David Stephens is creating Glass Fine art
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My name is David Stephens and I am a glass artist.
I have come to Patreon seeking sponsors for my ongoing work, where I use fine coloured art glass to kiln-form artworks of my own design. I know many artists over the centuries have relied on the support of patrons to make their work and, although I don't claim to be the next Rembrandt or Leonardo, I believe that arts patronage can still bring tangible benefits for both artists and sponsors.

I've been a full-time glass-worker since 2012. So why am I asking for sponsorship now? Well the work I create is made from an expensive raw material and like a lot of artists I don't really make any money from it so in order to fund the creation of new artworks I'm asking patrons to help with the cost of my ongoing studio practice. I have personally invested over fifteen thousand pounds in the last two years creating a working glass studio in my home-county of Cornwall but in order to continue making creative works I need support. Your support.

Just to make it clear; if you sponsor my artistic practice you will not receive any physical product unless you actually want one, in which case I will be very happy to provide you with unique works commensurate with the level of your participation. What you definitely will receive is the satisfaction of knowing that that you are supporting the arts community and helping to promote artisan crafts for the future. Incidentally; if you do want art pieces in return for sponsorship then I can produce unique works of the highest quality, suitable for personal or corporate collections as well as architectural and interior design pieces.

About me;
I began working in the arts in the summer of 1987 after four years study at Falmouth School of Art. I worked as a print and advertising designer for 25 years but continued my arts education with further training in wheel-thrown ceramics, sculpture techniques, silversmithing and glass fusing, attaining several qualifications and even working in a well known glass factory for experience. In 2012 I gave up design and marketing work to become a full time glass-worker. Now it's just me and my kilns.
Why do I work with glass? I work with it because I still don't understand it (even though I understand it more than most people). I work with it because of the way light passes through it and picks up colour on the way. I work with it so I can imagine the people who did this three thousand years ago and who probably who felt the same way I feel today.
My name is David Stephens and I am a glass artist.
I have come to Patreon seeking sponsors for my ongoing work, where I use fine coloured art glass to kiln-form artworks of my own design. I know many artists over the centuries have relied on the support of patrons to make their work and, although I don't claim to be the next Rembrandt or Leonardo, I believe that arts patronage can still bring tangible benefits for both artists and sponsors.

I've been a full-time glass-worker since 2012. So why am I asking for sponsorship now? Well the work I create is made from an expensive raw material and like a lot of artists I don't really make any money from it so in order to fund the creation of new artworks I'm asking patrons to help with the cost of my ongoing studio practice. I have personally invested over fifteen thousand pounds in the last two years creating a working glass studio in my home-county of Cornwall but in order to continue making creative works I need support. Your support.

Just to make it clear; if you sponsor my artistic practice you will not receive any physical product unless you actually want one, in which case I will be very happy to provide you with unique works commensurate with the level of your participation. What you definitely will receive is the satisfaction of knowing that that you are supporting the arts community and helping to promote artisan crafts for the future. Incidentally; if you do want art pieces in return for sponsorship then I can produce unique works of the highest quality, suitable for personal or corporate collections as well as architectural and interior design pieces.

About me;
I began working in the arts in the summer of 1987 after four years study at Falmouth School of Art. I worked as a print and advertising designer for 25 years but continued my arts education with further training in wheel-thrown ceramics, sculpture techniques, silversmithing and glass fusing, attaining several qualifications and even working in a well known glass factory for experience. In 2012 I gave up design and marketing work to become a full time glass-worker. Now it's just me and my kilns.
Why do I work with glass? I work with it because I still don't understand it (even though I understand it more than most people). I work with it because of the way light passes through it and picks up colour on the way. I work with it so I can imagine the people who did this three thousand years ago and who probably who felt the same way I feel today.

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