Cover My Kiln!

$1,500 of $1,500 goal

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My name is Cathi Newlin.

I'm a potter and sculptor  who has recently moved to Portland, Oregon. I've been working at my craft for about 10 years, now, and the last 4 years have seen the fruits of my labors realized in the form of entrance into major juried shows and some exciting interest from galleries and patrons.

I'm very fortunate to have a wonderful new studio in which to work, and some signifigant tools of the trade to use, not the least of which is mylarge downdraft kiln. It's allowed me to work larger and more efficiently and that freedom is reflected in my art. 

But Kilns need to be protected from the elements - especially the rain, and our move to Portland means we see an abundance of "liquid sunshine". Challenging stuff for a ceramic artist.

That's where you come in! 

I'm needing a roof over my kiln yard. It will allow me to have easier access to my kilns, while protecting the kilns, shelves, instruments and other equipment from the rain. It will also add another layer of safety to an activity that, by its nature, calls forgreat care.

Like most artists, it's feast or famine as far as sales go, and I'm not yet at the point of breaking even in that department, so I'm looking to GoFundMe to help me raise enough money to purchase a metal patio cover  for my kiln yard. The one linked to is a good option for me. I've rounded up to $1500 to account for delivery, as well as any permits, anchors or other hardware that will be needed.

Its my hope that you all will believe in me enough, and be enticed by the incentives enough to feel chipping in is worthwhile.Everyone who kicks in gets a shoutout on my FaceBook page !

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this far - I sure appreciate your support and generosity!

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Getting ready to send out ornament and lint feeder thank you gifts!
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This week I'll be working on Thank You gifts for everyone who donated.
Stay tuned...
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And we're done!
With the generous help of my dad and my brother, both of whom trekked from Ca to help me, the kiln cover is erected!
I could not have done this without you all, and I'm very humbled and thankful.

NOW I have to get started on all the gifts to send out to all of you generous people ;-)
Thank you all so very much!
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Look what was delivered yesterday!
We made it happen!!!
Stay tuned - a small but loving crew will arrive in a few days to turn these 3 boxers of steel into a shiny new kiln cover ;-)
Thank you all once again!
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$1,500 of $1,500 goal

Goal Reached!
Created November 5, 2014
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48 months ago
Cathi Newlin
48 months ago

"Egret and Snake" sold!

48 months ago
48 months ago
Janet Piccola
48 months ago

Your generosity to others inspires the same back to you. It's an honor to be your friend.

Dora Anderson
48 months ago

Good luck Cathi!

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