Now you know how I like a good nosey around other people's studios (and houses, and gardens....) and this summer Carshalton Artists' Open Studios promises LOADS of nosey-ing opportunities! Not for me though, as I'll be taking part, so I thought I'd get in early and visit some of the artists who will be opening their studios before the event.
I was drawn to Kathryn Sherriff's as soon as I saw the first image below - it looks just wonderful! So it was my first stop...
Kathryn is a studio potter working out of her small but perfectly formed garden studio under the name By The Line Pottery (no prizes for guessing why she called it that - I joked that she'll never be able to move house though!) - if you're in any way into pots, you'll want to check out her gorgeous Instagram here.
The studio is very tidy (but then it needs to be as it's hardly huge!) and everything has it's place. Nestled at the back of a rather stylish garden (and a beautifully extended house with lots of lovely mid-century finds) it's like a different world. The sort of space I dream of having at the end of my garden one day.
Carshalton Artists Open Studios runs over 2 weekends this summer - 24/25 June and 1/2 July - Kathryn's studio will be open on both weekends. To find out more about the event and all the artists taking part, visit the website.
If you'd like to visit me during the weekend, I'll be temporarily setting up home at 133a Stanley Park Road.
Carshalton is really easy to get to by train from Central London or by train or car from right across the South East.