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Pottery Studio Redo!!!

Pottery Studio Redo!!!

I thought I would give you an update on my studio and the barn/shed redo. It’s all done now and looks fantastic! What an amazing place!

The history of the barn is very interesting. Originally, it was the workshop for Griffith Tablecraft. Some of you Australians may remember the business and the location – Treetops Ecocenter, which included a restaurant and art gallery.

Here’s a link to an article that was in Belle Magazine about the property and the big shed/barn that now houses my pottery studio (thanks Krista Mathis!)

Belle Magazine Article-Click Here

Griffith Tablecraft at Treetops Ecocentre

Griffith Tablecraft at Treetops Ecocentre

Griffith Tablecraft at Treetops Ecocentre-Here is a view of what it looked like when in furniture production.

Griffith Tablecraft at Treetops Ecocentre-Here is a view of what it looked like when in furniture production.

Griffith Tablecraft at Treetops Ecocentre-Example Of The Type of Furniture Made Here.

Griffith Tablecraft at Treetops Ecocentre-Example Of The Type of Furniture Made Here.

Griffith Tablecraft at Treetops Ecocentre

Griffith Tablecraft at Treetops Ecocentre

These are members of the Nimbin Tug-O-War Team that helped to build the barn.

These are members of the Nimbin Tug-O-War Team that helped to build the barn.

Here is another article about Griffith Tablecraft in Craft Australia (thanks Krista Mathis!):

My brother in law, David, sent me this link! with another article.

Although the furniture factory is now gone, we have tried to keep the barn in workable order so that we can use it.  Although I share the barn with my husband, Ronnie, (really…there’s plenty of room for both of us!), it is the most fantastic workspace imaginable!  My biggest problem is how to work efficiently in such a huge space.

I know, don’t hate me.  I know that I am priviledged beyond words and super lucky, lucky, lucky!  I, too, worked out of my garage and had a very small studio previously, so now is my time- yeah!

Here are a couple of reminder photos for you of the BEFORE!

The Barn Before the REDO!

The Barn Before the REDO!

The barn before the redo!

The barn before the redo!

The barn before the redo!

The barn before the redo!

So here are some photos and a video to let you see what we have done!

Gallery-Marian Williams Pottery

Gallery-Marian Williams Pottery

Gallery-Marian Williams Pottery

Gallery-Marian Williams Pottery

Gallery-Marian Williams Pottery

Inside the barn!

Inside the barn!

Sink area.

Sink area.

Side view -white door leads to my gallery and toilets.

Side view -white door leads to my gallery and toilets.

Great Table and Chair to work at!

Great Table and Chair to work at!

My trimming wheel-older Venco and my beloved Giffin Grip!

My trimming wheel-older Venco and my beloved Giffin Grip!

Kiln area-Thelma and Louise!

Kiln area-Thelma and Louise!

Spray booth

Spray booth

Chemical Storage

Chemical Storage

Here's the drive thru area-that's my car-it's a big barn!

Here’s the drive thru area-that’s my car-it’s a big barn!

The long view of the barn from my office steps.

The long view of the barn from my office steps.

Pottery Area from my office steps.

Pottery Area from my office steps.

My Wheel- tool cart.

My Wheel- tool cart.

View of the barn from my office area.

View of the barn from my office area.

My office-upstairs from the working studio-where I write!

My office-upstairs from the working studio-where I write!

Slab Roller and Working Table-open to the outside.

Slab Roller and Working Table-open to the outside.

Slab roller and working table with drawer for tool storage.

Slab roller and working table with drawer for tool storage.

Kiln Shelf Storage Area

Kiln Shelf Storage Area

Glazing Area-Chemical Storage-Spray Booth and Extruder

Glazing Area-Chemical Storage-Spray Booth and Extruder

Wheels-side by side-one for throwing - one for trimming.

Wheels-side by side-one for throwing – one for trimming.

Pottery Wheels - With a View

Pottery Wheels – With a View

Please come visit us someday!  It’s incredible!  Now I must make some incredible pottery so that I will feel worthy of this wonderful workspace!

A Love Affair with Clay Logo Color Chloe

Written by Marian Williams

12 Comments

  1. Adriana Christianson · January 20, 2014

    CRIKEY WOMAN that looks amazing !! Peter and I cant believe how much you’ve done !!
    Good team you and Ronnie make !1 We’ll have to come up and do an inspection xx

  2. Kirsten · January 20, 2014

    Wow Marian that is amazing! What a fantastic space – how inspiring

  3. Kim @frogpondsrock · January 21, 2014

    Oh fabulous. I am missing you. If I wasn’t such a sook about the heat I would be up there in a flash to see you. xx

    • Marian Williams · January 22, 2014

      Hi! Missing you too and it just got freakin’ hot here! I want to come to Tassie too!
      Luv,
      M

  4. Rachel (servantceramics) · January 21, 2014

    Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful work that you’ll produce! Nice to see that you need a quad-bike to get around the barn 😉

  5. Jamie Bennett · February 19, 2014

    I’m a new potter. What is the spray booth used for?

    • Marian Williams · February 19, 2014

      Hi! Thanks reading and commenting! A spray booth is used to spray glazes onto the bisque fired pot. It gives a very even application of the glaze and allows for blending of colours.

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