Calgarys First Dog Friendly Cafe and Pottery Studio

Art , Pets , Food , Education
Calgary

C$12,165

C$12.2K
12%
 
Funded Of C$100,000 Goal
12% Raised
Art,Pets,Food,Education Category
For Profit Type
20 Days Time left

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Softeez - "Pawtery" - T-Shirt

Softeez - "Pawtery" - T-Shirt

Pledge: C$30.00
Softeez, so soft you'll never wanna take them off! Our signature stickers on your favorite basic white T, it will be so hard not to reach for these T's for your #OOTD!! Pick up in Calgary/Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary. Sizing and other details can be found in the Campaign Description below. **PLEASE ADD THE REQUIRED SIZE IN THE COMMENT SECTION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BOOST**
Softeez, so soft you'll never wanna take them off! Our signature stickers on your favorite basic white T, it will be so hard not to reach for these T's for your #OOTD!! Pick up in Calgary/Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary. Sizing and other details can be found in the Campaign Description below. **PLEASE ADD THE REQUIRED SIZE IN THE COMMENT SECTION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BOOST**
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-06-30
2 of 50 Boosted
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Softeeze - "Glittering Eyes" - T-Shirt

Softeeze - "Glittering Eyes" - T-Shirt

Pledge: C$30.00
Softeez, so soft you'll never wanna take them off! Our signature stickers on your favorite basic white T, it will be so hard not to reach for these T's for your #OOTD!! Pick up in Calgary/Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary. Sizing and other details can be found in the Campaign Description below. **PLEASE ADD THE REQUIRED SIZE IN THE COMMENT SECTION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BOOST**
Softeez, so soft you'll never wanna take them off! Our signature stickers on your favorite basic white T, it will be so hard not to reach for these T's for your #OOTD!! Pick up in Calgary/Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary. Sizing and other details can be found in the Campaign Description below. **PLEASE ADD THE REQUIRED SIZE IN THE COMMENT SECTION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BOOST**
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-06-30
4 of 50 Boosted
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"Always Sweater Weather" - Crewneck Sweatshirt

"Always Sweater Weather" - Crewneck Sweatshirt

Pledge: C$90.00
Our Sherlocks Pottery + Cafe embroidered sweater is a warm hug disguised as a street wear crew neck. The material is thick and has a relaxed fit, it has a soft warm inner lining that you can count on during the unpredictable winters and nippy summer nights. The color is a gorgeous soft pink that is sure to bring out the color of your eyes. **Pick up in Calgary/Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary.** Sizing and other details can be found in the Campaign Description below. **PLEASE ADD THE REQUIRED SIZE IN THE COMMENT SECTION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BOOST**
Our Sherlocks Pottery + Cafe embroidered sweater is a warm hug disguised as a street wear crew neck. The material is thick and has a relaxed fit, it has a soft warm inner lining that you can count on during the unpredictable winters and nippy summer nights. The color is a gorgeous soft pink that is sure to bring out the color of your eyes. **Pick up in Calgary/Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary.** Sizing and other details can be found in the Campaign Description below. **PLEASE ADD THE REQUIRED SIZE IN THE COMMENT SECTION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BOOST**
Pledge: C$90.00
Estimated Delivery: 0000-00-00
5 of 30 Boosted
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Daily Doses of Sherlock - Set of 7 Stickers - FREE SHIPPING

Daily Doses of Sherlock - Set of 7 Stickers - FREE SHIPPING

Pledge: C$20.00
Designed and drawn by our very own talented local designer Matthew Kuypers. You can decorate your phone case, laptop, notebooks and even faces with any of these unique designs! When you purchase a set of these stickers you will get all of our designs shown here!
Designed and drawn by our very own talented local designer Matthew Kuypers. You can decorate your phone case, laptop, notebooks and even faces with any of these unique designs! When you purchase a set of these stickers you will get all of our designs shown here!
Pledge: C$20.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-06-30
4 of 50 Boosted
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Taste of Pottery - Greeting Gift Card - FREE SHIPPING

