Art is hard, but worth it

I am grateful to say that I am making a living in ceramics!  As the studio tech I get about 6 hours a week.  On top of that, I have been subbing for my teachers which is a huge privilege (they actually trust me with their class!).  The money is finally coming in with my commission from Late for the Train Coffee.  This company has a few locations around Flagstaff and they are now selling my mugs!  I am actually paying rent with my work and it is very fulfilling.  I have been working my toockas off filling this mug order and keeping up with school but I made it out unscathed.

Here are some photos of the mug making process and a view of the happy little mugs waiting for a home.  It makes me a proud parent to see them ready to venture out into the real world on their own.

only 100 more mugs to make and the rest of the semester to finish with 16 credits!  Being a working artist is hard, but totally worth it.

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