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Studio Update

I've moved my studio! Well, I'm in the process, and work goes on in the meantime. If you'd like to contact me about a project, or ceramics, my contact info is in the menu adjacent.

Thanks to all those who came to visit my old studio. A few photos to remember it by below. I'll be updating this blog now and then but, well, Facebook is a little more expeditious. You can find me there at http://www.facebook.com/rafter.e.studio. 


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View of front door and display area.

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View of main work area.

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Display shelf and view to back door.

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View of main work area and canvas drapes in front of storage cubbies.
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View to back of main workroom. Sliding doors easily reconfigure the space.
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View of front door and window. Work sink in alcove to left.
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A view into the bathroom.
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View of entry at night.
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View of office/kitchenette.

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An Open House Crowd!

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We had a great turn-out for our Open House! Neighbors and friends helped us kick-off the Spring Show--even John's students took a break from their studio to come by and have a look.

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And it's no wonder--our artists brought in some beautiful work.

It was great seeing everyone, meeting new people and catching up with old friends. Thanks for coming by! (And if you missed it, we're always open Saturday afternoons, noon-5pm.)
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SPRING SHOW
2013

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Friday, April 19 (6pm-9pm)
Saturday, April 20 (10am-5pm)
Sunday, April 21 (Noon-5pm)

Our spring show will be our first official Open House! Come by and see work by Tara Dawley (ceramics), Susan Hill (textile/fiber artist), John Lujan & Rebecca Riden (printmakers) and Denise DiPiazzo (sculpture).

(And the renovation certainly counts as "work", so consider that to be John Eck's contribution this time. He'll have ceramics done by this summer . . .)
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What's Up With That Name?

Are you really into white-water rafting? Is this some kind of an electronic studio, like an e-book or e-trading?logo.jpg

Nope. The "Rafter E" predates both of those things by the better part of a century. It was established three generations ago by John's grandfather, as his ranch brand. (The history and evolution of brands is pretty interesting--they were the first "trademarks" in America. More info here.)

With John's background as an architect, the reference to a building element (the rafter) made it a natural to establish as a new kind of brand--this time for an art and design studio. (It was a happy coincidence that it also matches the simple gable roof of our new studio building!)


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