I have been part of three studios since I returned to Nottingham in 1988, Firstly I joined Carrington Street Studios, secondly Oldknows Studio Group and thirdly Primary.
Primary (see drop down menu)
I located to Primary studios in late 2012. For the first few months I stripped back the paintwork to reveal the old Edwardian tiles. I also removed the paint from the heating pipes (before repainting silver) and also stripped paint from the shelf over the heating pipes and the door. I fixed in some shelving, removed the old carpet and built some storage.
Oldknows Studio Group
Smaller studio unit
Oldknows Factory Building
OSG had formally closed down and the lease were surrendered. The New lease holder, Stone Soup made it compulsory for us all to have smaller units at an increased rent. There was no light fittings or electricity in my space for the year I inhabited it.
Fortunately I secured a space at Primary.
I rented a studio space in Carrington Street Studios in 1988. The studios was located near the train station in Nottingham. My studio had no natural lighting or heating. I kept the studio on for about three years until mid 1992 at which point I gave up both the studio up and the making work for several more years due to ill health. I took on my second studio in 1995 when I joined Oldknows Studio Group.