I've just moved to San Francisco, and I'm looking to find a place to live with some like-minded craftsters.
Although it would be great to have a craft "room," I realize that space is at a premium here... I would, however, like to have a space where I could set up a small-medium sized kiln with a 13" shelf for glass fusing/jewelry making (not pottery) without burning the house down! I don't have the kiln yet, it's an anticipated holiday gift. Other crafty stuff I've got: 40+ function brother sewing machine, cutting mats, dress form, a whole box of hand and power tools, glass cutters, tile nippers, Inland diamond glass grinder, other various mosaic tools, 2 sets of straight and circular knitting needles... a ton of yarn, with enough Noro to make an entire wardrobe, and boxes of fabric, and knitting and design books galore. Actually, I probably have more than what I've listed here, but my belongings have been in storage since I was flooded/molded out of my apartment in Miami during Katrina... I don't remember everything I had! I'm willing to share almost everything except some of the yarn, provided anyone who uses the equipment takes good care of it.
I've gotten at least one job offer already, starting sometime in sept. Willing to go up to $1000 for the right space, although I'd prefer to spend less on rent and more learning glassblowing over at public glass!
One final word: I've got a small, well-behaved, non-shedding, hypoallergenic bichon. There are pics of her around here somewhere, I'll try to find the links and post them. She loves cats, and sometimes acts more like a cat than a dog... but she's been trained not to chase your yarn when it rolls across the floor
Please reply if this sounds like a good idea to anyone... if you're looking... if you know someone else who is... or if you already have a place, even better!