About this project
Thank you for helping me bring this collection to life!
I just launched a second campaign too...hoping that lightening may strike twice! Here is the link to the new campaign for coffee mugs, salt & pepper shakers and candle holders....thank you! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dylankendall/the-efeet-collection-new-items
The Efeet Collection launched in October of 2011 on the blogoshpere and went viral immediately which was both surprising and thrilling! Three significant design blogs picked up the collection: Swiss Miss, Beautiful Life and Design Milk. I had the good problem of selling out immediately of my small test run!
Now I need the capital to produce more bowls and :::fingers crossed!::: if I exceed my goal, produce new items -- such as the coffee mug and salt/pepper shakers-- and introduce new colors -- color, yay! I have the samples now but not enough to actually make them. With samples in hand your contribution will help me also bring the line to its first trade show!
This campaign helps get the Efeet Collection, well...on its feet!
THE EFEET COLLECTION
The Efeet Collection grew out of my fascination with putting feet on bowls many years ago in my ceramics studio. I always thought there was something magical about bringing pots and vases to life by adding human features.
For most of the past decade I worked in the public sector and in 2005, I founded Hollywood Arts, an arts-based educational facility for homeless kids. With Hollywood Arts successfully in the hands of extraordinary leadership, I was able to step down and return to ceramics. A year ago I started to develop the Efeet Collection. The Efeet Collection launched last fall with 7 items (all viewable at www.dylankendall.com) each designed to make your home happier!
WHY SUPPORT THE EFEET COLLECTION?
I believe that for every functional home object, there is a way to design a whimsical alternative. A way to put fun into functional and bring affordable and joyful design into our homes. This kickstarter campaign helps me to get the bowls directly into your hands!
NEW ITEMS with KICKSTARTER
This is the small bowl. The small bowl is similar to the medium-sized bowl only 4" in diameter vs. 7." And I want to introduce my Happy Circles plates! A matching dinner (10") and salad (8") plate in either an orange or sand trim which partner with the bowls for dining sets! Please let me know which plate will be a better match for your home!
NEW ITEMS FOR THE EFEET COLLECTION
Upcoming! Salt and Pepper Shakers, Candle Holders!
A ceramist by trade, I grew up playing dirty and what fun it was! I hope the Efeet Collection encourages us all to find the kid inside, play a little dirty and live joyfully!
The tees are produced on super soft cotton--100% American made -- good for the soul and for the body! Check out Farm Fresh Clothing to see the tees in action! (women's t- available in XS, S, M, L and mens t- available in S, M, L, and XL....please let me know!)
HERE'S WHAT BLOGGERS AND MAGAZINES ARE SAYING:
Dylan Kendall gives her stoneware a leg (or two) to stand on! In her
broad-bellied pieces, whimsical design meets clean-lined minimalism to remind
us that play is not just for kids. This adorable piece brings imagination and
entertainment to the table!
Ever wonder what would happen if you closed your eyes for a moment only to open them and find yourself
in another world? A place of magic where the adventure of dining begins with
dishware that stands on its own. Have fun!
Dylan Kendall, philanthropist behind Hollywood Arts, just launched her first collection of ceramics called Efeet. Isn’t
The Efeet collection by social entrepreneur Dylan Kendall is the first of several new lines designed to make our homes happy places. Bowls, coffee sets and vases are whimsically perched on human feet, coming alive on our tables. ICON-EYE
WHO AM I?
I'm a potter by trade. I was a potter in my 20s and had three galleries working with me. But I gave it all up in my late 20s after a pretty intense brush with poverty right outside my studio door in Oakland, CA. I literally said: Enough! and packed up the studio to transfer to UCLA. I earned my Bachelors degree at 30 and my Masters at 32. I completed a public leadership training program at 34 and at 35, put my mind to opening an educational facility for homeless young adults which uses the arts to help high-risk youth feel better about themselves as well as maser critical life and job skills. That facility, Hollywood Arts, grew successfully and I stepped down a few years ago to return to a place my heart never left....ceramics.
(I penned a few words about my journey on my blog if you're curious)
WHO IS BOWLY GUY?
Before I knew the bowl would be such a run-away success (yes, I said it!) I created a fun campaign where the bowl, affectionately referred to as Bowly Guy, broke out of a china cabinet, leaving his brothers behind, to try to make it as an actor in LA. Along the way he decided to blog about his adventures. Here he is with urban artist Galo "Make One" Canote! Check out it out at bowlyguy.com. To be honest, I had to put the campaign on hold because we ran out of bowls so quickly! If this campaign goes well we'd love to finish the film and release it at the same time as the new bowls are ready to ship!
To ARME Animal Rescue Media Education for allowing us to shoot with some of their rescues cats.....adopt don't shop (unless its bowls!) I also want to thank Jeffrey Hepker for the music, Adam Egypt Mortimer for his incredible film vision and Kiino Villand for taking amazing photographs!
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