The Upcycled Glass Project

by Ian Hankey in Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th October 2021 we successfully raised £10,910 with 81 supporters in 28 days

We are the Upcycled Glass Project, and we’re asking for your help to build a new sustainable glassblowing workshop on Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor

by Ian Hankey in Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom

Extra funding
#BackTheFuture Devon Climate Challenge logo

#BackTheFuture Devon Climate Challenge has provided £5,000 of funding

Devon County Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to support projects who are tackling the climate emergency in an aim to #BackTheFuture.

The Crowd

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Roberta Ayles pledged £50

7th October 2021 at 12:12pm

Roberta Ayles has also backed 3 other projects

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6th October 2021 at 10:15pm

stevenpaige has also backed 12 other projects

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Teresa Chlapowski pledged £60

6th October 2021 at 9:34pm

Teresa Chlapowski has also backed 8 other projects

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Karen Beggs pledged £60

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Jan_OHighway pledged £30

4th October 2021 at 4:01pm

Jan_OHighway has also backed 6 other projects

Stevie Davies pledged £50

4th October 2021 at 3:02pm

Stevie Davies has also backed 2 other projects

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Jane Hester pledged £5

4th October 2021 at 2:59pm

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Debby Hyde pledged £200

4th October 2021 at 12:41pm

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Susan Hope pledged £100

4th October 2021 at 12:41pm

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Ms K James pledged £50

3rd October 2021 at 2:48pm

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Anonymous pledged £150

3rd October 2021 at 11:31am

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Emmy Palmer pledged £10

2nd October 2021 at 2:46pm

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Anonymous pledged £10

2nd October 2021 at 12:20pm

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vanessa pledged £30

1st October 2021 at 12:52pm

vanessa has also backed 1 other project

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Ian Palfrey pledged £100

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Ian Palfrey has also backed 1 other project

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Susan Hope pledged £20

1st October 2021 at 9:38am

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

3 of 30 claimed

£10 reward - A personal thank you

A personal, you are awesome thank you card printed on plantable flower seed paper posted to you.

£15 or more

5 of 15 claimed

£15 Reward - Sponsor the tools of the trade!

Have your name permanently engraved on one of our glass gathering irons or essential glassmaking hand tools. These tools will be used daily in the Upcycled Glass studio by our highly skilled glass blowers and the team.

£20 or more

10 of 30 claimed

£20 Reward - A personal invite

A personal invitation to our upcycled glass studio official opening soiree. You will get to meet the team behind this project and enjoy a tour around the glass workshop. Date dependent on building work.

£50 or more

£50 Reward - A signed, hand made drinks tumbler

An original Upcycled Glass hand blown, hand finished drinks tumbler, delivered to you in eco-friendly packaging. At approximately 10cm tall and 8cm diameter, this beautiful and functional tumbler will be signed on the base and have the natural colour of the recycled glass produced in the Upcycled Glass studio.

£60 or more

£60 Reward - A mystery art object

Ian Hankey has many international design awards to his name. He has an idea for a simple but beautiful hot worked glass bowl, made in clear or coloured upcycled glass. At approximately 150 mm diameter, with a fern decoration, it will celebrate the launch of the Upcycled Glass Company. This design will be developed at the workshop and will be available in May 2022

£75 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£75 Reward - A signed blown bubble paperweight

£75 A Unique hand blown bubble patterned glass paperweight, delivered to you in eco-friendly packaging. Our skilled glass blowers will trap beautiful bubbles of air in a pattern inside the glass paperweight. As each one is individually made the bubble pattern will be unique to you, each paperweight will be approximately 8cm in diameter, branded and have the natural colour of the recycled glass produced in the Upcycled Glass studio.

£100 or more

2 of 12 claimed

£100 Reward - A History and Heritage experience

Enjoy a ½ day History and Heritage demonstration regarding the discovery of a 17th century glass blowing site on Dartmoor. Journey through the traditional glass making process from fern through to fuel and glass. In this 4 hour session our Master Glass blower Ian Hankey will give you an in depth insight into how glass was traditionally created and how we at UGC are utilising those traditional techniques and values. Up to 6 people max

£150 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£150 - Reward A set of signed tumblers

A set of four Original Upcycled hand blown drinks tumblers, delivered to you in eco-friendly packaging. At approximately 15cm tall this beautiful and functional tumbler set will be branded and have the natural colour of the recycled glass produced in the Upcycled Glass studio.

£175 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£175 Reward - A unique 17th century style goblet

An exquisite handmade decorative goblet based on 17th century designs. Each goblet will be unique, but will have a blown stem and folded rim blown foot. Made using clear or transparent colours from upcycled glass, this is the type of hand made luxury item beyond what you can but in shops.

£250 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£250 or more Reward - Glassblowing experience

Participate in a half day introduction to glassblowing. During this 4 hour session you will learn the basics of how to blow glass. You will be guided through gathering molten glass from the furnace to, making your very own Upcycled Glass paperweight or small vessel, that’s yours to keep! (please note that as the glass needs overnight anneal in a kiln, taken out the following day. We can arrange postage at cost price. 2 pledged places available

£300 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£300 Reward - Sponsor our floor or utilities

Sponsor the building of our brand new Upcycled Glass Studio, by contributing to the cost of our new concrete floor, gas, water or electric installation. We will fit a plaque with your name on it, easily seen on an interior wall explaining what you have contributed towards as a special thank you.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward - Sponsor our glass furnace.

Your name, business name, company logo or a name of your choosing will be clearly seen on a plaque close to the Upcycled Glass furnace. A furnace has a life of its own. You can give it a name.

£1,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1500 Reward - Weekend art glass experience

Spend the first morning on a sketching tour of Andy’s farm, set in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon. In the afternoon, we will demonstrate glass processes and principles and discuss possibilities and ideas. The following day will be a collaboration between you and a master glassmaker with years of experience. Please note that scale will be relatively small, but multiple pieces can be made. Overnight accommodation included

£60 or more

7 of 7 claimed

£60 Reward - A mystery art object

Ian Hankey has many international design awards to his name. He has an idea for a simple but beautiful hot worked glass bowl, made in clear or coloured upcycled glass. At approximately 150 cm diameter, with a fern decoration, it will celebrate the launch of the Upcycled Glass Company. This design will be developed at the workshop and will be available in May 2022

£500 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward Sponsor our kiln

Sponsor our Kiln. Your name, business name, company logo or a name of your choosing will be clearly displayed either on the Upcycled Glass kiln, or in plain view next to it.

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