I designed a workshop studio for myself a few years ago. A big box with room to move
large sculptures and other things about, yet still have some storage space, studio
workspace and gallery viewing space as well.
Yes, I said "big box" and the closer I got to
actually building it the uglier the design looked. Now a big ugly box has lots of inside
space which is what I needed but how could I break up that monotonous and disturbing
exterior. I tried a number of variations to the exterior finish but I still ended up with ‘the
We had held a few medieval days and my children always wanted a castle to play in so
when I asked if they had any ideas about making the ‘building’ more interesting there was
no humming or hawing - just,“why don’t you build a castle?” What could I say, I always wanted a castle and I love challenges.
And so it began…
Pictures are coming...
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson