Corazón de cristal

Calle Coll i Vehí 51 08026 Barcelona
Filed on 27 / 01 / 2015
Closed
Received
€ 4.911
Minimum
€ 12.100
Optimum
€ 18.150
46 Backers
Contributing € 5
Be part of the construction team

Do you want to be our special guest? We will add your name if you help us in the project. Your name and photo will be published on Instagram and other social networks.

> 01 Backers
Contributing € 15
Art raffle

We raffle three of 40plumas’ art pieces. They are unique and exclusive pieces. The more you collaborate, the higher your chances to win. Winners will be notified through the blog of the project in Goteo crowd funding platform as well as via email and social networks. The raffle day is on March 19, 2015 (Father's Day! in Spain). COD shipping fees. We will be happy if you come to collect your reward in our studio so we’ll have a chance to thank you in person.

> 04 Backers
Contributing € 34
Glass board

This board is easy to clean, and durable. It looks good in any surrounding, as it is transparent. We recycle glass window. COD shipping fees. We will be happy if you come to collect your reward in our studio so we’ll have a chance to thank you in person.

> 05 Backers
Contributing € 60
Cups

You will receive a set of six porcelain cups. Designed by Italian illustrator Elisa Cesari during the creative workshop "People at Cafe". It is an original way to transform a 2D drawing in a three dimensional and functional object. COD shipping fees. We will be happy if you come to collect your reward in our studio so we’ll have a chance to thank you in person. More information: http://www.40plumas.com/?portfolio=corrente-continua

> 19 Backers
Contributing € 105
Artisanal necklace and earrings

Blown glass pearl necklace with matching earrings. We gave new life to wine bottles by transforming their glass in a fruit-bowl. COD shipping fees. We will be happy if you come to collect your reward in our studio so we’ll have a chance to thank you in person.

> 04 Backers
Contributing € 280
Tull lamp First of a numbered edition

You will receive a Tull lamp in its first edition of 60 numbered units at a special price. It has a hand blown glass design made by Gauzak study in 2011. With your contribution this object will see the light and it will be produced here. Pick a colour of your choosing and we will make it especially for you! cod shipping fees. We will be happy if you come to collect your reward in our studio so we’ll have a chance to thank you in person.

> 01 Backers
Contributing € 350
Creative workshop: Drawing for glass blowing technique

It’s about the understanding the blowing glass characteristics and the possibility of reproducing your glass pieces. Two days of workshop aimed at experimenting with molds different materials and playing with hot glass; the aim is manufacturing a prototype. Work with other creative people for a better problem solving of the glass material. The workshop is limited to 4 people. It consists of 9 hours on two Saturdays: 1st edition 19 and 26 of September 2015; 2nd edition 3 and 10 of October 2015. Contact us for more information: http://www.40plumas.com/contacto/

> 01 Backers
Contributing € 460
2 Tull lamps - Special promotion

You will get two Tull lamps - colour of your liking-. The lamps are great decorations for your house or amazing gifts for a special person. They are made of blown glass, designed by Gauzak study in 2011. With your contribution this object will see the light and it will be produced here. COD shipping fees. We will be happy if you come to collect this reward in our studio so we’ll have a chance to thank you in person.

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 500
Customized objects

Glass is a versatile and useful material. We can design and create an object for you. You can trust us in the understanding and delivering of the object just as you have it in mind. COD shipping fees. We will be happy if you come to collect this reward in our studio so we’ll have a chance to thank you in person. Please visit our website of reference: http://www.40plumas.com/creatividad-aplicada/

> 01 Backers
Contributing € 700
Prototype

Do you already have a glass project? With us, you can test it. We’ll give you advice and help you to create afunctional prototype. Throughout the job we will keep you informed about the work in process in order to learn more about this profession. We will develop your small or large-scale production in no time.

