December 13, 2008
Because I’m a huge dork, this was probably one of the most thrilling discoveries I’ve encountered so far. Storage and transportation was/is a huge issue–these tiles are sooooo fragile–if I pick them up wrong, they break, if I store them wrong, they break, if I fire them wrong, they break, etc. etc. The most stable way to store them is flat, but since that takes up way more space than the studio or my apartment has, I had to find an alternative. So I spent my first weekend thinking about it and… Drum roll please…
Hanging File Boxes! Woohoo! Genius, I know. Being the dork that I am, I was like, ‘yeah! I’ll store them in these boxes, since they’re made for paper, and they’ll have these documents on them, and I can organize them with tabs and stuff like real files, it’ll be awesome!’ Coming from the girl who has had dreams about filing… sad, but true. You have to admit though, it’s perfect. So now when I fill up all the shelves in studio, I can let them sit for 12-24 hours until they’re bone dry, then file them away until firing time! After they’ve been fired, they go straight back into the boxes to be transported home where the transferring of the text/image takes place. It’s a little too good to be true. Of course, a full box weighs a ton, but it’s just too easy to deny. It’ll be great when installation day rolls around and I can just show up with a ton of these boxes and start pulling “files” out left and right. Love it.