The rapidly increasing craft movement is producing an army of applied artists and this sort of interest has helped to propel the sales of Horto Garden Rooms.
Ellen Robinson from Horto says “I think a notable sales trend in our garden rooms reflects the need for many people to indulge in hobbies, arts and crafts and is in part a reaction to our increasingly hectic, stressful lives”. Ellen adds “there are many studies to suggest the effects on how we feel when we engage in artistic activities, and these effects are highly positive”
The sense of wellbeing that comes with making things yourself is often attributed to the feeling of escapism and having a private, quiet space separate from the home to pursue your craft.
Siobhan Gifford from Asenby, North Yorkshire is a mosaic artist and painter “Having a Horto Garden Room has provided me with a studio to pursue my art, as well as a quiet and warm space to work, which is separate from my home.
Siobhan notes Pablo Picasso once stated that “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life”, which I can completely comprehend when I’m alone in my new studio and immersed in my art.
“It’s great also to have a dedicated space where I can just relax and not be too concerned about clearing up, for example, removing all fragments of the broken glass from my mosaic artworks, which previously was a worry with children in the house”
Siobhan adds “I’m really thrilled with my studio, which has been beautifully placed within my garden; I also love its elegant simplicity. I sought after a local business to provide the studio and who would also fully understand my requirements. I chose Horto, not only because they are local, but because they understood exactly what I wanted. I was really impressed. Gary and his team were very personable, hardworking and truly dedicated to my perfectly constructed studio from start to finish”