I would like to share a little about my workspace and what goes on within it. If you know me, you have probably heard me call it “the stood.” It’s a two bay garage that I can enter through a door next to the living room. It may seem like a tight space in this photo, but it is actually spacious, very functional, and organized (to me). The stood serves many purposes for me as an artist and tinkerer. Working with clay is just one of many activities that happen here. I work on our cars in this shop, as well as paint and draw, and do some smaller scale wood/metal working. I also work out in this space. So I guess in a lot of ways I can’t call this a ceramic studio, it is more of a multi-purpose room that can be transformed into whatever I need it to be.
I have a lot of tools for many different things, but one tool you will not find here is a kiln. I do not own a kiln, therefore I transport the work to the Morean Center for Clay to be fired in their rental kilns. This can certainly be stressful at times, but for the most part, I enjoy having to go to the Morean to fire my work. It keeps me in touch with everything that is going around there, and also gives me a chance to catch up with friends and talk art.