Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Here We Go!

I had hoped to get a studio together by October 1st. For the first time in my life as a professional potter I'm ahead of schedule. I just signed a lease for this great studio space in East Austin. It's in a brand new live/work condo development called Cobra Studios. The woman I'm leasing the unit from is a painter and had planned to use it herself but luckily for me decided to lease it out instead.

Here are a few pics. I'm planning to move everything in by Friday and hopefully I'll be fully operational by sometime next week.

Here is the main space of the workshop. I'll probably have the wheels, table and shelving set up here.
This is the back area. I'll set it with shelves and a table for glazing.
Here's another view of the back area. I have an electrician coming in to wire up a disconnect box for the kiln along that back wall.
Here's a view from the main are out to the common area of the complex. There are 4 buildings around this courtyard. If it ever rains again in Austin, those giant tanks are supposed to hold the water to use around the complex.

Someone was nice enough to put a leaf imprint in the concrete during construction.

So, now that I have a space and will begin life as a potter again, perhaps posting will resume on a more regular basis.

5 comments:

brandon phillips said...

dude, that's awesome! that space looks really nice...i'll have to come check it out next time i'm in austin! is this going to be purely works space or will you have retail space as well?

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Love all the windows. The space is very cool! Congrats and don't forget to show us some photo's after you're all moved in :)

Judy Shreve said...

What a wonderful space -- all those windows! -- you'll be making some great pots soon.

Patricia Griffin said...

Congrats! What an awesome space!

Keith said...

Thanks everybody...as my most recent post pointed out, even though it's a fantastic space I'm trying to adjust to the new digs.

Whenever anybody is Austin drop by! Brandon, I'm only a few minutes from Armadillo Clay so I'll probably see you sometime soon.