June 16, 2011

We’re nearing the finish line! Painters, electricians, plumbers are all finishing up within the next few weeks. Then time for all our inspections, permits and Certificate of Occupancy. Stay tuned for our move date…

In the meantime, here are some views of the building.

Marquee at front entrance.

Front entry with display cases.

From rear of building toward front entrance.

The multipurpose room.

The hallway to the elevator and 1st floor bathrooms.

The wall separating the main hallway and the Wheel 1 classroom.

New clay sinks!

2nd Floor Wheel 2 classroom.

2nd floor atrium and artist studios.

The lounge and balcony.

2nd floor Handbuilding classroom.

Atrium and artist studios, looking towards front of building.

The clerestory.

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June 7, 2011

Photos from our weekend of shelf building, June 4 & 5. Big thanks to our crew – Bill, Jeff, Scot, Jim, Monica, Scott, Kent, Doug, Zach, Jim, Richard!!

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June 2, 2011


Our 3 Bailey kilns were delivered today – an 18 cu ft, a 32 and a 54.

First off the truck – the 54 cu ft. kiln

It just fit through the front doorway.

Even tighter fit through the kiln room doorway.

Setting it in place.Next up – the medium kiln.

And the smallest one last.

A room full of kilns, doors, kiln beds, and boxes of parts. Next is installation and venting.

A round of applause for the rigging crew – great job!

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June 1, 2011

Lots of activity already this week:

Applying stucco to the bases of the proscenium.

The bamboo stair treads were delivered on Tuesday…

and half were installed on Wednesday.

The electricians installed the exterior marquee lights on Tuesday…

and the carpenters finished framing the marquee signage box on Wednesday.

The kiln room doors were hung.

The elevator inspection was done on Wednesday… and we passed!

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May 26, 2011

Today was Bracket Day!

Norm and Kent arrived with the decorative brackets for the facade marquee that they built offsite. It was a dry sunny day for the installation.

Norm and Dave unloading the first bracket.

Kent and Tony with the second.

Upside down brackets. The pink one is the model Kent built a few months ago to check out the size and dimensions.

Measuring for the placement of the interior support pieces.

Moving the first bracket into place.

Discussing the finer points of bracket installation.

It’s important for artists to sign their work.

First bracket in place.

The rigging system for hoisting the bracket up into place.

Up it goes!

More figuring out.

Two decorative marquee brackets!

Now that’s what I call an entrance. Moe finishing and signage yet to come…


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May 24, 2011

We have a Bubbler!And toilet paper holders!

And emergency exit signs!

The glass doors for the 3 entry display cases have been installed. The cases have fancy LED lighting.

Yesterday the painters were hard at work in the entry.

The 3 Bailey gas kilns are scheduled for delivery next Tuesday!

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May 18, 2011

The balcony pavers are now all in place. There is a great view up and down Broadway from the balcony – great for watching commerce and industry!

The plasterers have applied the first coat of stucco on the exterior.

The rear windows have been fully framed and infilled.

We spent some time on site measuring and designing the student shelving layouts. Ready to order materials!

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