Yesterday I presented a photography workshop to an arts group on "photographing your artwork". Here's an example of a nice studio shot of a carving.
And here below is the "nice studio". Well... it's near a nice studio. It's in the alley behind the studio. The point of this is to demonstrate that a cloudy sky can substitute for expensive lighting equipment.
Also, it was shot with my little pocket point-and-shoot Fuji F30 camera. It's not about the camera (tm) and it's not about the rest of the equipment. It's about the knowledge and creativity.