Monday, March 28, 2011
Studio Tour Part One
Several of my potter blogger friends posted tours of their studios, you can see Dennis, Judy, and Tracey's studios here. When Judy suggested folks post their studios I was mortified at the condition of my work areas, very messy. I decided I needed to do a little organizing before I could show you my studio space.
Here is part one of my studio tour. My studio is located in several areas of my home. The garage, utility room, and one of the bedrooms. Today I'll show you the garage area. The first photo is a long shot of my half of the garage. You can see I've got it pretty filled up. The second photo is the raku kiln which is on Gary's side of the garage. I'd like to remedy that, but for now at least it's on wheels and can be moved around if necessary.
As you enter the garage on the left is the chop saw I use to cut the wood for my tile and wood plaques, like the woodland spirit I made a while ago, and various other projects like when I built my market shelf system. Under the saw I have a storage cabinet for my jewelry supplies.
Next is a ware cart for my tile projects. It has wheels and can be rolled around if necessary.
Here's my slab roller, which a friend made me back in California. I keep it covered when not in use; it also doubles as a wrapping and boxing station for mailing pottery. Under the slab roller are extra boxes.
Next is my big Skutt kiln in action. I still can't believe I have this kiln. I sold my little kiln to make more room in the garage. Hope I won't regret it, but that gave Gary more room.
Here's a bookcase we had which just fits under the breaker box and plug for the kiln. I use it to store more tile projects, some chemicals and a few underglazes.
This is the ware cart where I store my kiln shelves, posts, and when I load and unload the kiln. There's some house paint up on top too.
Here's my glazing table and glaze storage cabinet. Behind the glaze table to the right are rolling carts which divide the garage in half. Today I put some landscape fabric on my side to hide the clutter from my view. It makes my side of the garage seem more like it's own room but air can still flow through.
Beyond the glaze table I have my lumber storage area. I keep the lumber up on wood blocks to keep air flow so it doesn't warp. That's also where I store my market shelves and market tent and pottery packed in bins to take to shows. Come back again and I'll take you inside to show you my photo area, office desk where I type this blog, the greenware storage areas and my work station.