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Jeremy SinkusBy Jeremy Sinkus
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Jeremy SinkusBy Jeremy Sinkus
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 20 2018 1:13 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi, I’m Jeremy Sinkus,  for over 20 years i’ve been captivated by glass. Not soon after my first experience in a glass studio in an old mill building in central Massachusetts did I know I wanted to make this a lifestyle. Within a few years I was supporting myself with the glass art I was creating. My fascination with the ocean and geology has been my focus in glass. It is the perfect medium to me to mimmic the oceans creatures and the gems and fossils from the earth from which it came. 20 years later the perfect studio became available in my town of Shelburne Falls Massachusetts. It has all the things I need to move forward with my designs and allow me and my team to have the long term appropriate space to freely create and teach art inspired from the natural world we love so much. Many of my designs haven’t been created yet because of the lack of proper studio to do so. Including large cast panels, cast sculpture, mixed media with welded steel and concrete, and architectural lighting. This is going to give me the opportunity to finally bring these designs to you and teach classes in between projects bringing more people together to experience the magic of glass.

The old mill is powered by hydro-electricity from the beautiful Deerfield river, this allows for more available and affordable electricity and is a green source of energy. The new studio offers high ceilings, concrete floor and is a 2400 square foot space part of a larger complex of studios and buildings currently being converted from a historic knife factory into studios and small manufacturing business. This is what our quaint village town of Shelburne Falls has always needed. It will give opportunity for many creative people to work in town in the same environment and have a place to collaborate and grow. The Mill at 49 Conway will help the economy of this town by creating jobs, events, tourism and a focus point for the arts. Shelburne Falls has always been known for its glass blowing, but the North River Glass studio it was famous for has been gone for years now and this new studio will be filling a much desired gap for the community and thousands of visitors that come to Shelburne Falls every year for the renown "Bridge of Flowers", galleries and glacial potholes spectacle at the powerful waterfalls by the mill.

Your help is essential is part of the funding of this project. The move of the studio involves many new investments that has been more than anticipated and I am reaching out to you. We only have 30 days to reach our goal.

List of expenses:

Ventilation Install. $2000    Crucible Kiln $2400      Blow pipes $2000

Electrical outlets $4700    Annealing kiln $2000     Welder $900

Interior walls and Shelving $500      Classroom torches and Tools $3000   

Pick up box kiln $800    Glory Hole $3000       Labor is adding up.                   

The new owner of the Mill  John, has been putting so much work and money into making this not only a beautiful and functional building but also a big asset to the town and community. We are very thankful for all his work including a new roof, windows, new sprinkler system, lighting, structural and cosmetic upgrades. Now I have to do the rest to make it my dream studio to keep supporting me and the team. This is my minimum goal to help with the initial move in, anything more would go to more tools and supplies to keep the studio running. Saw blades, polish, glass, propane, oxygen, etc... 

Thank you so much for your continued support over the years and for being part this next big step!

Some of the Rewards!

Tourmaline Rocks Glasses
Tourmaline Rocks Glasses
Honey Cell glasses
Honey Cell glasses
Crystal crystal chandelier
Crystal crystal chandelier
Jellyfish pendant
Jellyfish pendant
Heavy Meal
Heavy Meal
Ancient panel
Ancient panel
Tourmaline shot glass
Tourmaline shot glass
Potential glass SunCatcher design! 3 inches
Potential glass SunCatcher design! 3 inches

Risks and challenges

The lease is signed and hope to be moved in by June 1. That means the important things have to be installed and built so I can keep making glass, that means ventilation, electrical outlets and exhaust hoods have to be installed. We are starting on the ventilation now and hope the exhaust fan works properly and the quietly. We have to hire a contractor to go through the brick wall for this and not use a window like other studios. Everyone seems to agree that these things can be completed by June, but thats a lot of work!

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    Infinite thanks!

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    Infinite thanks and Artist postcards!

    My infinite thanks, formal thank you when completed and a couple postcards of my artwork!

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    Sun Catcher! Historic look!

    This glass sun catcher will have an image designed from the historic town of Shelburne Falls in the design. with a 2018 date of the opening of the new H.O.T.S. "Holder of the Stone" glass studio! approx. 3 inches.

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    AMG Watermelon Tourmaline slice

    Beautiful perfect watermelon tourmaline slice made of borosilicate glass. Looks like a real gem. Made by hand in the studio! Can be set into jewelry or added to your mineral collection! approx. 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inch

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    Ammonite shell pendant

    The Fibonacci sequence at its best! Sacred geometry in nature with the ammonite or nautilus shell. This glass ammonite shell pendant has been ground and polished on one side to see into and through the shell. approx. 1 1/4 inch come with black satin cording.

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    Honey Cells (8 oz glasses) set of 2

    These are so fun! Amber color hexagon glasses with a honey bee at the bottom. Plus arrange them to create honeycomb patterns!

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    Jellyfish Pendant

    Flame worked glass pendant with a realistic jellyfish floating inside. All glass and handmade by Jeremy Sinkus

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    Tourmaline Shot Glass

    Made from borosilicate glass, this super realistic hollow tourmaline is a vessel of many sorts. Shot glass, bud vase, toothpick holder! perfect representation of your favorite mineral as a functional object in the home!

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    Glass tourmaline Pendant

    Very realistic studio made borosilicate glass tourmaline crystal drilled to be worn as a pendant. Looks so much like the real thing! But it is an AMG "Artisan Made Gemstone". approx. 1/2" x 1 1/2" comes with black sating cording.

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    Red Octopus

    Handmade flameworked red octopus! Great articulation and natural looking features on this little guy! approx 4 inches

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    Honey Cell Glasses set of 6

    These are so fun! Amber color hexagon glasses with a honey bee at the bottom. Perfect for any honey of bee lover! Plus arrange them together to create honeycomb patterns!

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    Tourmaline Glass

    8 oz. Hand blown borosilicate glass that looks just like a huge tourmaline crystal! This is my favorite design! Functional and represents having that beautiful super realistic gemstone crystal in your hand! 3"x3"x5"

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    2 day class

    This is a seat for any of the 2 day weekend classes Jeremy will be teaching at the studio. Classes offered will include flame working borosilicate glass fish and marine life, spheres, goblets, multiple part sculptures, geodes etc... Classes do not include lodging or food.

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    Heavy Meal

    Like a ship in a bottle accept this is a rusty anchor in a crystal clear whale! a little humor with this favorite nautical design. approx 10 inches

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    Tourmaline Glasses set of 2

    Set of 2, 8 oz. Hand blown borosilicate glasses that looks just like a huge tourmaline crystals! This is my favorite design! Functional and represents having that beautiful super realistic gemstone crystals in your hand! 3"x3"x5"

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    Tourmaline Glasses (set of 6)

    Set of 6!, 8 oz. Hand blown borosilicate glasses that looks just like a huge tourmaline crystals! This is my favorite design! Functional and represents having that beautiful super realistic gemstone crystals in your hand! 3"x3"x5"

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    Ancient Panel

    If stone was clear you could see into the past. This naturalistic fossil hosting cast glass panel has ammonites and trilobites inside. Held by a steel base. approx 10 x 13 x 4 inches.

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    Crystal crystal chandelier

    a chandelier made of all natural looking crystals! Like a giant crystal cluster! options of clear, amethyst, rose quartz, tourmalines and beryls. Just let me know you favorites and I can create it to your liking! Approx. 24 x 24 inches

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