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!