It’s that time of year, that means I have to sort out my space – yes, it’s Shed 2 Studios Christmas Open Event.
We will have to wood burner loaded up and a-roaring, we might have a few biscuits to nibble, and of course, our kettle is always on. What this means in reality is for a few days beforehand, I spend ages cleaning and tidying , trying to sort my space ready for display!
I am excited for my future, as I am growing my space – my studio share partner Nicola Lidstone, is moving on, and so I am taking the whole space. This will mean I will be able to offer larger group workshops, and because of the changes, and I can also look at offering different kinds of workshops, not just glass fusing.
Whilst that is great for me, and the future of my business, I am very sad to see Nic go – we’ve been friends for a long while now, having met whilst doing our degree! Not only is Nic leaving, but so is another friend, and mentor, Rachel Carter. Rachel has been so supportive during my time at Shed 2 Studios, helping me in all sorts of ways, but I do wish her the best of look as she moves on to the next chapter in her career with her new workshop at the Harley Gallery and Studios, Worksop – it’s a fabulous place to visit and I know she will do really well but I will miss her!
Adam Leighton is also leaving us, although because he will remain at the University of Derby, I expect I will be remaining in contact with him as I bug them for use of some of their equipment!
Hope you can join us for the Christmas Open Event – as always, there will be new pieces on show from some of the work I have developed this year, some new Christmas decorations just because I have a new toy, and some sale items as I wish to clear out some of my work to make way for the new!
We’re open Friday 29th November (2pm to 8pm) and Saturday 30th November (10am to 4pm)