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## my crouded studio

### Linda Mccaleb on wed 23 sep 09

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b1@YAHOO.COM>=3D0ATo: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG=3D0ASent: Wednesday, Septemb=
er 2=3D
3, 2009 8:19:28 AM=3D0ASubject: =3D0A=3D0A=3DA0 Hello Clay Artists,=3D0A=3D=
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dering, I have a very small studio that I share with my husband that=3DA0hu=
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inst the wall and the spare bedroom that it is in has a closet full of hunt=
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ing stuff. With 2 wheels, 3 sets of shelves,=3DA0boxes of clay and =3DA0box=
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f tools on the floor. I have little space. I inherited a 2 foot by 2 foot p=
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laster wedging bat that is 4 inches thick and heavy, too heavy for my poor =
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back to move around. I also was considering a slab roller, but with no wall=
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space, I don't know what to do with these things. Does anyone have a brill=
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iant idea for me? Oh yeah I have a fish tank taking up one wall, it is a 55=
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gallon tank. I want to sell the tank. That will give me=3DA0 about 2 feet =
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5 feet of floor space with the wall space behind it.=3D0A=3DA0 I can stack=
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y and other stuff under the slab roller. Also, does anyone know how to get =
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### Mary Starosta on wed 23 sep 09

Hi Linda,
Get creative with that space, recently (maybe ceramics monthly?) there was
an article on using over head space! There's a few bloggers that have used
the space over head as well for drying etc. One even uses space above a iro=
n
stove to store things,etc.

Slab roller, I have a porta roller, easy to set up and take down. I keep i=
t
up, doesn't take up much room but you could use that.

And lastly, there was a women called the "closet potter", she had a closet
in her kitchen as a studio. She came up with juicy fruit glaze and she
knows (red glaze) plus I think even Gibby's wild rose,etc. Anyway, if she
can pot out of a closet, you are living in a mansion!

Good luck!
Mary Starosta
http://marystarosta.wordpress.com/

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 3:32 PM, Linda Mccaleb wro=
te:

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> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: Linda Mccaleb
> To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
> Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:19:28 AM
> Subject:
>
> Hello Clay Artists,
> I was wondering, I have a very small studio that I share with my husban=
d
> that hunts, so there are trophy heads on the walls. There are also 2 gun
> cases against the wall and the spare bedroom that it is in has a closet f=
ull
> of hunting stuff. With 2 wheels, 3 sets of shelves, boxes of clay and bo=
xes
> of tools on the floor. I have little space. I inherited a 2 foot by 2 foo=
t
> plaster wedging bat that is 4 inches thick and heavy, too heavy for my po=
or
> back to move around. I also was considering a slab roller, but with no wa=
ll
> space, I don't know what to do with these things. Does anyone have a
> brilliant idea for me? Oh yeah I have a fish tank taking up one wall, it =
is
> a 55 gallon tank. I want to sell the tank. That will give me about 2 fee=
t
> by 5 feet of floor space with the wall space behind it.
> I can stack clay and other stuff under the slab roller. Also, does anyo=
ne
> know how to get a good used one?
> I know it is probably impossible, but maybe with this many brains worki=
ng
> on it, someone will come up with an idea.
> Linda
>
>
>
>

### Marcia Selsor on wed 23 sep 09

I have everything but wedging table, wheel, and slab roller on
wheels. Even glaze buckets and clay storage are on wheels.
Shelves are on wheels. Great flexability.
Marcia
On Sep 23, 2009, at 4:32 PM, Linda Mccaleb wrote:

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> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: Linda Mccaleb
> To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
> Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:19:28 AM
> Subject:
>
> Hello Clay Artists,
> I was wondering, I have a very small studio that I share with my
> husband that hunts, so there are trophy heads on the walls. There
> are also 2 gun cases against the wall and the spare bedroom that it
> is in has a closet full of hunting stuff. With 2 wheels, 3 sets of
> shelves, boxes of clay and boxes of tools on the floor. I have
> little space. I inherited a 2 foot by 2 foot plaster wedging bat
> that is 4 inches thick and heavy, too heavy for my poor back to move
> around. I also was considering a slab roller, but with no wall
> space, I don't know what to do with these things. Does anyone have a
> brilliant idea for me? Oh yeah I have a fish tank taking up one
> wall, it is a 55 gallon tank. I want to sell the tank. That will
> give me about 2 feet by 5 feet of floor space with the wall space
> behind it.
> I can stack clay and other stuff under the slab roller. Also, does
> anyone know how to get a good used one?
> I know it is probably impossible, but maybe with this many brains
> working on it, someone will come up with an idea.
> Linda
>
>
>
>

Marcia Selsor
http://marciaselsor.com

### David Hendley on wed 23 sep 09

Just my opinion, but the last thing I would put in an overly
crowded space would be a slab roller. Slab rollers are eclipsed
only by exercise bicycles and treadmills as the least-used, most
space-hogging equipment. Unless, of course, one is a professional
potter with a high percentage of slab-made work. Once you
have the skill, you can make quickly make slabs by "throwing"
clay on a work table and finishing with a good rolling pin.

That said, have you seen, or heard of, the new vertical slab roller?
That's right, you drop your clay into the rollers from above and
the slab comes out at the bottom. It is a tremendous space
saver. I did a workshop last weekend at a studio with one of these.
It was the first time I'd seen one, and I can't remember the name
of it. The people who work at the studio are very happy with it.

