WorkBench - Vacancies

@ the Furniture Making Workshops and Studio of Thomas Hawson

Hundalee Mill Farm, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Thomas Hawson is inviting applications to share his furniture workshops and studio, situated in the Scottish Borders just south of the rural town of Jedburgh, 1 hour from Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Applications are invited from furniture designer/makers and trained or experienced wood workers who are interested in starting or developing their own practice in comfortable and well-equipped workshops.
With 21 years of trading, Thomas has experience in the professional environment of design, traditional and contemporary craft making and the arts. Thomas has higher education teaching experience with a practice-based Ph.D. in Icelandic contemporary crafts. These combined experiences, a library of reference books and a tranquil riverside workshop are offered as a useful stepping-stone for aspiring furniture designer/makers. Rent to be negotiated.

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Studio space in shared facility, on the first floor of beautifully restored old mill in the Scottish Borders.

Studio space available for visual artist within a facility shared with, furniture maker, visual artist, studio potter and black and white photography darkroom. 1.95 x 1.6 meters of permanent floor space is allocated on the first floor of the mill with view of the river Jed. This space would be best suited to a 2D practitioner for their desk, easel and materials. However this allocated permanent space is within an open plan office drawing studio including kitchen, pottery display and meeting room. This additional space is shared space and at the disposal intermittently by ARTIST STUDIO SPACE occupier.  The mill is underfloor heated throughout, has WIFI, there is a shared shower/toilet and the use of overnight accommodation can be arranged in maisonette above studio space. This comfortable and well equipped workshop is in the Scottish Borders, near Jedburgh, 1 hour from Edinburgh and Newcastle. Price to be negotiated.

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As artist in residence with us June-July-August 2013, Sally Hackett (now postgraduate student at the Royal College of Art) tells of her experence:

"My experience was liberating. I had been completely distraught after leaving art school to have no studio space and nowhere to make artwork. I was working in retail full time, volunteering and constantly applying for opportunities but no one would take a chance on me. It was a frustrating time. The residency at Hundalee was my first opportunity after graduating to make work. I was beside myself. The studio, home environment and surrounding landscapes were completely beautiful. The facilities and space were wonderful, allowing me to experiment with new ways of working and on a new scale too. This residency allowed me to produce work for my first solo show 8 months later. The Hawson Ozwell family made me feel so welcome and invited me on all of their adventures, I was part of the family then and to be honest still feel like I am now."