Pottery Studio

  • Posted on October 16, 2013 at 1:18 am

I am sure you have all thought, “Where do the scuttles get made???”

Okay, maybe you haven’t but you get to find out!

I work out of a studio that is run by the city.  They offer classes for kids and adults. I enroll in a class, and then get studio time whenever the building is open.  Sometimes my darling 2 year old goes with me some days and “helps” me get work done.  Today she played My Little Pony Memory on the Kindle while I glazed scuttles.

 

Here is a view of the wheels.  We have 10 Brent wheels.  They are terrific. Behind the wheels is a counter where we can cut and wedge clay.  Above that are shelves for storage.  In the right hand corner is a slab roller and a pug mill.

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Here we have a view of the tables where we can work, bats, hand-building tools, glaze samples, tools, and other assorted things.  The higher table is great for standing to attach handles and work on things while keeping your back happy.

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More shelves!  We have finished pieces on the black shelf on the left, more tools for special classes and workshops, and in the right corner we have a bunch of storage for wet pieces.  We cover them in plastic to keep the moisture levels even while we let them dry enough for trimming.

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The studio manager promotes cleanliness.  That is not the case in all studios, but we work hard to keep ours as clean as possible.  The studio manager has asthma, and a few students have other health issues.  Clay dust can be harmful to your health, so we work hard to keep the studio very clean.

I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of the studio.  I love it there.  Pottery is very relaxing to me and a great stress reliever.

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