The city where Matt's studio is located hosts a festival for the Fourth every year; the renters at the cottages are expected to be at all city-hosted events, so this was the first time Matt would be opening his doors to the public. Knowing this, he's been spending a ton of time getting the studio ready.
We spent the morning putting up cards with the pieces' names and prices; we rearranged some of his work to make the space more conducive to visitors. Then, we brought his throwing wheel out under his awning and enjoyed the day.
Quite a few people sat down to watch Matt work on the wheel. (Little kids were especially interested and I gave a few guided tours of the studio and answered all kinds of questions the way only teachers can.)
|He had a lot of interest in the mugs he's been working on for his Kickstarter backers.|
|Matt let Justin try out the wheel and it was pretty hilarious.|
|The space looks very official now that all the pieces have their titles and prices listed.|
If you want to follow along as Matt continues to make progress, here are his Instagram, website, and Facebook accounts.
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