Do you have a dedicated studio/artistic space?
Where is it located?
West Los Angeles, CA
Is it a large or small space?
What medium(s) do you work in?
Silver mostly/ some gold
Do you have a separate area for each?
What one word would you use to describe your studio?
What do you think is the best feature of your studio?
The fact that I’ve finally found a space after 3 previous moves.
What would you change if you could?
I would have enclosed walls and no doors facing the street. Or really dark tinted windows! Right now I look out onto an extremely busy street that is not in the best part of town. The front part of my studio has two doors that are tinted so that people passing by on the sidewalk can see their reflection but not me inside unless they are very close. Unfortunately, I can see them and they use the door’s reflective tinted glass as a mirror so you can imagine the things I see! I’ve seen people brush their teeth just a foot away from me but separated by a glass door. Not the best images when you are trying to concentrate on soldering or forging!
Can you share an organizational tip?
I am always trying to be better organized. The best organizational tip I can offer if to have your most often used tools on pegboard where you can reach them.
Describe the usual state of your work table?
Yikes, pretty messy, I will admit. But clean in the sense that the metal is clean. I usually have my favorite tools scattered about in my catch drawers and that makes me crazy.
Does your work table face out into the room or toward the wall?
Toward the wall.
What’s one drawback of your studio/artistic space?
As I described earlier, the tinted glass to my left that allows me to see the sea of humankind that flows by and that can be distracting.
Do you have any studio mascots (pets, mannequin whatever)?
Aside from the ants, no.
Do you have an idea wall or inspiration board?
Do you listen to music in your studio? What kind?
Yes, usually internet radio, KCRW, an alternative station.
Do you display your own work in your studio?
Only if I’m stuck then I put it out there to look at in hopes that on a subliminal level I will figure it out. Other artists’ work? Yes, but only in print.
What’s one quirk or unusual feature of your studio?
I am in a body shop garage!!
Thank you so much Christi!