Well, Covid hit us hard n 2020, forcing us to leave our beautiful 2700 square foot space behind. However, the good news is we already had a beautiful, but smaller, space right in our own backyard. Our renovated 1885 Queen Anne Victorian home, also known as the McClellan-Clark House, and newly built carriage house completed in 2005, houses both the workshop and our family of retired racing greyhounds. While sitting at his bench, Rodney has a view that encompasses an exquisite courtyard with a center fountain surrounded by lushious landscaping and a multitude of local wildlife. Situated in the historic district, this is just one of many historic homes just minutes from downtown, Ashland University, and Freer Field, home of the Ashland Balloon Fest.
We found a spot for the large 75" TV screen for viewing movies or slides from a computer hook-up and the 4x8 white board for drawing diagrams and providing other educational information. We've kept the pod layout to maintain student camaraderie that has the centralized hook-up for cell phones and iPads. The rolling chairs make it even easier for us to clean the tiled floor. However, we have yet to find enough room for Rodney's handcrafted cherry instructor's bench that he designed and built. We already had a machine room with lathe and mill so no loss there, and our patio is perfect for lunch time eating and conversation. On occasion we might even grill an evening meal with all the fixings or walk to a local eatery.
We hope you will enjoy our cozy space and the added attention you'll receive with smaller classes. Join us in 2022, at one of several workshops!