On Dec. 3, 1-5pm, in Somerville, MA, I will be part of a grand
experiment. My new studio at Artisan’s Asylum,
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1hr will have their grand opening. It
is an exciting move to be part of a huge studio with 80 plus renters
in the largest Maker Studio in the US making up 30,000 sq feet. The
open plan, with most of the studios of 50 sq ft and 100 sq ft are
only 4 feet high, creating discussion, innovation and networking
throughout the entire building. Gui Cavelcetti, the owner, only 25
years old, felt that by planting a stake in the ground and creating a
space for us to work was the right way to go. Guess he was right, as
there are 80 more people on the waiting list for space. We are part
of a 100,000 sq foot building. Ony a matter of time before it is
consumed by more folks. He and Molly Rubeinstei n run all of the
administration. Yeah. I just get to play.
There is great strength in the community of artists, and I am very
excited to be part of this exceptional group. So many things to
learn, discuss, contemplate, collaborate and teach with three huge
dedicated woodworking, metalworking and welding areas of 1500 sq ft
each. There is everything at my fingertips to explore, learn and it
is like going back to school. Jewelry is coming, but in a totally
different way. Perhaps a kind of think tank of discussion,
exploration, lectures and demonstrations are being proposed and how
to bring the excitement of our industry to the public.
If you are near the Boston area, don’t miss out on this incredible
grand opening. My studio is 200 sq ft, enclosed with a door=8Athere
are only 6 of these. This is a gift beyond comprehension.
Belonging to Orchid and being part of that grand experiment shaped
my life. Thank you Orchid. Thank you Ganoksin. And by the way, throw
them some money. They need your help.
Is this the future of art? I have no idea. Will it work? Who knows?
Will I have fun? Hope so. Possibilities are endless.
See you there.