My studio is the the back of my shop.
I love it's sash windows, wood burning stove and flagstone floor and I papered the walls in gorgeous Cow Parsley wallpaper (by Coal & Son).
It often looks like a nature table full of things that I have collected while I'm out walking.
Things to draw which will be turned into motifs for my designs.
I love a good book or two to help me identify what things are.
This huge Wild Flower book by Sarah Raven is a beauty!
I love drawing
from life, or books or photos.
I love a nice thin black pen to draw with
but 'drawing' with a scalpel or playing with the Japanese screw punch is satisfying too.
I also work a lot at the computer scanning in my drawings and turning them into my designs.
My wooden plan chest keeps everything tucked neatly away
as there are so many different tools and poppers and clips used to construct my lamps.
Making lamps in the back of a busy shop with internet orders going off every day means that the studio can get chaotic and messy quite quickly
so I make sure I have some peaceful, tidy days when I'm on my own
and I can get absorbed in the work...
...and potter and dream and plan.
(thanks to Sarah for all these lovely studio photos. She really captured it)