As you know, for the last few months I’ve been getting my new home studio refurbished. The old space had lots of patterned wallpaper, a pretty useless gas fire and some very ugly carpet. I’m excited to say that all the work is done and I’m back in studio instead of working in the open plan kitchen, living room and dining room space.
The wallpaper and beige have been painted brilliant white to reflect as much light as possible. I’ve mixed contemporary white furniture with vintage pieces like my bureau and coat stand. I have a much larger work table where I can pack materials and record videos. I gave my vintage chairs a makeover with some fabric from the old sofa. The smaller chair was made for me when I was around six years old. Thankfully I was a tall child and my adult bum still fits on the seat, my grandad had the sense to know I would keep it forever. I’m also in the same space as my plant babies.
The cupboards house all my workshop materials, books and chachki’s and most importantly, my fabric stash. What you see on these shelves is hours of folding and organising. It was hard work but so much fun. I can see exactly what fabric I have behind the glass doors and solid doors at the bottom of the cupboard hide the ugly boxes of equipment. I’ve always been a very tidy and organised artist which people tell me isn’t usually the case! For regular updates about what I’m working on in my new studio you can follow me on Instagram or sign up to my monthly newsletter