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. For the rest of the article, check out the March 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly.– Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
Clay Couple Adam Field and Heesoo Lee Discuss the Challenges and Rewards of Sharing a Studio and ProfessionAfter 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 »
I am a big fan of Ceramics Monthly’s Studio Visit series. Today’s post is the Studio Visit from the October 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Lisa Orr tells us all about her Austin, Texas, studio and the successful business she runs out of it.
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.
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 hooked on making pots
and the rest is history.
Today I am posting an excerpt
from Ceramics Monthly’s Studio Visit series. I love visiting the
studios of other artists. In person is the most fun, of course, but
CM’s studio visits are the next best thing. In this studio visit, Simon
van der Ven gives us a peek into his dreamy Lincolnville, Maine, studio.
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.