Kevin Ritter on sun 3 nov 02
We are going to Florida in a couple weeks to look for a place to relocate,
thinking about the Sarasota area. My question is, does anyone know of a
neighborhood or somewhere in the general area that is up and coming that
could stand the influx of two more clay people trying to make a living?
Looking for an interesting building that could be studio and living area, I
know, check with a Realtor, just wondered if anyone might have some input.
Kevin in NE Ohio, who spent most of the spring in a cast after falling in the
driveway during the very last ice storm of the
season........and...........not yet ready to be this cold!
June Perry on sun 3 nov 02
You might want to consider Brevard county. When I first moved here, I went to
our little, charming village (we're in Cocoa), and found a working
pottery/with a small gallery and he said his was the only full time pottery
in the county!
I know that St. Petersburg has an active clay community with a wonderful, new
pottery center, gallery, and pottery supply store all in one; but I don't
know much about Sarasota. You might want to check out the yellow pages and
some galleries in and around Sarasota. That may give you some indication of
the clay scene there.
We settled on Central Brevard, because this area gets less hurricanes than
any other part of Florida and we didn't want the coolness of northern Florida
nor the extra heat of Zone 10.
We're tucked in nicely in the 9 1/2 zone and can still grow Zone 10 plants
with some protection for the one or to frost or near frost days we get each
We're about 40-45 minutes from Orlando and there are two pottery supply
stores (Axners, and Florida Clay) less than an hour drive.
Ilene Mahler on sun 3 nov 02
I think thats' where John Tilton is ..Check hes' a good guy..Ilene In Conn
----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Ritter
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 11:12 AM
Subject: Relocating to Florida.......
> Hey all,
> We are going to Florida in a couple weeks to look for a place to relocate,
> thinking about the Sarasota area. My question is, does anyone know of a
> neighborhood or somewhere in the general area that is up and coming that
> could stand the influx of two more clay people trying to make a living?
> Looking for an interesting building that could be studio and living area,
> know, check with a Realtor, just wondered if anyone might have some input.
> Kevin in NE Ohio, who spent most of the spring in a cast after falling in
> driveway during the very last ice storm of the
> season........and...........not yet ready to be this cold!
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Cheryl Fisher on sun 3 nov 02
I don't know what to tell you about Sarasota. I'm a potter in the area. I
also taught art for 31 years in Sarasota. There are opportunities here. It'=
a good town (small town/city) with a wide range of economic styles. We have
a very wealthy group and a very low income group. We have Ringling Museum,
Ringling Art School, University of South Florida, access to Manatee
Community College, Longboat Key Art Center, Sarasota Art Center. Towles
Court is an area where you can live and work and sell. Prices for places
there were in the $200,000 range. Don't know if there's anything available
there. Burns Court is another area - same price range. Lot's of galleries
downtown and on the keys. You'll just have to check out neighborhoods. I
work out a private studio Darling Pottery Studio. We are having our Empty
Bowls Event the weekend of November 17th. There's a reading festival this
weekend. There's an arts day in January. We have a lot of little theaters,
an opera, ballet. Can't think of what else to say.
If you have specific questions e-mail me.
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