Heaven Sculpture Yard

by ray brooks in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

To get our Solar Power system back up and running

by ray brooks in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

We did it
On 25th January 2018 we successfully raised £960 with 28 supporters in 56 days

 Our inverter blew up !  

Well , sort of, anyway our Solar Power System is out of action causing all kinds of problems so we need to buy another one.

We are a group of local artists in rural Suffolk at   Heaven Sculpture Yard 

We have an eco-friendly , solar powered site in a field where we mostly carve and create wonderful sculpture and furniture  in wood , using chainsaws and an impressive range of power tools and equipment for woodworking

All of the buildings and workshops on the site are very low-impact - nearly all are of very simple construction , based on the "Bender" principle - ie wooden frameworks in Ash or Hazel , covered with canvas/tarpaulin.


The Angel at Heaven - Sunrise

 "Hearts of Oak Organisation " (HOO) is a non-profit  organisation set up in 2000,  and our aims , as we say in our constitution , are :

                                  "  To  promote and encourage  education and practical participation  in the creation of visual arts in rural areas , for the benefit of the local community. Also to support the work of  local professional artists with people  in local communities and to encourage environmental awareness, access and care of the countryside."


At Heaven we  nearly always have some workshop space available for visitors to use , and soon we will be offering workshops in creative woodworking skills.  

Some  of our own creative work is  in schools , and  for local authorities, parks, play areas, etc as well as for  private commissions.

Our 10 solar panels charge up our bank of 48v storage batteries which through an inverter produce 240v for all the tools, lighting etc, though we do also have a separate smaller 12v lighting system. 

Now the inverter has packed up, and is not economical to repair, we are managing with a generator , temporarily , and we are asking for help to raise £5000 to buy a new Solar Inverter and additional Solar Panels and equipment.


So, we would be grateful for your support  and if you would like to come and visit you would be very welcome .

Thank you .


We are  :      Andy and Andy Ish , Ray,  Baz,  Rob and (almost) Jack.


Link to this Project

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/solar-heaven-1


Link to our website

http://treesculpture.co.uk/








Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Solar Roll

For ALL donations , big or small - Our Grateful Thanks and a mention on the "Solar Roll of Angels of Heaven"" on our website and on Facebook , Instagram etc.

£50 or more

Your name carved on Oak Panel

There wll be a big slab of Oak at the Battery Shed where we will carve the names of all donors over £50.

£500 or more

A personal Carving or a Day in Heaven

For donations of £500 and over we will give a personally designed carving/sculpture or piece of furniture. Alternatively you could come to heaven for the day and with assistance create something yourself, a personal workshop for a day.

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