Buildings THE FORGE

Role: Principal Architect, Performance Space and Studio, Windsor Road, Kalk Bay

Performance, events and exhibition space, porcelain studio and residence. We refurbished a mid-century panel workshop into a performance and workshop studio space for an artist and porcelain potter and friend.

The home is perched above her studio, The Forge, once an artists’ collective, a furniture restorer, a mechanic’s workshop, the original Olympia Café Bakery and Kalk Bay’s original blacksmith’s forge at the turn of the century.

These images reflect an exhibition, This Personal and this Particular, a brave and unusual idea where, typical of the artist’s practice, her life’s journey forms the springboard for the recognition of much that is shared human experience, wry commentary and a sheer appreciation of beauty, light and awareness in daily life and practice.

Her uniquely beautiful studio, The Forge, is where she hosts celebrations, concerts and poetry readings. The Forge is an experimental hub of creative expression.