Jon Singer is creating Pottery, Lasers, Food, Fakeleles, Photos, Tea, etc.
66

patrons

$655
per month
Jon Singer is a long time fan, famous for how many friends he has. This isn't surprising, because his friendliness and boundless enthusiasm make him a delight to know. For years he was funded by a tech boom millionnaire just to be himself, to create pottery and lasers and whatever struck his fancy. Jon had a real life patron. Now that patron isn't able to support Jon any more, so Jon is looking for other patrons -- us, his friends. By all kicking in a little, we can support Jon.

Jon makes lasers, and food, and pottery, and glazes, and fake ukeleles out of thrift store guitars, and other weird and wonderful things. He's interested in tea and plants, and going to science fiction conventions to see his friends. He needs money to live on and keep being Jon Singer, and to keep on doing what he does.

This Patreon will feature one of Jon's photos every month, sometimes with a short description of what it is and what he's been doing. At the end of the year, they'll be collected into a Jon Singer calendar.

(This description of Jon written by Jo Walton)
Rewards
Wow
$1 or more per month 21 patrons
  • A photo taken by Jon, posted every month
  • Wow. By selecting this reward, you will cause Jon to say "Wow", because you, who might not know him very well, or might not have a whole lot of money to share, have chosen to commit to giving Jon a dollar a month.
Joy
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
  • A photo taken by Jon, posted every month. 
  • A PDF calendar you can print out at the end of the year.
  • Joy. By committing to support Jon at the $5 level every month, you will cause Jon to feel joy that you appreciate him this much.
Thrilled: Glaze Test Tile
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
  • A photo by Jon posted every month.
  • A PDF calendar you can print out at the end of the year
  • A glaze tile test, from Jon's bucket of glaze tiles. This will not be a tile per month, but one tile per year, dipped in one of his amazing glazes. There will be some choice of color, and you will be contacted for shipping details later.
  • Thrill. Jon loves glazes and pottery, and he'll be thrilled that you're committing to support him at this level and having a glaze tile to treasure.
Holy Shit!
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
  • A photo by Jon posted evey month
  • A glaze tile test, one per year, see $10 level
  • A professionally printed calendar of Jon's photos, if you want one.
  • Jon will be so amazed at support at this level that he will say "Holy Shit!" when he sees your patronage. You're wonderful.
Secret Gift Circle
$25 or more per month 5 patrons
  • A photo every month
  • Once a year, in January, everyone at this level will take part in a gift circle, sending an awesome thing to others at this level. Jon has many friends who are awesome artists, scientists, writers, inventers, weavers, archaeologists, publishers etc. So we expect the circle of gifting to be very fun.
  • Photos and/or descriptions of the gifts will be shared here so everyone can enjoy them.
Elisem Pendant
$30 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
1. A photo every month, a PDF calendar at the end of the year.

2.The wonderful Elisem  has offered to make a pendant for everyone supporting at this level. "Pendants might turn out to be simple or they might turn out to be elaborate; it all depends on where the muse takes me when I'm at the workbench. Pendants will be randomly assigned, so no requests, but you can be sure they'll be nifty." (Pendants will be sent out in January.)

3. People at this level can choose to participate in the gift circle if they want to.

And play the ukelele
$30 or more per month 1 of 15 patrons
  • Photo by Jon posted every month
  • PDF calendar of photos at the end of the year
  • A "fakelele", a "ukelele" remade by Jon from a thrift store guitar.
  • You can, if you wish, also be part of the secret gift circle!
  • Delight -- Jon will be delighted you want one of his fakeleles, and that you're willing and able to support him at this level.
My Dinner With Jon Singer
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Photo by Jon every month
  • Professionally printed calendar at the end of the year
  • Glaze tile if you want one.
  • Opportunity to be part of the secret gift circle!
  • Dinner with Jon Singer at a convention you're both attending, or in New York or the DC area. Once per year. 
  • Bliss. Jon likes nothing better than conversing with friends over good food, and the idea that you'd value that enough to support him at this high level will cause him to feel bliss.
Goals
$655 of $2,000 per month
This will allow Jon to live much more comfortably and enable him to attend more conventions, including Worldcon.
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Jon Singer is a long time fan, famous for how many friends he has. This isn't surprising, because his friendliness and boundless enthusiasm make him a delight to know. For years he was funded by a tech boom millionnaire just to be himself, to create pottery and lasers and whatever struck his fancy. Jon had a real life patron. Now that patron isn't able to support Jon any more, so Jon is looking for other patrons -- us, his friends. By all kicking in a little, we can support Jon.

