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Marietta, GA

This is my current studio space-isn’t it FAB?!

It took a few months to get it finished and set up after we moved in, but it was so worth the wait.

Glass Work Table

This is where the glass stuff happens. I work on a Minor Bench Burner (torch) that is mounted to my table.

Glass Table Closeup

Ventilation Fan

I updated my vent system from just an overhead hood (see my old studio) to include a system I learned about from Andrea Guarino. I have a fan installed on the outside, with a flex tube connected to the overhead fan. I get twice the ventilation and lots of light

Fuel System

The Nortel Minor is a duel fuel torch: propane and oxygen. My propane tank sits outside of my studio in a ventilated deck box to protect it from the weather. My hoses run through the wall and attach with a quick switch connector to my fuel regulator. I disconnect this when I am finished torching.

Fuel System: Oxygen

For oxygen I use an EX-15 oxygen concentrator. This is much safer (and cheaper!) than using tanked oxygen.

Kilns and Glass Storage

To the left of my glass work table, (because I am left handed!), sits a storage rack with 2 Chilipepper kilns, glass storage in PVC pipes, and other supplies.

Frit Storage

I have an Elfa drawer stack to the right of my glass table where I keep (most) of my frit.

Remodel Process

If you are interested in the process of the studio remodel, you can follow the progress in this series of posts:
lampworking area

I can’t wait for August 4th

What’s so important about August 4th, you say? Well, that is the day that my studio remodel begins! YAY! I can’t even tell you how excited I am about FINALLY getting started on a studio here. We picked out the tile and paid for it a few days ago. We decided to carry...

The Making of a New Studio-Part 1

Today is August 4th! And today, as promised, Steve with G&E Tile arrived to begin the demolition phase of my studio room. I am just too excited for words… NO MORE CARPET! NO MORE CLOSET! And my new DEDICATED 20 amp circuit for my kilns! Yay! For tomorrow:...

The Making of a New Studio-Part 2

Moving forward full steam! Yesterday they framed out the wall where the door was and repaired the ceiling and the drywall around my make-up ventilation. Here’s the other side of the wall where the door was: After they removed the tile entry, we realized that the...

The Making of a New Studio-Part 3

Starting on the tile, and working on the 2nd and 3rd coats on the drywall. We’re getting there!...

The Making of a New Studio-Part 4

The tile is finished! Well, except for the awesome glass accent tile for the threshold border. Of course, it is on backorder until October! But the inside of the threshold looks fab now, and it will be worth the wait for the glass… Doesn’t the rest of the room look...

Introducing the new and improved Amy Sims Designs website

Well, what do you think?! I love the new look and I have Darcy from Graphically Designing to thank for this beautifully redesigned web site! There may still be some quirks to work out, and definitely more photos to add to the Gallery, but hopefully you will be able to...

Studio Reveal!

Okay, I admit it. My studio has been finished for a few weeks. But, it wasn't particularly clean, or neat, or ready for photos. AND, because my special tile was on backorder, I had a trench in the floor around my door. Well, the tile came in, it was installed, and I...

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