In 2008, my husband, father, and friends built me a studio. My dad has built several storage buildings so my studio is exceptional. I love it. It is 12×14 which doesn’t allow me the luxury of being messy. But, it is a wonderful place to work.
Until I had a home studio, I worked at a public art center. It was a good arrangement because it provided a lot of space and tools. But, as I advanced, I realized two things. In order to get better, I needed to (1) throw more often and (2) control the drying time.
Here is the thing: I managed well within the limitations of the art center. I wasn’t incapacitated by their hours. I made good pots because I worked around the limitations.
It is easy to say, “I would make better pottery if I had a home studio”. And, that may be true. But, instead of focusing on the limitation, I was better served by pursuing my passion within the context of what was available.
In other words – “don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can” (fortune cookie).