Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Where I Work and Play

I don't know about you, but I love seeing the physical space where people make art.  A studio, whether it be a table, a nook, a room, or a group space, says so much about an artist.  I dare say that you can learn more about an artist by their scribbles, their unfinished work, by what's pinned to their walls for inspiration, how they organize their supplies, how their spaces are laid out, than you can by a finished piece hanging on a wall.

Website In The Make gives a proverbial peek into the "underwear drawer" (not really, but you know what I mean...) of many fine artists and designers, across all genres.  The studio visits are documented beautifully and intimately by writer Nikki Grattan and photographer Klea McKenna.  Warning: it's ver-y easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole on this site....

And so...I was inspired to share and snapped some pics of my basement ceramics studio - enjoy a peek!


  1. I adore your studio photos. I am so wanting to look into your really red, orange bucket. When you say really red do you mean fire engine red ? I decided against going to the under wear draw web site as I don't have enough time to be Alice right now. Will look later. Thank-you.

  2. Wow, how fascinating. Thanks for the tour. Great space you have!

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  4. H.A.N.: Thanks for visiting. And yes, when I say Really Red, that means just what you said: Fire Engine Red!! xo Rae

  5. Ooo, fire engine red!! Love that :D
    I love your space - all that clay is so... earthy and messy and REAL!! I love your aprons, and the big R, your inspiration scraps & the rest!
    Thanks so much for sharing your underwear drawer ;)

  6. What an awesome place, great photos!