Thanks to a supportive and strong partner, all the heavy wheels, slab roller and wedging table are up out of our basement and into the new space! Now to fill the buckets with glazes and start running glaze firings.
The walls are painted and the heater is keeping things toasty warm! Getting ready to start building the workspaces and put the final touches on what is shaping up to be quite a nice space.
Its' finally here! Even though the studio is not up and running somehow having a kiln makes it seem more official. Here's to many hours of experimentation with, I am sure, many fails but hopefully more successes!
The warmer weather has finally arrived and we are underway! This will be the view from the back studio window when the new wall is in place. The concrete has been poured and the location of the new windows has been measured out. The gas line and electrical will happen soon. It will be a busy summer working on the space and swatting at mosquitoes :)
April 16th and we just received another 20cm of snow! Needless to say the studio renovations have been put on hold for a while yet. Oh well.....leaves me more time at the wheel. I have become an expert at transporting greenware this winter!
Repeat throwing but with a twist....same shape but diminishing size. A fun, fulfilling and mentally exhausting exercise! Lots of steps to remember to end up with something pleasing to the eye. Still in need of lots of practice to perfect but very happy with the results.
A warm winters day was spent catching up on mugs after the depletion of the Christmas rush. I usually avoid the mugs as long as possible because applying handles is not my forte! Thought I would change it up and tackle them first. Practice makes some form of perfection they say, so I suppose I am a dozen handles closer.
After many years of dreaming and a minor amount of scheming, a Farm near Sylvan Valley was purchased as the new home of Sylvan Valley Pottery. A temporary throwing studio has been set up in our bright basement space while plans are being made for a full studio in the renovated garage. Construction will commence in the spring of 2018. Stay tuned for progress updates.