Samantha Leopold-Sullivan

is creating strange and wonderful things

5

patrons

$129

per month
Hello, and welcome to my Patreon page! I’m Samantha Leopold-Sullivan, an artist and educator based in St. Paul, MN. Primarily I make sculpture, working with materials ranging from bronze to latex to neon. I also enjoy jewelry-making, printmaking, stop motion animation, 3-D modeling, and learning new mediums.

By supporting my Patreon, you allow me to continue making art. In return, and depending on what tier your have selected, I share in-depth information about my processes, sneak peeks of new works, discount codes for my shop, first dibs on new work, and a monthly subscription of sorts to new work. Patreon also provides a nice platform for learning and community, which is something I hope to foster and develop on my page as well.

I’m currently in a period of transition as I finish my final semester of graduate school, so as I settle into post-MFA life I will be adding new tiers. As well, since I enjoy playing with new materials, I will be sharing those adventures with you all.

Short Artist Statement:
My conceptual work consists of visceral, abstracted creatures in dialogue with industrial objects and spaces. These beings serve as metaphor for the parts of ourselves that we seek to control or subdue, our emotional bodies. The industrial spaces, forms, and materials stand for the structures we as individuals, as well as society, put in place to channel or contain our emotional creature-selves. I use the contrast between these elements to explore the relationship between our innate wildness and learned social behaviors. By doing this I gain and share understanding about our internal motivations and psychic strife.


FAQ:
Q: When do monthly subscription items ship?
A: Generally, I ship all subscription items during the week after the monthly payment goes through, so you can expect them by the second week of each month. If for some reason I can’t ship them the first week I will send out a message ahead of time.  So when you first pledge, you can expect within two weeks of the first of the month after your pledge (i.e. if you pledge on April 22nd your item should arrive by May 14th).

Q: What does the money go to?
A: The money you pledge goes towards tools and materials as well as for creating a stable, baseline income that allows me to spend more time making art and teaching people how to make art!
Tiers
Amazing Axolotl
$1 or more per month

Amazing Axolotls get my unending gratitude and exclusive behind-the-scenes views into my studio, including time-lapse process videos. 


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude

-exclusive behind the scenes views

Best Bunny
$5 or more per month

Best Bunnies get everything Amazing Axolotls get plus monthly in-depth video tutorials and the opportunity to vote on the subject matter of the tutorials.


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude 

-exclusive behind the scenes views

-monthly in-depth video tutorials

Ebullient Echidna
$35 or more per month only 49 left

  

Ebullient Echidnas get everything Best Bunnies get plus a small, interesting object each month (small enough to fit into a small flat-rate USPS box). This could be something that I made that didn’t quite become a sculpture, or it could be something that I found and used as inspiration for a piece. If you select this tier keep an eye out for an email survey so I can get an idea what kinds of objects you might be interested in. Otherwise I will choose one for you at random.


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude 

-exclusive behind the scenes views

-monthly in-depth video tutorials

-an interesting object each month

Gleeful Gazelle
$55 or more per month only 20 left

Gleeful Gazelles get everything Best Bunnies get plus a small original drawing each month. Each drawing will be on archival paper and 12"x9" or smaller. If you select this tier keep an eye out for an email survey so I can get an idea of your drawing preferences. Otherwise I will choose one for you at random.


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude 

-exclusive behind the scenes views

-monthly in-depth video tutorials

-an original drawing each month

Happy Hedgehog
$75 or more per month only 19 left

Happy Hedgehogs get everything Best Bunnies get plus a jewelry item each month. Jewelry ranges from rings to necklaces to earrings and materials include cast iron, bronze, lead free pewter, leather, enameled copper, steel, and occasionally silver. If you select this tier keep an eye out for an email survey so I can get an idea of your jewelry preferences. Otherwise I will choose one for you at random.


