Starting up a studio anywhere can be a real challenge – in an expensive city like Seattle even more so. But Deborah Schwartzkopf and George Rodriguez are two community-oriented artists who made it happen using innovative tools like Kickstarter and old-fashioned hard work. In today’s post, you’ll hear a little bit about their studio…. Read More »
After spending many years living the nomadic life that many potters are familiar with, Adam Field and Heesoo Lee decided to settle down in Durango, Colorado. There they set up their dream home studio. In today’s post, Adam and Heesoo explain how having two working artists (plus two young children!) in one family… Read More »
In this installment of Ceramics Monthly‘s Studio Visit series, from the October 2011 issue, Lisa Orr tells us all about the successful business she runs out of her Austin, Texas, studio. Like many potters today, she explores several different revenue streams so she can have a steady income while still being able to concentrate on… Read More »
It’s not easy to make large work, and it’s even harder to make a living
making large work, but the right tools, the right circumstance, and the
right perspective can help.
Beginning his pottery career in his native Venezuela, a potter
figuratively and literally follows the work that resonates with him,
culminating in a move that affects his lifestyle as well as his
It’s tough to be an extrovert in a basement, but this sculptor proves it is possible.
Today I am presenting an excerpt from Ceramics Monthly’s ever-popular Studio Visit Series. This time Rangely, Colorado, potter Elizabeth Robinson Wiley tells us all about her path to making a living in clay. I could relate to this one because like me, Elizabeth discovered clay while pursuing a degree in another field. But she got… Read More »
This past summer, my husband and I bought a new house – well, a new, old house actually. One of the selling points of this house was that it had studio space for both me and my husband (a composer/sound artist). After a very busy fall, the new year is almost upon us and I… Read More »
I consider myself a sculptor who uses clay some of the time. I also use
wood and found objects to make sculpture and I like to combine clay
with other materials; what is important is that the idea defines the
medium and not the other way around.
The best part of my studio location, since I have little kids, is that on days when I have to finish up orders and they are entertaining themselves inside, I’m right there to see what’s going on or help out in at a moment’s notice if needed. I have two windows that look in on our kitchen so I’m able to help out without anyone having to come get me.