Tyler Park Kiln

Help us build a community wood fired kiln in a beautiful state park!
Art
$8,802USD
raised of $8,500 goal
104%
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This campaign started on Jan 12 and closed on February 26, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on February 26, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Fire Starter

    For this pledge, we will email you a big thank you and an awesome image of our inaugural kiln firing. Support us at this level and you are truly a fire starter! With lots and lots of small pledges in the early days of our campaign, and beyond, your help ignites the flame of interest in our project. Please like us on Facebook and Tweet about us. Help us pass along our fiery excitement about this kiln.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    10 claimed

  • $10USD
    Brick Layer

    For this pledge, you will receive a big thank you and a small wood fired tile/tablet,(about 2”square). Once each brick, laid by hand, is mortared in place this kiln will be a permanent fixture in Tyler State Park. Like the bricks used to build this kiln, your support will have a long lasting impact on our art center!

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    24 out of 200 claimed

  • $25USD
    Log Stoker

    For this pledge, our thank you gift is a Sake Cup from our kiln. Small cups and bowls can be used to contain many foods or liquids. We have chosen the terms sake cup and tea bowl to pay homage to the ceremonial use of pottery in Asian cultures. The earliest pots, dated 12,000 years ago, were from the small islands of Japan.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    33 out of 150 claimed

  • $50USD
    Flame Dancer

    For this pledge, our thank you gift is a Tea Bowl from our kiln. Using a variety of clays, we will be creating many small bowls to be fired in our first few firings. The placement of small bowls and cups in various locations throughout our kiln will give us knowledge of the fire's path and help students understand the effects of wood ash on clay.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    9 out of 100 claimed

  • $100USD
    Life of the Fire

    Be the "life of the fire" and receive a Tea Bowl made by a regionally or nationally known professional potter. "The qualities unique to wood fired ceramics result from a complex drama involving human intention, material properties, and a factor known best as The Life of the Fire," Jack Troy

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    12 out of 50 claimed

  • $150USD
    Kiln Shelf Partner

    Receive two cubic feet of space in a firing. Fill a shelf with your work and, if you wish, you may participate in the firing. (The first ten pledges will be invited to be part of our inaugural firing). Measuring 12in.x24in. and weighing in at about 18 lbs., the kiln shelf is made of silicon carbide. Although these shelves can withstand multiple firings, they need maintenance and periodic replacement. This level of giving supports clay students and professionals.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    15 out of 20 claimed

  • $150USD
    Kiln Shelf Partner/Business

    We will acknowledge your gift with a Donor Recognition Tile for you to hang in your place of business. Your Company Name will be listed in our Kiln Manual under the category of Kiln Shelf Partner.

    0 claimed

  • $250USD
    Keeper of the Flame

    Join Gloria Kosco and Earth Center Pottery for a one day workshop. Learn about the subtle effects of flame and ash on clay and make stoneware pottery or sculpture for firing in our new Manabigama Kiln. You can choose to participate in the firing of your artwork. For Business Sponsors at this level, we will acknowledge your gift with a Donor Recognition Tile for you to hang in your place of business. Your Company Name will be listed in our Kiln Manual under the category of Keeper of the Flame.

    5 claimed

  • $500USD
    Bad Mamma Jamma

    With this distinction you receive the "pick of the Kiln." You will be among the first persons to choose a pot, tile, or sculpture. (The first person to pledge will choose first and we will go in order from there based on when the pledge was received).

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    3 out of 5 claimed

  • $500USD
    Bad Mamma Jamma/Business

    A Donor Recognition Tile with your company's name will be hung at our kiln site. You will receive a Donor Recognition Tile to hang in your place of Business and you will be acknowledged in our Kiln Manual under the category of Bad Mamma Jamma

    0 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Kiln god/goddess

    Sponsor a firing. This can be a firing of your own work. Business sponsors may fund a firing for a school or group. We will make a clay "kiln god" bearing your company's name and display it permanently at our kiln site. Kiln gods, found in the traditions of ancient cultures including the Chinese, (Tung-the god of fire) and the Egyptian, (Khun- protector of all things made on the wheel), are placed over the entrance to the kiln to appease the personified elemen

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  • $1,000USD
    Kiln god/goddess/Business

    A sculptural wood fired ceramic donor recognition Kiln god/goddess will be permanently installed at our kiln site. You will receive a donor recognition tile to hang in your place of business and your company will be acknowledged in our Kiln Manual under the category of Kiln god/goddess. Kiln gods, found in the traditions of ancient cultures are placed over the entrance to the kiln to appease the personified element of fire.

    0 claimed

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