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude 

-exclusive behind the scenes views

-monthly in-depth video tutorials

-a new jewelry item each month

Goals
$129 of $1,000 per month
When I hit $1000 per month I'm going to get a little kiln!  This means I will be able to give enameling tutorials and maybe someday even some centrifuge casting or lamp-working tutorials as well.
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Hello, and welcome to my Patreon page! I’m Samantha Leopold-Sullivan, an artist and educator based in St. Paul, MN. Primarily I make sculpture, working with materials ranging from bronze to latex to neon. I also enjoy jewelry-making, printmaking, stop motion animation, 3-D modeling, and learning new mediums.

By supporting my Patreon, you allow me to continue making art. In return, and depending on what tier your have selected, I share in-depth information about my processes, sneak peeks of new works, discount codes for my shop, first dibs on new work, and a monthly subscription of sorts to new work. Patreon also provides a nice platform for learning and community, which is something I hope to foster and develop on my page as well.

I’m currently in a period of transition as I finish my final semester of graduate school, so as I settle into post-MFA life I will be adding new tiers. As well, since I enjoy playing with new materials, I will be sharing those adventures with you all.

Short Artist Statement:
My conceptual work consists of visceral, abstracted creatures in dialogue with industrial objects and spaces. These beings serve as metaphor for the parts of ourselves that we seek to control or subdue, our emotional bodies. The industrial spaces, forms, and materials stand for the structures we as individuals, as well as society, put in place to channel or contain our emotional creature-selves. I use the contrast between these elements to explore the relationship between our innate wildness and learned social behaviors. By doing this I gain and share understanding about our internal motivations and psychic strife.


FAQ:
Q: When do monthly subscription items ship?
A: Generally, I ship all subscription items during the week after the monthly payment goes through, so you can expect them by the second week of each month. If for some reason I can’t ship them the first week I will send out a message ahead of time.  So when you first pledge, you can expect within two weeks of the first of the month after your pledge (i.e. if you pledge on April 22nd your item should arrive by May 14th).

Q: What does the money go to?
A: The money you pledge goes towards tools and materials as well as for creating a stable, baseline income that allows me to spend more time making art and teaching people how to make art!

Recent posts by Samantha Leopold-Sullivan

Tiers
Amazing Axolotl
$1 or more per month

Amazing Axolotls get my unending gratitude and exclusive behind-the-scenes views into my studio, including time-lapse process videos. 


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude

-exclusive behind the scenes views

Best Bunny
$5 or more per month

Best Bunnies get everything Amazing Axolotls get plus monthly in-depth video tutorials and the opportunity to vote on the subject matter of the tutorials.


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude 

-exclusive behind the scenes views

-monthly in-depth video tutorials

Ebullient Echidna
$35 or more per month only 49 left

  

Ebullient Echidnas get everything Best Bunnies get plus a small, interesting object each month (small enough to fit into a small flat-rate USPS box). This could be something that I made that didn’t quite become a sculpture, or it could be something that I found and used as inspiration for a piece. If you select this tier keep an eye out for an email survey so I can get an idea what kinds of objects you might be interested in. Otherwise I will choose one for you at random.


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude 

-exclusive behind the scenes views

-monthly in-depth video tutorials

-an interesting object each month

Gleeful Gazelle
$55 or more per month only 20 left

Gleeful Gazelles get everything Best Bunnies get plus a small original drawing each month. Each drawing will be on archival paper and 12"x9" or smaller. If you select this tier keep an eye out for an email survey so I can get an idea of your drawing preferences. Otherwise I will choose one for you at random.


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude 

-exclusive behind the scenes views

-monthly in-depth video tutorials

-an original drawing each month

Happy Hedgehog
$75 or more per month only 19 left

Happy Hedgehogs get everything Best Bunnies get plus a jewelry item each month. Jewelry ranges from rings to necklaces to earrings and materials include cast iron, bronze, lead free pewter, leather, enameled copper, steel, and occasionally silver. If you select this tier keep an eye out for an email survey so I can get an idea of your jewelry preferences. Otherwise I will choose one for you at random.


Benefits:

-my unending gratitude 

-exclusive behind the scenes views

-monthly in-depth video tutorials

-a new jewelry item each month