I can’t believe I am writing to no one in particular… But I guess this is the technology of the day and when in techworld do as the geeks do.
Let’s make this simple. My name is Denise Mendez and I own a pottery studio. It is run by the support and love of a lot of people. People who care about having a place to play, people who just like getting dirty, and people who tolerate my muddy habits. I don’t know how it happened that I came by the studio, it just kind of fell in my lap and I opened my mouth and said, “sure I can do this”… And my world has never been the same, in both good ways and bad. I still have a full time job and run the studio, which is now becoming another full time job. I love the studio though. The trials and tribulations, learning to deal with different personality types and trying to make it all work with a lot of sweat equity from all the “volunteers” and a shoe string budget.
We share the space with wonderful artist who help me run it, care for it, open it, close it, and love to give me advice on how to manage it. Who am I to complain? They are all people that care a lot about the same things I care about, and really enjoy being there. It is truly a great place to work, learn, play, and hang out. I am 32 now and have 20 people in my studio with 100;s years of experience in Ceramics and Pottery.
This will be about the trials and tribulations of running studio, teaching, throwing pottery, and general stuff related to ceramics and pottery, and my general musing about different aspect about running a business and how it ties with life in general, plus some bonus engineering contemplations.