Sunday, September 23, 2007

Productive Cocoon

Cocoons have a bad rap. I don't know why, particularly with the world as crazy as it is. Here are a couple of pictures of my refuge. On the floor at my right side is a boom box, behind it on a small stool is my ultrasonic, and above that is the polishing wheel. To my left is the torch pickle pot and flux. Among other assorted items... it is a well textured space.

I like looking at other's workspaces. Its not just a vingette on someone's personal space and style... it is deeply and recognizably human. There is a bonding to be had at the point of creation that is, I think, most accessible in the space of creation. Perhaps because everyone has held a pencil, or a knife. The product is of the artist or artisan, but the space can be looked at and recognized for its small universal components.


WildbillthePirate said...

I was looking at the stream of pics @ when I saw your photo. I immediately grabbed it and went to your blog. I am apprenticed to a Master watch/Clock maker and am in the process of setting up my own little "productive Cocoon" I also see that jewelers & watch people both use similar equipment and are organized much the same way!
I will send you pics of my spot, once it is set up. I'm looking to procure a bench right now but if worst comes to worst; I'l make my own.

Sewlutions' World said...

I love how productive your space looks. Thanks for sharing and I hope to see more.

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

Your space seems very user friendly.

femputer said...

i love the strip of tools on the wall. :D