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One last chance to visit me in my beloved workshop behind the Newtown Bowling Club.
3 & 4 September 2022 – 11am to 3pm both days.
305a Mansfield St, Building M, Newtown, Pōneke.
EFTPOS will be available.
Lots of seconds available for a koha!
I still don’t have a new studio to move into so I may be indefinitely closing up shop after this. Come say hi and grab yourself a bargain!
And now the ‘bonus musings’ bit….
I’ve had a start of a post sitting in my drafts for a while under the title ‘Trying to make it as an artist’. Right now is a big period of change in my life so of course I’m having feelings.
I feel really lucky to have had the space we have for the past decade. I never would have been able to immerse myself so deeply in pottery or art if I hadn’t moved into a big derelict shed with my boyfriend all those years ago, right around the time I joined Wellington Potter’s Association and started working with clay. As my skill developed and I tentatively decided to invest more time and money into my hobby, the space allowed me to grow. When it was time to get a wheel I just had to clear out some space and make some room on a bench. When I outgrew the club firing situation I discovered our building had 3 phase power, perfect for a 2nd hand kiln. When I decided I wanted to try out teaching it was just a matter of decluttering and shifting things around, and I had the space to do it. I really owe it to that shed for helping me get to where I am today.
I don’t know a lot about the history of the building but I am planning to do a deeper dive into the space and it’s place in my life before it gets bulldozed. But as I reflect on the last 10 years and consider some big decisions around what next, of course I lean towards the existential.
So look forward to long, poorly-written, emotional responses to these thoughts and more coming at you soon!