Jon makes lasers, and food, and pottery, and glazes, and fake ukeleles out of thrift store guitars, and other weird and wonderful things. He's interested in tea and plants, and going to science fiction conventions to see his friends. He needs money to live on and keep being Jon Singer, and to keep on doing what he does.

This Patreon will feature one of Jon's photos every month, sometimes with a short description of what it is and what he's been doing. At the end of the year, they'll be collected into a Jon Singer calendar.

(This description of Jon written by Jo Walton)

Recent posts by Jon Singer

Rewards
Wow
$1 or more per month 21 patrons
  • A photo taken by Jon, posted every month
  • Wow. By selecting this reward, you will cause Jon to say "Wow", because you, who might not know him very well, or might not have a whole lot of money to share, have chosen to commit to giving Jon a dollar a month.
Joy
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
  • A photo taken by Jon, posted every month. 
  • A PDF calendar you can print out at the end of the year.
  • Joy. By committing to support Jon at the $5 level every month, you will cause Jon to feel joy that you appreciate him this much.
Thrilled: Glaze Test Tile
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
  • A photo by Jon posted every month.
  • A PDF calendar you can print out at the end of the year
  • A glaze tile test, from Jon's bucket of glaze tiles. This will not be a tile per month, but one tile per year, dipped in one of his amazing glazes. There will be some choice of color, and you will be contacted for shipping details later.
  • Thrill. Jon loves glazes and pottery, and he'll be thrilled that you're committing to support him at this level and having a glaze tile to treasure.
Holy Shit!
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
  • A photo by Jon posted evey month
  • A glaze tile test, one per year, see $10 level
  • A professionally printed calendar of Jon's photos, if you want one.
  • Jon will be so amazed at support at this level that he will say "Holy Shit!" when he sees your patronage. You're wonderful.
Secret Gift Circle
$25 or more per month 5 patrons
  • A photo every month
  • Once a year, in January, everyone at this level will take part in a gift circle, sending an awesome thing to others at this level. Jon has many friends who are awesome artists, scientists, writers, inventers, weavers, archaeologists, publishers etc. So we expect the circle of gifting to be very fun.
  • Photos and/or descriptions of the gifts will be shared here so everyone can enjoy them.
Elisem Pendant
$30 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
1. A photo every month, a PDF calendar at the end of the year.

2.The wonderful Elisem  has offered to make a pendant for everyone supporting at this level. "Pendants might turn out to be simple or they might turn out to be elaborate; it all depends on where the muse takes me when I'm at the workbench. Pendants will be randomly assigned, so no requests, but you can be sure they'll be nifty." (Pendants will be sent out in January.)

3. People at this level can choose to participate in the gift circle if they want to.

And play the ukelele
$30 or more per month 1 of 15 patrons
  • Photo by Jon posted every month
  • PDF calendar of photos at the end of the year
  • A "fakelele", a "ukelele" remade by Jon from a thrift store guitar.
  • You can, if you wish, also be part of the secret gift circle!
  • Delight -- Jon will be delighted you want one of his fakeleles, and that you're willing and able to support him at this level.
My Dinner With Jon Singer
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Photo by Jon every month
  • Professionally printed calendar at the end of the year
  • Glaze tile if you want one.
  • Opportunity to be part of the secret gift circle!
  • Dinner with Jon Singer at a convention you're both attending, or in New York or the DC area. Once per year. 
  • Bliss. Jon likes nothing better than conversing with friends over good food, and the idea that you'd value that enough to support him at this high level will cause him to feel bliss.