The reason I haven't posted for a long time is that I've been setting up a small pottery studio in our garage and getting ready for my first open studio & sale since we moved to Austin (in addition to teaching 2 pottery classes, grandchild-sitting, and studying more difficult chanoyu temae). It's on Saturday, December 7, so please email me if you want more info.
The first step to making my studio space was to clear out lots of things we had stored there and replace the window glass and blinds. Now there's a space for my 2 potter's wheels (electric and leg-powered treadle) with a view into our front yard where birds and butterflies come to the drought-tolerant native Texas plants. We had a separate electric line and a vent installed for the small kiln and it's full of work and ready to fire.