Last weekend we went to the Open Studios weekend at Pullens Yards in Kennington, London.
The Pullens Yards, based in the heart of London were purpose-built for designer-makers in the late 1880s. These workshops are still home to a range of craftspeople today although the nature of their businesses has evolved over the years.
Within the yards there are diverse and established arts and artisan businesses, ranging from Potters and Furniture designers to Metalworkers, Jewellers, Painters, Photographers and Architects. The yards and their businesses are a vital part and contributor to the arts within the Borough of Southwark.
We spent a couple of hours wandering around these Yards (or what today we might call Mews). The front window in ‘Jam Jar Flowers’ in particular caught my attention. A varied display of bottles of all shapes, sizes and colours of which this was the stand-out section.