My studio is in the basement of a 1911 house. There's a 6' ceiling and I have to duck occasionally to avoid overhead pipes. I do have a resident ghost who likes to make thumping sounds every now and then. I had the studio wired but snce the job was done I knocked out a wall and added a room so now I need new outlets. My furniture in here is an ecclectic mix of IKEA cabinetry that is on the verge of collapse and odds and ends from other parts of the house. I always wanted a black and white checkerboard floor but the love affair is over as the vinyl tiles are covered with polymer clay and other unidentified substances... I occasionally scrape the floor clean with a garden hoe. I'd like my studio to reflect the funkiness of the house but to be pleasantly efficient. If I wasn't working towards a wholesale show I'd remove every last item in here, paint the walls, redo the floors and reinvent the entire space. For now I'm banishing EVERYTHING that isn't directly related to polymer clay. It brings up a question... What do you do with old polymer clay artwork that you can't save, sell or recycle?
The most organised space in the studio is my computer desk which has actually improved lately as I connected my laptop to my cable so the computer multitasks as a TV so I have more workspace. This newsjunkie can work and watch CNN at the same time! I also found a rotating oraniser at Staples that holds discs, paper, pens and just about anything that used to be scattered around.
I have some tidying to do today and hopefully the space will evolve as time allows. Over the next while I'll occasionally blog in some of the improvements I come up with. wish me luck!
Tomorrow I'll share my upcoming clay project... there'll be less dust and a lot more fun!