Chelsea Mae is creating Sculpture & ceramic alchemy
6

patrons

$66
per month
About Me

I'm Chelsea Mae, I sculpt my creations at home in my living room. I studied photography and sculpture in school and then apprenticed with a fabulous large scale bronze sculptor in laguna Beach, Terry Thornsley, where I learned lost wax casting, and a love for this dirty work.

    I'm also a recent cancer survivor, the incredible onslaught of emotion is getting sorted out through my hands. When chemo was burning holes through my brain, I sat at my table and carved caverns into clay, deepening them as the clay dried and grew stronger. The metaphors are still revealing themselves to me through the organic style I started then. I'm excited to see where this vein of work goes. The darkness is getting transformed into flowing inspiration. I am sharing these insights here as they come.

Your support!
Having cheerleaders in my corner keeps me going. I want to use Patreon as a tool to share process photos and videos so the world can see all the steps it takes to make a soft lump of clay into something beautiful, (or ugly depending on the day) I'm asking for Patrons to keep me going on this path to Artistic Independence. I promise to share the behind the scenes process and inspirations of my creative story. Share with me in realizing dreams. Watch it unfold.

The DREAM


The conclusion I've come to is that life is meant to be lived JOYFULLY! And so I wondered why art has always been "on the side" for me. When I started this sculpture path during treatment, I vowed to make Art my real job, and any day job I have to take now is, on the side. I'm dedicated to the dream of delighting, inspiring, intriguing people, and supporting myself through Art.


                                      


Another type of support
I do have an online shop, and that sort of support is always most welcome! There are lots of functional, fun little things in my shop that are great for gifting and receiving.
Available Work.
Follow me on Instagram too, for even more photos




Tiers
Monthly cuppa coffee
$5 or more per month 1 patron
This studio runs on coffee, thanks for the caffeine infusion!

Includes
  • 5% off in my shop everyday. Patrons never pay full price!
  • Patron-only content feed & Exclusive access to Patron only Sales
Monthly Bag of clay
$15 or more per month 4 patrons
I use the priciest kind of porcelain paper clay, (girl's got expensive tastes ;) The more clay I can buy the bigger the sculptures!

Includes
  • 15% off in my shop everyday. Patrons never pay full price.
  • Be a part of my Random Art mailings, when we reach $150
Monthly Firing Fees
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
 It takes a lot of gas to turn mud into stone!
  • SWEET discount code & access to Patron-only sales.


Includes
  • Be a part of my Random Art mailings, when we reach $150
  • 25% off in my shop everyday. Artful gifts, year round.
Support upgrading the studio!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
More space, tools, camera equipment and computer upgrades are all needed.
  • Everything above plus...my undying gratitude
  • Choose your favorites for random art mailings, customize your reward or choose not to receive stuff, just enjoy my warmest fuzziest thoughts as a patron of the arts!




Includes
  • Patron-only content feed & Exclusive access to Patron only Sales
  • Be a part of my Random Art mailings, when we reach $150
  • 25% off in my shop everyday. Artful gifts, year round.
Goals
$66 of $100 per month
When we reach this goal I'll plan a trip to a new beach to collect sand and rocks, and random materials to melt in the kiln. I'd love to get some pure white sand from Florida or black sand from Iceland.
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About Me

I'm Chelsea Mae, I sculpt my creations at home in my living room. I studied photography and sculpture in school and then apprenticed with a fabulous large scale bronze sculptor in laguna Beach, Terry Thornsley, where I learned lost wax casting, and a love for this dirty work.

    I'm also a recent cancer survivor, the incredible onslaught of emotion is getting sorted out through my hands. When chemo was burning holes through my brain, I sat at my table and carved caverns into clay, deepening them as the clay dried and grew stronger. The metaphors are still revealing themselves to me through the organic style I started then. I'm excited to see where this vein of work goes. The darkness is getting transformed into flowing inspiration. I am sharing these insights here as they come.

Your support!
Having cheerleaders in my corner keeps me going. I want to use Patreon as a tool to share process photos and videos so the world can see all the steps it takes to make a soft lump of clay into something beautiful, (or ugly depending on the day) I'm asking for Patrons to keep me going on this path to Artistic Independence. I promise to share the behind the scenes process and inspirations of my creative story. Share with me in realizing dreams. Watch it unfold.

The DREAM


The conclusion I've come to is that life is meant to be lived JOYFULLY! And so I wondered why art has always been "on the side" for me. When I started this sculpture path during treatment, I vowed to make Art my real job, and any day job I have to take now is, on the side. I'm dedicated to the dream of delighting, inspiring, intriguing people, and supporting myself through Art.


                                      


Another type of support
I do have an online shop, and that sort of support is always most welcome! There are lots of functional, fun little things in my shop that are great for gifting and receiving.
Available Work.
Follow me on Instagram too, for even more photos




Recent posts by Chelsea Mae

Tiers
Monthly cuppa coffee
$5 or more per month 1 patron
This studio runs on coffee, thanks for the caffeine infusion!

Includes
  • 5% off in my shop everyday. Patrons never pay full price!
  • Patron-only content feed & Exclusive access to Patron only Sales
Monthly Bag of clay
$15 or more per month 4 patrons
I use the priciest kind of porcelain paper clay, (girl's got expensive tastes ;) The more clay I can buy the bigger the sculptures!

Includes
  • 15% off in my shop everyday. Patrons never pay full price.
  • Be a part of my Random Art mailings, when we reach $150
Monthly Firing Fees
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
 It takes a lot of gas to turn mud into stone!
  • SWEET discount code & access to Patron-only sales.


Includes
  • Be a part of my Random Art mailings, when we reach $150
  • 25% off in my shop everyday. Artful gifts, year round.
Support upgrading the studio!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
More space, tools, camera equipment and computer upgrades are all needed.
  • Everything above plus...my undying gratitude
  • Choose your favorites for random art mailings, customize your reward or choose not to receive stuff, just enjoy my warmest fuzziest thoughts as a patron of the arts!




Includes
  • Patron-only content feed & Exclusive access to Patron only Sales
  • Be a part of my Random Art mailings, when we reach $150
  • 25% off in my shop everyday. Artful gifts, year round.