If you've been following along with Fired Figments on Instagram, you probably know that I have been without a functioning kiln for almost two months.
Today was supposed to be the long awaited day that my kiln would finally be repaired, but instead, the kiln crumbled before my eyes - really! As the repairman pulled the elements from the kiln wall, the fragile brick fell off in chunks to a point beyond repair. My oldie but goodie kiln is now just an oldie. Replacing the bricks would mean waiting even longer for more parts, and paying over halfway to the cost of a new kiln. So, it looks like I'm getting a new kiln. Luckily, my supplier has one in stock that I can pick up as soon as I can afford it.
This is an unexpected, and very large expense, so I'm opening up some pre-orders and "blind-bag" deals on Etsy to raise money for the kiln. Plus, there are a few other sales already running on Etsy that you can enjoy.
If you are able to help me out by purchasing something at this time, it would mean the world to me. If you can't, that's ok too. Please support my goal by sharing this post or my Etsy on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Anything to spread the word is still a huge help.
Thank you so much for supporting my pottery over the years. This new kiln will be a big step in the future of my small business.