Storage Solutions

So, I’ve encountered a problem. As I adjusted my production to create more and more pins with each passing week, I’ve almost completely run out of space in my studio. I’m sure with a little creativity I could finagle some more inches of room on my table tops, but…it’s not looking too promising.

As you may have read in previous posts, my preferred method of storing my plaster pins is stuck into Styrofoam blocks and scraps to allow the pieces to dry completely while minimizing chances of being poked with sharp objects. However, this takes up a lot of valuable real estate on my tables, desks, cabinets, and inside of my drawers (seriously, even the drawers are full). I was considering shoving all of the completed, dry pins into cardboard boxes and saving the Styrofoam method for the most recent additions, but I don’t want to risk damaging the pins or my hands when it comes time to assemble the piece.

I think the best option would be to start stacking single layers of pins in shallow trays and storing them inside my large locked cabinet in my studio, but I’ll have to find some suitable boxes or trays first! Until then, I’ll keep making and utilize my last few inches of free counter space.

Featured Image: Jill Sibio, 2019

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