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Posted on November 20, 2012 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin
There are a LOT of things that I love about having my own studio in a separate area from the every day areas of my house. One of which is that I can shut the door (and even lock it if I want to)…and come back whenever I want. But here’s the neurotic part of me…I like my studio clean. In fact on any given day, my studio is cleaner than the rest of my house. Why? Because that’s the way I like it! How? In less than 15 minutes I can clean the whole thing. Read how to clean your studio in 15 minutes or less too…
Hi, my name is Katie and I am a clean studio-aholic! Why am I like this? I don’t really know. But what I do know is that I can’t work when there are lots of things on my studio table. I like my workspace clean and presentable. I like it this way because I feel free to explore, play, create…to feel the clay warm in my fingers and cool on the marble tile. It’s. Just. The. Way. I. Am.
This being said, by the end of my clay time, I can have quite the mess made. 15 colors of blends going at one time, every tool I have out on my worktable, at least 2-3 stamps, a book or two (to inspire me), and of course my coffee cup. Now let’s not even mention the clay that fell on the floor, the glitter that gently floats to the floor, and the mica powder dust covering a portion of the counter. Did I mention the acrylic paints & paint brushes? I must have forgotten them…at any rate, you can tell that after a clay day my workspace screams “Clean Me” with the “Disaster Zone” hanging on the door.
My theory on having a clean studio is this… Not only do I like to start clean, but it takes me less time to clean it up if I do it every time than if I don’t. If I spend 4 days in the studio and don’t clean at the end of each day, on the 4th day, it takes me over an hour to clean up. (Trust me, I’ve done it before). So rather than do it the hard way, I’ll take it one day at a time…now if I could only do the same thing for my house.
Here’s my cheat sheet on how to clean your polymer clay studio, in other words…my polymer clay studio cleaning tutorial!
Thanks for joining me today,