But it is finished now (bar a few extra coats of paint) and I am beginning to settle in.
I did have to move a lot of 'stuff' in rather faster than I expected, due to the unexpected collapse of a ceiling in the house. But I am working my way through the clutter now, getting rid of things I don't need and rediscovering things I'd forgotten I had. It is strange, but it does takes time to settle in to a new workspace, to find places to put things where I can access them easily and, more importantly, remember where I put them! I'm still waiting for help to move my main kiln in, but that should happen in the next couple of weeks.
|My desk in front of the window, printing press, |
print rack on the wall
|Baby kiln, storage, lovely big sink! The big kiln |
will go to the left of the baby kiln.
I suppose part of the reason it is taking me so long to settle in is that I am having to take time to reflect on the direction I want my work to go. I have come so far in my journey and have learnt so many different techniques, and I have the collection of tools and materials to show for it. And even though my studio looks enormous from the outside, it really isn't, I need to be disciplined if it is not going to disappear under piles of 'stuff'.
Plus of course I have been trying to organise yet more builders to come and sort out the ceiling in the house. And once that is done there will be decorating to do... I only wish the lovely people who built my shed did ceilings as well. Busy times!