Taste of Pottery - Greeting Gift Card - FREE SHIPPING

Pledge: C$50.00
Gift someone a taste of a pottery experience The recipient of the greeting card will get a gift card for any 1 beverage and a snack from the café and 3 hours studio time to try out pottery (includes a ball of clay, use of studio tools and a short introduction to get started). The recipient will also be able to avail a 5% discount to be applied towards a class registration if they choose to further experience pottery. NOTE: The recipient of the voucher will not be able to bring home a finished product after the 3-hour session as it takes a few weeks to complete an artwork considering drying times, bisque firings, glazing and glaze firings. Instead, the recipient of the card can register for a pottery class to continue working on and complete their art work with a 5% discount.
Gift someone a taste of a pottery experience The recipient of the greeting card will get a gift card for any 1 beverage and a snack from the café and 3 hours studio time to try out pottery (includes a ball of clay, use of studio tools and a short introduction to get started). The recipient will also be able to avail a 5% discount to be applied towards a class registration if they choose to further experience pottery. NOTE: The recipient of the voucher will not be able to bring home a finished product after the 3-hour session as it takes a few weeks to complete an artwork considering drying times, bisque firings, glazing and glaze firings. Instead, the recipient of the card can register for a pottery class to continue working on and complete their art work with a 5% discount.
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 0000-00-00
0 of 50 Boosted
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"Tote-a-ly Yours" Tote Bag

"Tote-a-ly Yours" Tote Bag

Pledge: C$27.00
Tote-a-ly your tote bag: A tote bag for your everyday use! this cotton/canvas tote is durable and versatile and is the perfect accessory that can keep up with the on-the-go ready for fun person in all of us! Sherlock's Pottery + Cafe Tote Bag. Made with 12oz 100% Heavy Cotton Canvas. Measurement: 20"Wx15"Hx5"D
Tote-a-ly your tote bag: A tote bag for your everyday use! this cotton/canvas tote is durable and versatile and is the perfect accessory that can keep up with the on-the-go ready for fun person in all of us! Sherlock's Pottery + Cafe Tote Bag. Made with 12oz 100% Heavy Cotton Canvas. Measurement: 20"Wx15"Hx5"D
Pledge: C$27.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-06-30
7 of 50 Boosted
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"Not Your Ordinary Apron" - Made in Calgary

"Not Your Ordinary Apron" - Made in Calgary

Pledge: C$160.00
There is never a great time like the times we have doing our favorite messy activities! So we at Sherlocks Pottery + Café wanted to design an apron that will shield your clothes from all the splashes of your creativity whether your standing up or comfortably sitting/squatting down! Locally manufactured in Calgary, we can't wait for you to get yours, pull them over, reach your arms out through the straps and start creating! Designed by our team and manufactured locally in Calgary. **Pick up in Calgary/PLEASE ADD 'SHIPPING REWARD' IF NECESSARY** ***PLEASE SPECIFY COLOR COMBINATION IN THE COMMENT SECTION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BOOST***
There is never a great time like the times we have doing our favorite messy activities! So we at Sherlocks Pottery + Café wanted to design an apron that will shield your clothes from all the splashes of your creativity whether your standing up or comfortably sitting/squatting down! Locally manufactured in Calgary, we can't wait for you to get yours, pull them over, reach your arms out through the straps and start creating! Designed by our team and manufactured locally in Calgary. **Pick up in Calgary/PLEASE ADD 'SHIPPING REWARD' IF NECESSARY** ***PLEASE SPECIFY COLOR COMBINATION IN THE COMMENT SECTION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BOOST***
Pledge: C$160.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-07-31
5 of 50 Boosted
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Pottery Classes - Introduction to Pottery

