- 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.
- 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
- Promote this campaign using social media
- Tell someone that might be interested in either supporting or interested in the outcome