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Repair Storm damage to my Raku wood burning kiln

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My name is Rebecca Koop, Artist/Potter, and my business is Back Door Pottery on St. John Avenue in the Historic Northeast area of Kansas City. On September 23rd a major storm took down a neighboring 45-foot Hackberry tree that destroyed my

1) six-foot tall chain link fencing and access gate,
2) two electric power line support poles (leaving me with no power), and
3) kiln workshop area (shed) along with the 15-foot tall wood burning Raku kiln.

Furthermore, the cost of tree removal alone: $2,500. I've had to cancel evening classes for the near future along with scheduled Raku workshops for Oct & Nov. Kiln rebuilding can take at least 8 weeks after purchase of replacement brick and shelves. The workshop structure must be completely replaced along with the electric service poles.

On top of removal and replacement costs, I will lose vital teaching income. Please see accompanying photos for details. Thank you all!


KCUR Interview about the damage aired Tuesday morning Oct 3rd:

BEFORE STORM

BEFORE STORM

AFTER STORM

AFTER STORM

AFTER STORM

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Rebecca Koop
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Kansas City, MO

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