A Shared Style - Ann Wood & Dean Lucker
Something a bit different for this month's A Shared Style column, instead of a space in someone's home, I am delighted to share with you, the inspirational studio belonging to artists Ann Wood and Dean Lucker. Ann and Dean are a husband and wife, whose work in my opinion, sits perfectly alongside one another. Their website describes their art much more eloquently than I ever could, but in a nutshell, Dean creates wonderful figures, both mechanical and carved from clay or wood. and Ann produces beautifully detailed boxes, paintings and textile pieces. I spotted Ann and Dean's studio when they shared a photo of it in the Gathered Style feed, and I was instantly drawn to the eclectic mix of work that covered their walls, so I was thrilled when they agreed to share more about the space here on the blog. Here is what they have to say:
Which space have you shared?
This is our studio located in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the US, where we display and create artwork for our business Woodlucker. We are a husband and wife art making team who made our workspace in a warehouse that once hosted a seed packaging business. We have been in this studio for 4 years and when we moved here it was a former welding shop which was covered with grease from floor to ceiling. After degreasing, priming and getting everything painted white, we began dividing the 800 square feet into working zones. The most important quality we needed was flexibility. The tables can be converted to different sizes and I change the wall colors often as our work changes. Since the the whole building is concrete and brick we added rugs to add pattern and comfort. Three large tables covered with formica serve as work tables for construction and painting. Since there is just a few windows on one side, we added gold leaf to one wall panel and on the doors of one storage cabinet to reflect more light and warmth.
How would you describe your interiors style?
This space is designed to show art so it needs to be clean and well lit. I love the industrial elements in this room. The window wall is exposed white brick and I like seeing the sprinklers system. I like a clean and modern space with high ceilings for working and it’s simplicity enhances the complexity of our artwork. Having room for art books is a must, so simple shelves and storage cabinets keep things organised. We spend a lot of time in this space. A comfortable and homelike studio is important to the creation of our artwork.
All photos by Wood Lucker
Isn't Ann and Dean's space just incredible? I absolutely love it, such a great place to show their fascinating and enchanting art work. Thank you both so much for sharing it here on the blog.
You can find Woodlucker here:
Have a brilliant weekend.