As emerging artists, it is crucial to have a space to make our work. Renting a studio can cost anywhere from $150 (a low estimate) to $400 per month for ceramic artists in the Boston area, which is virtually unaffordable on top of housing costs. That is why Gustavo Barceloni and I are pooling our resources and creative energy to create our own space called Dirty E Studios! We want to cultivate a space to grow on our own terms. A ceramics studio is a place for us to make our work, but it's also a venue to teach and immerse others in the creative process. We plan to host events, hold classes, and build with our local community of Everett, MA.
To fund this ambitious endeavor, we will be launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign this Friday, September 8th to raise money for the studio.
What We Need & What You Get
Fortunately, we have a space and already own some of the major equipment needed for our studio, including a kiln and wheels. Here are the essentials for setting up a successful and productive studio:
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't contribute to our campaign monetarily, please help us spread the word any way you can! Share our story on social media (especially Facebook and Instagram) and tell your friends/family to do the same. If you do share, please use the hashtags associated with our campaign: #dirtyEstudios #FundOurFire #GetDownWithDirtyE