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Resources for Southern California Fires

Resources for Southern California Fires

We hope everyone in the areas threatened by the current wildfires in Southern California is able to stay safe and that the fires are soon contained. Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists FEMA Southern California Fire Update CA Office of Emergency...
Weaver Marilyn Webster Reflects on Recent Disasters

Weaver Marilyn Webster Reflects on Recent Disasters

Weaver Marilyn Webster is donating a portion of sales through November to support artists affected by the hurricanes and wildfires that have affected this country and its territories. She shared with us this reflection on processing the immensity of these disasters:  ...
California Wildfires, Wisconsin + Illinois Floods

California Wildfires, Wisconsin + Illinois Floods

We hope everyone in the areas impacted by the recent and ongoing wildfires in California and flooding in Wisconsin and Illinois are safe. When able, any studio artists impacted by the disasters are encouraged to review disaster relief and recovery tips found...
Fire Up the Kiln!

Fire Up the Kiln!

Jan 31, 2017 | Makers + Matters Ceramicist and beneficiary Ben Medansky is rebuilding his business after a devastating fire destroyed his downtown Los Angeles studio last July. Through CERF+’s brokered assistance program, Ben received a kiln this month donated...
Think Like a Building Inspector

Think Like a Building Inspector

Studio Safety WHY? Many of the materials and processes associated with creating art can be dangerous to the artist and those close to the artist. Learn about these dangers and then take steps to reduce or avoid risks associated with creating your artwork. Think Like a...
Protect Your Art Studio from Fire

Protect Your Art Studio from Fire

Disaster Risks Protect Your Art Studio from Fire Equipment and Facilities Install and maintain smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, sprinklers, etc. Consider escape ladders if your residence or studio space has more than one level. Insulate chimneys and place spark...