Tom and I made a trip out to Omaha on Friday to check out Paintin Place Ceramics. Their name pretty much says it all: they're a big paint your own ceramics place (with a massive inventory of molds to chose from). While not exactly what I'm in to, they have quite an impressive set up and are a distributor for anything clay related and the closest of such thing to Stuart.
So, a Skutt Kiln, Minnesota Clay, glaze ingredients, and a few other miscellaneous studio start up equipment/tools are on the order form. With a $1,000 down payment, we are ready to roll! In about a week or so, we'll make the trip out again, with a checkbook to pick up the tab and a truck ready for haulin!