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The Workshop creates a new studio, teaching space, and retail sales gallery in South Minneapolis.  
Create. Play. Engage.
The Workshop creates a new studio, teaching space, and retail sales gallery in South Minneapolis. Create. Play. Engage.
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The workshop is a dream to move my studio from my home, to have my own teaching venue and a retail sales gallery. The increased square footage will allow me to grow my production with more kilns and a larger work area for studio assistants. 

I've been teaching ceramic classes for over 16 years and I'm looking forward to putting my experience into my own program. The Workshop will be amenable to other media as well, allowing me to host artists to conduct classes and workshops. All the creative experiences I have eventually find their way to my work. The play that comes with a class in a new media, methodology, or creative engagement with a new instructor is something I believe we can all use a little more of in our life. I'd like to provide an opportunity for that in my community to germinate and grow. 

The Workshop would also allow me to have a dedicated retail sales gallery to provide opportunities for my customers to purchase my work. Currently I am unable to have customers purchase my work from my home. The retail sales space will not only allow me to sell my own work, but I will also be able to showcase the work of other artists and fine craftspeople. 

I simply want to create a space where myself and others can create, play and engage. 

The Workshop Kickstarter goal will help fund new equipment for teaching and production such as pottery wheels, studio tools, kilns, ventilation, paint, lighting, tables, chairs, shelving, signage and electrical improvements. We want to continue to use our current equipment, but will supplement our capacity.

Risks and challenges

The chief risks I identify are with the space renovations. Any construction project has unknown surprises and I'm sure this one will too. The space I require is simple, with one glaring exception - kilns. The kilns I fire require a lot of electrical work to be safe. I have allowed for this in my budget, but it's possible that there will be some circumstance where I'll need make additional modifications to the space to properly juice my kilns. I'm currently in lease negotiations for a space that has plenty of power. The space also has many large things to remove, for example a large pizza oven, and this might reveal some other issue with the floor or gas. I'm fortunate to have a great landlord who is willing to help make the modifications I'm hoping to make the space everything I dream.

I can continue to make work without the space, but it will just take more time. My plan has built in some wiggle room for delivery just in case something delays the move into a new space or we have an unforeseen space issue (water, power, gas etc...) We are planning on moving with as little studio down time as possible. As we have run the studio well for many years, I'm confident we can all overcome any challenges this endeavor sends our way. I'm so fortunate to have a great team of assistants and family who are all very excited at the next phase of Jenniethepotter, The Workshop. Join us!

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    Pin

    Spiffy pin showing off one of Jennie's signature designs. Sheepy, spindle, ball of yarn, squirrel, hedgehog are all possibilities. Perfect for your backpack, project bag, lapel or hat!

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    Wee Dish

    A little dish we like to call wee. A small handbuilt dish perfect for holding small bits like jewelry, paperclips, salsa, knitting notions, m&m's etc. You get the idea, small and useful.
    Designs include the impressed floral motif, hedgehog and mushroom troop, sheepy, mitten pair or fancy yoked knitted sweater.

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    Ornament

    A porcelain disc perfect for trimming your tree or hanging on your wall.
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    Whiskey Cup

    This small cup is perfectly sized for potent potables. We call it the whiskey cup, but its also perfect for a strong coffee, tea or whatever. Some folks like to put their knitting notions in it next to their favorite chair. Whatever you use it for its little and cute. Available designs include the impressed floral motif, tree, classic sheepy with yarn ball, mitten, dino with scarf, or mushroom troop.

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    Condiment bowl

    A small, wheel thrown bowl. Available designs include forget me not branch, summer tree, fall tree, yarn ball, single sheepy, cow with scarf, and impressed floral.

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    T Shirt

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    Stitch markers

    Special set of five jennie the potter stich markers. choose from stockinette knitting texture or critters.

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    Appetizer plate

    Small plate perfect for appetizers or small meals. Approximately 8" across. impressed floral design.

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    Cereal Bowl

    Perfectly sized to start you day off right, make a rice bowl at lunch or finish the day with some cherry garcia.

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    Drinking cup

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    Small Vase

    Perfect for the small bouquet your child brings you in the beginning of spring.

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    Mug - Top Ten!

    The mugger of all donations. The mug. By far and away the most popular form I make. We've decided to include some great previous show designs we like to call them our "top ten." Available designs include the classic sheepy with yarn ball,forget me not floral motif, bike with summer tree, fall trees, tree with owl, tree with squirrel, sheepy love, bird with mittens, dino with scarf, or hedgie and mushroom troop.

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    Birch Mug

    The birch mug. It's popularity has overwhelmed us in the studio. It's really great, we love it too. So much so, it has it's very own donation reward.

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    Mixing Bowl

    Think family dinner. This bowl is large enough for a big fruit salad, mashed potatoes or pasta.

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    Mug - Top Ten- Round Two!!

    Round two of the most popular donation reward. A little later delivery schedule, but we'll try and fulfill it sooner than we promise to!

    The mugger of all donations. The mug. By far and away the most popular form I make. We've decided to include some great previous show designs we like to call them our "top ten." Available designs include the classic sheepy with yarn ball,forget me not floral motif, bike with summer tree, fall trees, tree with owl, tree with squirrel, sheepy love, bird with mittens, dino with scarf, or hedgie and mushroom troop.

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    Large Vase

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    Mystery Mug

    This mug is a mystery. Donate for a truly one-of-a kind jtp creation. Jennie will send you some questions to help her create the perfect mystery mug for you! What color is your parachute?

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    The Sally Set

    A large mixing bowl and smaller bowl. Get creative. Chip and dip, hummus and pita, go crazy. Shipping rates charged two weeks prior to completion. No shipping charge for Minneapolis pick up.

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    Appetizer plate set of four

    Set of four small plates perfect for appetizers or small meals. Approximately 8" across. Impressed floral design. Shipping rates charged two weeks prior to completion. No shipping charge for Minneapolis pick up.

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    Set of four cereal bowls

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    Set of four Mugs - Top Ten!

    Set of four, jtp for family and friends! Available designs include the classic sheepy with yarn ball, forget me not floral motif, bike with summer tree, fall trees, tree with owl, tree with squirrel, sheepy love, bird with mittens, dino with scarf, or hedgie and mushroom troop. Shipping rates charged two weeks prior to completion. No shipping charge for Minneapolis pick up.

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    Private Class

    Two hours of private clay instruction with Jennie.

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    Set of Four -Birch Mug

    Your own little grove of birches. A set of four birch mugs. Its popularity has overwhelmed us in the studio. It's really great, we love it too. So much so, it has it's very own donation reward. Shipping rates charged two weeks prior to completion. No shipping charge for Minneapolis pick up.

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    VIP

    Guaranteed registration for the first session of the workshop's Tuesday night class! Three hours of instruction in a six week class.

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    Breakfast Set

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