
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    Kickstarter Exclusive Planter

    High fired porcelain planter with drain hole and catch tray (plant not included).
    Dimensions: 4.5” W x 4.5” H
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    EXCLUSIVE thimble cup, cup, and planter

    One each of the above items, with a $10 savings.
    Thimble cup: 2” W x 1.5”H
    Cup: 3” W x 3.5” H
    Planter: 4.5” W x 4.5” H
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    Kickstarter Coaster Set

    The set includes six marbled coasters with cork bottoms.
    Dimensions: 4” W x .5” H
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    Kickstarter Vase

    Porcelain mason stained gradient vase. Perfect for any arrangement!
    Dimensions: 4.5” W x 5.5” H
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    Kickstarter Exclusive Vase Set

    Two high fired porcelain vases at varying heights. One mason stained gradient vase and one matte black vase.
    Mason stained gradient vase: 5” W x 8” H
    Black vase: 4.5” W x 5.5” H
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Kickstarter Exclusive Decorative Set

    One pedestaled vessel, one gradient vase, one black vase, and a set of six marbled coasters.
    Pedestaled vessel: 7.5” W x 11” H
    Mason stained gradient vase: 5” W x 8” H
    Black vase: 4.5” W x 5.5” H
    six marbled coasters: 4” W x .5” H
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    Custom kitchen Set

    Work with Peaches to outfit your kitchen with custom colors of Peaches ceramic ware. Please inquire for more information and a personalized design consultation.

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    Peaches Ten Year Subscription

    Annually Receive one thousand dollars’ worth of Peaches ceramic ware for ten years.

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