frances doherty is creating Ceramic sculpture
3

patrons

$19
per month
Hello. There are two things I really love and that is plants and ceramics. I've put the two together and I make ceramic sculpture based on plants, flowers and seedpods.

My work comes in all sizes but generally I like to scale up and make pieces as large as I can handle. These large pieces are often exhibited in botanic gardens and sculpture trails. Many of my clients have also bought these as statement pieces for their gardens. I also enjoy working on wall pieces such as this one here. I can design these works with very fine details and you get the feeling of looking down into the plant.

So, I am very lucky to be able to have a job doing what I love, however what I don't have enough of is time.....time to sit and dream up new forms....time to play with the clay without the pressure of making a sellable item.....time to experiment with new glazes and time to just make some mistakes.

With the support of Patreon and you, I could buy myself the luxury of some time to do these things. I would put aside a couple of days a month to make lots of little stoneware sketches  and these would also form the basis of the pledges to my patrons.  Also, as it is always interesting to see how makers make, I would make a time lapse video once a month which would take you through the whole process of a sculpture from its conception on the wheel to its final glaze firing when it comes hot out of the kiln. Also for my Patrons, there will be monthly updates on the business and techniques of making art.



As I have mentioned the pledges will be my stoneware sketches.
These small forms are made  from a white clay.  Sometimes they will just be clear glazed and sometimes they will be glazed with colour. The point of these are that they are experimental, they will give me ideas for new forms and I can test out new glazes on them. 

Depending on the amount that you pledge, you will either be entered in a monthly draw to win one of these.....or for higher pledges, a sketch  will be sent out at regular intervals and you could build up your own collection.

Full details are with each of the pledges below.












Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Thank you. This will give you,
1 draw per month for the chance to win a stoneware sketch

    something like this one although they will all vary. There will be a sketch released for each $60 I am pledged by patrons per month.

plus a monthly time lapse video of a sculpture in the making

plus a monthly blog update from The Ceramic Gardner (thats me)
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you. This will give you,

5 draws per month for the chance  to win a stoneware sketch

 something like this one although they will all vary. There will be a sketch released for each $60 I am pledged by patrons per month.

plus a monthly time lapse video of a sculpture in the making

plus a monthly blog from the Ceramic Gardener
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Thank you!  and this will be,

10 draws per month for the chance to win a stoneware sketch

+ a stoneware sketch sent to you postage paid for each 6 months you support me

 something like this one although they will all vary.

plus a monthly time lapse video of a sculpture in the making

plus a monthly blog from the Ceramic Gardener
Pledge $60 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
Thank you so much! And in appreciation of this substantial amount, there is an extra category in this pledge.....read on.

 1 stoneware sketch  sent to you postage paid for every 2 months that you support me

 something like this one although they will all vary.

plus 1 draw per month to win a porcelain miniature,
Something like one of these. I will put one of these up monthly for every 5 Patrons that pledge in this category. So the chance of winning one is high. They will come mounted on a small piece of wood, and are very collectable. They will always be white, with small highlights picked out in a clear glaze.

plus a monthly timelapse video of a sculpture in the making

plus a monthly blog update from the Ceramic Gardener
Goals
$19 of $500 per month
I'v been asked to go to Spain to do a residency in the ceramic school at Telavera. This is an unpaid residency (they don't have a big budget) but it would be a lovely opportunity to work with their students and get new inspiration for my work. If I reached this goal I would be able to spend a month there.
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Hello. There are two things I really love and that is plants and ceramics. I've put the two together and I make ceramic sculpture based on plants, flowers and seedpods.

My work comes in all sizes but generally I like to scale up and make pieces as large as I can handle. These large pieces are often exhibited in botanic gardens and sculpture trails. Many of my clients have also bought these as statement pieces for their gardens. I also enjoy working on wall pieces such as this one here. I can design these works with very fine details and you get the feeling of looking down into the plant.

So, I am very lucky to be able to have a job doing what I love, however what I don't have enough of is time.....time to sit and dream up new forms....time to play with the clay without the pressure of making a sellable item.....time to experiment with new glazes and time to just make some mistakes.

With the support of Patreon and you, I could buy myself the luxury of some time to do these things. I would put aside a couple of days a month to make lots of little stoneware sketches  and these would also form the basis of the pledges to my patrons.  Also, as it is always interesting to see how makers make, I would make a time lapse video once a month which would take you through the whole process of a sculpture from its conception on the wheel to its final glaze firing when it comes hot out of the kiln. Also for my Patrons, there will be monthly updates on the business and techniques of making art.



As I have mentioned the pledges will be my stoneware sketches.
These small forms are made  from a white clay.  Sometimes they will just be clear glazed and sometimes they will be glazed with colour. The point of these are that they are experimental, they will give me ideas for new forms and I can test out new glazes on them. 

Depending on the amount that you pledge, you will either be entered in a monthly draw to win one of these.....or for higher pledges, a sketch  will be sent out at regular intervals and you could build up your own collection.

Full details are with each of the pledges below.












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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Thank you. This will give you,
1 draw per month for the chance to win a stoneware sketch

    something like this one although they will all vary. There will be a sketch released for each $60 I am pledged by patrons per month.

plus a monthly time lapse video of a sculpture in the making

plus a monthly blog update from The Ceramic Gardner (thats me)
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you. This will give you,

5 draws per month for the chance  to win a stoneware sketch

 something like this one although they will all vary. There will be a sketch released for each $60 I am pledged by patrons per month.

plus a monthly time lapse video of a sculpture in the making

plus a monthly blog from the Ceramic Gardener
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Thank you!  and this will be,

10 draws per month for the chance to win a stoneware sketch

+ a stoneware sketch sent to you postage paid for each 6 months you support me

 something like this one although they will all vary.

plus a monthly time lapse video of a sculpture in the making

plus a monthly blog from the Ceramic Gardener
Pledge $60 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
Thank you so much! And in appreciation of this substantial amount, there is an extra category in this pledge.....read on.

 1 stoneware sketch  sent to you postage paid for every 2 months that you support me

 something like this one although they will all vary.

plus 1 draw per month to win a porcelain miniature,
Something like one of these. I will put one of these up monthly for every 5 Patrons that pledge in this category. So the chance of winning one is high. They will come mounted on a small piece of wood, and are very collectable. They will always be white, with small highlights picked out in a clear glaze.

plus a monthly timelapse video of a sculpture in the making

plus a monthly blog update from the Ceramic Gardener