This studio-building business has been a true challenge across the board financially, emotionally and technically. Definitely the most difficult project I've attempted. As such, there have been times that I've had to take on side work in order to maintain momentum. I've recently taken on a job as the floor manager at East-end auction house A.H. Wilkens and I'm absolutely loving it.
It's a really fascinating industry and a surprisingly suitable fit for someone like myself with the bizarre and seemingly random skill-set developed over a decade in fine-craft.
It's about as close as I'm likely to get to having a day-job at the V&A Museum. Poring-over and documenting entire lifetimes worth of treasures is really satisfying.
Speaking of which, their Asian and Fine Decorative Arts Sales are coming up next week and I would definitely recommend you visit (see the catalogues here). They've also put me in charge of their Instagram account so please check that out below and follow!
Shi is hard at work documenting pieces for our fine #decorative and #Asian #Arts sale June 14th and 15th. We have a gorgeous collection of #antique #snuffbottles and this is just a small sample. #Preview on June 11th and 12th from 12-5pm and June 13th from 12-7pm. #snuffbottle #toronto #collectibles