The Brick Studio & Gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art collective organization located in Rocky Point. Our goal is to connect artists through a cooperative art education center and gallery dedicated to showcasing the art of our members and faculty.
Currently, in the ceramic arts, we offer instruction on all levels of wheel throwing and hand building, with open studio hours for working ceramicists, and a gallery staffed by our artisan members. As artists and instructors, we aspire to provide a sense of community and a unique learning environment through clay at an affordable price for all.
Our goal at the Brick Studio is to build momentum, grow, and develop our space to include and engage artists from near and far, working in all mediums. Artist in residence programs will be offered to artists, providing them with long term working studio space, experience in teaching, and exhibiting their work. Moreover, we hope to create a safe space for students to learn and grow locally and also develop international exchange programs here on Long Island. We envision a burgeoning group of artists and artisans creating an “Artists Row” here in the charming historic downtown Rocky Point which enriches the community, its residents, and participants of all ages on Long Island.
Our Kickstarter goal covers the start-up costs to equip and supply our studio with 14 pottery wheels, two electric kilns, kiln shelves, clay, glazes & ceramic tools. It will allow us to make essential electrical system upgrades and provide the ventilation needed to accommodate our kilns. Your generous donation will be used for all of the above, and also to cover the cost of lease space improvements and new signage.
Kickstarter is an all or nothing fundraising platform so if we don't reach our goal, we don't receive any of the funds; your donation will stay in your account. There is enormous enthusiasm for and interest in this project from all over Suffolk County, and great support from the community. Our artistic project has the potential to begin a renaissance in historic Rocky Point with other artists and artisans joining in bringing life to other empty buildings. Won't you help us become a part of creating a dynamic, vibrant, revitalized downtown Rocky Point? Every single pledge is greatly appreciated. Please join us. Thank you so much!
Risks and challenges
We are aiming to opening our studio in early spring of 2017 and if we don't hit our goal, we can't fund the needs of our studio. We feel very confident with the amount of committed studio members that we will surpass our goal and will be making pottery together in the spring! See you then!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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