Since the successful completion of our Kickstarter campaign in August, we've been working on getting our mobile papermaking studio, aka, The Pulp Mobile, up and running. For those who don't know about the campaign, we raised $11,688 from 101 backers to purchase a former espresso food truck and transform it into our papermaking studio. You can read more about our reasons for doing that in our last blog post.
The three main things we need to get the Pulp Mobile polished up and road worthy are 1.) finish scraping off the old espresso truck graphics, 2.) get new vinyl logos installed, 3.) get a tune-up. We're trying to stretch the remaining funds from the Kickstarter to make these things happen and still have enough money left over to fulfill the rewards for our Kickstarter backers. Needless to say, the budget is tight. We knew every penny would count, so we're being as frugal as we can.
While we work on the truck and fulfill the rewards we're busy keeping things moving forward with our residency program, workshops, and custom orders.
In mid-November we will move out of our current studio space inside of the c3:initiative and transition to hosting workshops in our home garage space in North Portland, and at guest locations with our mobile studio. Any big change to a business can be nerve wracking as you're not sure how things will pan out. We've taught enough workshops at guest locations that we are confident that we'll be able to drum up consistent interest in the mobile studio, but it never hurts to ask for help in getting the word out. If you know of a business, organization, school or private group that would be interested in having us come out with the mobile studio to teach, send us an email! We are eager to start scheduling workshops and can customize our offerings for groups of various sizes, ages, abilities and experience levels.
And if you weren't able to contribute to the Kickstarter but want to support the mobile studio effort, check out our Patreon page. For as little as $1 a month you can help support our creative business and keep the art of papermaking alive!
Our most sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who has helped us turn our schemes and dreams into reality! You are truly THE BEST and we are so lucky to get to share our passion for paper with all of you.
Pulp & Deckle is a handmade papermaking studio located in Portland, OR.