Thursday, February 23, 2006

My Other Job

Things are going a little slow with the house right now so Rurality suggested I show some photos of what I actually do for a living at least part-time anyway. These are pictures of my little studio and gallery. All of the crafts are completely hand-made here in Alabama only. No, I don't have a website BUT I am actually having one worked on as we speak (type?). The building is in the old downtown area which they are trying to restore to an alternative shopping district. Lots of the business owners have fixed their stores up really nice. Mine was built somewhere around 1920 and was originally a feed store.
Another view of the other side. Its kinda small but the back half of the building is my studio and office.
A close up of the variety of what I carry. This is probably a horrible faux-pas on my part, but those soaps there are not Karen's! Sorry!! Its an old photo. I don't carry those anymore and just carry Natural Impulse; which is great stuff. I have several different books too which are written by Alabama authors. There are lots of really talented folks here! Some of my artists are nationally known.
This is one of my pie plates. I do all wheel thrown pottery. Its a mid-range stoneware. Microwave, dishwasher safe and of course, oven-proof. My sister caters alot and she uses my stuff so she tests alot of it for me. I'm not much on making pies but these work great for cooking biscuits too!
This is a little lidded jar about 3.5"x3.5" (to the top of the handle). These are great for sugar or salt or whatever. But you can cook in them too.
This is just another little jar. Its about 4.5" wide x 3.5" tall.


pablo said...

And talented too!??! Is there no end to the wonder that is you?

Rurality said...

Harrrumph! Why I never... other people's soap...!

That's probably what happens when you promise to bring somebody eggs and then don't get there until they've already gone home.

Hehe. Just kidding. Those were nice people, they just quit making soap. I remember seeing that pic before - it's a nice one.

Pablo - it seems like every time I talk to her I find out something else that she knows how to do!

pablo said...

Is there a chance you have one of your settings wrong? Every time I come to your blog I wind up at the 2/17 post and I have to click the February archives to see anything new. Is this happening with anyone else?

edifice rex said...
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edifice rex said...

Pablo, if somethings wrong with the site I don't know and sure don't know how to fix it. When I pull it up it comes up on the current posting. ?? I will continue to look into it.

Laura said...

annie, the pictures of the store look great on your blog. I hope you have a great day!!

pablo said...

Well, I have no trouble viewing all of your posts when I'm using a Windows-based browser. But my main usage is through Firefox on an Apple. Maybe there is some compatability problem, though it doesn't seem to affect me on other blogspot blogs. Hmmmm.

edifice rex said...

Thanks to you all for your compliments; ya'll are sweet.

Shannon O in Oneonta said...

Oh, I've been there! When we first moved here about two years ago, during whadda they call it, June Fling? Is that right? Well, I'm sure you know what I mean. Anyway, what a coincidence. After we finish working on our house, my husband and I were (are) actually planning to (hoping to be able to) buy a complete set of tableware from you! Or commission it or whatever it is one does. I can't really imagine you would remember us, but we were fascinated by your church organ pipe shelves. Small world!

edifice rex said...

Hey Shannon! Yeah, its June Fling. Well, I'm terrible with names but I'd probably remember you if I saw you and I'd be happy to make you a dinnerware set. In fact, I've just recently came up with some new glazes that are great!

syncbox said...

Just wanted to comment on how I am enjoying your blog - which I got to from the omelay blog... (tabitha is my daughter).

I also am an artist who works in clay, some pottery, some sculpture, mixed media, watercolor, acrylics. Reading about your goals, your gallery, your works inspires me.

It takes me away from my official work (web design & development) hurray!

Thank you so much! I'll be a regular reader now.

edifice rex said...

Hey Sync! Glad to have you and happy to hear from you! thank you for your kind words and hope you visit often.