I’m writing to share news of our upcoming project at Jackie Sedlock Pottery, here on Mason Hill in Pownal, Vermont.
In late August we’ll begin construction on a new studio, with great opportunities for you to be involved. I hope you can make it to upcoming events here (info below!), and invite you to participate in special fundraising for the project.
After a number of years making and teaching, it’s become clear to me that I want to more widely share the process of making with clay. I’ve been teaching for over 11 years; expanding the studio into an existing building on our property will, among other things, make it possible to:
* Provide a larger, better organized studio in which to continue design and production for jackie sedlock pottery
* Continue to teach classes on our intimate scale but with a bit more breathing room
* Offer workshops
On September 12 we will launch a fundraising campaign through Kickstarter to raise $25,000 to help with the cost of the new studio and related improvements.
If you’re new to Kickstarter and/or the concept of crowdfunding, this is a great introduction:
Wikipedia - Crowdfunding
We’ll send an e-mail with the link to the live campaign page as soon as it starts!
There are two special dates to save to help support the project:
September 12, 7 pm. Kickstarter launch
Please come help us kick-off the campaign.
We’re going to celebrate the progress on the building, have a little tour, and enjoy wonderful locally grown goodies prepared by Scott Sanfilippo of DiBuono Ravioli (a Pownal favorite!)
October 10, 7 pm. Kickstarter wrap-up
House Concert with Sean Rowe
Sean Rowe, who will be returning from his Fall tour (opening for Robert Plant along the way), will be helping us celebrate the end of the campaign.
Please join us for one or both of these events, and bring friends!
We’re over the moon about the project and hope you will visit my website to see drawings of what will soon be Mason Hill Clay Studio, and to see more info over the coming weeks.
In the meantime, please share this e-mail and forthcoming news of the Kickstarter with everyone you know–the campaign totally relies on it. I believe we can raise the funds to bring the studio here at 1177 to a new level if you help and share the project. I’m excited and optimistic!
Thank you so much for your support over the past few years. You make this beautiful life possible.
Much love and peace to you from the new studio address:
mason hill clay studio
1177 north mason hill
pownal, vermont 05261
– Jackie, Tim, Leo, Piper (the dog), Tansy (the dog), Frederick (the rooster), and the two honeys (glamour hens)
p.s. If this invitation has been forwarded to you and you’d like to be included, please send me a quick note at firstname.lastname@example.org