Pottery Classes - Introduction to Pottery

Pledge: C$250.00
$50 Savings! Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
$50 Savings! Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
Pledge: C$250.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-10-31
8 of 50 Boosted
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1 Month - Pottery Studio Membership

1 Month - Pottery Studio Membership

Pledge: C$130.00
$35 Savings! Normally $165/month. Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
$35 Savings! Normally $165/month. Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
Pledge: C$130.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-09-30
0 of 20 Boosted
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3 Months - Pottery Studio Membership

3 Months - Pottery Studio Membership

Pledge: C$370.00
$125 Savings! Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
$125 Savings! Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
Pledge: C$370.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-09-30
0 of 15 Boosted
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6 Months - Pottery Studio Membership

6 Months - Pottery Studio Membership

Pledge: C$690.00
$270 Savings! Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
$270 Savings! Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
Pledge: C$690.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-09-30
0 of 10 Boosted
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12 Months - Pottery Studio Membership

12 Months - Pottery Studio Membership

Pledge: C$1,100.00
$880 Savings! Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
$880 Savings! Please see Campaign Description below for more details.
Pledge: C$1,100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-09-30
1 of 10 Boosted
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Shipping

Pledge: C$20.00
Please add this reward if you require shipping within Canada for the tote bag, shirts, sweaters, and aprons. For shipping outside of Canada, please contact us and we can quote you the price of shipping. Thank you!
Please add this reward if you require shipping within Canada for the tote bag, shirts, sweaters, and aprons. For shipping outside of Canada, please contact us and we can quote you the price of shipping. Thank you!
Pledge: C$20.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-07-31
2 of 100 Boosted

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Campaign Description

Have you ever wanted to bring your dog to a café? Interested in pottery? Well, join us in our journey of creating a place where dog parents can sit along side with their pup as they sip their drink, while watching potters create. Our dream is to create a cafe that is dog friendly where you can bring your beloved doggos inside the shop and enjoy your drink INDOORS WITH YOUR DOG! This is a space for the curious, experienced, or aspiring potters where they can get busy with clay. In the cafe, there will be a community pottery studio to serve Calgarians and provide 24/7 access to studio members to come at their convenience and take classes to learn pottery. If you’re hungry or thirsty, grab something from the café and #BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog)

[MISSION]

SP+C’s mission is to provide a sanctuary to help people feel safe and comfortable to express their creativity through clay in a community setting and a space to relax with your dogs while drinking coffee INDOORs!

WE NEED YOU !!!' 

If you have been dreaming of trying out pottery on a wheel or wanting to have coffee in a café with your friends and your dog at the same time this ATB Boostr is for you!

We want you to join this journey with us and believe that together we can reach our goal! But sometimes life has other plans and takes us on mutiple turns before we get to our goals, so we just want to let you know that if we don't make it to 100K this time around we won't be able to produce any of our rewards AND make the dog friendly café + pottery come into a reality at this time. So please spread the word to your friends, family, strangers, EVERYONE, to make this dream come alive together.

[DOG FRIENDLY CAFÉ]

The City of Calgary is one of the top cities that has the most dedicated dog parks, which makes Calgary one of the best dog friendly cities to live in! In 2020, there are over 1.5 million registered dogs in Calgary. That’s over one dog per person in the city!

Sadly, this doesn’t reflect in our food establishments. Pet friendly cafes, restaurants and other food establishments in Calgary are very scarce. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go in to a café with our dogs and meet up with our friends after a nice walk instead of constantly worrying how your pets are doing waiting in your car or tied outside?  This is one of the constant conundrums we are faced with as dog parents and it is time to transform the food scene in Calgary to accommodate our furry family members.We are going to work closely with the Alberta Health Services to ensure that Sherlock’s Pottery + Café will exceed the safety and health requirements and make this a realty for all Calgarian dog parents. Where you don’t have to be separated from your doggos and be able to enjoy a meal with your friends and family in a café.

