Deja Vu All Over Again!

Jackie MacLeod woke up Friday morning to learn that a pipe had burst at the studio and water was gushing in.

“My heart sank. Many of you will understand why - the situation was eerily similar to the one four years ago that caused us to lose our studios in the Liberty Warehouse and subsequently led to that warehouse being condemned and torn down.”

Ben Ale Sheehy (owner of Bampro, who now works alongside us) had been battling the water since 11pm the night before. One by one we arrived, grabbed brooms, buckets, created pumps, did whatever we could to get the water out as it poured in until it was finally turned off and our efforts were finally making a difference.

At the end of the day, the lot of us who had shown up were drenched and tired, but feeling so much more hopeful than we’d felt that morning. The damage can be fixed, the water and dampness will be dealt with and relatively little was lost. The photos above show what things looked like on Friday morning and then on Saturday morning. Onward! 

HUGE thanks to all of you who stopped by, called, replied on Facebook or just sent good wishes. We love our community!!

New Artists: Hermes Illana, John Parkinson & David Huber

We have three new artists coming on board!

Hermes Illana is in the process of setting up his space now. He will be using his photography in combination with his creative construction abilities and newfound skills with a welder to create exciting new pieces to be shown soon in our gallery.

John Parkinson  (johnparkinsonfurniture.com) will be arriving in June. John designs and builds beautiful custom furniture and will be putting together workshops and demos about the use of hand tools. Stay tuned!

David Huber (dshpipes.com) will also arrive in June and creates handcrafted artisan Briar Pipes. Even though David is relatively new to the art of pipe making, he already has a following and is looking forward to the inspiration of being surrounded by artists working in so many mediums.