Creating a productive shared studio space is not as easy as throwing a handful of jewelers into a room to see what shakes out. We knew our mission was not an easy one, so I take some serious pride in the shop that Luana, Sharon, and I have created together. The buildout took lots of communication, patience and a healthy dose of elbow grease before she was up and running.
Last month SF Made visited our new studio, Goldlight Jewelers, to see how we three local manufacturers were making it happen. SF Made is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate our local economy by fostering the growth of the manufacturing sector in San Francisco. Their recent blog article gives a great rundown of our advice to fellow makers who are thinking of co-leasing a new studio space.