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 Nov 22, 2017
Studio resident metalworker and jewellery maker Rosie Wesley will be displaying some of her work at the Goldsmith’s Centre in Clerkenwell, London as part of the renowned jewellery-making institute’s Shine 2017 exhibition. The exhibition, which takes place from 6 November to 20 December, is a showcase of up-and-coming jewellery and silversmithing talent, featuring some of the best new jewellery designers and brands from across the country. Rosie, who recently moved to her new ...Read More
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 Nov 22, 2017
We've welcomed another new designer-maker, Textile Designer and Screen Printer An-Sofie Van Rafelghem, to the studios!   Hailing from Belgium and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent, An-Sofie creates beautiful scarves and other fabrics with unique and intricate screen printed designs.   We caught up with An-Sofie in the video below to find out a little more about the skilled designer:     See more of An-Sofie's work on her ...Read More
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 Nov 22, 2017
The Sorting Office has welcomed a new designer maker, metalworker Rosie Wesley, into the studios. Rosie, a graduate from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham with a BA (Hons) in Metalwork and Jewellery, creates beautiful sculptures inspired by, and as a response to, the natural forms of her home turf, the New Forest. We interviewed the talented metalworker to find out more about her and her practice: You can view more of Rosie's work on her website at www.rosiewesley...Read More
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 Oct 17, 2017
The Sorting Office has welcomed its latest resident, Photographer Oliver Lane of Lane Photographic. Oliver is a talented photographer who has worked across a range of projects both commercial and creative. He's completed works for the likes of Southampton Yacht Services, Oyster Marine and Limo World, to name a few. His creative works vary widely, focusing on anything from flowers and environmental portraits to shots of motorsports and rock climbing. We interviewed Oliver at hi...Read More
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 Sep 14, 2017
A project to design a mural that aims to brighten up the graffiti-blighted Velmore underpass in Eastleigh is nearing completion, with a section of the finished piece being brought in for a final quality check. The section of the mural, which was designed by Illustrator Denise Hughes with support from Eastleigh Local Area Committee (ELAC) and First Wessex Housing Association, was brought to the studios to be checked over by Denise and ELAC Senior Implementation and Design Officer...Read More
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 Jun 23, 2017
Visitors turned out in their droves to The Sorting Office designer-maker studios over the weekend (16-17 July) to experience a colourful display of arts, craft and design at the creative hub’s Summer Open Studios event.   Artists, organisers and visitors alike were thrilled by the vibrancy and talent exhibited by the Eastleigh studios’ 17 resident artists, as well as the bustling Maker’s Fair in the studios’ Production House. ...Read More
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 Jun 22, 2017
The Sorting Office Business Mentor Debbie Gent made an appearance on BBC Radio Solent on 28 May. In the 15 minute segment, Debbie spoke to BBC Radio Solent's Nick Girdler about The Sorting Office studios, as well as giving an analysis of current affairs articles with a focus on the high street and the creative sector. You can listen to the full segment below: ...Read More
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 Apr 28, 2017
The Sorting Office will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of June for its annual Summer Open Studios event.  The weekend is a chance for visitors to browse the vibrant studio spaces and buy an exquisite array of wares, expertly hand-crafted by local designer-makers. The studios’ 17 resident designer-makers will be on hand to welcome visitors, talk about their crafts and show off their work. A selection of local artists and makers will ...Read More
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 Apr 28, 2017
Illustrator Steinar Lund joined The Sorting Office studios at the beginning of April, renting a studio space for a month in order to re-touch some of his old artworks. Steinar is a professional Illustrator and photographer, as well as a musician and cinematographer who works with a wide array of different media to produce works ranging from fantasy & gothic art through to realistic pieces, images of food, retro video game covers and much more (we'd recommend visiting Steinar's we...Read More
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 Apr 25, 2017
Helen McArdle Historical Costumier and Firecrest Mode are both involved with Winchester Fashion Week's Fashion Fair this Saturday (29th April) Helen will be giving a talk entitled The Empire Line Strikes Back, alongside alongside Karen Fitzsimmons of Startdust Years Vintage Fashion. The duo will be taking a look at the Empire Line Dress through the periods, from Jane Austen's regency all the way up to the 1960's. Fashion Designer Emily Burns, Owner of small women's clothin...Read More