Tip for Glass Studios without a Sink

One of the things on my wish list for my glass studio is a working sink. Unfortunately, it isn’t feasible at the moment to do this. While a sink would be great for cleaning up and washing things, the times I most often need water is to mix up a batch of kiln wash, fill the grinder with water, or to do some cold working with a diamond hand pad. None of these require huge amounts of water. Leaving the studio to fetch water every time I needed it was just plain annoying. So I filled an empty laundry detergent dispenser with water.  Viola! Now I have enough water on hand to do the things I need water for most often.


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4 Responses to Tip for Glass Studios without a Sink

  1. GREAT idea! Thanks so very much. I have my studio in a daylight basement and there is a hose outside the door. However in the winter this can be tough, so the old laundry detergent jug is a fab solution! I also keep my pumice cold working (grinding) stone in a covered plastic tub filled with water. Keep old wine bottles filled with water by the electric grinders and wet belt sander (has a 5 gallon Home Depot covered bucket with a hose feed. Looking forward to more tips!

  2. I just read your blog from,I think, 2009 about selecting your first kiln. You said there is very little information, reviews, etc. Still true in 2017!!!! Why is that??? Anyway, it was water to my thirsty soul to read your article and get at least a little peak into what I should consider on my first kiln. I will likely stick to jewelry (I know what you’re thinking…fat chance, right?) but I really think I will limit my glass adventure to jewelry, so I might get the very kiln you mentioned, the Evenheat Studio Pro. Thank you, thank you. Bev

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