Creative space should promote artistic exploration. Hands down. It's why we individualize the spaces we work in - adding trinkets, tools and visual queues to excite the creative journey. A few months back we asked s6 artists to let us in on this part of their process. More specifically, we asked they show us around their workspace and tell us a little bit about it. The response was a unique look into the story, size, flavor and function behind a wide array of creative spaces.
Below is a cross section of workspaces and a snippet of words from the artist. You can click through to a more in-depth tour for any of the featured spaces below. At the very bottom, you'll find a link to all Studio Tours.
Thank you to every artist for letting us in the cave [even though we did insist on coming in]. Enjoy.
The majestic naked cat you see in the photos is the wonder known as Kreacher. He is a hairless cat, or Sphynx, and he is named after the unhappy house elf in Harry Potter. He is, however, nothing like the sad house elf. He is constantly chasing Nerf bullets, doing parkour around the living room and looking for warms places. -Zeke Tucker
My desk chair, though creaky, is one of my favorite parts of my workspace. It was an old beat up chair that I think was found on the side of the road. It was pretty disgusting. After giving it a good clean, I reupholstered with burlap coffee bean bags. -Tina Crespo
Flatlands is in the old Ford manufacturing building. It has great natural light from huge windows, a freight elevator unlike any you've ever seen and old creaky floors that give it character. -Sam Kirk
I keep a tidy workspace which has the most natural light I've ever experienced in a studio. My favorite aspect is my constantly changing DIY wall space where I pin up memorabilia people give me or ones I collect. I also have a separate workspace where I practice calligraphy. -Shirong Gao
The space is quite small, and it's not really a studio. I share it with my bed, lots of CDs, books and drawing tools. It's actually too small for works bigger than A4/A3, which can be quite frustrating sometimes. -Natalie Foss
The studio is situated in what was once my grandfather's shop, which makes it an even more sentimental attachment of roots and nostalgia on our property. The studio space has multiple work stations and multifunctions as a wood shop (for making frames, cradles, etc.), a drafting think tank, a painting studio, as well as a storage area for screen prints, posters, paper media, and mailable consumables. -Nick Beery aka Beery Method
It may not be much to look at but it's were I create and that's enough for me. -Vin Zzep
When I create and I look around me, I have to see things that mean something to me, and that put me in a "story telling" mood. -Judith Clay