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Heidi Maiers
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:44 pm    Post subject: Show us your studio! Reply with quote

Sort of a fun topic going on over at WC. Post up some photos of your studio, or if you don't have a studio yet, your workspaces set up around the house.

I know Stuart has a nice newly built and ideal studio down in Ecuador and Tamara has corners staked out all over her house to do her dirty work.
I'll post up some photos of mine in a few weeks. Right now we are replacing the floor (was carpet covered up with a "temporary" piece of linoleum for years) and laying down some Italian Walnut laminate. Should look pretty slick, and a lot easier to keep clean!

Whether it's a formal studio, the garage, the living room, etc - let's see those creative areas...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see a pic of everyone's studio and work space too. Here's the same pics posted at wc. Messy pics but sometimes those are more interesting I suppose. Heidi- Do you see pics from your e-book on the wall? I refer to them every now and again. Smile Last pics are of my backyard and shows our hammock which gets a lot of use. Both Ron and I fit on that and lay in it and watch the hummingbirds, big black bumble bees and birds of all sorts above in the sky. Great for relaxing tight muscles from sculpting. Smile






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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting those here Tamara. Love those outdoor areas and your yard looks so inviting. I would love to have a large, peaceful yard again (these little lots in Phoenix feel so confining). Also nice to see your big studio window.
Hilarious that you have those ebook photos taped up there. He he..
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Kim Overall



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: our studios Reply with quote

My studio is a mess!
Sorry, no images just yet.

I'm back into sculpture (YAY!)

I'll take images of my sculpture stand I just made
using Heidi's book for reference with a few modifications
to suite my circumstances (or so I think).

Happy Saturday Everyone.
We just had Whataburgers, FF and chocolate
shakes for lunch. An apple pie awaits us for later.

Kim in Houston
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:08 am    Post subject: my first homemade sculpture stand Reply with quote

Referencing Heidi's instruction manual,
I built my first sculpture stand albeit a bit
different to suite my own resources at hand.

Starting with a 2'x4'x3/4" exterior plywood,
I marked and cut three 16"x24" panels.
On two of the panels I cut 16" squares.
The waste from these squares were cut into
one inch strips.

The third 16"x24" panel was left as is for now.

In one 16"x16"x3/4" square I attached the
1/2" galvanized flange and pipe.

In the second 16"x16"x3/4" square I drilled
a 7/8" hole through the center.

With a couple of the 1"x16" trim pieces
I cut in half to nail into the bottom of the flanged
square to sit atop my Shimpo banding wheel.

This makes it portable for my circumstances.

The second 16" square board sits atop
sliding over the pipe and can be adjusted to
various heights by shim boards between the two
squares.

the trim pieces are used otherwise in between the
two squares to clear the flange.

My only immediate expenses were the pipe,
flange and screws which cost about $5.

I've started my first 'head' on my new stand.

I need to see how to load images here to give
visuals.

And, I've begun sculpture classes locally from
Willy Wang (Wei Li Wang) here in Houston.
He is really really good. Probably one of the best
in Houston besides the other artist who does
Mt. Rushmore size busts.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:09 am    Post subject: my home made portable sculpture stand Reply with quote

http://www.kimoverall.com/Sculpture.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Kim, good to see you posting. By all means, adaptation and innovation are key skills to have when it comes to sculpture. Everyone and every project has slightly different requirements and it's interesting to see how ideas are adapted. Way to go!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heidi,

Check your coffee fund to be sure my donation
went through.

I have learned so much from your website
and wish to thank you for everything.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Thanks so much for the coffee Kim - and for the compliment!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Heidi and everybody.
I haven't been too active here lately and thought I should pitch in a bit more.
My studio at the moment is way too cluttered. I'm starting to purge some of that clutter to make room for some more larger scale bronze sports figure sculptures I'll be doing for Stanford University Athletics department very soon.
I did some for them a while back and I guess they want some more for another new building. Woo Hoo !!
Anyway, here are some photos of my studio I took awhile back when It wasn't as cluttered as it is now. Although it still is a bit of a mess in these pics.

Mark.








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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, congrats on the upcoming Stanford project Mark! Great to hear.
That is such a cool studio! I love it! Hopefully my new wood floor will look as nice as yours, although the space is not even half as big. My husband was commenting while we were taking everything out of the studio so we could redo the floor, that I had way too much stuff in there. I don't have even a fraction of what yours is packed with, so I don't feel so much like a pack rat now, thanks! (I know, it's ALL useful stuff - but it's hard to convince people who live with you sometimes).
Very cheery and bright with all those windows and I like your display shelves. Most of your stuff is fairly small, so that works well.

Oh, here are some photos of Stuart's studio in Ecuador, being built, and finished.
Nice tomato tree out front! Looks like paradise to me...






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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kim- Will be nice to see your sculpture stand that you made! Good for you to make a custom one on your own. Can use photobucket.com to upload your pictures and then copy the url and paste into the message body post here at the forum.

Mark- What a treat to see your pics. Smile I don't recall those wild and funny paintings being on the wall when I came for a visit. I see you have anatomy figures next to your computer. I've been looking at the new female anatomy figure by Andrew Cawrse: http://www.freedomofteach.com/products/figures/
They are very expensive but sure would be nice to have. Was neat to read your book titles on the wall and maybe get some of those books too. Congrats on the new project for the university. Might check out the foundry in Sac as they worked out well for me and we're half the price of Berkeley foundry. But that could have been that Berkeley was penalizing me for the money they lost on casting my first bronze.

Stuart- I think it's paradise too. Oh to have your moderate temperatures and lush greenery. Please keep us posted with the progress. I bet your little helpers are enjoying seeing the new studio going up. I'm sure they will have a spot to do their painting. Smile

~Tamara

Edit- Just realized that the last pic was the finished studio and not your home. How beautiful. Some pics of the inside please?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tamara, the interior can be seen here in the Members section:

http://portrait-sculpture.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=2719#2719
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow -- There's some very nice studio spaces shown here.

I have a breadbox I call a studio. I have to stand in the hallway to take pictures of sculpts on my workbench. It's so small and cramped, I have to leave the room to change my mind.

Heidi -- A small lot? But a larger house...huh. I would guess that my entire house and lot would fit inside your house...and I'm not even joking. I wish I was.

BTW -- That wood floor you're installing is going to look great.

Tamara -- Very relaxing space and yard you have. Congrats.

Mark -- I have always loved your studio. If I ever dreamed of a perfect studio, yours would be as close to that as I could imagine. So, how many sculpting stands do you have in there, four, five? Sheesh!

I once went to the "Treasures of the Vatican" show they had in Golden Gate Park when I was young and just stood gaping at all the fantastic sculptures they had. Stood there all day, till closing. It was great inspiration. But your studio! Holy moly! I could stand transfixed for weeks gawking at your work.

Big congratulations on the Stanford project!!! I loved the last set you did for them.

Stuart -- Very, very nice! Your studio is almost the size of my house. Nice and open working environment -- and so organized.

Well, back to my dungeon....Crying or Very sad

Igor
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a diabolically slow connection at the moment and so can't open the larger images here. Waiting for installation of wideband.
Thanks for the comments.
The boys have their own work table in there. They wouldn't allow anything else, believe me!
Will, when I lived in London I had a tiny wooden structure behind my house just big enough for me and a turntable where I used to make small stone sculptures.................and yet still managed to feel blessed, but space is good!
Means you have to move country!!
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