 

[POTTERY STUDIO]

Pottery is a relaxing activity that we are excited for others to try. Pottery can help us learn how to be present, how to be grounded. Pottery is good for the mind and the soul, one of our very own has described that 'The touch and smell of clay, molding a moist lump of clay, running your hands over it, giving it form and then feeling it come to life brings a sense of calmness, joy and discovery." This is the therapeutic potential of pottery that we are eager to share with everyone!

However, trying to find a place to learn pottery or access to a studio in Calgary has been quite a feat. Calgary has grown so much over the years and with only less than a handful precious dedicated pottery studios catering to over 1.3 million potentially curious potters, it is clear that our beloved city is in dire need for more accessible pottery studios.

Our mission with Sherlock’s Pottery + Café is to expand the creative outlet here in the city with our community pottery studio that we will aim to be accessible to anyone at all levels of their pottery journey, doggos or no doggos.

Our studio will be designed to be welcoming and open to encourage the curiosity and conversation around this special art form by using glass partitions between the studio and the café so that people can look and see for themselves what pottery is and how the studio is structured without the pressure of signing up for a membership.  Whether you have been a potter since forever or you have never touched clay in your life, everyone is welcome.

The Pottery Studio will be equipped with pottery throwing wheels, wedging tables, slab rollers, extruders, banding wheels, electric kilns and plenty of tables for hand building projects just to name a few. We also have studio tools available for students and members to use without having to make additional purchase to get started in pottery.

We will also have accessible pottery wheels to make sure that everyone can take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of pottery.

[OUR VISION]

These renderings are what we have worked on with designers and general contractors to visualize Sherlock’s Pottery + Café and help us determine budgetary costs for our business plan. These models are for representation only and will change depending on the location that we can secure with your support.

It is our goal for the space to be accessible, welcoming, spacious, cozy, and inclusive. This is going to be your go-to place whether you are wanting to interact with other people and dogs, or just want to watch others make pottery. 

INTERIOR

CAFÉ 

You can view the pottery studio from the café and watch artist make art while drinking your coffee and hanging out with your doggos.

POTTERY

Dedicated community pottery wheels for members to use even though there's a scheduled class.

Dedicated classroom for classes and workshops that can accommodate 12 students. When there are no scheduled classes/workshops members can use this area.

We are aiming to have at least 30 pottery wheels safely distanced from each other to accommodate as many potters as we can.

Plenty of tables for hand building and glazing.

 

EXTERIOR

OUTDOOR PATIO

Accessible entrance for everyone

 

[REWARDS]

These are the items you can receive by supporting us in addition to having dog-friendly café and awesome pottery studio! 

Doses of Sherlock – Set of 7 – $20 – Shipping included/Pick up in Calgary

 

Our Dog Sherlock is a huge package of cuteness...so cute that we wanted to find a way to put him in our pockets! And now you can too!! With these one of kind irresistible Sherlocks pottery+café stickers designed and drawn by our very own talented local designer Matthew Kuypers. ​You can decorate your phone case, laptop, notebooks and even faces with any of these unique designs! When you purchase a set of these stickers you will get all of our designs shown here!

 

Taste of Pottery - Greeting Gift Card - $50 – Shipping included/Pick up in Calgary

Gift someone a taste of a pottery experience

Giving you a taste of pottery - the recipient of the greeting card will get a gift card for any 1 beverage and a snack from the café and 3 hours studio time to try out pottery (includes a ball of clay, use of studio tools and a short introduction to get started). The recipient will also be able to avail a 5% discount to be applied towards a class registration if they choose to further experience pottery. NOTE: The recipient of the voucher will not be able to bring home a finished product after the 3-hour session as it takes a few weeks to complete an artwork considering drying times, bisque firings, glazing and glaze firings. Instead, the recipient of the card can register for a pottery class to continue working on and complete their art work with a 5% discount.

"Tote-a-ly Yours" Tote bag - $25 – Pick up in Calgary / Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary

Tote-a-ly your tote bag: A tote bag for your everyday use! this cotton/canvas tote is durable and versatile and is the perfect accessory that can keep up with the on-the-go ready for fun person in all of us!