Why do you need 2 wheels taking up space? I have been a
full-time studio potter for 30 years and have never owned more
than one wheel at a time.

David Hendley
david@farmpots.com
http://www.farmpots.com

I was wondering, I have a very small studio that I share with my husband
that hunts, so there are trophy heads on the walls. There are also 2 gun
cases against the wall and the spare bedroom that it is in has a closet ful=
l
of hunting stuff. With 2 wheels, 3 sets of shelves, boxes of clay and boxes
of tools on the floor. I have little space. I inherited a 2 foot by 2 foot
plaster wedging bat that is 4 inches thick and heavy, too heavy for my poor
back to move around. I also was considering a slab roller, but with no wall
space, I don't know what to do with these things. Does anyone have a
brilliant idea for me? Oh yeah I have a fish tank taking up one wall, it is
a 55 gallon tank. I want to sell the tank. That will give me about 2 feet b=
y
5 feet of floor space with the wall space behind it.
I can stack clay and other stuff under the slab roller. Also, does anyone
know how to get a good used one?
I know it is probably impossible, but maybe with this many brains working o=
n
it, someone will come up with an idea.
Linda

### Mayssan Farra on thu 24 sep 09

Hello David:

I almost never disagree with you. but a slabroller for people like me (over=
60:) is a must. I started with throw the block on the wedging table to fla=
tten and then ending with the rolling pin and slats (for gauging thickness)=
but as the years advanced I got a North Star slab roller. It is the most u=
sed thing in my studio I still bang the block of clay on the table flatteni=
ng it then roll it a few times getting thinner each time flipping 90 degree=
s and top to bottom. And I do not spare the table, if I am not rolling slab=
s, it is used for everything from packing to painting. Easy surface to clea=
n too.

Now back to the studio and my slab roller. I have orders to fill and compet=
itions to enter.

Mayssan Shora Farra

http://www.clayvillepottery.com

http://clayette.blogspot.com

----- Original Message ----
From: David Hendley
To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:33:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Clayart] my crouded studio

Just my opinion, but the last thing I would put in an overly
crowded space would be a slab roller. Slab rollers are eclipsed
only by exercise bicycles and treadmills as the least-used, most
space-hogging equipment. Unless, of course, one is a professional
potter with a high percentage of slab-made work. Once you
have the skill, you can make quickly make slabs by "throwing"
clay on a work table and finishing with a good rolling pin.

That said, have you seen, or heard of, the new vertical slab roller?
That's right, you drop your clay into the rollers from above and
the slab comes out at the bottom. It is a tremendous space
saver. I did a workshop last weekend at a studio with one of these.
It was the first time I'd seen one, and I can't remember the name
of it. The people who work at the studio are very happy with it.

Why do you need 2 wheels taking up space? I have been a
full-time studio potter for 30 years and have never owned more
than one wheel at a time.

David Hendley
david@farmpots.com
http://www.farmpots.com

I was wondering, I have a very small studio that I share with my husband
that hunts, so there are trophy heads on the walls. There are also 2 gun
cases against the wall and the spare bedroom that it is in has a closet ful=
l
of hunting stuff. With 2 wheels, 3 sets of shelves, boxes of clay and boxes
of tools on the floor. I have little space. I inherited a 2 foot by 2 foot
plaster wedging bat that is 4 inches thick and heavy, too heavy for my poor
back to move around. I also was considering a slab roller, but with no wall
space, I don't know what to do with these things. Does anyone have a
brilliant idea for me? Oh yeah I have a fish tank taking up one wall, it is
a 55 gallon tank. I want to sell the tank. That will give me about 2 feet b=
y
5 feet of floor space with the wall space behind it.
I can stack clay and other stuff under the slab roller. Also, does anyone
know how to get a good used one?
I know it is probably impossible, but maybe with this many brains working o=
n
it, someone will come up with an idea.
Linda

### steve graber on thu 24 sep 09

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=3D0ASent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 2:32:34 PM=3D0ASubject: my crouded=
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ptember 23, 2009 8:19:28 AM=3D0ASubject: =3D0A=3D0A=3DA0 Hello Clay Artists=
,=3D0A=3DA0 =3D
I was wondering, I have a very small studio that I share with my husband th=
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at=3DA0hunts, so there are trophy heads on the walls. There are=3DA0also 2 =
gun =3D
cases against the wall and the spare bedroom that it is in has a closet ful=
=3D
l of hunting stuff. With 2 wheels, 3 sets of shelves,=3DA0boxes of clay and=
=3D
=3DA0boxes of tools on the floor. I have little space. I inherited a 2 foot=
b=3D
y 2 foot plaster wedging bat that is 4 inches thick and heavy, too heavy fo=
=3D
r my poor back to move around. I also was considering a slab roller, but wi=
=3D
th no wall space, I don't know what to do with these things. Does anyone ha=
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ve a brilliant idea for me? Oh yeah I have a fish tank taking up one wall, =
=3D
it is a 55 gallon tank. I want to sell the tank. That will give me=3DA0 abo=
ut=3D
2 feet by 5 feet of floor space with the wall space behind it.=3D0A=3DA0 I=
can=3D
stack clay and other stuff under the slab roller. Also, does anyone know h=
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ow to get a good used one?=3D0A=3DA0 I know it is probably impossible, but=
=3DA0ma=3D
ybe with this many brains working on it, someone will come up with an idea.=
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