Storing and Displaying

Our entertainment cabinet with pottery on top

Right now my form of storing my work is doubling as display.  Boxes were taking up too much of the space we don’t have in our apartment, so I unpacked it and placed them throughout the apartment.  I will say I do enjoy seeing my vases on the top of the armour.  They are high enough that they don’t seem obtrusive, but their range in colors and silhouettes are quite nice up there.  I have a few other vases tucked here and there.  For example; on a couple of window sills on our fireplace mantels (we have two), on my dresser, and I always have one to pick from to put on the table when Andrew brings me home flowers (which he has done a few times already).  I have a few mugs in our cabinets that we do use regularly, but the bulk of my work is boxed up at the foot of our bed!  Good thing we have a really big room!  I was thinking more about this the other day as I was figuring out the amount of clay I want to order next week.  This does present some issues.  When I am done with a piece it is not like a painting where it is one canvas that is completed, or photography that I can store hundreds of photos in a folder on my computer.  When I open the kiln I have a few dozen finished pieces in there waiting to find a home!  As I get back on the wheel in a couple of weeks, I am going to have to come up with a better solution for my pottery than sitting at the foot of the bed.  This is where I need to market myself and have everything “fly” out the door because they are all being sold!  That is my ultimate goal! 

A vase on one of our window sills

At least tiles can stack nicely.  I will say this, I am pretty good at packing and organizing so I will be able to maintain space for a while.  My task at hand for today is to deep clean our apartment and get some laundry done so we are ready to go back to Maryland for a visit with my family!  I can’t wait to see them…and “the babies” (our three mini dachshunds).  Aside from cleaning, I am getting my clay order together today so I can be throwing by June!  I cannot wait to get back on the wheel.  I do think I am going to have to sit and throw basic cylinders of various sizes and then scrap them just so I can regain the strength in my hands, fingers, and arms.  I can feel that I have lost strength for throwing, but it will come back.

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  • Michele Prince

    Throwing by June is exciting. Cant’ wait to see you, honey!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Throwing by June is exciting. Cant’ wait to see you, honey!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    I love seeing your work displayed throughout our home! Pottery, photos, and paintings and all 😀 I’m looking forward to seeing you produce new pieces soon!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    I love seeing your work displayed throughout our home! Pottery, photos, and paintings and all 😀 I’m looking forward to seeing you produce new pieces soon!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Vogan

    Hi Arryn,
    Can you store things at Dan and Sue’s place? They’ve been so gracious to you. I wonder if they wouldn’t mind you using a spare bedroom for your pottery… Just a thought, although you’ve probably already considered them. = ) Hope you had a wonderful time with your family!

    Love, Mom V.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Vogan

    Hi Arryn,
    Can you store things at Dan and Sue’s place? They’ve been so gracious to you. I wonder if they wouldn’t mind you using a spare bedroom for your pottery… Just a thought, although you’ve probably already considered them. = ) Hope you had a wonderful time with your family!

    Love, Mom V.ReplyCancel

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