We have been in York now for about 6 weeks and predictably there are still boxes all over the place , although not as many . I need space for drawing/painting/collage/calligraphy , for ceramics and for textiles . The house was chosen with this in mind – balanced out by needing less space for other things .
The 2d stuff can be done in the conservatory/sunroom even in winter (it is heated) .
As you can see there are big windows on 2 sides with plenty of inspiration to see through them . I also have a big easel – currently missing pegs – which I inherited from my mother , one of my A3 portfolios & my calligraphy board stored against the non window , non radiator wall .
The textiles will eventually be done on the front room floor and machined on a folding table Habib plans to design and make for me when he has the time . Until then it will be back to the dining table as before (but with more space) .
The ceramics will be done in my share of the double garage now cluttered with boxes etc.
My section will be against the brick wall to the right of the window and to the left of the full width garage door . There will be plenty of room for shelving (our Ikea Sten – alas no longer available) and an electric kiln . My work which is properly packed in boxes will go in the crawl space above the rafters – and help insulate the place . The opposite wall already has the washing machine and chest freezer so will eventually have a toilet & sink so that I will have water for pottery and any dyeing of textiles . I haven’t decided yet whether to have a wheel or not .
Unfortunately it also looks as if I will have to store my beautiful Art books here !