Rachel Campbell on tue 20 dec 05
I met some of you at NCECA in Baltimore... I'm another mommy potter, with 4
little ones. I have my tiny "studio space" with my wheel and some shelves
in our basement pantry (I throw primarily between the hours of 10 pm and 2
am-- blessed quiet!!!), and my electric kiln, which I've had to fire using
the dryer outlet. Let me just say that getting caught up on laundry for 6
people so that I could unplug the dryer and plug in the kiln is not the
easiest task in the world (aside from safety considerations, etc.)...
Well, my sweet husband made a huge investment in me, my pottery etc. this
year... I finally have my own space OUTSIDE the house! It has taken the
better part of a year, but he had a shed built and delivered, and after
weeks and weeks of searching for an electrician that would come out wire it
for electricity, I now have a my own, separate, tiny working studio space
where I can glaze and fire! With lots of windows so I can watch the kids
play outside when the weather's nice. And best of all (or at least my
husband thinks so), now I can do laundry and fire the kiln at the same time!
Wanna see? http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/krc3camp/my_photos
My non-clay, mommy friends think I've lost my mind, passing around pictures
of my studio instead of the kids. ;-) But I figured you guys could
Hope you all are having as much fun during this holiday season as I am!
:-) Rachel in Odenton, Maryland
...where I'm planning just one more glaze firing before Christmas...