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Side Hustle Part One: The Auction House

If you've been paying any attention to the studio via social media or otherwise this past year, you've noticed that things have come to a bit of a stand-still in terms of progress. The delays have been largely out of my hands which is frustrating but I feel as though things are back on track since the new year!Lest anyone think I've been loafing in the interim I'm putting together a series of posts titled Side Hustle to illustrate what it takes to keep things afloat when the build doesn't go your way. In this entry: Going Once, Going Twice...Gone!   As I've mentioned in a previous post, I did a stretch of about a year and a half working as...

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Putting in Work

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,...

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