AMYoungs Adventures in Ceramicsland

$2,463 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 37 months

Hello humans, I'm Amy (AMYoung). I am a 25 year old artist trying to make it in the art world and life. I have been doing art since, well, forever. I draw, paint, sculpt, sew, wire wrap, woodburn...etc. Basically, you name it, I either do it or have tried. Currently, my focus has been on ceramics because it is the most conducive to using many art mediums at once. The end goal is to be happy, making a living doing what I love and sharing my art with the world. I just need a little help getting there. 

I have recently been accepted to Kansas City Art Institute as a transfer student. This means I have also recently taken on a financial burden of future debt.  At this time tuition is around $36,000 per year. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise enough money for my first year's tuition, books, supplies, and rent. I am also applying for alternative scholarships, grants, and loans, but I'm hoping to make enough that I won't have to stress about where my next bill payment or meal is coming from during the school year. This would allow me to focus on bettering my art and education with a part time job instead of trying to balance a full time job along with full time school, while paying preexisting and future bills. 

Because school begins in mid-late August, I am needing funding by late July, early August. I realize how quickly this will approach and I'm hoping this will become a reality. I can't begin to describe how much this would mean to me, being able to pursue a future I've always dreamed of but never saw as achievable until recently. In addition to that, it has taken a lot of intrapersonal dialogue to start this GoFundMe, to be able to admit I need help. BUT in return you will not only be helping me reach my goals in life, and supporting the art world, you will have the opportunity to recieve art works in return!

I am honestly more thankful than I could ever put in words. I am thankful for not only for the opportunity I am receiving by being accepted into KCAI, but everyone who has supported me in getting there. All the teachers and friends who have donated their art to my funraiser, and given me advice about my work for years. My family, who has put up with my, sometimes crazy, artist tendencies. I'd be more than thankful for every donation received because you would all be making this dream of mine become a reality.

For more information and to see pieces and their corresponding donation amounts please visit the fundraisers facebook page at :
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Sorry for the absence during the past couple weeks preparing for a wood fire. Will be adding even more reward pieces within the next two weeks! Keep checking in at

Thank you all again for the donations so far, it is really making a difference!
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Thank You to everyone who has contributed so far! I have now made enough for the KCAI deposit!
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Finally received the acceptance letter I've been waiting for! I can't believe I will actually, finally, be going back to school, and for something I love! Thank you so much for the donations so far, you all will love the reward pieces! Thank you, also, to the artists who have contributed to my fundraiser so far!
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Thank You for the donations so far! Every little bit helps! AMYoung
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$2,463 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 37 months
Created March 31, 2016
Donate $20 and receive 2 wood fired or reduction fired shot glasses.
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"One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter". Donate $30 and receive a wood fired mushroom necklace!
Drink Me
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Donate $40 and receive a unique wood fired bottle necklace! Just don't drink from it, it's certain to disagree with one...
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Donate $35 and receive one of 20 "muchness" or"madness" mugs made by yours truly."much of a muchness–did you ever see such a thing as a drawing of a muchness?’"
Two Days Wrong
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Donate $40 and receive one soup bowl made by M.Leigh Rose!
BallPython Bowl
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Donate $45 and receive an original "M" piece featuring a ball python carving! Visit the Facebook link listed in the story info for photos!
Curiouser Cups
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Donate $46 and receive a Curiouser and Curiouser Cup made by me!
March Hare
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Donate $48 and receive one of 15 wood fired tea bowls made by M.Leigh Rose!
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Donate $50 and receive one of 8 mugs made by Ben Bates!
Whatta Babe
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Donate $55 and receive a one of a kind piece made by the super talented "M". Photos at
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Donate$60 and get a one of a kind Tweedle bowl! "Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;and if it were so, it would be;but as it isn't, it ain't. that's logic"
Dee Dum
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Donate $70 and receive one of two David Bolton wood fired cups!
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Donate $72 and receive an Adam Field original! visit the fundraiser Facebook for pictures of similar pieces! Link listed in story info section!
Sentence First
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Verdict afterword! Donate $85 and receive one of 10 wood fired vases made by M.Leigh Rose!
The Carpenter
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Donate $100 and receive a Dan Anderson original piece! You don't want to pass this one up!
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Donate $150 and receive this one of a kind, wood fired skull bottle ! for pictures see
Mock Turtle
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Donate $200 and receive a large Ben Bates bowl! Pictures on
Mad Hatter
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Donate$1000 and receive a Ben Bates aqua jar.30"x20"x20". See images on fundraising page at
Tea Party1
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Donate $185 and receive a one of a kind tea pot made by Shu Hwang. For pictures see
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Ben Bates
33 months ago

Thanks Amy! Love the cup! Looking forward to collecting more of your work!

34 months ago
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