A granary becomes a sculptor's home and studio.
Sculptor Conrad Snider needs to work at home to keep an eye on his kilns. Snider and his assistant Hanna Eastin have plenty of room to work and live in a 5,000-square-foot former feed mill.
Cleaning up wasn't an easy task. The walls were literally bursting with grain and Snider had to replace some sheets of tin siding that had buckled from the pressure. And there was a little problem of moving a colony of wild housecats that were living in the basement.But the building has turned into a fantastic combination of living areas and art studio. Snider swept up the grain kernels that were coating the interior but otherwise kept plenty of remnants from the building's past.
The main floor combines living space and storage for some of Snider's larger works. And combining his living and work spaces works out great for Snider, who has kilns operating 24 hours a day to dry his 8-foot sculptures.
The upper floors are used as studio space to display Snider's large ceramic sculptures and murals. Snider and Eastin have easy access between floors by using an one-person lift.