Whelk shed studio

Exciting things have been happening here over the last couple of weeks and I have just moved into a new studio in Wells. It is an old whelk shed and is one of a few buildings that were originally used by fishermen to process and boil whelks and other shellfish. These sheds have now been replaced with more efficient and modern buildings elsewhere in Wells and so some of them are now being used as artist studios. It is under 10 minutes walk from my house so is very convenient.

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It is quite a large space – approximately 10 x 5 m (although every time I go in there it seems to get smaller),

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and it is quite basic, with a tap, electricity and a wood-burning stove for heat in the winter (it has had a coat of paint since the photo below was taken).

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You can’t see from the photo above, but the view through the window is wonderful, and looks over the water and the marshes ….

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….. I’m not sure I’ll ever get any work done!

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I’m slowly moving everything in and putting up shelves and storage. Soon I hope to be showing you work that I have made there.

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6 thoughts on “Whelk shed studio

  1. Marian Roberts

    That looks to be a great space for a studio, with view as well, lucky you. I saw your piece outside the Shipwrights last week.It looked great. The sun was in the wrong place for a shadow, but the gentleman who lived in the cottage opposite showed me a photo they had taken when the sun was setting with a shadow and a lovely orange glow. Also saw your concertina piece at Cley, lovely. I have just started a course with Karen Stamper using a concertina sketch book and collage etc. All great stuff.

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