I have, for the last several months, been preparing, planning, organizing and realizing the dream of having my own studio. I gave up my studio a Odyssey Studios & Gallery at the end of January, took a shelf there for a month during transition and have, except for one more bisque kiln and the possibility of taking classes there in future, left Odyssey, altogether. I take with me valuable training by talented teachers and some new good friends.
I have not had time to organize the actual workspace, but I am working on actual orders from customers I've met at the various Jewish Festivals at which I have shown my work. The task seemed daunting, until I was referred a UNCA ceramics grad who would very much like studio space in exchange for being my assistant. And, this weekend, I am having the back patio covered and my Skutt KM-1227-3 installed. Additional shelving and storage will be built in the coming weeks, so that, by May, I think I'll be ready to have a Clay Club meeting here.
So, if the "creek don't rise", and today it seems like it might, Oy Clay!!! Pottery and My Wonky Pots Studio are almost there.