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A Studio Of My Own

At the start of the pandemic, I remember saying to my mom “as long as I have clay I’ll be okay.” I was now back living with my parents in Orange County sheltering in place like the rest of the world. My parents helped me set up at the kitchen table for the first few months where I hand-built to my heart's content. Having no idea when I would be going back to my life in Los Angeles, I bought a pottery wheel and set up shop in their backyard. My parents had an enclosure built with a roof, windows and a sink, it was great!! I walked right from my bedroom to my temporary studio and began to work.


Thankfully, I no longer had to find an Uber to the pottery studio where I was a member. No more nerves that the driver might leave me in the wrong spot and I would lose my way, which only happened a few times. I didn’t have to be concerned I might break a fellow member's pot when using my white cane to get around. None of this really bothered me until I got used to going outside and just sitting at my wheel.


As the pandemic raged on, and vaccines became available, I decided it was time to go back to Los Angeles and start anew. I explored many living options, but no landlord was open to "The Blind Potter" and the mess clay makes! I decided it was time to commit and buy my dream home! I've been here a year and demolition has begun. The detached garage is now gone, and my very own pottery studio and showroom will take its place.









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Lisa Fontanesi
Lisa Fontanesi
2022年9月26日

Don,

You are always an inspiration . Can't wait to come to the studio and see your works. What neighborhood are you in. I love hand building with clay, but need some help on the wheel. CAP LA misses you Lisa Fontanesi

いいね!
dkatztwin
dkatztwin
2022年9月27日
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that would be great, walking distance of John and vinnies!

いいね!

Katia Daher-Anenberg
Katia Daher-Anenberg
2022年9月24日

what an amazing project!!!! I can’t wait to hang out there with you.

いいね!

Emily Lynn
Emily Lynn
2022年9月20日

Amazing! So happy for you, Don. Would love to come visit!! Miss you!!!

いいね!
dkatztwin
dkatztwin
2022年9月22日
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Thank you! Would love to see you too!

いいね!

So cool! Congrats! I love the beautiful pots I ordered last year. Looking forward to seeing more of your collection. - Priscilla

いいね!
dkatztwin
dkatztwin
2022年9月22日
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Thank you! Working very hard at making more :) !

いいね!
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