I love my self-inflicted projects. By starting them on Kickstarter, I am free to describe any wacky notion and discover if there are enough people to support it. I have plenty of project ideas on my bucket list. I thought you might enjoy a glimpse of what I have planned for Kickstarter in 2017. (All plans are subject to fickle changes at any time.)
Calamityware Series 1 Revisited. I plan to bring back the long-gone Calamityware dinner plate designs for the first four Calamityware projects for the people who missed the first opportunity. These four plate designs have been unavailable for a long time now. This time they will be produced using the in-glaze technique that characterizes Calamityware plates 5 through 12. The prototypes (above) look great. If you are on the mailing list, you’ll get an email with details when this Kickstarter project starts sometime in January 2017.
Kickstarter is launching a program called Make/100. A Make/100 project is a limited-edition project aimed at finding just 100 sponsors for each reward level. I promised Kickstarter I’d have a Make/100 project rolling before the end of January with rewards that are limited to 100 sponsors. All the rewards are based on the notion that life goes a little better when you have lots of friends. There will be mugs with this graphic and some lucky sponsors will receive drawings of themselves surrounded by these diverse friends.
Deep Calamityware bowl. A lot of people have requested a deep Calamityware bowl so they can enjoy chili, cereal, ice cream, and other deep-dish favorites. I have a design I like and am waiting to see a production prototype to make sure all the details are working. I hope to make it a Kickstarter project in the spring.
More playful playing cards. What if I shook my sketchbooks really hard and the creatures that tumbled out became the face cards in a deck of playing cards? I’ve been working on designs for some exceedingly unusual cards and hope to make this a project later in 2017.
What else? There are bound to be additional new projects in 2017. A letterpress print? A book? Another jigsaw puzzle? A monstrous Christmas mug? If you’re on the Calamityware email list, you’ll get email newsletters with details of the latest foolery.