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:
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.
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.
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.