Welsh Wallace Art - Sculpting Through Touch
To set up my business & create claywork sculptures through touch alone, as I lost my sight a couple of years ago.
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A couple of years ago I suffered serious injuries which robbed me of my sight and eventually the whole use of my right arm.
Even though my ability to paint vanished, my passion for creating art did not. So I re-learnt my life without sight and using my left arm. Over time, I regained my passion for art using clay which allowed me to express myself. I see with my hand so I can connect and feel everything I am creating through touch alone.
Now I want to sell my claywork online and, with your help, share it with you as a business. Everything will be hand made and unique. My dream is to become self employed doing a job I love despite being blind.
The money raised will pay for:
- a PO Box address - my Housing Association has given me special permission to set up the studio in my spare room but I can't have deliveries here.
- Materials for P&P and materials so I can create pieces to sell.
- My rent for the first month; my benefits will stop immediately as I will be working full time and will no longer be entitled to benefit support.
- I want to employ a sighted person, part time, who will deal with printing stationery e.g invoices & address labelling etc and any other correspondences. Also post office runs to get orders out quickly and efficiently, as well as checking quality of my pieces before they are sent.
- I need to have stationery printed and the website maintained.
- A garden shed to act as a drying room for my claywork.
Any extra money raised will be used to expand the range of items I can make. I already have 3 craft shops that want to stock my work and a leading UK disability charity will sell my work online if I create cards for the blind, incorporating my claywork and Braille. I need to develop my Christmas range by the end of July for them to chose and order.
Two things I have in abundance are motivation and passion and I hope it comes through in the claywork I design and produce.
I know you're always being asked to help causes but this is a dream with a difference. I'm asking for your help to make my dream of being self employed a reality. I'm asking you to support Welsh Wallace Art ( welshwallaceart.co.uk ) - to give me the opportunity to achieve all of the above and to help me prove that despite losing my sight I can be something again.
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Promised of our £3,000 target
A contribution of £1.00 will earn you my whole hearted appreciation for getting the shop up and running! With a personal thank you on my Twitter page and Website.996 rewards, 991 remaining
A contribution of £5.00 will earn you my whole hearted appreciation for getting the shop up and running! You will receive a personal thank you on my Twitter page, plus you will receive a Thank You card made with a clay design on the front.49 rewards, 39 remaining
You will receive a discount code of 10% off your orders for six months as well as a thank you on my twitter page and website.249 rewards, 243 remaining
For £20 you will receive a discount code for 10% for a whole year and a special thank you on my twitter page and website.90 rewards, 82 remaining
I will make you a single 3D clay red rose in a cream painted 3D rectangle picture frame dimensions : 8 x 12 x 3.4 cm and give you a discount code for 10% for a whole year, as well as a thank you on my twitter page and website.20 rewards, 12 remaining
I will make you a box very similar to this but with a choice of Scottish & Thistle, Welsh & Dragon, irish & Shamrock or English & Tudor Rose flags. The box measures 24(w) x 14(d) x 9(h) cms. Inside I will braille the surname of your choice (up to 10 Characters) in braille studs. You will also receive a discount code of 10% for a whole year off your orders and a thank you on my twitter page and website.20 rewards, 3 remaining