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Wish List

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Building supplies

  • Mural Tile
    Ceramic tile: neutral floor tile, ceramic fired tilePlease no terra cotta, marble, Trapertine, dishware
  • Thick Quarter-inch Mirror
    Thick Quarter-inch mirror pieces

Cleaning supplies

  • Trash Bags
    We are always in need of cleaning supplies!
  • Wet/Dry Shop Vac
    A wet/dry shop vac is an essential tool for any ceramics studio. Clay is messy and dusty! Sweeping often does nothing but lift dust into the air and ceramic dust has the potential to be a health hazard. Best practices are to wet the clay dust down and then vacuum it up, a wet-dry shop vac is the perfect tool for that. In addition, kilns need to be vacuumed after each firing and our kiln yard also contains our pug mill which is wet, messy, and muddy (a pug mill is a special mill that mixes dry clay with water to reconstitute it, the pug mill allows us to recycle and reuse our scraps and mistakes). Any workspace that is prone to getting wet should have a wet/dry vac for safety and clean up.

Electronics

  • iPad
    iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad Air, iPad mini 3
  • Laptop Computers
    Laptop computers allow our staff to communicate across multiple studio locations, work remotely, and help reduce the organization’s paper usage.
  • Canon EOS M50 Camera Bundle
    Ben’s Bells marketing department is in need of a camera and tripod to take photos for archival and promotional purposes. A camera would come in handy literally every day and could go so far to help enhance all of the visuals for our organization!

Furniture

  • Folding Table
    Must fold in half so that it can be easily transported in a car.
  • Patio Furniture
    Patio furniture will provide our Phoenix studio additional seating for groups to work outdoors when the weather permits!

Household items

  • 50 ft Garden Hose
    Pugging clay is an art form and it requires on-demand water, we need one hose that can be dedicated to the pug mill location. Our other hose would be used both to maintain our beautiful courtyard and to take to mural installations and other off-site events. We need 3 hoses total.
  • Display and Storage Baskets
    Allows for more storage at our Main Gate Studio
  • Paint Rollers and Tarps
    Our studios and office spaces are in need of a fresh coat of paint!
  • Unused Gift Cards
    Any gift cards to home improvement stores, groceries, or restaurants can be used.
  • Vacuum
    BISSELL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded Vacuum, 81L2A (Same as 81L2T)
  • Wet Dry VacA wet/dry shop vac is an essential tool for any ceramics studio. Clay is messy and dusty! Sweeping often does nothing but lift dust into the air and ceramic dust has the potential to be a health hazard. Best practices are to wet the clay dust down and then vacuum it up, a wet-dry shop vac is the perfect tool for that. In addition, kilns need to be vacuumed after each firing and our kiln yard also contains our pug mill which is wet, messy, and muddy (a pug mill is a special mill that mixes dry clay with water to reconstitute it, the pug mill allows us to recycle and reuse our scraps and mistakes). Any workspace that is prone to getting wet should have a wet/dry vac for safety and clean up.
  • 15 qt Latching Lid Storage Boxes

Hygiene items

  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby wipes are used at our off-site events. Participants need to wipe off their hands after creating beads out of clay.
  • Toilet Paper
    We are always in need of general supplies.
  • Toothbrushes
    Inexpensive toothbrushes
  • Cleaning Supplies (disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer)

Large appliances

  • Patio Heaters
    It allows us to use the 20+ outdoor seats we have during the winter for large groups

Office supplies

  • Airline Miles
    Airline miles allow our staff to travel back and forth to our Connecticut studio as well as take advantage of other important opportunities for our organization. Please contact Christine Plunkett at christine@bensbells.org for more specific information on dates and locations of interest.
  • Paper
    We are always in need of general office supplies!
  • Pens
    We are always in need of general office supplies!

Tools

  • Gift cards to Marjon’s Ceramics (for kiln shelves, slits)
  • Paint Brushes
  • These brushes are used by our studio volunteers for painting and glazing all of our handmade ceramic pieces, which are used to create Ben’s Bells, kindness coins and other handmade merchandise.
  • Painting Supplies
    Painter’s (Blue) Tape, 1″ Wedge Brushes, Rollers, Drop Cloths
  • Leaf Blower
  • DrillWe will use the drill to thoroughly mix glazes and to drill out the holes of ornaments that for some reason didn’t fire well, as well as for general repairs. With a battery-operated drill, we could use it both in the studio and for murals and other offsite events. An extra battery (or two) would be most awesome too.