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Recently, I completed a large series of experiments with obvara.  During the experience, I found that I would have liked to have shared the process with others. The work was experimental. The idea's were cool. The progress was rewarding. It's was like working on "Myth Busters." I'm found answers to questions I didn't even know I had. But it would have been so much more exciting with people to share it with. Thus was born this Patreon project.

The project involves two techniques: obvara and saggar firings.

Obvara is a 4-500 year old process that comes out of the Baltic region. Essentially it's dipping a hot pot into a thin waffle batter of water, flour, sugar and yeast. The commonly used formula has been translated into countless languages and is used as if it were directly from "The Good Book." What would happen if we changed that formula...radically changed it. What would happen? Let's find out.

The second technique we will be focused on it called saggar firing. In this process we use tin foil to make a temporary (and discarded) saggar to wrap around the piece of clay. The clay is covered with lots of chemicals and an array of carbon based "stuff." What we will be doing is playing with both the makeup of the material covering the clay as well as it's application to the clay. This direction comes out of my love of water color techniques that I frequently use on my work. This could be a wildcard series of experiments.

If you read the Tiers that are set up for our project, you might see that you can choose either technique or both. You can essentially give us a handshake each month, nibble on either of project directions, bite down on both or let yourself be swallowed up in the work. At any level, we will include you in the journey with video, stills and podcasts. In the TMI Tier, you gain access to everything that is discovered and developed (except blurry photos).

In the end, I would hope that we have expanded the pallet of the techniques so that down the road we can have more tools to work with on future artistic endeavors.

If you have any questions that you would like me to answer before you make your decision to join me on this journey, feel free to ask.

Take care - Jim
Tiers
Bisque
$2 or more per month
We will send you a personalized thank you and include a discount code for our website. At this level you will still be able to participate in private Q&A podcasts and receive notices of all publicly available videos.

 

Let's recap the Bisque Tier benefits:


- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

Saggar
$5 or more per month
 We will send you a personalized thank you and include a discount code  for our website. At this level you wil be able to participate in private  Q&A podcasts and receive notices of all publicly available videos. 


After 60 days you become eligible for monthly drawing of sample  pieces from the recent saggar testing. The pieces that will be selected  for patrons will be fired and called out on the video. Winners are  illegible for the following month. Hey...it's almost FREE!


Some saggar patrons are publicly thanked at the end of saggar testing videos.


Let's recap the Saggar Tier benefits:


- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

- saggar drawing eligibility

- shout out on some test videos

Obvara
$5 or more per month
We will send you a personalized thank you and include a discount code for our website. At this level you will be able to participate in private Q&A podcasts and receive notices of all publicly available videos.


After 60 days you become eligible for monthly drawing of sample pieces from the recent obvara testing. The pieces that will be selected for patrons will be fired and called out on the video. Winners are illegible for the following month. Hey...it's almost FREE!


Some obvara patrons are publicly thanked at the end of obvara testing videos.


Let's recap the Obvara Tier benefits:


- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

- obvara drawing eligibility

- shout out on some test videos

Mashup
$10 or more per month
This is a combination of both the Obvara and the Saggar Tiers so: 


We will send you a personalized thank you and include a discount code  for our website. At this level you will be able to participate in  private Q&A podcasts and receive notices of all publicly available  videos. 


After 60 days you become eligible for monthly drawing of sample  pieces from the recent obvara and/or saggar test firings. The pieces that will be selected  for patrons will be fired and called out and identified on the video(s). Winners are  illegible for the following month. Hey...it's almost FREE!


Some Mashup patrons are publicly thanked at the end of obvara and saggar testing videos.


Let's recap the Mashup Tier benefits:

- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

- obvara AND saggar drawing eligibility

- shout out on some of ALL test videos

TMI
$30 or more per month
In a nutshell, everything everyone else gets...


...BUT WAIT...there's more...


In addition to all of the Obvara and Saggar level Tier benefits, TMI folks get access to a library of material. This is the place that all the photos and videos are kept, both obvara and saggar testing along with the out takes and some of the relevant public videos. One off photos are also kept in the library. It's like one stop shopping for these projects and updated monthly (or so).


When a video is produced, there are a lot of out takes. I mean a lot. Some are funny. Some are sad. Some have tidbits. Some really shouldn't be published. TMI Tier folks get access to these files also through the library.


During preparation of a video and during the process of experimenting, photos are sometimes taken of things...usually to be made into little vignettes over a video. At the end of a project segment, photos are taken of the finished objects. All of these photos are also archived in the library.


In some ways, we should consider this a partnership more than patronage. If it's discovered or developed you will know about it and have access to it...formulas even. If you see a direction that is begging for experimentation...let me know.

