We are only half way through the year, but 2017 has already brought very unexpected and wonderful changes to Loop by Loop Studio, one of them being the physical location of my workplace. Loop by Loop Studio recently moved into the local mill building in Warren, RI called Cutler Mills!
Working in this building has brought about many changes to my studio practice. As nice as it was to work in my PJs, I now have a more structured studio time and two studio mates to talk to: jewelry artist Cait Marchetti and local potter, Cheryl Perry! We are three craft artists so we are always bouncing ideas, stories, and resources off of each other. In addition to my studio mates, the building is bustling with tons of artist activity since a lot of local artists, artisans, and small businesses operate from this location.
Our space also includes a large, open meeting space where we can have meetings and classes, which I plan on organizing for Fall of 2017.
Another benefit of having a space outside of my home is that I am allowed to participate in the town's open studio nights called Bristol/Warren Art Night, which happens the last Thursday of each month from May - October! This is a great opportunity for me to connect with my local community and other artists - an opportunity I rarely had when I was working from home. The art nights are spread between Warren and Bristol, RI and there is even a trolley that will take you to various sites around these towns. For more information or to sign up for a trolley ride, head to the official Bristol/Warren Art Night Website.