Sunday, August 16, 2009
We may not be BIG
but we are small. We are in the midst of our spring cleaning in August. This week we are shooting our 4Th ceramic educational DVD and the studio was looking pretty tired. We hauled everything out to hose it down and then painted the floor. It looks like a great little space with out the two potters and all their stuff in there. Because of city bylaws we are allowed only 500 square feet to be considered a "cottage industry". Anything more than that and you are an commercial industry and taxed out of this world. A local potter with 5000 square feet of studio/showroom dropped in to tell me she is paying $3000 a month in taxes. Guess what? Her business is for sale!
Sheila and I share 250 square feet of studio and have a showroom of 250 square feet. It is limiting but it is what we have and it has taught us to use the space efficiently.