Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Studio water


One of the issues when designing a pottery studio is how to handle the whole clay-mucking-up-the-plumbing problem.We never got around to adding running water to our studio, so we don't have plumbing to worry about. Our water source is pictured above~ the downspout from the studio roof runs into a plastic (sorry) bucket which overflows into one of our sinks, then the runoff drains away underground. From time to time, Mr. Cranky fills a bucket in the studio with fresh water from the downspout and that serves as our sink. Used water is simply pitched out over the bank. That's it.
If you have plumbing you want to protect from gunk, have a look at how Emily Murphy does it here.

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  3. i also collect rain water from the roof of my studio... i have a large plastic barrel with a spigot on the bottom. mosquitos are a problem in nh.... i keep the barrel covered when it isn't raining and add hydrogen peroxide periodically and that eliminates mosquito hatches.

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  4. I used to have a large pot that collected the rainwater and I kept goldfish in it to eat the mosquito larvae. That was cool. I should do that again.

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