Video: St. Pete Warehouse Arts District

From blowing glass to shaping clay, the St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District thrive as a haven for hundreds of local artists looking for a place to live, create and exhibit their work. The St. Petersburg Hot Glass Workshop and Train Station Center for Clay invite 83 Degrees Media readers into their studios located in the heart of the St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District through this video by ES Creative.

Meet Duncan McClellan, founder of the St. Petersburg Hot Glass Workshop, as he offers an introduction to his fully equipped hot glass studio and speaks on the benefits of an environment where artists can rent space and attend master and intermediate classes.

See Valerie Knaust of the Train Station Center for Clay offer a look into some of the facilities housed within the historic St. Petersburg train station. Adam Yubgbluth and Matt Schiemann, from St. Pete Clay, give an informative overview of a modern ceramic arts studio. Complete with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor kilns.

St. Pete Clay is just one of the five studios that make up the Center for Clay and together they are dedicated to furthering the understanding of the ceramic arts by hosting professional artists from around the country for lectures and demonstration as well as offering a local place for public engagement with handmade art.

Frank Rodriguez owns Edit Suites and ES Creative, a video production company in downtown Tampa. This video story originally appeared as part of Arts Plus on WEDU. Comments? Contact 83 Degrees.