Today we get an insight into The Studio where Sarah spends her days creating, as well as the talented ladies that she shares this space with. Sarah also offers us a special invitation to visit this breathtaking location for ‘Christmas at The Studio’! I’m going, are you? – Jenny x

All photos by Sarah Dingwall

Let me tell you about it. 25 Years ago, Glassblower Leisa Wharington built this amazing mud brick studio in Merricks North. Since then, she’s been sharing the space with Jeweller Flick Pope, and a little more recently, Painter Julie Niekamp. Another beaming face you’ll see around the studio is Jeweller Caroline Jones – Flicks’ assistant.. Upon starting my degree in 2006, a very helpful Sue from Pomme suggested I get in touch with The Studio, and now I’m lucky enough to be working for Leisa, and involved with such an incredible group of ladies. Oh!

Leisa Wharington. Ultra-inspiring, generous, encouraging, and understanding. More on her tomorrow (you’ll see!)

Flick Pope. Brimming with passion, warmth and whimsy. ‘Maker of special jewels and things’, indeed.

Caroline Jones. Super-cute, clever and witty. Chief maker of tea. Check out this lass’ new site!

Julie Niekamp. Mysterious and wonderful! Hilarious, in fact.

Now I must tell you about one of the reasons I LOVE this time of year. Each year at the end of November, the studio holds the most exciting open day / market. May I invite you all?

=Christmas at The Studio=
For two golden days in November, the works of Leisa Wharington, Flick Pope, Julie Niekamp and Caroline Jones will fill the studio, while a number of talented makers and designers will be offering their wares outside in the meadow. Alongside fine food, coffee and wine of course.

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th November: 10am-4pm.
Bulldog Creek Road, Merricks North.
Melways Ref: 152 A12

Ooh YES how I look forward to this event! Golly.

Here are some images from previous years:

And I’m really quite excited to say that this year at the market I’ll be sharing a stall with dear friend and fellow maker Lucy Knol.

Such a great season!

Sarah x

All photos by Sarah Dingwall