This past weekend I moved in to my new apartment for the summer. The lease was up in the "Hendersonville House" and things went south with the roomies so no one wanted to renew the lease. So for the summer I have moved back to Mars Hill and gotten my own apartment. It is amazing finally living alone but it will ultimately be a lonely and boring summer.
See I chose this apartment because I had lived in the complex before, when I was in college. I had an all-tile apartment then and was allowed pets. Well now it is under new management and not the best I might add. I am no longer allowed pets so my baby Samantha is back in Waynesville, at her country home, for the summer (hence the lonely part of the summer). Also, I requested a tiled apartment and got carpet. This means I cannot throw on my pottery wheel all summer long!
So I left my full basement studio and my office/jewelry workspace and everything is now stuffed in one carpeted bedroom in my useless summer apartment. I am a bit bitter.
I do plan on making a lot of jewelry this summer because I still can do that. I may even make some clay beads. My potter wheel is serving as an end table in my living room though, and will remain there until I move again, hopefully in August.
I wanted to move to Raleigh and live with a friend there by the end of the summer but job hunting is not going so well so Plan B is to buy a house here in Asheville. I need to settle down, stop moving every year, find a place to call home for a while. So I'm house hunting now and looking for a house with studio space. I either want a three bedroom place or a house with a basement, shed, garage or office to convert into a studio.
I feel that no matter what, I will end up buying a shed for a kiln and glazes eventually. I want everything on site so I don't have to deal with transporting my work to the Odyssey anymore. If I build a shed big enough for the wheel as well, that will be fine too. But none of that will come until the end of the summer. So for now, I will "go back to my roots" as Tenzie says and stick to jewelry for a while.
About The Artist
- I am a jeweler, a potter...an artist I suppose. I have been creating hemp, glass bead and wire jewelry since 1996 but have only been throwing pottery since the Spring of 2008. I plan to open my own gallery and workshop within the next five years but for now I make my work out of my home and sell in galleries and online. I sell my work to feed my hobby and because I am running out of room for my creations in the house. My art, like this blog, is in it's beginning stages and I hope that as my reader you will join me in my journey as an artist and enjoy it as much as I know I will!