Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Emily Jeffords Studio

What kind of Art/Crafts do you do?  
Oil paintings, collage and assemblage artwork

Where do you do your art/crafts?  
In my home studio in Charleston, SC

How do you keep all your supplies organized?
I have a room dedicated to artwork which houses two tables (for creating, drying, and displaying) two book shelves (full of supplies in boxes, artwork on display while in my online shop, and supplies for art shows), several drawers, and my inspiration and to-do list wall (ideas, lists, images and artwork hung with washi tape)

How do you keep yourself motivated to keep your space tidy?
I work in there all the time.  My work table is white, and I love watching it go from completely clean to full of supplies, and then completely clean again.  Every night before I stop working I make sure that I leave my space neat - ready for a fresh day tomorrow.  

Any tips for how to keep art spaces tidy or organised? 
Delight in the appearance of your studio.  Decorate it.  Make it the most wonderful space in your life.  Then you'll be upset when it is messy or dirty.

Do you get stressed out when your space gets in a mess?  
No, because I know it only takes 30 min to put it all back together.   In my case, a bit of a mess it a good sign.

If you could have your dream space tomorrow what would it look like?  
Huge windows, hardwood floor, overlooking a quiet down town.  Preferably, right over a coffee shop.  

Is there any craft you would love to do but cant due to limitations of your art space? 
Welding.  I think it would come in very handy in my life.

What is the next big thing on your wish list for your art space?  I just remodelled my studio, so I'm quite happy with it.  

Is there a website for people to see or buy your art/crafts?

Thanks to Emily for the taking the time to photograph and take the time to answer the 'Where People Create' questions, thank you! 


  1. Lovely studio and crafts, also admiration for the will to keep it tidy at all times lol

  2. I love your comment about decorating your art studio- its where a lot of the inspiration can come from.
    But often times can just look like a mess lol

    Thanks for sharing your art studio!