  • Printed in Calgary
  • Dimension 20"W x 15"H x 5"D
  • 12.0 oz., 100% heavy cotton canvas
  • Bottom gusset
  • 23" web canvas handles
  • 10" handle drop

 

Sherlock's Pottery + Cafe "Softeez" – $30 – Pick up in Calgary / Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary

Softeez, so soft you'll never wanna take them off! Our signature stickers on your favorite basic white T, it will be so hard not to reach for these T's for your ootd!!

A choice between "Pawtery" and "Glittering Eyes" design. Printed in Calgary on a ultra soft shirt.

  • 100% polyester with cotton feel
  • Active fit
  • Wicking & Anti-microbial properties
  • Snag resistant
  • Seamed single needle 7/8" collar
  • Double needle sleeve and bottom hems

T-Shirt Sizing:

Sherlock's Pottery Cafe – "Always Sweater Weather" Crewneck Sweatshirt – $90 – Pick up in Calgary / Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary

Our Sherlocks Pottery + Cafe embroidered sweater is a warm hug disguised as a street wear crew neck. The material is thick and has a relaxed fit, it has a soft warm inner lining that you can count on during the unpredictable winters and nippy summer nights. The color is a gorgeous soft pink that is sure to bring out the color of your eyes

Embroidered Sherlock's Pottery Cafe logo on to a premium heavyweight dusty pink crewneck sweatshirt.

  • 70/30 cotton/polyester, 100% cotton face yarns
  • 3-End fleece, ring spun cotton
  • 20 singles face yarn for a durable and textured fabric face
  • Double ribbing side panels for stretch
  • Reverse coverstitch sewing on all seams for durability and a premium finish
  • Body panels sewn cross grain to limit shrinkage & shortening after wash
  • 520gm 100% cotton 1x1 ribbing at cuff and waistband

Crewneck Sweatshirt Sizing

"Not Your Ordinary Apron" Locally made in Calgary - Pottery Apron - $160 - Pick up in Calgary / Please add “Shipping Reward” if necessary

There is never a great time like the times we have doing our favorite messy activities! So we at Sherlocks Pottery + Café wanted to design an apron that will shield your clothes from all the splashes of your creativity whether your standing up or comfortably sitting/squatting down! Locally manufactured in Calgary, we can't wait for you to get yours, pull them over, reach your arms out through the straps and start creating!

  • Made with 15 oz Cotton Canvas and Poly/Cotton Twill for comfort, durability and function.
  • Overlapped split skirt ensures each leg is perfectly covered while sitting at the wheel or work bench.
  • Cross back straps for comfortable easy fit – no weight around the neck and no more tying and untying
  • Deep and roomy side pockets and front chest pockets for mobile phone, small tools and more!
  • Front loop to hang cleaning cloth
  • Tested on a variety of body types for a versatile One Size fit!
  • Designed by our team and manufactured locally in Calgary.

Pottery Studio Monthly Memberships

***THE FOLLOWING PRICING IS ONLY AVAILABLE DURING THE ATB BOOSTR CAMPAIGN***

1 month - $130 ($35 SAVINGS! - Original $165/month)

3 months - $370 ($125 SAVINGS!)

6 months - $690 ($270 SAVINGS!)

12 months - $1100 ($880 SAVINGS!)

