Piper Wood Art is creating art - sculpture, fiber art, ceramics, and drawings
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Hi there Patrons!  I'm Piper.  I am an artist who wants to share my vision of the beauty in the world through the sculptures, fiber art, ceramics, and drawings that I create.  My art is inspired by the people and places I know, questions I have about the world around me, my life as a mother, and often times by my dreams.  I strive to live a deep and simple life, and to find the beauty in every moment while I'm here on Earth.  I hope that by sharing my creations and my creative process with you, you too will see more beauty in the world around you. 

You can find me on Instagram as piperwoodart

Your patronage will help me to:
  1. Purchase art supplies, including but not limited to, clay, glazes, stains, armature supplies, drawing pencils, and paper
  2. Pay for kiln firing of ceramic pieces
  3. Pay fees for entries into art shows and fairs
  4. Fund continuing education so that I can improve my artistic skills
  5. Build a dedicated studio space
  6. Purchase a kiln of my very own
I hope that you enjoy the content that I share with you. Thank you for your patronage!

A little more about me...

My path to becoming an artist has been a long and indirect one. I can remember spending lots of time drawing as a kid. My favorite subjects then were horses, and my earliest equine drawings started as tracings of My Little Pony toys. As I got older, I shifted my focus to drawing people, and spent a lot of time copying photos from magazines and books, and drawing fairies and other magical figures. When I was a teenager, my dad brought home some clay, and I discovered my love of figure sculpture. At that time, I enjoyed art as a hobby, but didn't see myself as an artist, so I chose to pursue my interest in science. I studied biology as an undergraduate student, and other than one art history class and one sculpture class (which I loved!), art really wasn't on my radar.

Following my graduation, I did a Master of Arts in Teaching program and became a science teacher. After 3 years of teaching middle and high school, I decided to continue my education and went on to graduate school, where I earned my Ph.D. in microbiology.

As I was finishing my doctorate, I became pregnant with my first child, and when faced with the realities of the cost of childcare and the low income of postdoctoral positions, my husband and I agreed that it would be best for me to stay at home with our new baby son. So began my time as a full time at home parent. Three years later, I had a second son, and while I would love to say that parenthood exposed me to the arts again, and that I suddenly found my artistic gifts, I spent more time cleaning up after my kids' art projects than making any of my own. Parenthood did, however, cause me to reflect about my true interests, and while I found that I continued to like science, my heart was called back to the little clay sculptures that I did as a teenager.

I expressed my desire to start exploring art to my husband, and he very thoughtfully bought me some polymer clay, which I used to make a relief portrait of my first son. That portrait awakened my desire to explore my artistic abilities, and so when my youngest son started Kindergarten, I enrolled in a figure sculpture class at my local community college, and while in the class, I rediscovered my passion for art, sculpture in particular. It is my hope to continue to learn more about art and to experiment with different media as I find my artistic voice.

Thanks for reading, and thank you for your support!





Tiers
Margaret French Cresson
$1 or more per month
For patrons who want to support my art, but don't have a lot of cash to spare.  I appreciate every dollar, so no amount is too small!  Thank you!
Emma Stebbins
$5 or more per month
For those of you who would like to see my art before anyone else!  Patrons at this tier will get sneak peeks at new artwork before it becomes public.  
Artemesia Gentileschi
$19 or more per month
For those of you who value the art of women, and want to see more of it in the world.  In addition to the rewards for the previous tier, patrons at this level will get to suggest subjects for my drawing practice each month. 
Augusta Savage
$49 or more per month
For patrons who are committed to helping me to reach significant goals in my art practice.  All rewards from lower tiers and a digital print of one original drawing each month.  
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
$150 or more per month only 20 left
For those who wish to make a significant contribution to my overall success as an artist.  All rewards from lower tiers and I will send you a signed, high quality print of one of my drawings.
Camille Claudel
$250 or more per month only 10 left
For patrons who want to furnish me with substantial support.  All rewards for the lower tiers and one original bas-relief portrait sculpture of you (or one of your loved ones) each year.  
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When I reach 10 patrons, I will send each of you a thank you note and a digital print of an original sketch.
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Hi there Patrons!  I'm Piper.  I am an artist who wants to share my vision of the beauty in the world through the sculptures, fiber art, ceramics, and drawings that I create.  My art is inspired by the people and places I know, questions I have about the world around me, my life as a mother, and often times by my dreams.  I strive to live a deep and simple life, and to find the beauty in every moment while I'm here on Earth.  I hope that by sharing my creations and my creative process with you, you too will see more beauty in the world around you. 

