My glass studio is now finished and furnished and I can finally make the most of the fantastic space! I have just started digging up part of the lawn to make a path which I will cover with gravel as well as the area just outside the studio which will also have a table and chairs for those warm and lazy summer days spent with a G&T whilst the kiln is ticking away...
There is plenty of natural light inside the studio and the prospect of working with a view of the garden -even though it lacks colour at the moment- is very exciting.
I was keen to make the work space as practical as possible and organise my glass sheets in a convenient way. I have used Ikea Ivar shelving system as it is modular and good value for money. I have had MDF sheets cut which I have glued between the shelves in order to make a rack dividing colour sheets. I have put up Twin Slot poles for modular shelving against one side wall with Ikea drawer cabinets underneath. The other side wall has a 6-foot workbench with some grinding and cutting power tools with a small window and a 5-foot fluorescent tube above the working area for plenty of light.
My work table consists of a worktop sat on Ikea wooden trestles and is placed in the middle of the room in order to get plenty of natural light and enjoy the garden view. I am planning to purchase a wider worktop which will allow for 5 students to work comfortably together when I run glass fusing courses in the near future.
I now need to focus on the outside: lay down a weed barrier sheet on the soil and cover it with gravel. A few flower pots would add a touch of colour in this very green garden! Hopefully it will be done and posted in the next couple of weeks... Now it's time to be creative....
This Blog aims to share my passion for kiln formed glass as I explore the limitless possibilities of design and technique the medium offers.