Thursday, January 17, 2008

my space



I was reading Carole Epp's blog today and she was talking about studio spaces. I find other people's set-up fascinating and am always drawn to those books the show actual studio spaces alongside the work made in the spaces. I was reflecting on the studio spaces of my past. I started in my kitchen, proceeded to a very small but adorable shed space attached to the garage near a house I was renting, then to my very large, but very dark basement and now I am in a beautiful, bright, warm renovated garage attached to my house. My dream studio space belongs to Karin Erikson who also makes the most beautiful porcelain work. Her new shop is called Manos and she is one very talented woman. Below are some more pictures of my current studio space, in black and white for a little change of pace.



The space is smaller that I would like, but I am definitely not complaining as it is by far the very best space I have ever had and it is all mine.



The gallery space takes up about 1/4 of the room and this seems to work for display purposes.



I am thinking that I want to paint the entire studio in turquoise although I really like the clean look of the matte white walls. Of course you can't see this in a black and white photo.



My computer sits on my wrapping station and has a full view out the large windows of the ski hill and the main road in town. This is a lifesaver for me as I dread winter and this view gives me the maximum amount of sunshine possible.

I have also learned that working all by myself in my studio gets a little lonely. I think my ideal world would be a giant collective studio space where I could talk and feed off the energy of the other artists. This has prompted me to change my shop hours. I can now be consistently found in my studio during the following hours:

Tuesday 10am to 3pm
Wednesday 12pm to 8pm
Thursday 12pm to 5pm
Friday 10am to 1pm
Saturday 12pm to 5pm

This new schedule enables me to get out and be social and do all the day to day errands which seem to be a part of my life. It is new for me starting next week, so I will let you know how it goes.

2 comments:

carole epp said...

I love your space! I'd adore having a gallery space attached to my studio...hmmm, maybe a future project to extend the garage...
and i agree, the ideal would be to work with others more regularly, a giant studio for everyone that's ever inspired you. I guess the web fills a bit of that void.
All the best!
Carole

Cheryl Alena Bartram said...

Thankfully we do have the web, feels a lot like a community. Like you I have no running water in my studio though...one day! your work is beautiful, congratulations on your new addition.
Keep making beautiful things!
Cheryl