My creative spaces posts are usually about the environments that creative people work in, implying an effect of their surroundings on their creativity. We all know instinctively that our surroundings affect how we feel and behave, but this month’s creative space goes as far as to help people cope with one of the most traumatic things any of us can face, cancer.
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre, London
I was recently privileged to spend a few hours visiting and photographing the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in London. Continue reading
Allan Manham‘s pots have a wonderful organic quality that drew me to them from the first time I saw them. So you can imagine how excited I was when Allan agreed to show me around his studio.
My very own Allan Manham pot
Walking down the alleyway that leads to Allan’s Putney studio is like stepping back in time. Continue reading
Alexandra Abraham sees the beauty in things others have discarded. She collects them, she arranges them, she covers them in gold leaf and then rubs it away, and in doing so reveals the beauty she first spied in the mud or the sand, so that we can see it too.
Close-up section of one of Alexandra's paintings
She very kindly invited me to her studio in a former sweet factory (where Sherbet Dips were once made) in Wood Green to see some of this process and the space in which it all happens. Continue reading
This month’s creative space is Emulsion, an architecture studio in Baker’s Yard; a little-known 1980s industrial estate in Clerkenwell, tucked away at the bottom of Back Hill and just down the road from The Eagle; reputedly the first ever ‘gastropub’.
Door bell for the studio Emulsion share with Matteblak and Studio Baer
They’re on the top floor, in a double-height space they fitted out themselves, which used to house Continue reading
For the latest in my series of creative spaces features, artist Fiona Brown very kindly invited me along to see her space at Wimbledon Art Studios
and suggested I time my visit to coincide with Open Studios weekend (12th – 15th May 2011) so I could also get a look those of her fellow artists.
Blue Studios, Wimbledon Art Studios
In 1993 six artists started renting spaces in a paper warehouse, Continue reading
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This month’s creative space belongs to Ian Lettice. I met Ian through the Friends of Putney School of Art and Design, and discovered his wonderful studio during Wandsworth Artists’ Open House.
Ian Lettice's studio
He first noticed the building that is now his studio when helping out with the local scouts. Once a bomb shelter to the factory building that is now the scout hut, Continue reading
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This month’s creative spaces post features the enchantingly titled “Orchard Studio;” home to Emma Bond’s garden design business
. The wonderful photography is all by Emma herself, who, as well as designing, building and writing about gardens
, is a keen photographer with a love for vintage cameras.