Feed the Ravens (aka Maggie and Scot) is a an incredible vendor in the SCA. These folks are beyond knowledgeable not only about their arts of ceramics, leathercraft and wood working, but also about the general history and material culture of the Viking Age. They are constantly giving to our SCA and reenactment communities by sharing their knowledge. I am proud to count them as friends.
Last year, at the urging of others, they finally started a Patreon page (HERE). For those unfamiliar with the site, this allows artisans to gain the support of their fans in return for a window into their lives, as well as special offers, deals and sometimes even gifts. It allows for a more historic form of sponsorship of the arts, which can allow artisans a bit of space to be more creative knowing that some of their own needs can be met.
I think it is amazing and joined pretty much as soon as it launched. Patreon is set up nicely to allow for differing levels of commitment to the cause. For Feed the Ravens it ranges from $3 a month to $100 a month.
Some of these tiers offer special shopping pre-sales, and just recently, there was an opportunity to PRE-ORDER pottery! They also sent out gifts to subscribers at the end of the first year.
As an incentive right now, there is a contest for a FREE year of pottery. Everyone who joins with an annual subscription will be entered and have a chance of winning! The message they sent out is below in red text, and note that you have till NOON (Eastern Standard Time) on March 31 to join to be eligible. I do believe you need to be in the US or Canada to win so one might want to check on that if you are outside of the US. The Patreon link is here: www.patreon.com/ftrfeedtheravens/posts
GIVEAWAY! A one year pottery subscription!
All new Patrons who sign up for an Annual Membership on our patreon at ANY tier will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a ONE YEAR POTTERY SUBSCRIPTION FREE! A $1200+ value! One piece of our pottery per month sent to the winner for one year. We will choose a variety of different styles, sizes and functions for you from our studio. The higher the tier you sign up for, the more entries go into the drawing for you. Each dollar pledged is one entry! Tiers start at three dollars! To sign up for a full year, choose the tier you want to join, and select Annual Membership. Best of all, paying for the full year up front gets you a 10% discount!
Why are we running this promotion? Scot needs a new leather tool, and frankly, we just can't afford it right now. This tool will not only make his process go much faster, it will save untold wear and tear on his wrists. Check out this epic edging tool! (FYI, Scot currently and since about 16 years has been edging all of his belts by hand!)
Already a Patron? DON'T WORRY! We have another pottery subscription giveaway for you all as well! check your patron emails for details coming soon!
Link to our Patreon is on our main Feed the Ravens Facebook page. Deadline is noon EST on March 31 to enter, Drawing will be that evening!
And this isn't all they are offering! They are doing a limited run of their Mug of the Month boxes! I did this over the winter and got some incredible pieces from them. I highly recommend diving into this if you have the funds for it. It is wonderful fun to see what comes in the mail each month. Details from their Facebook page are below in red. I have added the link in green text in the copy from their page to make access easy.
SURPRISE BOX! Pottery Subscription! Who's in? 4 months, for one hundred per month, you will get one piece of pottery per month. This will include:
- One historical stamped cup
- One Maggie Mug (with Handle)
- One Seasonal Rune cup (Spring or Summer)
- One Stamped Bowl - (large stew bowl or small serving bowl size)
Scroll through the photos (HERE) in this post to see examples of what you might get!
The monthly payment includes priority shipping. We will invoice you through our website.
Available as a monthly invoice, OR... hear me out- Pay all at once and get a FREE whiskey sipper - a one of a kind made just for you.
The first 30 subscriptions will go out April 15-30, the next 20 subscribers will get their first boxes May 15-30. and 50 is about all we can handle at this time.
WHY are we doing this special thing now and why should you jump on this? We are trying desperately to get approved for a home loan, and for what we want/need for a live/work situation we need 20% down. Covid and my surgery tanked our savings. and all of our monthly bills have gone up. We have to get out of this rental situation. A cash infusion at this time would seriously help our chances of get what we need to get there. PM me if you want a subscription! (FB Page info to message Maggie to subscribe is HERE)
THIS IS FOR 4 PIECES TOTAL, ONE PER MONTH, INCLUDING SHIPPING. (These are time consuming pieces of art, not fast production ware, and shipping is about 15-20% of the price)
Below is a photo of some of the items I have that might be similar to items in the subscription boxes (every box will be UNIQUE though, that is part of the fun).