I have always been passionate about visual art, but I never thought I could turn it into a career someday.
I figured that I’d probably land myself a 9 to 5 office job where I’b relegated to sitting in misery in a cubicle for the rest of my adult life.
I went through that process for a number of years, being in one call center after the next. But while I was grinding away in the workforce, I was relentlessly pursuing my hobbies in visual art. I paint when I have the inspiration, but I like to work with clay whenever I have time available. Sculpting pottery and figurines is becoming an obsession that takes up most of my time when I’m home from work. A coworker from my last job told me that I should sell my pottery at a local arts and crafts fair, but I didn’t think I was good enough to turn my hobby into a business. I took a leap of faith and ended up selling all of the clay coffee mugs I had made, which all had custom and unique glazes and colors. The next month I came back to the fair with more of my work, and again it was a roaring success. I have so many customers right now that I’m struggling to keep up with the process. I need a bigger working space to grow my business. I started looking all around my city for shop space to rent so I can get my equipment out of my cramped house and into a large industrial or commercial space. I had to ask around and spent two weeks straight looking at ad listings for shop space to rent before I found a perfect place in a new industrial park. The rent is affordable and it isn’t far from my house.