Artists spend sooooo much time alone working in the studio, so studio pets are essential for helping keep your sanity! I’m sure that I talk to our husky Indigo more than any human over the course of the day but that’s OK because she’s a fantastic studio companion, even if she drinks out of the clay bucket every once in a while. Our old dog Jack would spend so much in the studio being as close to my work area as possible that his black fur would look white by the end of the day with all the clay dust dropped on him. Our chickens have also grown up in the studio from little fluffy chicks until they’re ready for the hen house. They have provided for lots of inspiration to make clay chicken sculptures and get so much loving attention from all of my students. We also get visitor studio pets too, Francine the French Bulldog is Indigo’s best friend and she visits the studio weekly plus she likes to eat the clay too! So grateful for all these little creatures in our lives. Who keeps you company in your studio?