  

Let's recap the TMI Tier benefits:


- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

- obvara AND saggar drawing eligibility

- bloopers  and photos access

- video library access of all saggar and obvara shoots (a TMI Tier exclusive)

- shout out on all test videos

Recently, I completed a large series of experiments with obvara.  During the experience, I found that I would have liked to have shared the process with others. The work was experimental. The idea's were cool. The progress was rewarding. It's was like working on "Myth Busters." I'm found answers to questions I didn't even know I had. But it would have been so much more exciting with people to share it with. Thus was born this Patreon project.

The project involves two techniques: obvara and saggar firings.

Obvara is a 4-500 year old process that comes out of the Baltic region. Essentially it's dipping a hot pot into a thin waffle batter of water, flour, sugar and yeast. The commonly used formula has been translated into countless languages and is used as if it were directly from "The Good Book." What would happen if we changed that formula...radically changed it. What would happen? Let's find out.

The second technique we will be focused on it called saggar firing. In this process we use tin foil to make a temporary (and discarded) saggar to wrap around the piece of clay. The clay is covered with lots of chemicals and an array of carbon based "stuff." What we will be doing is playing with both the makeup of the material covering the clay as well as it's application to the clay. This direction comes out of my love of water color techniques that I frequently use on my work. This could be a wildcard series of experiments.

If you read the Tiers that are set up for our project, you might see that you can choose either technique or both. You can essentially give us a handshake each month, nibble on either of project directions, bite down on both or let yourself be swallowed up in the work. At any level, we will include you in the journey with video, stills and podcasts. In the TMI Tier, you gain access to everything that is discovered and developed (except blurry photos).

In the end, I would hope that we have expanded the pallet of the techniques so that down the road we can have more tools to work with on future artistic endeavors.

If you have any questions that you would like me to answer before you make your decision to join me on this journey, feel free to ask.

Take care - Jim

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Tiers
Bisque
$2 or more per month
We will send you a personalized thank you and include a discount code for our website. At this level you will still be able to participate in private Q&A podcasts and receive notices of all publicly available videos.

 

Let's recap the Bisque Tier benefits:


- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

Saggar
$5 or more per month
 We will send you a personalized thank you and include a discount code  for our website. At this level you wil be able to participate in private  Q&A podcasts and receive notices of all publicly available videos. 


After 60 days you become eligible for monthly drawing of sample  pieces from the recent saggar testing. The pieces that will be selected  for patrons will be fired and called out on the video. Winners are  illegible for the following month. Hey...it's almost FREE!


Some saggar patrons are publicly thanked at the end of saggar testing videos.


Let's recap the Saggar Tier benefits:


- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

- saggar drawing eligibility

- shout out on some test videos

Obvara
$5 or more per month
We will send you a personalized thank you and include a discount code for our website. At this level you will be able to participate in private Q&A podcasts and receive notices of all publicly available videos.


After 60 days you become eligible for monthly drawing of sample pieces from the recent obvara testing. The pieces that will be selected for patrons will be fired and called out on the video. Winners are illegible for the following month. Hey...it's almost FREE!


Some obvara patrons are publicly thanked at the end of obvara testing videos.


Let's recap the Obvara Tier benefits:


- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

- obvara drawing eligibility

- shout out on some test videos

Mashup
$10 or more per month
This is a combination of both the Obvara and the Saggar Tiers so: 


We will send you a personalized thank you and include a discount code  for our website. At this level you will be able to participate in  private Q&A podcasts and receive notices of all publicly available  videos. 


After 60 days you become eligible for monthly drawing of sample  pieces from the recent obvara and/or saggar test firings. The pieces that will be selected  for patrons will be fired and called out and identified on the video(s). Winners are  illegible for the following month. Hey...it's almost FREE!


Some Mashup patrons are publicly thanked at the end of obvara and saggar testing videos.


Let's recap the Mashup Tier benefits:

- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

- obvara AND saggar drawing eligibility

- shout out on some of ALL test videos

TMI
$30 or more per month
In a nutshell, everything everyone else gets...


...BUT WAIT...there's more...


In addition to all of the Obvara and Saggar level Tier benefits, TMI folks get access to a library of material. This is the place that all the photos and videos are kept, both obvara and saggar testing along with the out takes and some of the relevant public videos. One off photos are also kept in the library. It's like one stop shopping for these projects and updated monthly (or so).


When a video is produced, there are a lot of out takes. I mean a lot. Some are funny. Some are sad. Some have tidbits. Some really shouldn't be published. TMI Tier folks get access to these files also through the library.


During preparation of a video and during the process of experimenting, photos are sometimes taken of things...usually to be made into little vignettes over a video. At the end of a project segment, photos are taken of the finished objects. All of these photos are also archived in the library.


In some ways, we should consider this a partnership more than patronage. If it's discovered or developed you will know about it and have access to it...formulas even. If you see a direction that is begging for experimentation...let me know.

  

Let's recap the TMI Tier benefits:


- a personalized thank you

- discount code for our website

- private Q&A podcast

- obvara AND saggar drawing eligibility

- bloopers  and photos access

- video library access of all saggar and obvara shoots (a TMI Tier exclusive)

- shout out on all test videos