I figured not too many people may have ever visited a metalsmithing studio, so here's a tour of mine!
My bench and table...lots of things stashed in every nook and cranny.
Movin' on up.
Remnants from the soldering demo I gave last Tuesday in class.
Bird's eye view...this is where the magic happens...the catch drawer is typically so full of junk that even if I do drop something in it, I may never find it again.
This is my favorite file. I've had it since undergrad and even though it is extremely coarse and not very well taken care of, I love it. It's not the typical nice German file, more like a cheap-o file that I've grown to love.
And here's a shot of me for good measure.
Over the past 4 years this has become a home away from home for me. I have spent countless hours in this space and experienced every possible emotion here. There were times when I hated coming here during grad school, and times I couldn't stand to leave, and I would not trade it for anything. Knowing that my Adjunct Faculty appointment is coming to an end in a couple short months, I am beginning to dread having to pack everything up and find some way to set up a studio in my 20'x20' house. It'll be a tight fit with me, Brandon, and Cinderella (my rockin' cat), but until we find a bigger place, or relocate for jobs, it will work. I've got a desk and really bad lighting...and that's enough for me.