SCULPTING IN CLAY is delightfully simple. It can be done without a specialized space or elaborate tools. All you truly need are clay, water, and some inspiration. That said, understanding how to prepare your workspace to both safeguard your health and optimize your creative output will help you nourish an effective studio practice. By familiarizing yourself with tools and equipment related to ceramic sculpture and then practicing your technique, you will learn to unlock the potential of this wonderful material.

To me, a studio is successful when it is safe, environmentally aware, and streamlined to fit your needs. In this chapter, I will explore what it means to cultivate a studio environment that frees you to create meaningful ...

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