a wall is rising

Making a wall is not really hard. It just takes time, planning and patience. I don´t really possess a lot of planning skills or patience, and at the moment, not a lot of time either. There´s so much to be done to the house we moved to. So whenever I work in the ceramic studio I steal time from the house. That makes me kind of stressed out.

But some work has been done!

I did a stupid thing, wich often happens because of my disability to make plans. I had one small jar of this beautiful pink paint, and I used it on the side of the sliding door that´s gonna be hidden behind the wall and never being seen by anybody. If I used it on the left side of the door it would have been just enough.

What to to with the ugly pipes?

Since I did all the work by myself, I didn´t have a chance to put plaster boards on the back of the wall before rising it, therefor I put chicken wire in the back of each square to keep the insulation in place.


Next step, plastic.


Insulation and plaster boards. I had to go with the 60X120 cm, because the big once are to heavy, when working alone.


All covered.


Wall filling in place!


Since I´m going to try to put tiles on the wall above the sink, I only painted the top of the wall. Don´t wanna waste paint right??? And now I had to go with white on the sliding door, since I´m out of pink.

I was very lucky. We went to my mother in laws old house to collect firewood. I found left over tiles from when she did renovation in her bathroom. Of course I could have them. When we got back home I counted and meassured, I would be able to cover half the wall above the sink, with three tiles left!!!


I made a frame for the sink. I got a helping hand from my mother in law to get the sink up there.


Look!!! I did it, all the tiles are up on the wall. And they´re straight too.

Next step, tab and plumbing. I also need to build a sludge separator.

moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches…..

Welcome back! I know that it has been a while since I last wrote something here. The last few years have been rough, and I will probably write all about that later.

Also, the number of English speaking friends has increased, therefore I will do my best to make this blog readable in English.

Four or five years ago somebody asked me what I wanted to do five years from now. I said I had a vision of myself living in a big house in the country and doing pottery. I didn´t even do pottery back then and living in the country seemed like an unreachable dream.

I know, I know… It´s a cliche. It´s kind of every other middle age womans dream to move to the country and do pottery. But I don´t care. The dream is about to come true.

Here I am. A big house, with a gorgeous view and a stable ready to be turned in to a pottery studio.

The main building. The lake is behind me.

The stable building. The white part will be the pottery studio, and hopefully there will be room for a small boutique too.

A lot of work is needed. This space was used as a flower room. The woman who used to live here has a passion for gardening. Useful things that are allready here is a working water heater, flouroscents in the ceiling in the main room, and lots of shelfs.

This is what the pottery studio looked like when we just moved in. I have managed to take down the big shelfs in front of the sliding door. That´s the best spot to place the sink. The drain is right there in the middle. So it should be fairly easy. It´s just that you can´t really put a sink on a slidig door. You need a wall for that.

Said and almost done. This is how far I got yesterday, before and after a meeting with my sons new school, and going to the store for plasterboards, insulation and studs.

Beginning of a wall in front of the sliding door. I have to be able to open the door since the kiln is right behind it.

Remember the kiln project? https://klemkeckaemma.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/en-ny-kategori/

Nothing happened with that. The kiln was still in the garage when it was time to move. I did however buy a smaller kiln that I had installed in the basement. But now it´s time to get the big one going. Just need a visit from the electrician, who has promised to come soon and have a look.

To be continued…..

en ny kategori

Nu är det dags för en ny kategori – keramik.

Jag har alltid varit sugen på att prova på att dreja. I våras fick jag chansen. Och blev såld. Under sommaren blev det en lång resa och paus från allt, men nu ska det bli keramik av. Jag har börjat i fel ände, jag har köpt en ugn. Jag har inget annat, bara en ugn.

Det finns inte jättemånga begagnade ugnar på blocket. Men så hitatde jag en. Jag åkte och tittade på den och lade handpenning. Den är stor och väger 200 kg och jag tänkte att den får vi nog hem på något sätt. Det brukar lösa sig om man bara vill tillräckligt mycket. Säljaren lovade att hennes pappa kunde komma med sin traktor och lyfta upp den på släpet när vi skulle hämta den, och jag tänkte att vi kan säkert få ner den när vi väl är hemma. Det mesta kommer ju alltid ner.

Jag bokade ett släp och igår åkte vi för att hämta ugnen. Den kom upp på släpet med hjälp av traktor med gafflar. Vi började färden hem och min man säger att den kan vi aldrig lyfta ner själva. Vi måste ha hjälp av något stort och starkt. Det räcker inte med muskelkraft. Emma, hur ska du lösa detta?

Då ringde jag den enda jag känner som kan tänkas har en traktor. Jodå, det skulle nog gå bra, Arne kan komma imorgon, hur länge har ni släpet?

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Nu ska vi bara ha hem en elektrikter som kan dra ut el till garaget. Och så ska jag köpa en drejskiva. Och installera en diskbänk och filterbrunn i källaren. Det är kommande projekt.