I qualified in Ceramics and three dimensional design many years ago and decided a few years ago to make it my livelihood. I threw myself into it at full speed and ran a huge pottery workshop offering tuition, group sessions, parties and much more. I managed it by myself and in hindsight, I probably took on too much. Don’t get me wrong it was an adventure and I gained a lot of new business skills and met a lot of lovely people but as is the way with running a business, there is much more to it than turning up for work!
So, I downsized considerably and now have a small workshop base in my garden and offer different sessions at different locations. Some that I organise…. and some that are booked…. for instance Girl guide and Scout groups.
This gives me better opportunities to create my own work to sell. A much better set up that works far better for me.