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Pottery Studio Redo!

Pottery Studio Redo!

My pottery studio is being redone!  It is located in the old pole barn which previously was the furniture factory for Griffith Tabletop Furniture.  Here is a post that I did previously on the barn and my studio.  Click here.

Now in Australia a “barn” is called a “shed”, but to me, this can’t qualify as a “shed” as it is too huge.  So I will refer to it as a barn, ok?!

Due to a roof cave-in last year and the decrepidation of the side building, a redo HAD to happen!  Wind, rain, and dirt came in like a hound dog and it was not great for working.

If you click on the little pics, it will bring up a larger size pic and a slide show.


So, finally, this week, the work began.  The progress has been amazing!

Plexiglass panels and tin up!

Plexiglass panels and tin up!

One of the final things to come down was the old silo!  Here is a pictorial of that event!

However, because of the noise of the excavator, tin crashing down, hammers, chain saws, and yelling of guys – I had to spend my time cooking, not potting.   Keep ’em fed and Keep ’em working.

Feeding of Men!!!

Feeding of Men!!!

I come from a long line of cooks that can cook for a crowd and especially a crowd of guys working.  As a kid, some of my favorite times were the lunches in the field during harvest and the big lunch spreads for the cowboys when working cattle, so this type of cooking is in my blood – weirdly, it is fun to me!!!

Lunch...Feed 'em and keep 'em working!

Lunch…Feed ’em and keep ’em working!

I did bisque fire my big pot and angel during all this hubbub and hopefully will be able to do a glaze firing soon!

bisqued ware

bisqued ware

Bisqued Big Bowl

Bisqued Big Bowl


The end result is going to be a gorgeous barn and work area!

Mud Colony is your next click…right?!

Peace out, my lovelies!


Written by Marian Williams


  1. servantceramics · September 19, 2013

    Can’t wait to see the new work area! And that spread of food looked great 🙂

    • Marian Williams · September 19, 2013

      ahh…thanks! Yes, the food has been fun and awesome! Tired of cooking tho! It is a lot of shopping, prepping, cooking, and cleaning! But the comments have been lovely! The guys are even asking for recipes and how to use a crock pot! (slow cooker)

  2. Sadhana · September 19, 2013

    Fantastic space Marian!
    Yep cooking is great but it can get to a point where you just want to stop and enjoy the food someone else cooks…..worth it for a space like that though 😉

  3. Anna · September 19, 2013

    I have great admiration for anyone able to cook for a crowd. Your workers must be pleased to be there. It sure will be great when its done..

  4. Lori Buff · September 19, 2013

    That looks like it’s going to be a fantastic space. Lots of room and great light. I’m looking forward to more pictures from it.

  5. David · October 3, 2013

    Hi Marian,

    Many times you’ve referred to the barn and out-buildings. The property is very unique and has quite a bit of history…..a lingering aura of creativity, to which you’re definitely contributing. It’s a magical place with a lot of positive energy that continues to grow thanks to the efforts of you and Ron.

    Others might find it interesting to read about the history of the “barn”, how it was built and how it all started with Griffith Tablecraft.

    • Marian Williams · October 13, 2013

      Thanks so much for the lovely comments and the link! I hadn’t seen that one. It is an amazing oppotunity and place!

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