Sunday, July 31, 2011

One Done...One To Go!

I love my new workbench! It's awesome...and it was free!

My hubby did such a good job on my workbench!
He used reclaimed wood that was leftover from other projects.

I asked my husband to make me some shelves for storage.
I'm so happy he can build things!

Here it is...all painted... and the canvas is on!

I found these hooks the other day...while I was looking for something! They were in the bottom of a drawer...still in the plastic it came in! I don't remember why I bought them...but they sure did come in handy. One will hold my towel!

The other will hold my clay wires, my ruler, and my little roller!

The shelves really came in handy.
I still have a lot of space behind the containers!
I recycled the lamp...I love doing that! I bought it a long time ago on sale, I think It was only $17.00 on clearance! It was in my hallway for a long time, then it was in the it's on my workbench. I think it looks cute! And of course I had to put my Lab puppy statue on my bench. My son Nicholas gave it to me after we lost the best dog in the world...Lacy! She was a black lab, springer spaniel mix...we had her for 13 years. She was my shadow.
I still really miss her!

And here's my view!
I'm gonna love working in here!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Setting Up...And Getting Organized Part 2

I've been wanting to list my Boston Fish Dish on Etsy, for quite some time now...but unfortunately I haven't been able to get any good photos...either the color is not right, or I get a reflection of my camera and my hand, right in the middle of the dish...that annoys me! So...I've decided to keep him. He now has a permanent home in my workshop.

These are some old bowls I made...thought they would look nice on the top shelf!

More drawers for storing stuff!

Glazes, underglazes, and wax!

Now...I'm waiting for my workbenches to get finished! The first workbench is almost just needs a little more paint, and my husband has already started on the other one! My workshop is almost ready! Yay!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Setting Up...And Getting Organized!

I'm setting up...and getting organized! It's really nice having everything in one place, instead of all over my house! Now I just have to remember where I put it!

I've decided to use the top a display area. These two hand built pieces...are from my line of ancient inspired pottery! I love incorporating ancient forms and adding my own my curvy handles!

The dark blue piece...on the left, was inspired by an Egyptian Vial...which was used to store perfume, and was only 3 inches tall.

I love containers and drawers! I especially love little drawers...someday I'm going to buy one of those library catalog cabinets...the one with all those little drawers!

I'm having a problem deciding how to glaze my large bottle with the handle, and the coils! I'm thinking about using one of the shino glazes from Coyote...what do you think?

Here's a peek inside some of my little drawers! They're holding little tiles, small ornaments, and pendants.

I can't wait to use my wheel! Hmmm...what should I make first?