Just a quick up date regarding the workshop.
I moved in 3 years ago which simultaneously feels like 10 years and 6 months have passed since signing the lease. In the last 4 months the building was sold and subsequently the rent is currently being negotiated. So I might be moving. I have been looking for alternate spaces but there is a dearth of reasonably priced warehouses in Sydney with light and ground floor access. I spent 18 months looking for the space I’m currently in..so with that in the foreground I may decide to move back to the shopfront at Henderson Rd. It is a significant drop in square meterage which limits the type and quantity of work I can produce but which reduces overheads and hopefully may ease some of the pressures of managing that level of output. It means the classes get put on hold for the time being but I have ideas how we can get around that..first things first, however.
I have worked from Henderson Rd for many years and if I keep everything contained to the shopfront and don’t allow ‘creep’ into my living area.. well then it could be just wonderful. I’m imagining a work station with everything at an arms reach. Its functionality similar to the interior of a round-the-world sailing yacht. Nothing out of place and everything in its place because it has a "place". I’ll be on show, after all. The shopfront becomes a performative space* in which I enact my craft with precision, efficiency and within reasonable working hours..Let’s see how everything pans out, anyways, and stay tuned for updates.
* I'm over educated.