The bowls weren't quite ready to trim so I sat down to make some lunch plates to go along with the order of bowls. About half of the clay was nice and soft and perfect for plates. The other half of clay is why I think my wrists seem to be hurting lately. The bowls are probably ready but I think I'm ready for bed so they'll get finished up tomorrow.
I catch myself planning my new studio in Austin every once in a while. I have no clue where it will be or what it will look like. One of the few things I'm fairly certain of is that it won't be attached to our house like mine is now. That's going to be a major change for me. But, I'll adjust.
The other thing that I am telling myself is that I will no longer be at the mercy of commercially mixed clay. When I started here I was all set to get a clay mixer but I never got around to purchasing one. And then, I just couldn't figure out where I would set it up. Now, it's way too late in the game up here to figure out a clay mixing setup so it's boxes and bags of clay for another year.
I also keep telling myself that my next studio will be neat and organized and I'll know where everything is kept, where all my tools are at the exact moment I need them and every glaze will be full when I go to glaze...or at least I'll have some copper when I need to mix one up.
Maybe I'll start with a clay mixing area and move on from there.
I've got another big post coming with my new studio wish-list. I'm not sure when that one is going to find its way here but maybe we'll make that post a nice big open thread with everyone's best setting up a studio suggestion...heck...let's start now...leave your ideas in the comments!