Tuesday, 10 May 2016

THE GLUCK STUDIO

STUDIO EXTERIOR
HANNAH GLUCKSTEIN
(1895-1978)


This gem of a 1950s Artist's Studio is set within a secluded town garden in Steyning and is soon to be used as a venue during the Steyning Arts Festival.


With a pervading atmosphere of calm industry this building, little changed, was once the work place of Gluck.

Hannah Gluckstein trained at the St John's Wood School of Art from 1913-16 and then joined the artists' colony at Lamorna, Cornwall.

In 1918 she began to call herself 'Gluck' and took on the inimitable personal style for which we know her.
THE 'GLUCK FRAME'






Her Gluck Frame was exhibited at British Art in Industry exhibitions, becoming an integral part of Modernist and Art Deco interiors of the 1930s.



THE VERNON PICTURE, 1937 
(FINE ARTS SOCIETY)
















Gluck is best known for her stylised flower pieces which were inspired by the floral creations of Constance Spry.





STUDIO REFURBISHMENT:


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER


I have been lucky enough to be involved with bringing this piece of history gently back to life -

Emma Painter Interiors has provided paint schedules, soft furnishings and accessories for The Gluck Studio.
I very much hope that you will take the opportunity to visit The Gluck Studio for a unique glimpse of an Artist's past.

The newly painted exterior, taking the original Crittall windows from white to grey:

ORIGINAL CRITTALL WINDOWS PAINTED TO SUIT 
THE BUILDING'S HERITAGE
SET WITHIN A TRANQUIL TOWN GARDEN

The newly painted interior uses a soft palette of mid-century blue-greens 
against barely-there whites:

PICKING OUT THE STAIR STRING TO ADD DETAIL
UPSTAIRS BALCONY ROOM KEPT LIGHT AND AIRY
Rough natural linen has been used to dress the large windows in simple pared-back style as curtains, pelmet and blinds; using the original mechanisms:

CURTAINS DRESSED BACK 
BEFORE FINAL ADJUSTMENTS MADE

Richness of colour is added to a seating area to the left of the brick chimney piece, in the form of curtains in a velvet which takes its inspiration from a 1930s design:

VELVET FABRIC - A 1930s DESIGN

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

A blind brings a splash of colour in the kitchen to suit the Smallbone kitchen (installed by the current owners some 20 years ago):


AS A ONE OFF PIECE THIS FABRIC TIES THE KITCHEN SCHEME TOGETHER
AND PROVIDES A FOCAL POINT LOOKING OUT TO THE GARDEN


THE SUNNY KITCHEN 

CONTACT EMMA TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT



EVENTS AT THE GLUCK STUDIO:


SARAH PASCOE AT THE GLUCK STUDIO




FOR ALL OTHER STEYNING FESTIVAL EVENTS, 
INCLUDING THOSE AT THE GLUCK STUDIO,



















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