Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My comfortable working space

Remember I promised to blog about my working space yet I am too lazy to do that.  Then my team, the Aspiring Metalsmiths that I joined recently came up with the idea of blogging each of our workspace.  I have taken some photographs just now and I really hope that you would not be disappointed to see it...Haha...I am in the middle of fixing the metal clay work, the broken harp that some already knew about it.  Hence my workspace is a little bit in the untidy mode, so I would like to apologize first.  

I am fixing the strings of the broken harp.  I mostly just throw everything into the black container.  Fast and easy...Haha...  See my magnifying glass??  I used it for small and delicate work^^
Music I always enjoy!! Glenn Gould and Karajan^^
Another side of my desk.  Filled with tools.  I am not so organized as I only started making metal clay jewelery for 5 months.  Probably it is time for me to get some racks to hang my tools and pliers.
Just a close up... One of my cats, named Zhu Rou.  Meaning 'Pork'.  My BF came up with the name...  Zhu always like to hang around my working space.
An unfinished painting and untouched for 2 years.  Hope to finish it during this Dec break when my students are away for holiday. 
I do not use torch to fire my clay.  As I am using art clay silver, I can fire the metal clay pieces using this stove.  Asian like me love to use it to eat 'steamboat'.  Normally the stove will be on the middle of the table.  The pot will be filled with chicken broth and we will just dump all the ingredients we like to eat inside and chat while waiting for them to be cooked...A Chinese culture^^  My mom would probably be looking for it...

Please check up the workspace of my other talented teammates. Definitely OOAK interesting workspaces!!

All Wired Up Jewelry Designs - http://allwiredupjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/

Brandy, The Frogs Pond - http://thefrogspond.wordpress.com/

Carole Axium - http://www.caroleaxiumdesigns.com/journal/

Clarity, Scrollwork Designs - http://www.thesquarepegnation.blogspot.com/

Esmeralda, SilverBlueberry - http://jewelry-by-silverblueberry.blogspot.com/

Golden Water Creations - http://www.goldenwatercreations.blogspot.com/

Gloria of Hemlock Hollow - http://gloria-hemlockhollow.blogspot.com/

Jessica Lopour - http://www.abellablue.com/blog

Julie A. Mauerer of jamauerer - http://jamauerer.blogspot.com/

Nancy Creations - http://nancysjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/

Purpleshiny - http://purpleshiny.blogspot.com/

Stacy (Form and Funktion) - http://formandfunktionaccessories.blogspot.com/

Steph Stargell Designs - http://stephstargell.com/

Sylvia Anderson - http://sylviaanderson.blogspot.com/


  1. Joy, love your workspace! It looks light an iry, and organized! Your cat loooves it there :)

  2. Joy- really nice workspace- you'll laugh when you see mine- and- it's in twp places. I love Zhou, very cute!

  3. thanks^^ i cant wait to see yours!

  4. Nice work space, Joy! Love your cat and your paintings!

  5. Joy nice work space. Yours is definitely more tidy than mine. Zhou looks too cute there just making himself at home. I really like your metal clay stove too. That looks perfect. Wish I could find one of those here in the states.

  6. Joy this is a lovely workspace. Very organized compared to mine! I like your little stove. We had a tradition when I was growing up like that with the little pot in the middle of the table that we called Fondue. It was fun. I love your paintings Joy - I can't wait to see that one finished - will you show us? Thank you for giving us this tour.

  7. Nice space!!!! Yup, a hot pot stove!! I love hot pots!

  8. yup i'll show you guys the painting after I have finished it. Need some time to get back the painting feel^^

  9. You must be good in playing musical instruments since you can fix them. Anyway, getting some racks to hang your tools and pliers is a good idea. Why not update us too once you keep things a little organised.