Nicole Vachier Lozano
|Nicole Vachier Lozano, Fused Glass Artist|
San Antonio, Texas USA
I work with glass using a kiln to achieve results by heating the glass to specific temperatures. I have three kilns two that run on 120volt and one which uses 240volt. The larger kiln has a working space of 23 x 23 inches. The kilns are extremely well insulated and although internally they reach temperature of up to 1750degrees Fahrenheit, I work comfortable on a table only a few feet away.
My workspace, which once resided inside my home as a dinning room table, gives me room to cut and assemble sheet glass prior to the initial firing. This is where I plan each piece, laying it out and writing firing schedules (i.e. notes that indicate the specific times/temperatures each piece will be fired to as wells as other possible variables). I keep basic cutting tools, adhesives, writing instruments, rulers and a scale close at hand. Under the table I store bags of plaster/silica which I use to make molds, like the faces at the far end of the table.
I use wooden crates to store my sheet glass.
I also have space set to accommodate tools I use to cut and abrade the glass after its initial firing. This includes a bit grinder, belt saw, hand held drill and lapidary wheel all using diamond bits/rings and water. Because of the use of water with power tools this area is outfitted with a GFI power source. This part of my workspace can get a little messy.
|Carla Ferrera, Architect and Illustrator|
Rio de Janeiro,Brazil
[this used to be desk many years ago, big changes happened since then. new country, new desk, same lamp and poster. Frida went to a very good and talented friend who is doing well with her. with me, now, Frida II :) ]
I don't have much space here so I share my work between two rooms of my flat _including the dinner table sometimes... Frida, my drawing desk, is in the living room, where I have a good light and fresh wind all day long. I named it after be reminded about Frida Kahlo's bed once, such "customized" through the years.
I can't remember when the mirror was put there but it`s covered due to avoid looking at myself. A nice covering though :)
Sometimes the work goes all night long and I got these pics from my window in a Summer day. A coming storm in the dawn.
My little office, in the another room.
This is my “Thing”. Unfortunatelly it doesn’t walk like with the Addams Family so I gotta bring the coffee by myself... :)
|Virginia Cole, quilter|
Moses Lake, WA USA
I'm a miniature quilt collage artist so I have a few areas to work in. This first photo is my cutting area and sewing table to the right. I don't need much fabric to sew miniatures but I like a wide variety. The stack of suitcases on the left serves two purposes, to hold art and decorate my booth at quilt shows.
On the opposite wall is my collage table, I like having many things within reach. The bookshelf to the left holds old books, sheet music, buttons and frames. Larger frames on the floor.
I have a fondness for painted metal drawers, they're great for storage and you can stack whatever you want on top. On this one is a wooden box of vintage optometrist lens, rulers and a metal container full of old postcards.
Here's some more metal drawers on the collage table, papers, buttons and you can see a collage in the gold frame behind the books.
|Katriona Chapman, Illustrator,|
"I have a very tiny workspace, but my work tends to be quite small so it's not a problem as long as I stay organised. I fit everything around my drawing desk which was given to me by a friend. She lives on the other side of London, and it took three of us to lug it across the city on public transport.
I like having a lot of images around me, and I have a frequently-updated collection of illustrations that I like on the wall next to my desk."
"I keep my printer under the desk, but if I'm doing a lot of printing I take it out. If I don't, I have to keep bending down to retrieve prints and I usually end up banging my head at some stage."
"My work is mainly pencil-based and I use a jewellery-box from Muji to store most of my pencils. I tend to organise them according to how frequently I use them, so that I don't have to hunt through ones that I hardly ever use when I'm looking for a particular colour."
"I hate throwing away pencils that I've almost used up. I continue to use them until they're ridiculously short, then keep the stubs as souvenirs."
"I have nowhere to store large pieces of paper or paintings so I just keep them stacked against against the wall. My dream is to own a planchest one day."
"I have a few shelves for art supplies and general junk that I like to have on display. I have quite a lot of toys relating to children's books and children's TV, and a lot of handicrafts that I collected while I was travelling in Mexico. The big bullet is a new addition to my collection: I occassionally work at a large London theatre, and recently while I was watching a show there, an actor ran past me and lost one of the bullets from his cartridge-belt. I felt bad about keeping it, but I liked it a lot and I figured they would never miss one bullet when each of the actors was draped in hundreds of the things!"
"I've put up various bits of shelving around my tiny room, trying to take advantage of the high ceilings that I have. They may not be the best workmanship that I've ever seen, but I like the fact that I put them up myself." -K.C.