Not long after my last post I found out that Fire Works Pottery Studio would be closing. This was a big blow. Not only was Fire Works the home of my studio but also the home of Gertrude our soda kiln. Realizing I would soon be studio-less, I went searching for maker and firing space. I toured a few facilities and venues and met some really great artists.
This past summer was a trying time as I crammed my studio supplies into my house and searched for a new maker space and firing facility. I was seriously considering making major changes in the type of firing I would do in the future.
In the end I am happy to report that I have found a new home at my old stomping grounds, Worcester Center for Crafts. There is a great community of artist and friends at the Craft Center and I’m happy to be a part of it again! They have expanded their offerings to include ceramic studio timeshare rentals. So after a bit of down time, I moved into a small studio space last fall. I am volunteering there as a studio assistant.
It has been a few months since moving in and I’m really happy with my space and volunteer work. Now if I decide I want to make major changes in my firing style, it will be because I want to and not because I have to. I’m back to experimenting and having fun, but much more grateful for what I have…