Since I've been setting up my own home studio I've had a lot of questions about what to do and how to go about things, and only a handful of them I've asked here on my blog. What I would like to do is survey the ceramic artists / studio potters reading, similar to the way Tiny Choices features a survey with questions based around personal living / environmental choices every Friday. So here it is... send me an email (ceramicerin at gmail . com) with your answers and I'll post one artist's survey each Monday:
Vital statistics (name, age, location, link to website/blog)?
Where do you work in clay?
Do you have another job?
Are your studio and occupation decisions made by choice or necessity? Please explain.
How do you budget your time (in the studio and out - family, errands, etc)?
Why do you make pots (or sculptures)?
How concerned are you about environmental issues? Does this affect your work?
What do you do when you're having a bad day in the studio?
Do you create art in other mediums?
Where do you sell your work?
How did you approach those venues about selling your work?
Do you have any questions you want to ask other ceramic artists, or artists in general?
NEW question: If you could change one property of clay, what would it be? (optional question; from potter John Bauman in the second Monday survey)
Please also include a photo of your work and/or yourself in your email.