Thursday, February 21, 2008

Studio Changes

Since the sale of our studio and retail shop, we have been tirelessly working to build our studio at home. We decided the guts of the studio will be in our basement while our potter's wheels will be on our sun porch through three seasons and in one end of our kitchen in the winter.

Alex was lucky enough to come across an incredible sink and counter top that was bound for the trash, so that amazing part of the project was free! We built a rustic cabinet for it and it is awesome! Under the sink is our amazing sink trap. We will do a thorough post on that since so many potter's might find instructions and photos helpful.

I have a glaze mixing work bench that I love even though it is very low tech. It is made from big plastic modular shelving and a piece of finished plywood lays across the top. I am still organizing my glaze materials, so my chemical shelves look a little haphazard.

We still have loads of work to do. This weekend the electrician comes to overhaul our wiring and next week the new kiln should arrive! We are still painting wall and hanging lights, installing shelving and more. I know it doesn't look like much, but we are so excited!


jewelstreet said...

Oh, that's fantastic! It has actually given me some ideas for my studio when I get it done. My daughter and I want to do some pottery for fun so it's fun to see your studio.

High Desert Diva said...

Looks like it's coming along great! Fun to design ones own space, isn't it?

Autonomous Artisans said...

It's all coming together! I hate starting new projects like that because of all the mess and the dust etc, but when it starts to get to the stage where you can visualise just how it will end up, I'll get a sudden burst of energy and need to finish it as quickly as possible.

I'm liking the reclaimed sink. What a great find!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you're going to have an awesome studio, and I love your "helper"!

allison said...

Love the sink friend. Thanks for this mornings visit. Have a great weekend!