The Studio Tour

I moved in June of 2009 and became the proud owner of my Very Own Craft Room Studio Office. I planned to have a nice little blog post all about it last year. Now it’s October 2010. The bright side of this one is that it doesn’t matter if it’s a little late. So come on in:

First Stop on the Studio Tour

Our first stop is my “dry” station. I work on bead finishing and jewelrymaking here. This means that the table is dusty so it can’t go with the raw clay. The shelves have all the tools and random beads I use for this end of my business. The duct running above my table tends to get photos stuck to it with whatever magnets are handy. Over to the right, in the corner, is the visiting station. You’ll often find Sam the studio mascot there. He’s a sweetie and helps with beads too.

Station Two on the Studio Tour

This is the brain centre and shipping area. My shipping gets done here – the mail sorter on the shelf usually has outgoing mail in it and the little boxes have various papers, forums and other odds and ends. Receipts and invoices get boxed up top and a few other tools with room to expand a little as needed. To the left are my lovely little Ikea Fira boxes which get used at shows as displays but also as item storage in my studio.

Final Stop on the Studio Tour

Finally we have the clay station. The table is always covered in random clay projects. The shelves contain, as much as possible, only clay related tools and materials. The little roller cart along side the table has more of the same.

The walk-in closet beside the table has seasonal clothes storage (boooooring!) and larger studio tools – my buffer, old files, my baking trays, boxes of coverables, craft show totes and displays. The bookcase has my reference materials, magazines that need processing, shelves and baskets that need sorting… but basically office supplies, current open files, catalogues and supplies that need to find other homes.

Phew! Now I’ve gone and outed my studio. I feel much better.

5 Responses

  1. What a great studio! You are an inspiration. It looks so cozy and welcoming and just the perfect place to hole up in (with Sam) and create. I love your wonderful idea of the wet and dry stations and the wicker storage baskets.

  2. You are always so organized. I love that you’ve got everything set up in different stations. Nice that you’ve got hardwood floors, too… you can roll across the room in an office chair from one station to another. I wonder if the kidlet has tried that yet… 🙂

  3. Heck, we all do it in here where the office chairs are out. The whole house except the theatre room / guest room is laminate floors. Makes life easier for everyone except the cat.

    Organization is gradual, working on it. Luckily it is one of those things that is cumulative – add a good habit or method and keep building. The closet there is the next project to tackle after the bookshelf.