Converted in 2009.
My beautiful workshop is a converted public toilet, built in 1906 for male tram drivers. I worked with the architect, Helen Ibbotson to turn the quirky building into a usable work space while maintaining the original building structure. Although it is tiny (3m x 3m), it has a 10m frontage against the street and at the rear, the ground falls away steeply to a school field with trees. Because of the height of the slope, it has the feel of a tree house from the top floor, with the large end window and ridge glass creating an airy light upstairs workspace.
The original right-hand bay is the entrance door and a display case. The left side has been glazed and I have my workbench there in front of the window. This gives me an excellent view of people going about their business – encouraging them to stop and watch me working.
JUNE 2022 – Fingers crossed, I will be at my usual table 4-A ,at Blade Show, Atlanta. 3-5 JUNE 2022. For more details on the show and other exhibitors, please visit www.bladeshow.com