> 01 Backers
Contributing € 1.050
Personalized workshops for groups

This reward is designed for people working in groups. If you are a designer, company, school or a group that want wish to make objects in glass; you should participate in these workshops. We will apply the art of glass to your artistic field through a theoretical and practical exercise in order for you to get a real result. Open dates. Thematic workshop of 9 hours for a minimum of 4 people (€ 260 per person). Visit for more info: http://www.40plumas.com/talleres-creativos/ Contact us for more information: http://www.40plumas.com/contacto/

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 3.000
Crafty gifts

We love celebrations! We van make a personalized gift for your guests, employees or partners. Handicraft is optimal for small productions and the pieces are quite original! These gifts are great for events, trophies, and gifts for parties. We’ll transform your object into the message you want to convey. Contact us: http://www.40plumas.com/contacto/

> 00 Backers

About this project

An open place for the recovery of glass tradition and experimentation
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Ampliación y mejora linea eléctrica
Material and service of a electrician to adapt the power line at higher power. Required to connect several kilns and other machinery.
€ 2.600
Environmental license
Authorization and works required in order to adapt the studio to the project. Services of an architect, the rates for the city council, safety signs, fireproof areas, access ramps, etc. are included. All the necessary to run up a legally space where to work glass at high temperatures and frequented by groups of people.
€ 4.000
Electricity
Glassmelting needs a lot of energy. Our kilns are improved to be more efficient and greener. We have calculated a cost that allows us to promote the space for a few months, while the rewards are created.
€ 1.200
Material Minimum Optimum
Furnace
We have a furnace to blow glass. It lacks a push to end it and turn it on! It is ideal size for prototyping, small series, experimentation and education. We will buy bricks and refractory cement to complete the vault of the furnace and a temperature cycles programmer.
€ 1.000
Glass
A ton of glass to melt and transform! From here we will create rewards, student projects, prototypes ... The main ingredient.
€ 1.200
Glass art tools
We have made a selection of basic tools for developing glass projects. The glass is very hot and in the work it must constantly use all kinds of utensils. We have received some tools from friends, but three sizes of glass blowing canes and three new wooden molds will allow us a professional finish.
€ 650
Crucibles
Glass is melted in a refractory container called crucible. Each type requires its container because glass can not be mixed. Two pots would be a great help to start the project and to experiment with more than one type of glass.
€ 500
Propane
Working with glass high temperature is needed. Propane is very important to keep hot the glass pieces and to give time to the craftsman to create the work before it cools. They usually spend two gas cylinders per day of class. This is an average of 150 hours.
€ 700
Task Minimum Optimum
Minimum commissions
The percentage needed to keep alive Goteo crowdfunding platform and cost per monetary transactions.
€ 2.100
Communication
We are glass makers and without the help of a professional that make us a video and has ordered our needs, we would not know how to explain it.
€ 1.200
Blown glass maestros
The experience of a glass blower maestro is priceless. Fortunately we are supported by great craftsmen who will teach and share his wisdom in this space. Even so, we want to help and value them for their excellence at work.
€ 3.000
Total € 12.100 € 18.150
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

40plumas will bring together in one area most of the traditional glass techniques. The aim is to preserve the about the manufacturing of this material and develop them further, through experimentation and collaboration between disciplines.

Did you know that Spain was one of the main handicraft manufacturing country in the world? That was before the big chains of production replaced many artisans, to the point that they are now about to disappear. Today many artisans must earn their living working in other sectors and do not have places where to practice what they master. This industry is basically suffering for the fact that, artisanal production of glass must experiment its ideas before manufacturing on a large scale.

We want to be able to pass down our skills to creative people, businesses and schools so that those will research new glass-made products. Glass is considered the material of the future: it’s the most
environmentally friendly material and we found it everywhere in our daily life. We want to renovate 40plumas’ laboratory and transform it in a place for the preservation and transmission of the glassmaking knowledge. If this occurs, you will be able to learn about singular and alternative objects that respond to your needs and we will also be able to create new ones for you.

Can you help us?

