Kingy’s beloved Stone Studio has opened in Miami for clay play and coffee dates
Anyone who has rolled up their sleeves to play with clay can attest to its transcending powers. Regardless of ability (or, in our case inability), there’s something inherently mesmerising, grounding, and purposeful about the process. It’s mindfulness wrapped in creativity, resulting in something tangible you can take home to appreciate over and over. Given its magical meditative power, it’s little wonder why the art of pottery has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. One such place that is pioneering the new era of pottery is Kingscliff’s Stone Studio, a hub of creativity and community that has ventured north to open a second studio here in Miami.
Small biz owners will understand when we say that those at the helm tend to put their heart and soul into every detail – the buck stops with you, and it’s up to you whether the venture is a success. This realisation wasn’t lost on Brad Hooker and Jennifer Redmond, who have taken a ‘cut no corners, people first’ approach to Stone Studio. Despite the many, many roadblocks that popped up in the path to the opening of their new studio, they kept focused on the goal and the results speak for themselves – Stone Studio Miami is the stuff of interior design dreams. Giving people the freedom to learn and to discover the creative process is front and centre at Stone Studio, as is offering clay-players the opportunity to disconnect from the digital age and get lost in the process. Whether you’re an old hand at the wheel or you’ve simply been harbouring pottery pipe dreams for a while, everyone is welcome.
Located at 9 Ozone Parade in Miami, the new Stone Studio is modelled pretty closely off its successful southern space. The intimate pottery space aims to share the joy of ceramics in a supportive environment and is led by passionate creative Jennifer. The new studio will offer classes for beginners as well as short courses for those who are really keen to develop their skills. The classes are limited in space to ensure that everyone is supported in their clay-throwing journey. All workshops are led by the ‘crazy diverse team of young and old locals’ (Brad’s words) that have grown to be like family – after all, the ethos is people first! Because creativity is fuelled by caffeine (so we’ve heard), Therefore Coffee – another inspirational local business that’s pushing sustainability and top-notch product – is available in the studio cafe to sip before or after your session.
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