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Holiday Show 2019 + Open House

Well, it was a longer slog than expected...but the new (home and) studio are DONE. (More or less. There's always something.) Although I'm still in the process of setting up my studio, I plan to be open during the KC holiday ceramic sales. Tara Dawley and I will have work at my new home studio on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-5pm. I hope you can come by and see us!

DIRECTIONS: If you use Apple Maps, type in "3120 Holly, KCMO". If you use Google Maps, type in "Rafter E Studio" (it will take you to the wrong place if you use the address).

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Update 2017

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. 

View of front door and display area.

View of main work area.

Display shelf and view to back door.

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

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Architecture Break: Arrow Rock II

In case you were wondering why the previous post described the house as Arrow Rock I . . . here's an early peek at Arrow Rock II, right across the street! I'll post more as it finishes up. A bigger place, for a retired couple, who spend more time down in AR. Giant back acreage looking out onto horse stables. And horses, of course. A little different look to this one--it needed to meld with a couple of existing structures on the property.





This is the street side/south side of the house. The garage to the right was existing. Like the first house, this one has laminated asphalt shingles, Hardie-plank lap siding and brick-veneer foundations (this is nearly a building standard in AR). More photos to come!



Architecture Break: Arrow Rock I

If  you read this blog from time to time, you probably saw a post a year or two ago about this weekend house under construction. Because of the town's status on the historic register, all new construction must be designed in a fitting, traditional style. Although from the outside it has a Shaker-meets-Queen Anne kind of look, the interior is actually quite contemporary. The centerpiece is a large, vaulted living/kitchen area. The kitchen has a BIG wood-topped island that can seat up to eight, in lieu of a dining table. The higher seating lets you see over the living room furniture and out to the beautiful view.

It's all done now, and the owners are spending happy weekends in historic Arrow Rock, Missouri. Maybe they'll have you over for dinner? I'll put a good word in for you. (But only if you like us on Facebook! Hey, pots don't sell themselves.)







Scenes from the Spring Show







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