We heat our house completely with wood and have since we built it 30 years ago. This house is built very tight and heats easily. I grew up in a huge old 1700s farm house which my parents also heated with wood, so I also know the drawbacks to heating with wood. Good insulation is key. I have stayed in homes that use other kinds of heat and they are COLD compared to ours. Most nights our living area is 75 degrees and our house holds a pretty constant temp of 68 to 75 with little stove tending. We don't heat our bedrooms but all other areas are toasty. Personally I like the workout we get from stacking wood and bringing it in the house.
Winter is usually a productive time for me pottery wise because the wood stove is in my studio space and the dogs and I love working on nasty cold days, in the comfort of our cozy space. So, I will be cranking up the music and throwing pots when I'm not teaching school, cutting hair, or cross country skiing/mountain biking depending on snowfall. Oh and I love using my kiln in the winter, extra heat I hope to be able to stash away some work for a new venture. I was recently juried into the League of NH Craftsmen and I hope to have enough stock so that I can participate in the annual August Craftsmen's Fair put on by the League.
Oh and that wood stove really dries out the work if you need to speed the process along!