Every year in the Dandenong Ranges, the 'Open Studios' artist initiative comes around http://www.openstudios.org.au/. This is when artists living in the local area open their creative spaces to members of the general public to visit. At this particular time, artists are in full swing preparing for the weekend of 16th & 17th April when their doors will be opened to the many visitors who will take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience artists working in their studios.
I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to visit and shoot Textile Artist, Jude Craig from Naturally Dyed in her home studio. While we chatted over coffee, Jude was in the process of preparing a vat of indigo dye using natural ingredients. Watching her prepare the dye, I could immediately sense the passion she had for her craft by the care and accuracy by which she worked. It was such a privilege to be in company with a true artisan of her trade.