Wow! What an incredible turn out for our first ever open day last Saturday! After a crazy week of preparations and little sleep it was a worry that no one would come but to my amazement there was a long que of people waiting outside when the doors opened at 11.00am. Here is myself, Louisa and Cara (the Ruby Ruth team) on the day before the rush:
Getting the studio ready has been a lot of hard work. It's been a looooong process since I got the keys a few months ago. We are still based at Rodhus where we've been for the past 4 years but have moved to the other side of the building into a space that is three times the size of the previous one. Rodhus was originally a lighting factory which got transformed into studio spaces in 2011 . There are over 30 different artists and businesses in the building which range from photographers, screen printers, musicians, wood workers, fashion and lighting designers, upholsterers and bespoke Regency era taylors- its great to be part of a community of makers and creatives.
The new workshop was previously a pottery studio run by Roberto Gagliano. Roberto has now moved into the largest space at Rodhus which he runs his brilliant classes from- I have been on one his courses and definitely recommend it!