You can find me on Instagram as piperwoodart

Your patronage will help me to:
  1. Purchase art supplies, including but not limited to, clay, glazes, stains, armature supplies, drawing pencils, and paper
  2. Pay for kiln firing of ceramic pieces
  3. Pay fees for entries into art shows and fairs
  4. Fund continuing education so that I can improve my artistic skills
  5. Build a dedicated studio space
  6. Purchase a kiln of my very own
I hope that you enjoy the content that I share with you. Thank you for your patronage!

A little more about me...

My path to becoming an artist has been a long and indirect one. I can remember spending lots of time drawing as a kid. My favorite subjects then were horses, and my earliest equine drawings started as tracings of My Little Pony toys. As I got older, I shifted my focus to drawing people, and spent a lot of time copying photos from magazines and books, and drawing fairies and other magical figures. When I was a teenager, my dad brought home some clay, and I discovered my love of figure sculpture. At that time, I enjoyed art as a hobby, but didn't see myself as an artist, so I chose to pursue my interest in science. I studied biology as an undergraduate student, and other than one art history class and one sculpture class (which I loved!), art really wasn't on my radar.

Following my graduation, I did a Master of Arts in Teaching program and became a science teacher. After 3 years of teaching middle and high school, I decided to continue my education and went on to graduate school, where I earned my Ph.D. in microbiology.

As I was finishing my doctorate, I became pregnant with my first child, and when faced with the realities of the cost of childcare and the low income of postdoctoral positions, my husband and I agreed that it would be best for me to stay at home with our new baby son. So began my time as a full time at home parent. Three years later, I had a second son, and while I would love to say that parenthood exposed me to the arts again, and that I suddenly found my artistic gifts, I spent more time cleaning up after my kids' art projects than making any of my own. Parenthood did, however, cause me to reflect about my true interests, and while I found that I continued to like science, my heart was called back to the little clay sculptures that I did as a teenager.

I expressed my desire to start exploring art to my husband, and he very thoughtfully bought me some polymer clay, which I used to make a relief portrait of my first son. That portrait awakened my desire to explore my artistic abilities, and so when my youngest son started Kindergarten, I enrolled in a figure sculpture class at my local community college, and while in the class, I rediscovered my passion for art, sculpture in particular. It is my hope to continue to learn more about art and to experiment with different media as I find my artistic voice.

Thanks for reading, and thank you for your support!





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Tiers
Margaret French Cresson
$1 or more per month
For patrons who want to support my art, but don't have a lot of cash to spare.  I appreciate every dollar, so no amount is too small!  Thank you!
Emma Stebbins
$5 or more per month
For those of you who would like to see my art before anyone else!  Patrons at this tier will get sneak peeks at new artwork before it becomes public.  
Artemesia Gentileschi
$19 or more per month
For those of you who value the art of women, and want to see more of it in the world.  In addition to the rewards for the previous tier, patrons at this level will get to suggest subjects for my drawing practice each month. 
Augusta Savage
$49 or more per month
For patrons who are committed to helping me to reach significant goals in my art practice.  All rewards from lower tiers and a digital print of one original drawing each month.  
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
$150 or more per month only 20 left
For those who wish to make a significant contribution to my overall success as an artist.  All rewards from lower tiers and I will send you a signed, high quality print of one of my drawings.
Camille Claudel
$250 or more per month only 10 left
For patrons who want to furnish me with substantial support.  All rewards for the lower tiers and one original bas-relief portrait sculpture of you (or one of your loved ones) each year.