We are so excited to now be working from our beautiful new studio space in Hackney. This is the third home for SkandiHus, the first being the open access members studio Turning Earth where SkandiHus was created, the second being my first private studio space in de Beauvoir, Dalston, and now our new clay sanctuary in Hackney Downs. We now run classes, events, and drop in sessions across both the de Beauvoir studio and the new Hackney Downs studio, but all of my own production has moved to the new space, where we have more storage and we also have the facilities for a larger kiln.
My second studio was initially born out of a need to expand the business. We were literally bursting at the seams at the old studio, both in terms of my own "production" - with things selling quicker than I could make them - but also our classes and private events were selling out almost before we had put them online. Now that we have two studios, we can literally offer twice as much of everything which is fantastic.
My vision for the space was to create an oasis that would give our students a break from the stresses of everyday life. Somewhere to come to connect with the clay, themselves and their hearts and recharge their batteries, surrounded by plants and good energy. I hope that our students have a wonderful experience in the space that we have created for them, and that they feel relaxed and at home here.