This is where most of the mixing and conditioning of the claying is done. Everything is right within reach -- just how I like it!
This is the baking and finishing area.
More of the finishing area and where all the beadwork is done.
These windows were specially designed for this room for a particular reason. They provide the defused lighting needed for our photographs of our finished projects. The corner quickly sets up as our own mini photograph studio.
Here is where we store and display our finished pieces.
This is my favorite furniture piece we bought from Ikea just for this room. It has a space under
the glass for storage and display. I like to keep some of my clay tools, and pieces I'm working on so they are quick to see and easy to reach. Because it is glass, I cannot operate the pasta machine on this so I use the first area shown (just a quick turn of my chair) but this gives me a lot of working space on large projects as I love to spread out! Also, because it is glass, I can use my blades for cutting and it cleans up really well again afterwards.
We also use half of the area under the glass top to demonstrate the various stages in our cane making and other bead making techniques. We have found that people appreciate the finished product much more when they actually see the process involved in the making of their jewelry piece.