Memberships includes:

  • Access to the studio during operating hours. Our aim is to be available to members 24/7. However, this will depend on the location and restrictions in place when we are able to open. We will work towards this gradually to make sure it’s safe for everyone.
  • Access to studio pottery equipment including pottery throwing wheels, wedging tables, slab rollers, extruders, banding wheels, electric kilns (firing fees are extra)
  • Access to wide selection of glazes
  • 5% discount at the café

Pottery Classes – Introduction to Pottery - $250 ($50 SAVINGS)

***THE PRICING ABOVE IS ONLY AVAILABLE DURING THE ATB BOOSTR CAMPAIGN***

 

  • 6 week course (3 hours per class, 1 class a week)
  • In this introductory course that will encompass wedging and centring clay, throwing basic shapes, vessels, decorating, and glazing.
  • This is geared towards adults who are new to ceramics and are looking to gain an introduction to ceramics in a creative and supportive atmosphere.
  • Tools required will be provided during class
  • Clay (1 bag) and Firing fees are included
  • Multiple offerings per week to fit in your schedule
  • Access to studio outside of class times
  • Includes a voucher for 1 beverage from the café

 

 

Meet the Team

Sherlock The Great

Sherlock The Great

TOP DOG - CHIEF TROUBLEMAKER

Also known as "Handsome", "Baby boy", and "Stinky" to mention a few. Biggest contributor while doing absolutely nothing.

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Keren Brillantes

Keren Brillantes

CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER

Amateur potter. Supply Chain professional. Instigator.  Keren is our fearless leader, but more commonly known to us as Sherlock's chauffer.

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Hope Brillantes

Hope Brillantes

CHIEF DIGITAL SORCERESS

She was named Hope for a reason, she is our team's voice of reason, optimist and confidante. Hope is a talented GIS professional with a knack for digital design and has an eye for making things look amazing! Hope is the adventurer and is always up to do something she has never tried and isnt afraid to ask the hard questions which makes her pivotal to the team!

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Lauren Brillantes

Lauren Brillantes

HEAD OF COMMUNITY SATISFACTION

In the last 10 years Lauren has dabbled in Supply Chain Operations, Nursing, Highschool teaching and learning all the dance moves in Just Dance. She has a passion for building relationships and loves her own reflection. She is always hungry which makes her a perfect companion. She is always looking to try new things and cannot wait to learn pottery!

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Eli Kae Brillantes

Eli Kae Brillantes

MADAME SECRETAIRE - COO

Eli Kae is the heart of the team, (her and Sherlock). Eli Kae is our head facilitator and is the biggest reason for our team's relentless drive. Her profressional background is in accounting but at first glance you would think she just came off the runway, whether its clothes or bright new ideas she knows how to put good things together and there is never not an amazing idea if it has her behind it!

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Apr 25, 2021
Project launched

FAQs

1. What is crowdfunding/ATB BoostR?

Crowdfunding is a way to raise money for an individual or organization by collecting donations through family, friends, friends of friends, strangers, businesses, and more. By using social media to spread awareness, people can reach more potential donors than traditional forms of fundraising. ATB BoostR is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that ATB launched in 2015. ATB BoostR gives Alberta entrepreneurs a place to raise money for their businesses, often in exchange for a “reward” (to pre-sell a product, service or experience).

2. What is the “all or nothing “model?

The “all or nothing” crowdfunding model is what our campaign is utilizing. This is the traditional model where Sherlock’s Pottery + Café will only receive funds if the goal amount of $100,000 is reached (and hopefully exceeded)! We are choosing this model to ensure that we will be able to fulfill opening the pottery studio and the dog friendly café. And more importantly, delivering the rewards you have selected such as the pottery memberships, classes, pottery gift cards – these can only be fulfilled if we actually have Sherlock’s Pottery + Café open and running.

3. Why are you raising $100,000?

We understand that it is quite ambitious. However, after the cost to produce the rewards, the credit card processing fees. the Stripe payment process fee, and GST are subtracted from the $100,000 we will actually at the end of the day get on average 60% of the raised funds to be used directly for Sherlocks Pottery + Café. We are very grateful to ATB BoostR that they are waiving their platform fee of 3.1% this year.

