My Husband Dan Johnson and I launched our new boat Hestur in April 2012. Hestur is a 34 foot Junk rigged Dory, built by Dan in workshop space near Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland where we have been living. Dan is a furniture maker and boat builder, I am an artist.
The Starboard Locker is my Floating Studio – on-board. This is on the starboard side under the cockpit, and this blog with the same name is going to be my record of living and working aboard. I intend to post on this blog news and images of my work and of our trip.
My Starboard Locker studio is a silversmithing workshop where I will continue my jewelery practice. I will make work as we go, supplying my outlets at home, and new ones on route.
I also envisage that I will make use of the saloon, the deck and the places we visit, when I need a little more elbow room for my work. I have a little porthole window beside my bench, which lets lovely light in and will also be a point of focus for day dreaming and watching the water and weather go by.