27 May 2010


Whenever I take a big trip I feel the need to rearrange a part of my house when I return. Whenever I fire the kiln, I feel the need to rearrange my workplace. Who knows what that says about me...?
This is my "Doug Fitch Memorial Wood Shed" (Doug is alive and well, thank-you). If you read Doug's blog you soon realize that he is in actual fact a shed builder disguised as a potter.

As I've spent more time in the 'little studio' I decided that I could give up some racking space to gain floor space. At 13' x 20' it is a cozy place to work, but had little room to move about. So I took down one of the two 'stillages' and replaced it with pipe racking. Now I'm ready for ballroom dancing! 
Shall we...? 
Shelves washed. 
Props dipped. 
Bricks stacked for the doors ('wickets' for my British friends). 
 These sponges are covered in little industrial diamonds and work well for cleaning up pots. I forget where they came from....check out Diapad on the intra-net. 
 So, any guesses on which critter chewed these two bricks down to a nubbin. Yesterday I watched a red headed woodpecker pecking on the side of my studio...later I discovered this. I think it could be salt that it is seeking. What a way to get it!


Hollis Engley said...

And did you get Different Dave to come across the water and help with the shed?

Anna M. Branner said...

You and Beth have been busy!!

Linda Starr said...

What a lot of Spring cleaning; looking great; and thanks for the recommendation on the diamond pads, just what I need.

cookingwithgas said...

seems full circle to me.
get it back in shape and then give it all a go again!

Quietly Otaku said...

What a way to get some salt!

Your studio looks great, I always feel the need to clean after and before I go away somewhere. Just makes things feel more refreshed.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

All neat and tidy and ready for the next firing!