One door closes:
We were notified the property was being sold and we would have to be out Aprl 13.
After anguished panic we reasoned we would need to liquidate the studio. We just couldn't move the studio again. We are going to sell about 90% of the studio's inventory. Wheel, shelving, pug mill, chemicals, buckets, barrels, batts, molds and so on. Looking south for housing and studio space Rita took a look at AMOCA where we already have a presence in the Museum Gallery.
Another door opens:
We're back from a three day trip to the Inland Empire.
Our first stop was the Ceramic Studio at AMOCA. WOW!
http://studio.amoca.org/
We walked out with a Resident Artist studio space and another of our tall thin-necked vases in the Studio Gallery. The Ceramics Studio at AMOCA is huge (12,000 square feet and then there's the private and semi-private studios). It's well kept and equipped, four or five electric kilns in descending sizes in a row, two or three large gas reduction kilns, the wheels, work tables, drying racks, bisque ware racks and so on.
More to come shortly (Inventory List for those interested in purchasing items).
This is not a bad thing. I'm excited to get there. I've worked solitary for awhile, influences coming mainly from customers and the internet. Of course there's my main muse, the incomparable Rita. I'm really looking forward to working in an environment that will pull me along creatively.
One last glaze fire and complete inventory, clean, pack items to go with me to AMOCA and sell everything else.
Keep watching, this is gonna be fun even with the fears and anxieties (still gotta find a home. ;))).

AMOCA Ceramics Studio
clay speaks, we listen...
STUDIO.AMOCA.ORG

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Comment by Joe Shaw on April 22, 2015 at 4:59am
Thank you. It's going to be good. A wonderful group of people here.
Comment by Renee Matthews on April 21, 2015 at 8:06pm

Congrads.....sounds like you're headed into a wonderful journey. Will be looking for your future post. Good Luck

Comment by Norm Stuart on March 21, 2015 at 8:51pm

Amoca is a nice facility.

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