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Create: Art in Community: Studio Upgrades!

Create is a cornerstone of community in Roslindale. We are seeking vital studio upgrades to better serve and expand our offerings!

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Campaign Ends on April 25, 2021

Project Description

Create is a community art studio in Roslindale Village.  We believe that accessibility is key to artistic engagement; when a class is close to home, people participate. 

Our mission is to provide a space within a bustling business district for doing, creating, imagining, dreaming.  A place for community building.

We opened on February 1, 2020, and although the circumstances of our first year were outside of anything even we could have imagined, we are proud to have successfully made it through thanks to the support of you, our community.

Our model now looks very different than our first inception. In August, we took a leap of faith and added a robust, and costly, ceramics program to our offerings.  We kitted out the studio with glazes, wheels, tools, and purchased an off-site kiln.

This program has proven popular, and now over half of our classes are focussed on ceramics for all ages.  We are excited to meet the demand and adapt our studio to best serve this new component.

Clay is a friend of many, but a foe of plumbing.  Ceramics studios have adapted all sorts of creative ways catch clay in their sinks, and Create is now at the point of upgrading our modest-but-functional bucket-system of clay capture and clean-up. 

Further, our electric kiln is located off-site, and we'd like to move it on-site for better work flow, efficiency, and less breakage risk for fragile work.  It will allow us greater production capacity.

We'd like to add:

  • Two, two-bay sinks for easy ceramics clean-up
  • Clay-trap systems to each sink
  • Extensive shelving for student work and supply storage
  • On site kiln

We have invested significant initial funds to launch the studio and the ceramics program, proving that there is indeed a huge demand for ceramics here in Roslindale  We are taking care to grow slowly and sustainably, and we're so excited to further outfit the studio! 

Our team is led by owner Gena Mavuli, a Roslindale resident, ceramics artist, and someone crazy enough to take a leap to provide the creative place she has longed for in the community.

Local resident, artist, and art instructor Jenn Baldvins is a lead instructor at Create, and invaluable part of our growth in the studio.  Additional key instructors include local artists Bryce Davidson, Justin Life, and RJ Lackie. 

If we meet our goals, we envision having the first part of this project (sinks!!) installed this spring!

Create has thrived through the pandemic because of this amazing community, and we are forever grateful for our fans, cheerleaders, and supporters.  Now, we need your help to get us to the next level and provide the high-end studio that you deserve to have in Roslindale.  

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

What update will happen first?

Sinks!  Those are top on our list, and we have quotes and contractors ready to go.  After that, we'll add-in as much shelving as we possibly can, and bring in the kiln soon thereafter.

Where will any extra funds be directed?

We have done our homework and have very good estimates. 

- Sinks: +/-$2800 each, including installation

- Clay traps: $300 each, including installation

- On-site Kiln Installation: $2000

- Professionally mounted shelving: $2000, supplies & labor 

The funds we are looking to raise will all go towards these two key improvements.   Any funds raised over and above will go to or dream-list of studio upgrades including improved wheel/batt systems, additional tools, etc.

 

 

04/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$40
Norma Latino
04/11/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Sophie Hartfield
04/10/2021
Bowl of Your Choice!
$125
Sarah Kurpiel Lee
04/01/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Ramsey-Tooher Family
04/01/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Amy Kiley
04/01/2021
Bowl of Your Choice!
$125
Tina Cincotti
03/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Dani Thomas
03/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$80
The Collier family
03/30/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Dana Nares
03/29/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
Monetary Contribution

All contributors will be included on our community wall of supporters, located in the middle section of the studio!  

40 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Raffle for a free 6 week class!

With your contribution of $100 or more, yo will be entered into a raffle for a free 6-week class at Create, redeemable in 2021. 

14 Supporters
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125.00 USD
Bowl of Your Choice!

Take home some our ceramics with this donation! 

This Reward also includes entry into the free-class-raffle!

You get to pick from a range of small and medium bowls we've made at Create.   All are different- varying in clay, glaze, design, and texture. 

 

When the fundraiser is over, we'll announce a date to come in and choose your prize! 

 

2 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Private Ceramics Class for 4 people

This donation will allow you to join us at Create for a private class!  We'll contact you to arrange!

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

All contributors will be included on our community wall of supporters, located in the middle section of the studio!  

40 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Raffle for a free 6 week class!

With your contribution of $100 or more, yo will be entered into a raffle for a free 6-week class at Create, redeemable in 2021. 

14 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Bowl of Your Choice!

Take home some our ceramics with this donation! 

This Reward also includes entry into the free-class-raffle!

You get to pick from a range of small and medium bowls we've made at Create.   All are different- varying in clay, glaze, design, and texture. 

 

When the fundraiser is over, we'll announce a date to come in and choose your prize! 

 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Private Ceramics Class for 4 people

This donation will allow you to join us at Create for a private class!  We'll contact you to arrange!

0 Supporters
Select this reward