another wall

Sometimes it feels like all I´m doing is making good work places. I hardly ever do any art work.

The ceramic studio is on a break. Now I do the sewing and silver smithing studio.

This is what the studio looked like when we just moved in. As you can se there´s no rail or anything to protect you from falling down the stairs. Kind of scary. Also I had to put my big workbench somewhere, and after trying to put it under the angled celing I realised I was not going to be able to stand straight to work. So I got an idea. Lets make a wall next to the stairs, that way no one will fall down, and I will have a good spot for the workbench.

Back to the lumberyard for more lumber and plaster boards. I did call my dad so he could come and help me getting started.

This is how far we got when my dad helped me. Now I´m on my own again.

More studs.

Plaster boards.

Other side, insulation and more plaster boards. Doing the small ones again.


Painted once. And i also put oil stain on the big stud to make i match the lumber in the ceiling.

Admiring my work from the pull out sofa I thought it might be nice with some wallpaper. I´ve had my eyes on one for a while now, wich I would like to put in all the hallways in the house. That´s an upcoming project, and I would really like to see that beautiful wallpaper on a wall now. I placed an order, and two days later the wallpaper arrived and I got it up there the same day after work.Of course, there are ferns.

All done!

The work bench has found a good place, and hopefully no one will fall down the stairs.



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?

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…..