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Artist studios expanded at Chelmsford’s Hylands Estate

11 Dec Artist studios expanded at Chelmsford’s Hylands Estate

Adding to its vibrant community of artists, The Stables at Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, is being expanded to include an additional nine studios. The inspiring new studios will range from small workshops sized from 7.2m² to open plan spaces of up to 30.2m². All studios will benefit from being part of the artistic community at Hylands Estate as well as gaining inspiration from the nearby Repton parkland and the iconic Hylands House.

The new studios will complement the existing eleven studios at the historic converted Victorian stable block. Michelle Marwood, assistant manager at Hylands Estate, is excited about the development. She says: “The Stables are a wonderful environment for designers, artists and crafts people to work, display their art, and sell their stunning wares. We already have established artists working with glass, furniture, illustration and jewellery, as well as hand knitted designer clothes, screen printers and bridal hair accessories”.

Michelle continued: “The nine new studios will contribute to The Stables strengthening its position as the creative hub in Chelmsford where artists can develop their skills, work collaboratively with each other and thrive in an inspiring environment”.

Artists already producing unique and bespoke items at The Stables include; Georgia Farrell, a knitting designer who produces striking geometric designs, jewellery designer Tanya Krackowizer, abstract painter Mark Johansen, Mona Marnell who makes a wide variety of contemporary items in glass, as well as many more artists who all produce beautiful original items. Many of the artists also run workshops for those looking at learning a new craft or skill.

The red brick stables date from 1815 and originally accommodated nine horse and six carriages, whilst the first floor was used as a hay loft and quarters for the stable staff. As such, The Stables offers a unique working space for artists and a treasure trove for visitors to discover. Apart from the artist studios, the complex also boasts a café, second hand bookshop and an information point.

The Stables Artist Studios are located close to the Hylands Estate public car park and the studios are open to the public 11am to 2pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

To discover more about the artists at Hylands Estate, visit