I have a kiln: bought and paid for! Well, sort of.... almost.
While under a time constraint to get my studio up and running in time for the Des Moines Arts Festival--a now or never type of deal--I needed a fundraising strategy to buy a kiln. In addition to getting a loan from the bank, I also turned to friends and family for financial support, or mini loans. However, instead of paying everyone back in cash, I promised I would return their investment in the form of pottery. Similar to a CSA--pay now and get the goods later--I have a Community Supported Kiln.
Now it's time to start paying off my debts! I will upload photos of currently available pieces and will continue to do so as more come out of the kiln at a later date.
Thank you all for your support! I could not have done it without you!