So I introduced you to my Etsy shop (1), and the previous blog published here will be a guest blog (2) on maybe two sites, one later this week.
The marketing genius that I am following to fame and fortune says that viewers want to see my studio, and how it works. Gawd. It is a mess.
We built this big barn, and at first it was simply going to be storage for my tile, which is mostly laid in the summer, Glenn’s studio, and storage for Glenn’s toys. Trucks, cars.
Above is a portion of Glenn’s studio, which was planned in the barn design. The metal walls are in, baseboard heat installed which we never use.
My area in the barn was never to be a studio, it was for the storage of tile, won by dumpster diving.
You can see a bit of the tile on the left, on shelves. These shelves are sixty feet long and go all the way up to the front of the barn. This is the back left, and there is a garage door to let light in as well as high windows. Glenn’s studio is in the front right of the barn. I am second class for sure, and looking at this image, act like it!
But not this chair. It is totally first class, and is my studio chair. I love it and found it in a dumpster. You can see where I sit above, behind the tilting window which still has its glass.
I sit in the fine chair and stare at a plywood wall which has a piece in progress on it. Above, we are looking at the side of a big piece, bigger than normal these days. I do not take good care of my tools, unfortunately. They are used so much, they are almost never put away.
Here is the piece now in the studio, the object of my staring from the chair. These window frames are BIG. Bigger than normal. The dark one measures 43″ x 33″ and the aluminum screen is 29′ x 25″. The table legs are 21 inches long. I have had trouble using these biggest windows, but last week figured the problem out. With a bigger window, all the other elements have to be to scale. Duuuh.
This piece actually fell on the floor last night after a stupid move by its creator. Good thing I have these pictures.
The last evaluation happens upstairs in the gallery where the walls are neutral. Now to go pick up the big piece off the floor.