Sunday, 23 December 2012

The Model House, Llantrisant
Maybe I've jumped the gun a bit with this blog but I'm about to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of my life. Not a literal journey in the true sense but from January 2013 I will be a resident artist at 'The Model House' Old Llantrisant. I'll be officially an 'artist in residence' on January 7th so until then no photographs of the studio itself to show you but, as soon as I'm in, they'll be here. 
The setting is absolutely perfect. My studio is on the third floor but don't let that stop you visiting me, there is a lift as an alternative to the stairs. The studio itself has a huge window so it's light and bright. There's quite a bit to do to get it exactly as I want it but I'm so excited and committed that I’ll have it done in no time.
The studio will allow me to do everything in one setting, not just work, but to display and very importantly hold regular workshops. I've designed the work space with that in mind. A work area with sink and surface for dyeing wool tops and yarn and make wet felt, all the 'messy work'. Then my beautiful old chair will sit under the window so I can do all my knitting, needle felting.
 I've room for a large table we can all sit around for workshops and I can use the walls for my pictures and wall hangings. I'll have to find a display unit for some of my finished work, the felting wool, yarn and kits I hope to sell. I'm going to have to do it on a tight budget so I'm going to do some more research. Have any of you got any images of your studios/ workshops I could look at?