The team works from a small open studio in a 1870s four storey building in Shoreditch, London.
History of our neighbourhood
Historically the area was known as "Soersditch" long before Jane Shore's life. A more plausible origin for the name is "Sewer Ditch" in reference to a drain or watercourse in what was once a boggy area.
In the early part of the 19th century this area began to change. Industrial and commercial use intensified and as a result some houses were replaced, converted and adapted obtaining a "picturesque" appearance.
The south of Shoreditch, where our studio is situated, was transformed into a specialised commercial and industrial area during the last quarter of the 19th century. As a result a new pattern was created with a wide range of mercantile boulevards lined by commercial warehouses and industrial side streets of workshops and small factories.
Althought the once-dominant industry of Shoreditch has gone, in recent years, a significant numbers of its buildings have remained to find alternative uses and a new vibrancy has been generated.