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

The aim of the project is to adapt our lab facilities in order to obtain the required permits as well as finishing the blowing glass furnace. This will allow us to provide the equipment necessary to the participants and a safe working environment for the masters and technicians of the blowing glass technique. These are the ideal premises necessary to diversify the market offer through the production of beautiful, useful and last longing objects.

Why this is important

This project is born out of the passion for glass and the need of creating a network of people in order to offer high quality and affordable new objects. These objects are unique and they go against a process of standardization, responding to personalized and concrete needs; they’re also durable, recyclable and mirror the taste of each one of us.

For this project to take place, we must respond to the designer’s need for professional consultancies and his constant search for new opportunities to make small productions. Also, we must satisfy the need of the entrepreneur (who needs technical solutions and prototypes), the artist (who wants to experiment with the glass material difficult to reach), the master craftsman (who can keep working and improving his technique with the aim to create and transmit his knowledge) and finally, the students who will have the chance to discover this amazing material and its multiple applications.

We must provide a fully equipped laboratory that together with our competences and collaborations between professional artisans will keep alive this profession, which it has been sidelined, but it’s still of high interest.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

The money received will be used to improve the laboratory and acquire a furnace able to work hot glass. Also, we’re looking to build up a network as well as gatherings and other cooperation. This is to diversify our offer of glass objects and installations in the market.

We will begin by planning workshops and other activities related to glass creativity. We already have the support of colleges and businesses that are waiting to access this space and its projects; the latter are to be made by national and international artists.

This initiative will be monitored, shared and documented through open digital platforms with the purpose of informing and cataloguing the glass culture for the audience.

Team and experience

Bianca and Daniel obtained their qualification in the glass working academy of Vetroricerca, Italy. They refined their competences by working in different glass laboratories in Venice, Bohemia and England. At the moment, they combine the activities of their laboratory with didactical workshops in universities and colleges of art and design. During this time they have built a network of artists, artisans and others participants from different countries that share their motivation and supply new abilities to the laboratory.

Roger Prat Aldrich, Expert in Communication, writes on our blog advices on communication and applies freely creativity to the world of presentation, essential to present a project clearly.
http://www.presentable.es/sobre-mi/

Laura Calavia Safont, Scriptwriter, Director of “Dire” introduction video: http://vimeo.com/user5609014

Pere Pueyo, Filmmaker. He followed us almost everywhere with his camera, and as a result, his videos are the memory of our laboratory’s daily activities.

Martin Azua, Designer and Lecturer in Elisova College. He is particularly interested in the incorporation of “natural processes” in our daily life. He uses artisanal resources to protect the cultural and technological diversity. http://www.martinazua.com/es/producto/martin-azua/

Xema Vidal, Designer and Lecturer in Massana University. His experience as Director of the Design department in Massana University has helped us to identify and understand the importance of education in the world of glass. http://es.linkedin.com/pub/xema-vidal/15/b2a/976/es

Manuel Vargas, Master Artisan, who faithfully support our project. He collaborates and teaches us the art of glass blowing through his amazing skills.

Pere Albert, Executive Director of Alglass. His family business is dedicated to the designing
and fabrication of perfume’s bottles. During three generations, this artisanal factory belonging
to his grandfather has been a partly authorized factory, and presently works for big brands.http://www.alglass.com/

Gauzak, Design Studio. Their laboratory was born at the same time of 40plumas’ as well as their work in the glass projects. They gave us the exclusivity on the first lamp Tull production in order to offer it as a reward in Goteo. http://www.gauzak.com/

Elisa Cesari, Illustrator. Italian artist specialized in illustration for children and students. The coffee cups offered as a reward in Goteo, are the result of a creative laboratory, in which we transformed her illustrations in objects. https://www.facebook.com/elisa.cesari.illustratrice

Blanca Olivares Espinosa, Architect. Decides and supervise the operations needed to obtain the licenses for the new activities and installation of the laboratory. boliver@ejof.es

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