Saturday, August 8, 2009

Smoosher Studio Stroll-- IntotheDawn

Welcome to a glimpse into the workspace of a polymer clay artist! This is where the clay play magic happens for PCSG member intothedawn.

This is my main work area-- my husband's old computer desk. Poly clay books are in the basket on the desk and both the basket and pottery crock hold my paintbrushes, bead reamers, rulers, Exacto knife and other tools for claying. The bookshelf holds my oven for baking clay, my extruder & other tools. The purple bins hold paints, mica powders, varnish, glues, rollers, blades and such, while the white pull drawer bins below hold my clays and cutters of all shapes & sizes.

Trust me, my desk is never this tidy when I'm working...

... it's much more chaotic, like this...

The closet also holds supplies for claying & other crafting; my rubber stamps, inks, more cutters, beading supplies; plus frames, boxes & other forms to cover in clay.

Since space is limited, I have to get a little creative. I even use the back of my door for supplies! Here is where I keep my ribbons, satin cord and wood stains/varnishes.

The other half of my "studio" is my comfort space. Books, music, a chair for reading or meditation and enough floor space for doing yoga. As you can see, I love to surround myself with color and texture, which I find relaxing and inspiring.

What does YOUR studio space look like?

5 Smooshing Thoughts:

coltpixy said...

You think that is chaotic? I would take a pic of what my table looks like right now but I don't want to scare you. :^)

Auroras_Garden said...

That looks like an awesome work space. Wish mine looked that good LOL

ClayItAgain / 12MidnightOils said...

Oh My Heck! Now I'm ashamed to take pics of my workspace. If your's is chaotic, mine is a disaster area waiting to be condemned..LOL

Creative Critters said...

I'm with ClayItAgain, on this one. I'm in the middle of 3 different projects and my area is a total mess! I love IntoTheDawn's purple area! Very nice!

intothedawn said...

Trust me, its a *rare* event that my space looks that tidy! Most of the time, I have towering piles of clutter threatening to topple at any minute. If you look close, you'll see the month on the calender over my desk is November-- that's about the last time my desk ever looked that good!