 

In our Campaign Description we have talked about our vision for the Dog Friendly Cafe and the accessible pottery studio. For us to achieve this, we will need to start with a sizeable location. The space that we are looking for needs to be unique and at least 5,000 sq to ensure that there is enough space to accommodate everyone as promised. The funds raised through ATB BoostR will be used to secure the most suitable space for the needs of the Cafe and the Pottery Studio. Given the square footage that we will be requiring, there will be a sizable mandatory deposit before we can even begin to do anything. The remaining funds will be used for the leasehold improvements to attain the atmosphere and purpose we have promised. Also, by raising this much funds we can demonstrate and validate to other financial institutions and potential investors that Calgarians are yearning for a space like this which will help acquire additional funding if still necessary.

 

It is key to understand that for anyone to get the rewards that they have purchased, the $100k goal will need to be met first.

4. When is my credit card going to be charged?

When you boost our campaign by buying rewards it will communicate with Stripe (payment processor) and create a secret key on the system that will be triggered when the campaign is successful. Your credit card will only be charged at the end of a successful campaign.

5. Do you have a location yet?

We currently don’t have a location. We’ve been trying to find the perfect space for both the doggos and humans. We are aiming to find a space that is unique and at least 5,000 square feet and a sizeable patio area to ensure that there is plenty of space for both the café and pottery studio. Our target is to be located centrally. Please feel free to contact us with any location suggestions or tips!

6. What are the precautions you have taken to address Covid-19?

We have taken into consideration safety distancing requirement as a norm into the design of the space in addition to making the space accessible to everyone. We will also explore air infiltration/purifier systems that is suitable to the location to ensure to control dust, odors, pathogens, and nuisance airborne particles, including COVID-19.

7. Will you be offering Children's Pottery Classes?

We definitely want to and planning on it once Sherlock’s Pottery + Café is more established. For now, only adult pottery classes will be offered. The curriculum and structure for children’s classes are still being worked on to ensure that it will be safe and manageable for both teachers and students.

8. When will I get my reward?

The sooner we reach the goal, the sooner we can deliver the rewards! =D

 

When the campaign ends successfully, we will begin to manufacture the rewards that has been ordered. The stickers and greeting cards will be available for pickup or shipping after 2 weeks from the end of the campaign. For the apparel orders, depending on the volume and availability of the garments, it will be available for pickup and shipping between 3 to 4 weeks at the earliest. For the Apron orders, this will be available for pick up and shipping 4 weeks at the earliest after the campaign ends. Please note that these timeframes may change as there are other factors that is out of our control.

9. Can you ship the rewards outside of Calgary?

If shipping is required, please select the “shipping” as an additional item for shipping within Canada. For international shipping, please contact us, so we can provide a proper quote.

10. I want to help but I don’t have money. Is there other ways I can help?

We totally get it, and just by visiting our BoostR you are supporting us so thank you! You can continue to support us by spreading the word, sharing our BoostR to other via old fashion conversations or via social media.

11. Is there an expiry date for the greeting card/ gift card?

Just like our dedication to you there’s no expiry!!!!

12. Are you hiring?

Yes we will!. After the campaign ends successfully and when the we have found a location we will be looking for pottery teachers that will be teaching the classes. :-) Please contact us via email to hello@sherlockspotterycafe.com if you are interested in applying.

13. Is the Pottery Studio dog friendly also?

Dogs will be allowed in the pottery studio in a case by case basis depending on temperament. Display aggressive or excessively rambunctious behaviour will not be approved. Doggos must be appropriately secured, on a leash held by a person, or in a suitable cage or carrier, and kept within eyesight at all times. As much as we would like to have all of our doggos in the pottery studio with us, we are cautious about keeping our doggos safely distanced from the materials that will be handled in the studio along with the pottery equipment and the fragility of pottery projects of the students and members in the studio. But do not fret, your doggos can watch you from the glass partition as long as they are supervised.

14. Is Sherlock going to be at the café all the time?

Sherlock will be at the cafe to meet everyone unless he has any previous engagements. Such as going for his daily walks at the dog park and excursions (probably taking naps most likely).

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