Here is aerial view of my studio. My tenant said 500 SQ feet, but actually about 400 SQ feet after deducting the wall spaces. When I have an open house, I hear at least one person said you uses every square inch of studio. I have two electric wheels, an electric kiln, a gas kiln, a slab roller and a pugmill, a TV, a refrigerator and a toaster. One of the wheel is Shimpo, thirty some years old, brought from Japan when I got married. I threw sake cups for the wedding in a kitchen of my tiny apartment in Tokyo. My studio is three time bigger than that apartment. I do not store finished pieces in the studio. I wish I have big enough space to store and retail my pottery. I just do not have enough space. If I leave the fired pieces in the studio for a few days, they will be covered with clay dusts and need to wash. So, After opening the kiln, I usually bring them to home to store.
I had a a dental hygienist appointment yesterday. It has been one year since the painful periodontitis gum surgery. She said my teeth is “Stable”. With my mouths open , I started to wonder with my not-good English, “stable” like “stable condition after the accident”, that is not good. After a couple minutes of discussion with myself, and I began to worry, I asked her that “Stable is good, right?”, She replied, “yes, good, very good.” I thought why just say so…. It has been good, no bleeding after brushing teeth. But lots of works. Dental floss, brush-picks, tooth brush and mouse wash for one cleaning. I would be very depressed if they find any problem with my tooth.