After teaching for 6 years in both Elementary and High School Art, I’ve learned that the profession is not for me. Fortunately, however, teaching has introduced me to my love of ceramics, and for that I am appreciative. I’m ready for the next chapter in my life, hopefully a life surrounding clay. Does anyone have have a similar story or advice on how to move away from the comfort of insurance packages, a steady paycheck, etc.? The dream would be to work full time making and selling my own functional pieces. I have work space in my basement in which I’m beginning my in-home studio, a brand name and logo, but not much else. I would love to hear any words of wisdom. Thanks.