A glimpse inside my pottery home studio

A glimpse inside my pottery home studio

A glimpse inside my pottery home studio

Since a couple of months I am working in my new pottery home studio. My girlfriend and me moved from Amsterdam to Geldrop, Brabant. The main reason for this move was that I missed my family a lot and wanted to be closer to them. Another reason was that I was working in a really small studio in Amsterdam. It was a little shed in our back yard, 2 by 3 meters, too small to grow my business in. I had reached a plateau and knew that I needed a bigger space to work and grow in. Not long after we had discussed about moving to another house, we had the opportunity to see a house close to my family. When we stepped in, it was an instant match and we saw ourself living there.

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So, after just one viewing, we decided that this was gonna be our new home. And the absolute best thing about this house is that it has a big attic where I could build my new studio. The attic is around 25 square meters and has beautiful lighting and a high ceiling. The perfect conditions for a pottery home studio.

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This new studio gave me so much good vibes and I was so excited to make a plan for where to put all of my stuff like my wheel, working tables and cabinets. The flooring was taking out of the whole house by the old owners, so that gave me the opportunity to put something really good and durable in it. I wanted a floor that was water resistent and easy to take care off. After some research on the internet I had found a company (verfbestelsite.nl) that makes water resistent floor coatings. They make these coatings in every colour that you can imagine, I choose a light grey one. And I absolutely love this water resistent floor coating. I can mop the floor everyday and all of the little clay-water drops gets off of it really easy.

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It was very clear to me where to put everything in the new space. I knew that I wanted to put my wheel in the spot where it is now. It’s such a bright spot and I love working there. The big tables that you see on the other side of the studio are basically Ikea frames with two big hardwood sheets of wood. I bought them at our local hardware store and they cut them for me in the right dimensions. I work directly on this wood, because it is hardwood it can get wet and won’t warp. I have used this for over two years now and it’s still in the same condition as when I first used it.

a glimpse inside my pottery home studio pottenbakken keramiek ceramics workshop eindhoven geldrop

Close to my wheel I have a shelving system that is soooo good! I have bought it at Hornbach and the best thing about it it that I can rearrange the whole unit. I can take out the little carriers and rearrange them if I need more space between the shelves.

The studio is divided in two sections. The first floor is the little Studio Bloei Winkel (store). All of the finished products are displayed here and I have a small packing station where I can pack all of the orders. Close to the window I have an area where I can take pictures, so I left that whole area clear. I love all of the shelves and that the room is so bright and airy.

a glimpse inside my pottery home studio pottenbakken keramiek ceramics workshop eindhoven geldrop

I am so happy with how the new studio turned out and I am so thankful that I can work here every day. 

 

-X Robin

 

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