New ceramic collective @ Equinox
We have been offered prime real estate in one of the three new warehouses that Equinox has recently aquired. This is a dream space encapsulating an artist community that every city should have. This has happened remarkably fast and so we are reaching out for start-up support. This would cover missing equipment and build-out needs as things fall into place.
As most of you know I have a background in Sculpture. After graduating from UW in 2005 I started Twilight Artist Collective with two others and gave space to hundreds of artists over the 8 years that we held the reighns. In that time I made very little of my own art, however. Over the last 6 years I have been exploring ceramics as a medium and have fallen in love. You can see my work @ marytenslow.com
I am now ready to jump in to the next level creating a workspace for myself and other professional ceramic artists who want to be part of something greater.
Coming soon: a new ceramic collective within the affordable creative empire known as Equinox Studios, in Georgetown. The space is South facing with two doors to the outside. Floor to ceiling windows, dedicated spaces with windows, 1000 sq ft of combined personal and communal work space including kiln room, bathroom with additional sq footage just outside for a future kiln yard. There is room for 5-7 to work within.
Cost will range from $200 – $400 per month. Move in as early as July 1st.
My history is in sculpture, specifically metal casting. I have been studying ceramics since 2009. You can see my work and learn more about me at marytenslow.com.
About Equinox: Equinox Studios, The Creative Industrial Complex is an Artist and Artisan Community spread throughout 5 Buildings in West Georgetown. With a huge range of spaces from 150 to 3,000 square feet, and a range of uses from metal and woodwork, to painting, photography, ceramics, glass, movies, leather, installation sculpture, music and a whole lot more. With a high degree of cross-pollination, collaboration and co-inspiration, Equinox is much more than space to rent it is a community to become a part of.
Equinox Studios was founded in 2006 as an enclave of Artists and Artisans in a World War II era factory building in Georgetown, Seattle. The building is heavy timber, post and beam architecture brought back to its original glory by exposing the wood floors, ceilings and beams and clearing out the detritus of almost 75 years of a working factory building. It was originally built for the company that invented Norton Bomb Sights ( the “crosshairs” that bombardiers would look through to zero in on their targets) and was considered a military secrets building throughout the war. After the war it became a machine shop for a variety of products and eventually in the late sixties became Mastermark Printing and Engraving. They produced signs, cards, brochures and plaques, some of which can still be seen around the building today. Mastermark moved out of the building in 2006 to make room for Equinox Studios and thus began its current life with now 36 studios and shops with over 50 Tenants doing amazing work from blacksmithing and metal sculpture, to painting and ceramics, with woodwork, leatherwork, glass, photography and much more in between. This community is growing and collaborating to create inspiring work and engage the public, allowing them to come and experience the Arts in the place where they are made.