Happy New year...Jamie Hubbard Creative Woodwork

And if you are new to my blog, welcome.

On here I will be going through some of the items being made in my workshop at the Ruskin Glass Centre.

Every now and then I will be covering some of the work that I will be doing on our house.

So while you might have been taking some well deserved time off over the Christmas and New Year, Lynn, myself and the girls were in and out of the workshop, taking some of the smaller bits and pieces over. Then on a couple of occasions my brother Stuart, came over in one of his trucks and we filled it up to the top of the sides, then off to the workshop. So before I forget I'd like to thank Stuart, Lesley, Dean and Adam for their help.

One of the many things that I have had to sort out is the insurance cover. let me tell you that that, in itself is a bit than a pain, but after all the shopping around it came down to the insurance company that most of the others in the building use. But I'm glad that I did the comparisons, there was a huge difference between some of the premiums, so it was well worth the effort.

I have had all sorts of checks, the reason for this is the workshop is owned and run by the Ruskin Mill Trust, and part of my tenancy agreement is that I have students (aged between 18 - 25) with learning disabilities for at least one session of work experience per week. I'm looking forward to this, and I think that the session could be broke down into small chunks of time, cleaning and checking work on display, keeping the workshop tidy. Onto assisting with making some of the work, keeping a check on some of the tools, just to see if there are any chunks out of chisel edges that may have been used in a class or workshop.

I've moved into what I feel is a pretty well set up workshop space as far as, there are plenty of double sockets around, lots of light through the windows and roof, the walls and underside of the mezzanine are all painted white and there is a sink unit up the corner. Toilets are located in the passageway down the hall, so, all in all a pretty good space.

Down the left hand side as you walk in, there are alcoves between the supporting pillars and in the first large alcove I have put some shelving to display some of the work being made. Stuart had some old flooring, 40mm chipboard from his works, that was not needed, so I jumped at the chance of having it, and you can see in the pictures that it works really well. I didn't want just plain long shelving...So I thought back to a picture I saw on Twitter of Laura Jane Clarkes shelving in her living space in some disused toilets in Crystal Palace London.

Anyhow the new name for the workshop is...

Jamie Hubbard Creative Woodwork

So this is the entrance to the building, my workshop is in the middle of the shot,
on the outside corner of the building...
all the best

more pics to follow when Google Blogger have sorted out their problems.

It's been about a week now, and Google Blogger still have not got the button for downloading pictures working, I'm soory about this but it is out of the authors hands...

all the best


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