After 6 months of searching and frustration, I finally got the keys to my beautiful new space on 1st June! Hooray!
The studio is in the attic of a 17th century Grade II listed building in Great Yarmouth owned by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust. It's old, crumbly, light and wonderful!
Apart from a very small collection of ceramics which I fired in my friends kiln, I haven't really been able to produce anything in all the time I've been studio searching. It's taken a lot of perseverance to get to this stage and I am finally beginning to feel like things are coming together.
In April, I was lucky to be awarded some funding from a local business support programme Start East to enable me to buy my own kiln and computer.
While I wait for my kiln to arrive I am slowly sourcing old second hand tables, work benches and shelving for the studio and trying to learn how to use a drill!
My kiln is due to arrive later this month and then needs to be wired in. Once it's up and running I will do a couple of test firings before I can properly get started on making my new terracotta collection!
I can't believe it will have taken over 7 months to get to the point where I can make fire a platter in my own studio in my own kiln, but OH MY is it going to feel good!
I'll keep you updated on my studio progress on here and on Instagram. I can't wait to share what I make from this beautiful space!