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Saturday, April 20, 2019

No change in the weather, no change in me

It has not stopped raining here since forever. Many of you had it much worse, and for that I am so sorry.  Pig, toad and lamb are taking the brunt here, but then, they have been out in all weather for the last thirty and more years.






We took a drive out to Steve and Deb's home, to deliver the sack 'o towels. Laura spent yesterday afternoon pricing and tagging the towels, a great help. 


This is Steve and Deb's fairly recently renovated home, from the doorway of the new studio, up the hill. A great view of the tin roof, circa 1860, and the glass pane, circa 1840. The second story addition, erected in the eighteen hundreds, and the bedroom of the children, remained supported only by love, according to the carpenter who undertook those renovations.

If you are an artist who loves looking around other studios, here is Elements Gallery, 360, or rather close.



The wall behind Deb's work table and some of her carved plaques.



The back edge of the table. I was waved off photographing the front, with Deb. 



More stuff that must come in handy when throwing or casting porcelain.



On the top shelf. I wonder if the vase on the left did not pass the glaze exam. On the right looks good to me.



More work area, the kiln, and I'll guess that white box involves glaze, as Steve makes theirs. 



Sophie, la gata, and the next to last side of the studio. I found a lovely small plate here, and Deb and I made a trade.

And so more errands and home. I need to go work on setting up my loom for its next project.


When I wrote the blog earlier tonight, I could not figure out how to get the purloined picture of Deb and Steve published. Someone put it out in Facebook a year ago, when they were closing Elements Gallery in Peninsula. Now you have them. I am fortunate to have them.



38 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing your next project! Love the look of the house and wish I could visit the studio!

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  2. Do you know what your next project will be?
    Love the look of that house (though I cringe at the description of the second story.
    Add me to those who would like to visit the studio (and thank you for the sneak peek).

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    1. That description is prior to new uprights and supports from the basement to the attic.
      Next I will weave fabric.

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  3. Porcelain is such strange stuff. A cross between clay and rubber.

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  4. How wonderful to have a such a beautiful studio and a beautiful home too. We've been getting a lot of rain but the sun came out gloriously yesterday, today and is expected again tomorrow before the rains fall yet again.

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  5. How fun to see their house and a bit of their workshop! Steve's mother was the librarian in Richfield when I first moved their in 1975 and one of my favorite people. And I studied ceramics from Dick Schneider who was Steve's teacher at CSU, though I later switched to printmaking.

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    1. I can't believe I used their instead of there....I better get more sleep! Sorry.

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  6. It been ages since I use my kiln
    Coffee is on

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  7. Hari Om
    What a lovely visit (and home) - always good to trade stuff! YAM xx

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  8. That is a pretty house and a nice studio. I love old houses that have been cared for. My sister in law owned a bookstore housed in a house built in 1815, gorgeous old home. The family lived in the back and upstairs.

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    1. Thinking of your background, you would so appreciate what Deb has done to the inside, equal to what Steve did to the outside. The artist in Steve would not let any architectural, historical detail he was aware of be unprotected. He relaid that entire tin roof. Often last summer he came swinging down the scaffolding from that roof, to greet me.

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  10. I would say the white box is a spray booth, it looks like the ones we used in the shoe factories, with a suction air vent in the back of it to take paint spray and fumes away from the user. We used to spray colour around the edge of the shoe right where it was sewn to the inner sole and then sprayed on the final gloss coat.

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  11. Yes, I have used a spray box like this before when I was a ceramics artist (in the olden days).

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  12. We have had so much rain these past 12 months that the mosquitos have probably tripled in numbers. It should be an itchy summer.

    I love the window in that lovely home.

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  13. Wow with all the rain! I would have a hard time there. I need to see the sun every few days at least! Lovely house of your friends! Such talent they have too!

    betty

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  14. Such a beautiful house.It is raining all day here.

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  15. It looks absolutely charming from the outside.
    Yes, our waters rise too but little danger I think.

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  16. I love poking around other artists' studios! Those shelves along the wall are great. I need those. and oh the rain.

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  17. everything is so picture perfect, tidy and functional there, Organized! I am in awe.
    We live in rain, sunny days are exceptional.

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  18. We've been getting the dismal rain as well although today it is holding off (barely) and it is a tad warmer. By the looks of what is blowing in I imagine it won't be long before we have rain again.
    What a lovely house they have with so much history attached.

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  19. Wow. They certainly stay busy there.

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  20. What a lovely glimpse into the lives of two people who seem very happy with what they are doing Joanne.

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  21. I have workshop envy! What a lovely home.

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  22. A beautiful home and workshop....especially those two sitting on the top shelf!! Its good to barter..much more satisfying.

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  23. What a gorgeous spot and thank you for the tour of the studio, I feel creative juices flowing just looking at it!

    Good luck with the looming.

    XO
    WWW

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  24. An exceptionally organised and tidy workshop and a house to die for!

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  25. That was a fun glimpse into an artist life.

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  26. That stained glass window is absolutely beautiful. I love studios - you can just stand and soak up the creative vibe. So, what's next up on the loom?

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  27. Is it a studio as well as a home? ( Or should that be put the other way around?) Either way, it looks beautiful.

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  28. I love old homes when you walk in they just have so much life. A rainy day on a tin roof love it. Their home is lovely.

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  29. Marvelous dark green glazes. This is a great studio even if it is only held up by love. Your beautiful soft towels should fir right in.

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