Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Studios I Like #1

Earlier this year a new ceramic studio opened at The Abbotsford Convent. Ceramicists Ilona Topolcsanyi and Colin Hopkins have put much thought, consideration and hard work into establishing Cone11

The studio, designed and built by the artists, is just spectacular and helped, in no small part, by the beautiful buildings and surrounds of the convent.

Features that had me agog included a large granite workbench; an elevated area for four wheels drenched in beautiful, natural light; a shelving system that allows easy placement of work on boards and fancy upward-lifting cupboards doors on storage space below.

And to top it all off, a lovely wooden door slides open to reveal the kiln room behind.  

I look forward to seeing the work that emerges from this space and these talented artists.


Lindsay said...

Amazing my friends at work just told me about this convent this earlier this week. I can't wait for the summer markets to start, so i can visit. Thanx for your post

Mate said...

great pics and post. i used to work over the road and enjoyed a healthy feed and a wander around the beautiful gardens on a few occasions at the convent.