It was a really big decision to buy something so expensive but sometimes you have to take a chance. I did ceramics for years (which I miss horribly) and one of the things I learned was the importance of good equipment. I do understand that when you really want something bad enough you can make any situation work, but there really is no substitute for quality materials/equipment. I feel that I've been selling my creations consistently enough to justify the expense... and I'm willing to eat Ramen for a few months.
Here she is!
Isn't she beautiful?
... and with the accessories
Time to get my sew on. I have several orders that I need to finish and many experiments to try...