Sunday, July 21, 2013

The In-between

Let's see, where was I? Ah yes, the second building. If you'll notice in the last picture, I had also laid down the flooring that connects the two buildings and runs in front of the kiln. The idea was to have it flush with the floor of the clay studio so that I could roll my ware cart right up to the kiln. I also wanted to build a wall in front of this space to help protect the kiln as well as block some of the noise produced by the burners when I'm firing.
So... Here it is:

This is the shot as I was completing the "deck" that will be in front of the wall. I used the stripper flooring for the area right in front of the kiln as this will be covered by the middle roof. In front of the wall, I constructed a pallet wood deck.

This is the deck completed. I sanded it a bit just to remove some of the burrs, but for the most part it was pretty flush.

This is the completed wall. I'm sorry I didn't have any shots of it in progress.

I built it with a sliding pocket door so that it would give the illusion of a solid wall, and not take up the space a swinging door would.

Here is the view looking from the glaze studio into the clay studio.

We wanted to create another sitting space. We'll call this Cafe Toadlily.

Stan and Molly enjoy a tasty beverage together at the end of a long day. 

Molly usually likes to hit it a little harder than Stan.