Holy hot July! We’ve been working like crazy on the new Emerging Artist Studio (PDF) and want to share a few photos from our adventures.
TLB Construction put up the new walls, insulation, and windows before we had to take a few days off for the Minnesota Pottery Festival, but now we’re back and we’re counting down the days until our three new artists start.
Continental Clay shipped us our three new Whisper-VL wheels and stools from Shimpo. These babies we’re test driven during this year’s Pottery Olympics and let me tell you they are so quiet and smooth.
Also, after a ton of research and advice from other potters we ordered our new sink. It’s stainless, with galvanized legs, and three bays. Next up we’ll get our Gleco HV system. I can’t wait to see the whole thing installed.
Next up in the Studio
Over the next two weeks, we’ll do some more drywall, taping, put a mote in our concrete to create a better drainage system, add gutters, install the new energy efficient lights in the Studio, pour the new floor, paint, and bring back all the tools from storage. Wow, I’m tired just reading it. Good thing we have so many awesome helpers, it’s true, “many hands make light work.”
Emerging Artist Update, There’s still time to Apply
In other news, we’ve been interviewing artists for the three Emerging Artists positions. We’ve talked to potters from California, to New York, Colorado to Wisconsin, Kansas City to Virginia, North Carolina to Texas, and tons from our home state of Minnesota.
If you’re a functional potter, who likes to work with highfire, cone10, reduction glazes, and you’re looking for a Studio to launch
your small business please reach out via email to [email protected]. There’s still time to get your application in, but the space is filling up quickly.