I've made a few changes this year to the studio. Last year most of the work was done in that 1920's garage you see up there. Now it just houses equipment and clay. I've still got four kilns, but that big one you see is going away soon. I just don't need it now that I'm not making large scale pottery. Most of the work gets fired in the medium size kiln and then there is the slab roller. I love my slab roller! There is just something wonderful about putting a piece of clay through it and having it come out in one perfect thickness.
I've moved into and completely taken over the study/guest bedroom. It's like my dragon's lair. All of the clay forming and glazing gets done on one 6 foot table. The second table in there is for metal and jewelry work. That's Peter up there looking very pleased with himself after helping me to organize the metal work table. Those little acorns are all ready for glazing and on the table is a batch ready to go into the kiln for the final firing.
I love this cozy little space!
If you've been around my blog at all, you've probably already met Alice. There's old camera shy Bob as well but he pretty much does his own thing each day. What you might not know about Alice is that she is a constant presence in my studio, really anywhere I am. You see, she came home with us 3 years ago when she was 8 weeks old on the day that my son deployed to Iraq. She spent the first 3 months of her life sitting in my lap. We're wonderfully attached to each other. She loves the little indoor studio space too. She's got her sofa and best of all it's air conditioned in summer and heated in winter. Alice is a dog who is totally commited to comfort.
Up at 4pm EST is the second give away! Be sure to hop around see everyone else's studio too. Just click the BOC open studo link at the right to find everyone.