Pottery existed long before there was literature to describe it—an everlasting art form and necessity for civilization. Through pottery, we are given a peek into the past of humankind. We are given the opportunity to learn their stories, and by creating our own ceramics, and share our own.
The ceramic studio has evolved over thousands of years. No doubt, thanks to running water and electricity. But the basics still remain. Whether you're on a side street in ancient Athens or in a studio like ours, there's still a maker and there is clay.
When setting up a studio, there's a lot to consider. I'd like to share how we set up ours to give you some insight and perhaps help you make your own space for creating.
Before bringing anything into the studio we made a wish list. What did we want in our space? Next, we made that wish list into a realistic needs list. We needed water. We needed a kiln. We needed a lot of storage. We needed space for a potter's wheel. Oh, and excellent lighting.