creative spaces :: sarah hamilton

Katie | March 19, 2014

Sarah Hillman creative spaces

Having talked it about for quite some time, I was excited about finally seeing printmaker Sarah Hamilton‘s studio, but nothing quite prepared for me the stunning 1950s house it’s inside. You come in through the front door, stairs lead down to the bedrooms and up to a glass fronted and therefore light-filled lounge, with views right across London. To the right, a spacious kitchen is flooded with light due to an internal window connecting it to the lounge. The studio sits just off the lounge, sharing the same incredible view.

One of the reasons for writing this column is that I’m interested in the connection between the environment in which people work and the work they they create. Nowhere is this connection quite as clear as in Sarah’s sunny midcentury studio. The space is filled with the pebbles, leaves and tiny items of folk art from Mexico and India that find their way into her work. Even her signature colour palette is all around her as she works.

Another thing I loved about it was the sense of “a place for everything and everything in its place.” From the tiny shelf to display shells and pebbles above her sketching desk, to the drawer filled with delicate paper stencils, this is a space where every corner earns its keep – there’s even a sink inside a cupboard and another cupboard tucked right up in a roof space that once held the original heating pipes.

If you want to find out more about Sarah’s work, don’t miss her Drawing Inspiration exhibition at the Orso Major Gallery near Waterloo, 25th March – 4th April 2014, and for a chance to see her studio for yourself, check out Dulwich Festival Open House 10th – 11th May 2014. More info >>>

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Founding Editor – Katie Treggiden

Having established confessions of a design geek in 2010, Katie Treggiden has gone on to a career in design journalism, writing for titles such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Stylist, Design Milk and Ideal Home. In 2014, she launched Fiera, an independent magazine dedicated to discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. Her second book, Makers of East London, was published in 2015.

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