I'd like to welcome Denise Mendez to our network. She owns MIY Ceramics in Hollywood, Florida. MIY is a busy studio offering memberships and classes in pottery, sculpture, and glass techniques. I have enjoyed working at MIY for almost a month now.
Denise, you may find that Norm Stuart and alec ramlow may be good sources/collaborators on the issues you have to deal with in the operation of a group studio. They and other members might want to form a group around that very topic.
Low cost flat lapping disc can be used on you potters wheel if you, drill bat pin holes in it, and provide a trickle of water to cool it. At amazon.com, 120 grit for aggressive material removal. Click the image to purchase
Members have had great things to say about John Britt's new book, Mid-Range Glazes. Click the image to buy from Amazon.com
If you just want to spout off, it is best accomplished as a blog posting. If you want to get more guidance and ideas from other members, ask a question as a new discussion topic. In the upper right corner of the lists for both types of posting, you will find an "+Add " button. Clicking it will open an editor where you create your posting. 4/16/2014