Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lillian Street Studio

Under the visionary and resourceful leadership of Beth Rogers an old house in the hills of Pittsburgh is being developed into a woodworking studio.  The interior walls have been replaced with beams and a rotten section of the floor has been repaired.  A bathroom and utility sink have been installed.  The roof was replaced and a skylight installed.  The interior is still rough but the electrican should be arriving shortly and then we can close up the walls with some insulation and get ready for winter.  In the photo above Beth is in the middle, Chris Fondi is on the right and I'm on the left.  I'm particularly proud of the glass block windows.  It was the first time I set block.  It was a lot of work but I like the results.  Beth built the door from T 11 plywood.
All of the women working on this project are over fifty so we are being very thoughtful about creating a studio that we can use as we age.  We all want to make art for a long time.  In this photo Elaine Fuller has joined us.  The Lillian Street project is just fun!

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