STUDIO REBUILD AFTER FIRE

For: Elisabeth Nickles
Organizer: Aaron Nickles
$5,950
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 47 donors
23% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

On February 4th at 3AM, I awoke to see my studio, that was recently completed, on fire. The fire grew rapidly from a ten foot flame, to consuming the entire building within fifteen minutes. Although the Philadelphia fire department arrived quickly, they could not put it out until early the next morning.  Within a 1/2 hour, my paintings, drawings, sculpture, tools, kayak, motorcycle, car and studio were completely destroyed. The fire melted anything aluminum and the only remaining usable item is an iron anvil and an iron woodstove (with unburned wood within it). It is still unknown what caused the fire, although it was most likely, electrical. Unfortunately my insurance coverage did not cover the studio and contents. Friends are helping with the cleanup of the remaining debris.

I want to rebuild the studio this year, I loved having a studio that was mine, close to home but far enough away to take me into a different realm quickly. I have rented studios for years and my dream has always been to have a devoted structure of my own to create within.  I am asking for donations to help pay for the cost of the building materials, concrete pad, plans, licenses and some basic tools. Please help me if you can help to make my new studio, resurrected and improved, in whatever donation amount you can afford.

I lost many tools, large and small.  I will be creating a list of those items and if you have anything to donate to replace brushes, wrenches, screwdrivers, jigsaw, drill press, chop saw, grinders, belt sanders, stationary sander, table saw, bench grinder, bandsaw, pliers, paint, ink, easels, sculpture tools, paper, large rulers, two sets of large metal flat files, papermaking supplies, etc. it would help me rebuild my studio and ability to work that much faster. 

Thank you and much love! 

For images of my work please visit www.elisabethnickles.com


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 25, 2014

Posted on February 25, 2014

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Posted on February 20, 2014

Posted on February 20, 2014

I AM SO AMAZED AND GRATEFUL. Thank you so much, i cannot believe we almost reached the 5,000 mark in a few days!! much love you are wonderful

Posted on February 18, 2014

Posted on February 18, 2014

Hello everyone!

I am happy to say with the combination of the money donated in the past two days and money donated personally and on my blog- we have over 3,000. raised.  I appreciate all of the support and I am sorry that I cannot thank you each personally at this time but know I am thinking of you with much gratitude. 

Elisabeth

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