Work with your hands

I’ve been home now for almost a week and feel like The Aesthetic Elevator has been a bit neglected. For a while I was posting about ten times a week — which was great but unnecessary. Quality more important than quantity here. I generally post whenever I run across something that really interests me, or when I pretend to possess some profound thought-provoking idea. Suffice it to say, neither of these things has happened this week.

Furthermore, I’ve spent time working in our little house, preparing the garage to function as a ceramics studio. I’ve been cleaning, rearranging and building.

New clay studio

The electrician is at our house today, which means if I come by some cones later this week I can test fire on the weekend! I’ve put off buying any supplies up to this point, hoping to hear back from a clay studio in Fayetteville called Mud Puppy Studios — hoping I could purchase certain items from them locally. However, they haven’t returned my messages and their website has been down for more than a month now. So for the time being I’m on my own.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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