Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Story...

The Story…


After taking two adult education pottery classes, David developed his first pottery studio in Scituate Massachusetts. The studio initially consisted of one pottery wheel and small tools in a shed in the backyard of his childhood home. When faced with the limitations of firing the pottery without a kiln, he researched ancient methods of firing. After many exploding pots, David developed his technique in alternative firing.

This is David’s first studio. It consisted of one small window and no heat. He also shared this space with lawn equipment, snow blower, chainsaw and other various tools.

When we moved to our house in Vermont in August 2007, David was ecstatic to finally have a bigger space in an actual heated building. David painted the basement and set up shop. However, as you can see, this “studio” quickly became cluttered, small and MESSY.

In July 2009 David moved into his latest (AND LAST!) studio. This studio is a 520 square foot converted garage attached to our house. Since the room was carpeted with plywood underneath, we had a concrete floor poured and sealed. It was important to choose a floor that could withstand dust, water and be easily cleaned. David bought several shelving units to display his work.

We haven’t told our cat Archimedes that this isn’t his playroom yet. He loves the big open space to run around in and the cool floors in the summer.

David now enjoys throwing in a spacious studio. He has three wheels, a large drafting table, and shelving. David also made a chalkboard to draft his creations.

Finally, my favorite part of the room…

We are very lucky this propane fireplace was already in this room. We are planning on setting up a sitting area to relax.

We could not end our first post in 3 years without thanking our friends and neighbors (we use neighbors loosely in Vermont, they are four miles away) at a Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe for their help, encouragement and inspiration with our blog, (along with the delicious cupcakes and cookies!)

Dave will be right along to post He is making cheese right now.

~ A.S.


David Stone said...

Thanks for the great prologue Allison! I will add to it once I get a bit more organized with my photos.

Tracy said...

I remember years ago when you guys were still planning the house you would someday have and what it would look like,the way people do, Dave says "yeah, and it will have this big space for my studio that is attached to the house, but not "in" the house, it will be heated, etc. etc." I was like, yeah, sure Dave, keep dreaming!!!

Now I'll go eat my hat!

Allison said...

That is too funny! Yes, Dave is extremely spoiled!!!