After almost five years of working from a studio at home, I have now moved my business to the most amazing space. The Platform Studios in Burntisland are a row of Edwardian platform buildings at the railway station, restored by Fife Historic Buildings Trust in 2012. Each unit in the row is self contained and I now work from the end one, Unit 9. I love the views across the Forth to Edinburgh, the busy industrial harbour and the big skies. In the summer months the area in front of the buildings is a mass of wild flowers and poppies, a lovely place to sit out and enjoy your lunch on those lucky warm days. The interior has been tastefully decorated and equipped with all that I need, and underfloor heating, very luxurious!
Here are some pics, more to be found on my instagram account…
I feel I have a much better work/ life balance now and can really get lost in my work while I am there, and focus better on what needs to be done. Working from home was full of distractions but also quite solitary and I wanted to have a space where clients could visit me more easily.
As well as studio having ample space for my workbench/ storage, I also have a showroom area where customers can pop along and have a look at what I have in stock, what I am making or discuss a commission. If you would like to visit please just email me and we can set up a convenient time.
I also now have a studio buddy. My mum has a wonderful weaving loom that was previously taking up the entire floor space of her spare room, it is now set up in the studio and on the day’s she isn’t working her day job we can make together. The textile techniques that have inspired my work were taught to me by her, so it’s particularly lovely to chat about these things and be surrounded by the bright yarns and see the woven patterns emerging. I am sure I will end up making some woven inspired pieces soon.