Sunday, December 7, 2008

A few old pieces and uhh my "studio"

So I finally got all my digital photos organized so now I can actually post some pictures for you! I found a few pictures of some of the artwork I did in high school. Sadly, I have not done much since then and that was about 6 or 7 years ago. Instead I worked full time and went to college and then after college I got a "big girl" job before I even graduated! I think now is the time to get organized and start doing some more art work! Here are a few pieces that I have done that I could find pictures of. There are a few of my better pieces at my parents house. I need to go and photograph them soon. My mom always got the best ones for gifts. So look for those soon.

This is a batik print I did my freshman year in high school. Almost 10 years ago! It went to an art show but it didn't win anything. Batik prints are time consuming but so fun. I plan on doing more of them.
This is a ceramic wall hanging I did my sophomore year. It is a representation on my dog Sheba. The picture was taken in 2007 but the piece was made in 2001 or 2002.This is another ceramic piece done in 2001 or 2002. Hamburger and potatoe wedges. Mmmmm.
This is my first piece ever thrown on a wheel. Nothing great, just a cup. This was also made in 2001 or 2002.

Now I would like to show you the reason I have not created anything in awhile. My "studio". Ever since I bought my house when I was 20 (almost 5 years ago) I have been trying to turn the basement into a studio. It is a small and damp place so I keep running out of room. I have so many different artistic interests so that means I also have alot of different supplies. I also have a bad case of BEAS (Buys Excessive Art Supplies). Yes, Kathleen you are not alone! LOL! Also since it gets damp down in the basement I have to keep everything in plastic boxes to protect it. So, without delay here it is. My "studio" as of today. I hope to be getting it finished soon with the shame of posting for all to see and some encouragement.

Yes, there is an Amaco pottery wheel under there somewhere. My Skutt kiln. It is mostly hooked up and ready to go.

Shelf I built to hold all my ceramic supplies and pieces. It is not organized yet.

Wedge table I made. It is almost finished. I still need to put the canvas on the top.

Shelf I made to hold all my Amaco glaze. It sits above my wedge table.

The rest of the pictures are from the other part of my studio that hold my supplies for everything but ceramics. It is messier than the pictures show. It has been semi clean a few times but it always gets messy again, even when I haven't been working down there. I feel there is so many supplies and so little space I am overwhelmed!

So there you have it. I am planning on working on it as much as possible and will try to take pictures as I go. I am sure I am not the only one out there who has been here before and if I can do it anyone can.


Rita said...

You have your work cut out for you, but it will be soooo nice when you get it all done. My DIL, Leah, went to a couple of pottery classes and I have most of the various things that she has made. She'd be jealous of your pottery supplies and equipment! :)

I will be working on a huge reorganizing and reshuffling project this winter. When you have so much involved it can feel overwhelming, can't it? I might wait and start mine after the holidays. I'll be posting pictures of mine as I go, too. :)

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh ! I'm worried have quite an advanced case of BEAS disease for some one as young as you are- (actually you may have the more serious version Buys EVERY Art Supply) it took me years to get to this state- but I have been through looms and spinning wheels and even a flock of real live sheep in pursuit of my creative interests -- but I think you will survive and thrive and learn to create in chaos -

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Looks like my kinda place... love your kiln, wish I had one like that... I just have a little blue paragon kiln for beads and small slumping projects. I don't call my 'desk' a studio either. lol

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous: you have a kiln!