Wow! For me, it has been a very long summer. I was not able to work in my studio for most of the time, and became very restless. The reason I was not able to work is because we had the basement finished. The basement is where my studio is, so no work while construction was happening. Here is a little bit of what happened to our basement, and my studio this summer.
Here is how the studio started (when we bought the house)
|This is my large work bench that holds my kiln, rolling mill and any other forging tools.|
|Here is my soldering station, near a window for ventilation.|
|My jeweler’s bench and some artwork done by my assistant.|
|There used to be a closet in my studio, not any more!|
|My assistant, and the doorway to the rest of the basement.|
So, we interviewed a lot of contractors, finally decided on one, and got started. Here are pictures of the gutted basement.
|Here is the main area of the basement that was turned into a huge playroom for the boys|
|Here is my studio, without the walls!|
After about 3 months of builders in and out of the basement, I have my studio back! I am so happy to get back to work.
Here are the pictures of the new studio:
It is a constant work in progress as acquire more tools, skills and materials. Keep Creating
|This little guy joined our family a week after construction was finished. He is my second assistant 😉|