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A New Year, A New Studio

January 9, 2017 , In: Ceramic Clay, Clay, Studio

Long story short, but I’ve been without a proper studio since moving to New York back in July.  That has all finally changed.  Back in November, I went to look at available spaces at MADE ON STATE.  MADE ON STATE is a renovated former industrial building in Rochester, now housing artists and creative entrepreneurs.  

There’s a lot of really cool stuff going on in there right now.  I believe there are currently about 15 different small businesses occupying the building.  

I was fortunate enough to grab up 3B and become part of this special place. 

3B contains far more space than I’ve ever had to work in before.  It’s a bit overwhelming. 

This is what it looked like before I moved in.  

On December 7th, I received my keys!

As soon as Colin had some free time around Christmas, we started moving furniture in. 

It took a few days but we got some shelving units, tables and my small kiln moved in. Originally, I was going to paint the space but I got anxious about wanting to work so I just skipped over that. I’ll hang a bunch of art up on the walls as time goes on.  

This is my current layout.  My larger kiln is on backorder, I need another shelving unit and more lights.  There’s also a large empty space on one wall that is being saved for future bead storage and as a finished work display since MADE ON STATE plans to have several open houses each year. 

On Thursday, I opened up some clay for the first time in about 7 months.  I made some test tiles for when the new kiln arrives and I also came up with some new designs.  I’m excited about this new space filled with creative people!  I’m looking forward to all the things I will create here!

If you would like to see more photos of MADE ON STATE and a few small video tours, check out my Instagram!

Happy Creating!



Diana Ptaszynski

Powered by the magic of all things containing sugar, Diana spends her day making beads out of porcelain and stoneware.  She also enjoys needle-felting, bead embroidery and metalsmithing. A Jersey girl at heart, Diana now resides in Rochester, NY with her husband and three cat children.  You can find Diana in her studio at Made On State, spreading the bead love at Let's Bead in East Rochester or all dressed up at a cosplay event! 
  1. Reply

    So excited for you! <3

  2. Reply

    Yay!! I can’t wait to see all the things you will be creating.

  3. Reply

    This is really exciting. So happy for you, Diana!

    • Marcia Pzo
    • January 9, 2017

    Felicitaciones! Me alegro mucho por ti.

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you

    Marcia, from Chile

  4. Reply

    So tidy!! hope you have fun in your new studio 🙂

    • Brenda
    • January 10, 2017

    Happy for your new space! You’ll bloom! ?

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    Congrats on the new space! New spaces open up avenues of creativity & excitement! Enjoy the process. I can’t wait to see more.

  6. Reply

    Oh, it looks so wonderful, so much space to create in!

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    Hi, just the first time for me here! And I read your article. It must be so exciting to get a new work space, especially in a building where other artists work as well. So inspiring! I’m really happy for you. My best wishes! Dalila

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    Congrats on the new space!

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    So exciting!! Congrats, and I cannot wait to see what comes out of this new space. Enjoy 🙂

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