Mini Kiln Project

I want to continue and develop Akira Yoshida's small wood kiln firing techniques. I want to take the kiln off the grid using solar, wind, and heat reclamation.
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Chris Donnelly
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Art
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
1 Team Member

Short Summary

  • My name is Chris Donnelly and I am a potter in Edinburgh, Scotland.  
  • I want to create a mini kiln that is fired with charcoal and a fan that is powered through solar, wind, and heat reclamation.  
  • With funding, this project will advance the legacy of Akira Yoshida's work, and it will also get people talking about sustainable and renewable energy in the arts and design.
  • It will contribute to the wider education of ceramics from professional artists and craftspeople to the novice, amateur, and DIY enthusiast.  
  • I will compile all the instructions and assets needed to create one of these kilns in an electronic publication.


What We Need & What You Get

  • I am asking for £500.00 to get this project off the ground.  
  • This will enable the purchase of refractory products for the kiln to experiment with the shape and size.
  • The funds will also allow research time and development of the wind power and heat reclamation power generating systems. 
  • If the funding goal is unsuccessful, I will still go ahead with the project but with a much longer timeline.
  • If the funding exceeds the goal,  I will be able to put a more professional finish on the documenting and distributable content as well as presenting this project to institutions that can use this project as a teaching tool.

The Impact

  • I think that this project is important because it will start a conversation about renewable and sustainable energy without being heavy handed with environmentalism
  • The research put together for this project will make this and similar processes in ceramics more accessible and understandable to students, hobbyist, and professionals. 

Other Ways You Can Help

I realize not everybody can contribute to this project, but if you could do one of these free things

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  • Tell someone that might be interested in either supporting or interested in the outcome


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£565GBP
raised in 1 month
113% funded
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£500 GBP goal
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This campaign ended on May 1, 2014
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  • £10GBP
    Credit in documentation

    For the support of £10.00, I will credit you in the documents I will create to record this project. I will also thank you through my social media channels.

    3 claimed
  • £25GBP
    1 piece of studio range

    For the support of £25.00, I will credit you in the documents I will create to record this project. I will also thank you through my social media channels. You will also receive a piece of my studio range of ceramics.

    6 out of 20 claimed
  • £35GBP
    Taster session

    For the support of £35.00, I will credit you in the documents I will create to record this project. I will also thank you through my social media channels. You will also a receive a 3 hr taster session in our Edinburgh studio. We will show you how we make and decorate ceramics.

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • £50GBP
    2 pieces of studio range

    For the support of £50.00, I will credit you in the documents I will create to record this project. I will also thank you through my social media channels. You will also receive two pieces of my studio range of ceramics.

    0 out of 6 claimed
  • £50GBP
    2 pieces of my work

    For the support of £50.00, I will credit you in the documents I will create to record this project. I will also thank you through my social media channels. You will also receive two pieces of my own handmade ceramics.

    1 out of 6 claimed
  • £100GBP
    1 all day workshop

    For the support of £100.00, I will credit you in the documents I will create to record this project. I will also thank you through my social media channels. You will also receive a full day tuition at my Edinburgh Studio where you can make some work with one on one guidance and direction

    1 out of 5 claimed
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