The day began with a tour of the Belger Crane Yard studio complex. A more impressive gallery, ceramic, metal fabrication and lithography studio would be hard to find. Not only is it immense, (20,000 sq. ft if I am not mistaken) it is also a pristine work environment where everyone has respect for the facilities and keeps it amazingly clean. Everything has a dedicated space for: plaster, glazing, throwing, hand building, you name it they have it. Along with metal fabrication, lithography and a store where they have everything for your ceramic needs. With only about 75 artists working there you may never run into someone let alone rub elbows. It is incredibly affordable at $75 a month. They also have residency program. Hard to imagine that a place like this exists. http://www.belgerarts.org redstarstudios.org.