I hope you all don’t mind continuous pictures of my wheel and its surroundings. It’s still slowly settling in that I actually have my own studio and that I can make and do what I like here.
The banks of shelves are filling up bit by bit and I’ve unpacked some more of my pots into the space, such as the line of glaze test cylinders you can see here. Beneath them are stacks of bone dry bowls—I would never do this in a busy studio with lots of people around shelving their work and unstacking others but as it’s just me I feel confident they’ll be fine. These bowls are incredibly thin, the trimmed walls in places are likely around 2-3mm but the weight from each goes directly onto the foot-ring of that below, forming a column from one pot to another of thicker, more solid clay.
As pots turn bone dry they can be stacked so much more. These bowls went from taking up fourteen ware boards when freshly thrown to just two now. I underestimated just how many ware boards and brackets I would need but that’s been resolved after a second trip to the timber yard. Tableware eats up storage like nothing else, thrown dinner plates are even worse and can quickly exhaust a potteries shelving until they’ve been turned and piled up—although firing plates is an equal pain as if you were to fill a kiln with them you end up firing just as much kiln furniture, shelves and props, as you do pots themselves.
Anyhow, I want to shoot the space properly and do a longer post that really shows the space, a tour if you will but I might wait until kilns arrive before that happens. ...