I started building the studio around June 2020. Being the height of the pandemic, my new studio became a much needed outlet not just for me, but for other members of the community too. My old school friend Tom Hall and my son Finn both worked on it regularly, and many other friends turned up to pitch in.
While it was great to have a project to use my cooped up physical energy, it also became an avenue through which to use my excess creative energy. I had an opportunity to design a whole new space, and in doing so I took much influence from the Glasgow School of Art studios from my time studying there.
On the outside I decided to clad it in wany edged larch to make it look like a country barn. Slowly but surely the space turned from a construction site to a living space.