2024 started with a massive change to my working environment.
I have worked since 2009 at the Bicester Sculpture Group shared Studio, but sadly last year the group were given notice on their space at the OYAP centre. This resulted in a dilemma, should I move again with the group or look for a studio space on my own?
I had been considering options for a while as sharing a space with others can be challenging especially if I have a number of ongoing pieces, so in September 2023 I started looking for alternative spaces in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.
I remembered a rural studio complex that I had visited during Oxfordshire Arts week a few years ago and thought the set up was the sort of place I was looking for, friends and contacts were providing many suggestions but I kept thinking of that complex I had visited.
I made enquires and when I visited the Wilcote Art Studios I met Richard Fox the sculptor who established the studios a few years ago. Richard very generously created a perfect space for me that looks out to the Beech tree woods.
So at last I have my own studio space where the creativity is flowing and it is a joy to drive there in the morning along the winding country lanes.
Wilcote Art Studios is located in the Wychwood Forest, where 16 artists including painters, sculptors,ceramicists and a jeweller. Here is a link to the website Wilcote Art