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Hello potential Patrons,
I am setting up a Patreon towards furthering nanopod: Hybrid Studio as a creative space available to glass artists and metalsmiths in Toronto, Ontario.

Currently glass artists are without available kiln forming/casting and cold working facilities in Ontario outside of a school environment. The few glass artist studios within Toronto do not offer access to their facilities or they do not offer working equipment necessary for cold working/finishing glass sculptures, jewellery and/or functional items. The same applies for silversmiths and goldsmiths, however basic tools and equipment are generally less expensive and easier to set-up/maintain it can be difficult for metal-artists to safely solder within a condo or apartment situation.

nanopod: Hybrid Studio has been located at 322 Habord Street since August 2005. Offering workshops and courses in various glass methods and goldsmithing/silversmithing classes.

The studio rent includes utilities! This is a major plus, great big deal! If you live in Toronto then you are most likely aware how expensive Hydro costs can be, and commercial rents generally do not include utilities. 
I am sincerely hoping to keep the studio running at 322 Harbord Street. Your support enables not only my work as an artist to continue, it also enables my ability to teach arts/craftsmanship to students! 

Please visit http://www.nanotopia.net to check out some rewards being offered, as well as further information about my time in Iceland!

(the video above was created by Pascal Perich for Etsy: Handmade portraits)
Tiers
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
Every month I send you 2 postcards while I am in Iceland.
This is mail art! You will receive an image taken from one of my adventures in Iceland, Europe, the Emirates and/or Canada!
Postcards could be actual printed images like this, or emulsion lifts on special paper. I like surprises!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 8 patrons
Special hand bound booklet.
This is a lovely reward I make for you using emulsion lift prints- some taken digitally and output using my Instant Lab by The Impossible Project, some using my special Instant pinhole super sense camera. I make ever single part and hand stitch the pages together. Pledging this amount every month is literally the nano-club. :)
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
A pledge at this amount and I create a special glass heart, just for you!
You can request red or white glass (white glass is etched or sandblasted) and your heart will be signed
and shipped to you with a 20" Sterling silver chain.
Hearts look like this: Click here
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
This is a fun one! It is your nanopod of the month club!
I make you a special something each month you contribute to the cause. :)
It might involve glass; kiln formed, kiln cast or even flame-worked! It could involve metal: cuttlebone cast, sand cast or even fabricated sterling silver or copper. Maybe a clay sculpture that is Raku or Obvara fired! It is all about the surprise!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
Open Studio time!
This reward level allows patrons access to the studio on a part time, monthly basis.
Total in CAD is approximately $275
Full use of equipment. Some consumables included.
Studio orientation included. Locker space included. Studio time or a private lesson commence upon my return to Canada, January 16th 2017 (Patrons choose a date that works for them!)
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
This reward allows patrons (aka artists) access to the studio on a 24/7 monthly basis.
Key included.
Total in CAD is approximately $271
Full use of equipment. Some consumables included.
Studio orientation included. Locker space included.
Retail area to show/sell work (contract/lease to be discussed)
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
This goal enables the studio to continue forward offering courses and workshops to students within Ontario. Over the last year many independantly run artist spaces have closed due to increasing rents. Commercial rent control does not exist in Toronto.
Without a studio, there is no chance of obtaining a grant. Without a studio there is no ability to work (this is my office), without work there is no income equaling no ability to obtain a new studio space! 
Your help is massively appreciated.

This goal reward gives Patrons a custom made sculpture. Choose your theme: Fairy tale, Iceland, Geometric
or all 3!
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Hello potential Patrons,
I am setting up a Patreon towards furthering nanopod: Hybrid Studio as a creative space available to glass artists and metalsmiths in Toronto, Ontario.

Currently glass artists are without available kiln forming/casting and cold working facilities in Ontario outside of a school environment. The few glass artist studios within Toronto do not offer access to their facilities or they do not offer working equipment necessary for cold working/finishing glass sculptures, jewellery and/or functional items. The same applies for silversmiths and goldsmiths, however basic tools and equipment are generally less expensive and easier to set-up/maintain it can be difficult for metal-artists to safely solder within a condo or apartment situation.

nanopod: Hybrid Studio has been located at 322 Habord Street since August 2005. Offering workshops and courses in various glass methods and goldsmithing/silversmithing classes.

The studio rent includes utilities! This is a major plus, great big deal! If you live in Toronto then you are most likely aware how expensive Hydro costs can be, and commercial rents generally do not include utilities. 
I am sincerely hoping to keep the studio running at 322 Harbord Street. Your support enables not only my work as an artist to continue, it also enables my ability to teach arts/craftsmanship to students! 

Please visit http://www.nanotopia.net to check out some rewards being offered, as well as further information about my time in Iceland!

(the video above was created by Pascal Perich for Etsy: Handmade portraits)

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Tiers
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
Every month I send you 2 postcards while I am in Iceland.
This is mail art! You will receive an image taken from one of my adventures in Iceland, Europe, the Emirates and/or Canada!
Postcards could be actual printed images like this, or emulsion lifts on special paper. I like surprises!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 8 patrons
Special hand bound booklet.
This is a lovely reward I make for you using emulsion lift prints- some taken digitally and output using my Instant Lab by The Impossible Project, some using my special Instant pinhole super sense camera. I make ever single part and hand stitch the pages together. Pledging this amount every month is literally the nano-club. :)
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
A pledge at this amount and I create a special glass heart, just for you!
You can request red or white glass (white glass is etched or sandblasted) and your heart will be signed
and shipped to you with a 20" Sterling silver chain.
Hearts look like this: Click here
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
This is a fun one! It is your nanopod of the month club!
I make you a special something each month you contribute to the cause. :)
It might involve glass; kiln formed, kiln cast or even flame-worked! It could involve metal: cuttlebone cast, sand cast or even fabricated sterling silver or copper. Maybe a clay sculpture that is Raku or Obvara fired! It is all about the surprise!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
Open Studio time!
This reward level allows patrons access to the studio on a part time, monthly basis.
Total in CAD is approximately $275
Full use of equipment. Some consumables included.
Studio orientation included. Locker space included. Studio time or a private lesson commence upon my return to Canada, January 16th 2017 (Patrons choose a date that works for them!)
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
This reward allows patrons (aka artists) access to the studio on a 24/7 monthly basis.
Key included.
Total in CAD is approximately $271
Full use of equipment. Some consumables included.
Studio orientation included. Locker space included.
Retail area to show/sell work (contract/lease to be discussed)