Kaper is creating paper sculptures & illustrations
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Hello!
My name is Kate and I make paper sculptures.
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Most days I can be found at my open studio at Manchester Craft & Design Centre (England), where I design, hand print and build paper sculptures. My subject is birds and other wildlife creatures. I am inspired by nature & a love of geometry. I have been in business for 11 years now, since I graduated from my degree.

Why join the club and be a patron?

You will have exclusive access to brand new things. I want to develop creative ideas & projects that might lead to new Kaper products. My aim is to be playful and experiment with new techniques. You get to influence the direction of these projects and receive personalized goodies! I'd like to post out a few prototypes for you to have a nosy at and keep, as well as everything listed in the reward categories.

My new projects include:
new animal sculptures
2D original prints, drawings & collages
a jewellery range
flat pack toy kits ( aimed at children)
a gift box range...the list goes on.

A visitor to my studio once told me that she likes to visit my shop whenever she's had a bad day or feels stressed, because immersing herself in my sculpture menagerie made her feel cheerful again. I was so pleased because that is exactly my aim with my sculptures and I thought setting up a patreon would be a nice way to post little bundles of cheer to those of you who might feel the same way as my visitor.
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Buying artwork is not always affordable for most of us. I have set up different price options with rewards that also include raffles, so that everybody gets an opportunity to own something. I love to draw, as it inspires my designs. I thought it might be nice to give some of these doodles away. Here are some examples from my sketchbook:
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As a self employed, single person business, it can sometimes be difficult making future plans, because my finances fluctuate massively from month to month. The benefit of setting up a patreon page is that I might have a better gauge of my monthly income, whilst also engaging with my supporters and getting feedback on my design ideas.
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You'll notice that many of the lower tier rewards will be chosen by me. However, it is important that you are happy with what you receive in the post, so do let me know if you have a favourite colour, a fondness for owls, or a dislike of flowers or wearables (I occasionally make owly pendants etc).
Thank you!
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Rewards
Painted Lady Butterfly
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!


You will receive:


- access to my patreon feed

- entry into quarterly raffles for the chance to win a sculpture (of my choosing) from the menagerie. A name will be drawn from a hat (or, more likely, a paint pot).

Little Fairy Wren
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
thank you! 


You will receive:


- yearly original illustration (A5 size)


- all lower tier rewards

Little Birdie
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
thank you!


You will receive:


-a small, original illustration each quarter


- a thank you owly pin badge


 - all lower tier rewards 

Bespectacled Owlet
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!

 

You will receive:


- a pack of three original cards each quarter


- an annual parcel of a  'Last Of Their Kind' original paper sculpture (RRP across the board)

 

- all lower tier rewards

Cockatiel
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!


You will receive:


-quarterly small gifts for the menagerie


- all lower tier rewards

Barn Owl
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!


You will receive:


- yearly entry into a raffle to win the chance to have your own bespoke bird sculpture made (one sculpture only)


- all lower tier rewards, with the following upgrades:


-larger size original illustration (A4) 


- a larger quarterly sculpture from the menagerie



Tawny Owl
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!


You will receive:


-a yearly commission of a creature of your choosing (1 creature, or a small duo, depending upon the complexity of the design)

 

- all lower tier rewards

Raven
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thank you!


You will receive:


-a yearly commission of a creature of your choosing (2 creatures of the same species, or up to a group of 4 smaller sculptures, depending upon the complexity of the design)


- all lower tier rewards 

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
Currently I'm saving up to buy some new equipment, such as new screens for my printing, as my old ones are getting a bit creaky. I'll have to celebrate this milestone with a little raffle giveaway.
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Hello!
My name is Kate and I make paper sculptures.
" />
Most days I can be found at my open studio at Manchester Craft & Design Centre (England), where I design, hand print and build paper sculptures. My subject is birds and other wildlife creatures. I am inspired by nature & a love of geometry. I have been in business for 11 years now, since I graduated from my degree.

Why join the club and be a patron?

You will have exclusive access to brand new things. I want to develop creative ideas & projects that might lead to new Kaper products. My aim is to be playful and experiment with new techniques. You get to influence the direction of these projects and receive personalized goodies! I'd like to post out a few prototypes for you to have a nosy at and keep, as well as everything listed in the reward categories.

My new projects include:
new animal sculptures
2D original prints, drawings & collages
a jewellery range
flat pack toy kits ( aimed at children)
a gift box range...the list goes on.

A visitor to my studio once told me that she likes to visit my shop whenever she's had a bad day or feels stressed, because immersing herself in my sculpture menagerie made her feel cheerful again. I was so pleased because that is exactly my aim with my sculptures and I thought setting up a patreon would be a nice way to post little bundles of cheer to those of you who might feel the same way as my visitor.
" />
Buying artwork is not always affordable for most of us. I have set up different price options with rewards that also include raffles, so that everybody gets an opportunity to own something. I love to draw, as it inspires my designs. I thought it might be nice to give some of these doodles away. Here are some examples from my sketchbook:
" />" />
As a self employed, single person business, it can sometimes be difficult making future plans, because my finances fluctuate massively from month to month. The benefit of setting up a patreon page is that I might have a better gauge of my monthly income, whilst also engaging with my supporters and getting feedback on my design ideas.
" />
You'll notice that many of the lower tier rewards will be chosen by me. However, it is important that you are happy with what you receive in the post, so do let me know if you have a favourite colour, a fondness for owls, or a dislike of flowers or wearables (I occasionally make owly pendants etc).
Thank you!
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Rewards
Painted Lady Butterfly
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!


You will receive:


- access to my patreon feed

- entry into quarterly raffles for the chance to win a sculpture (of my choosing) from the menagerie. A name will be drawn from a hat (or, more likely, a paint pot).

Little Fairy Wren
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
thank you! 


You will receive:


- yearly original illustration (A5 size)


- all lower tier rewards

Little Birdie
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
thank you!


You will receive:


-a small, original illustration each quarter


- a thank you owly pin badge


 - all lower tier rewards 

Bespectacled Owlet
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!

 

You will receive:


- a pack of three original cards each quarter


- an annual parcel of a  'Last Of Their Kind' original paper sculpture (RRP across the board)

 

- all lower tier rewards

Cockatiel
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!


You will receive:


-quarterly small gifts for the menagerie


- all lower tier rewards

Barn Owl
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!


You will receive:


- yearly entry into a raffle to win the chance to have your own bespoke bird sculpture made (one sculpture only)


- all lower tier rewards, with the following upgrades:


-larger size original illustration (A4) 


- a larger quarterly sculpture from the menagerie



Tawny Owl
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you!


You will receive:


-a yearly commission of a creature of your choosing (1 creature, or a small duo, depending upon the complexity of the design)

 

- all lower tier rewards

Raven
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thank you!


You will receive:


-a yearly commission of a creature of your choosing (2 creatures of the same species, or up to a group of 4 smaller sculptures, depending upon the complexity of the design)


- all lower tier rewards