Andrew has worked his magic and put in a new plug socket next to the pug mill for me, and made a bench for it to sit on. It uses a dead space in the corner, and if I needed more storage I could always have a small shelf above it.
I especially love the Andrew Sharpe Patient Pending Pug Mill Handle Stay.
I have been cleaning and re arranging all my cupboards and shelves, and it’s only part way through being done, but it’s over due to have been done. While I clean often to clear the clay and glaze dust, it’s not had a huge sort out for a couple of years. In many ways it’s just evolved and things have just been put in and put where there is a space. But I need to make more use of the space I have.
The top shelf is the smaller tubs of glaze ingredients, and the shelf underneath on the right hand side is scales, plaster mushrooms, and a box of under glaze paints and brushes. And where I hang all my metal cutters underneath, it’s easy to see what you have all in one go and it’s easy to put up a new nail, an advantage to having a wooden
The rest will be sorted tomorrow.
It’s not the usual pottery studio, as I have little butterflys stuck on the walls and celing, and magazine clippings and works of art on the walls. I guess it’s my space and I put up things that I’d not get away with in the house, things that are personal to me.
The top picture is a clipping of Jack Doherty, who was kind enough to have me for week of work experience. It was after spending a week on one of his courses that I declaired to Andrew that I wanted to do what he did, work from home and work with clay. He’s one of my potting heroes.
The sheep is an ink and watercolour sketch done by a friend, and I just love the sheeps face.
Looking forward to having everything tidy and in it’s place and I can get on and do some actual work.