I have been a long time reader of this site but have once posted
once or twice. I feel very lucky to have found this resource.
I graduated from school with my BFA in metalsmithing. (my work is up
in the gallery under Jen Macartney) After telling myself that I would
never neglect my art work, I find myself a year and half later with
nothing to show for it. One of my problems is although I have a job,
I don’t make a lot of money. I can’t seem to find funding to make the
initial purchases needed to set up a small jewelry studio.
I am looking for a grant opportunity that will provide that initial
capital to get myself started. I figure if I look for sale or used
equipment and only get the basics I can do it for under 2,000. I
already found a cast iron leg old jewelers bench that I cleaned up
and re-stained. I love it, so much character, even a big burn on top
to show it been put to good use!). I am itching to make thing does
any one here have any advice? BTW I live in the Philadelphia area.
Thanks you so much and hopefully soon I can we working and
contributing regularly to this forum. It is my New Year resolution!
Happy New Year to all!