Overture: a piece of music played by an orchestra at the beginning of an opera . While the overture plays, the performers take their places and wait for the curtain to rise. 

Overture: an introduction to something more substantial

When I looked at the definition of this word I seemed perfect for a first blog post. In 2019 we launch the online shop.  For us that is the point at which our business becomes ‘real’ or substantial but of course theres a lot of rehearsals and chair shuffling before we get to raise the curtain.

Since making the decision to ‘make the things we want to exist in the world’ the attic and shed studios have been burning the midnight oil. This weekend we showcased Attic & Shed products at a Craft Peninsula event in Ards Arts Centre, Co. Down. Working in the studio can be very isolating. You get so close to the work it becomes hard to imagine it with fresh eyes. Its always good to find out  how people respond to what you make. The Craft Peninsula Christmas event was busy and we had plenty of interesting conversations that confirmed our belief that there is a real appetite today for craftsmanship and imagination. 

We are setting out on an adventure. I hope these blog pages will offer a flavor of who we are and what we do – a place to reflect on the journey. I would like it to open up conversations and make new connections just as we hope our work does. 

A is for Attic studio and Amanda – the voice on the blog. Hope you will read these postcards along the way and thank you for looking in today. 

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