Thursday, 29 November 2012

Katie Chappell

We've recently welcomed some new members at F6.Studios and Katie Chappell is one of them. Katie is a freelance illustrator and designer currently living and working in Newcastle. She graduated in July 2012 with a degree in illustration & Design from Sunderland University and works primarily with traditional media such as pen, ink and sometimes watercolours. She also has a foundation degree in Animation.

To see more of Katie's work and others check out the F6.Studios facebook page.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

F6.Studios Autumn Sip N Swap 5th Oct

For those who missed it last time all you have to do is bring along some good quality clothes, accessories, beauty products etc.
£1 Donation to Swap.
Drop off your swap stuff, find some new treasures, you could even get a make over.

Friday, 6 July 2012

The Great Haberdashery Amnesty 2012

BOBU Couture hosts  The Great Haberdashery Amnesty 2012 with Fashion Customising Event at F6.Studios.3rd & 4th August.
On 3/4th August, BOBU will hosting a Haberdashery swap and sale.
Bring along unwanted items to swap and barter and go home with lots of new stuff.

There will also be a customising event throughout the weekend where you can bring in clothes and shoes in need of an upgrade. Sewing machines, trims and materials will be available to use.

The cost of the Haberdashery Swap is FREE, the Customising Workshop is £10 to cover use of machines, materials, nibbles, drinks and a specially invented craft inspired cocktail!
Here's a link for more details :
or email

Monday, 18 June 2012


Come meet the designer makers of F6.Studios and other local designers, who are selling their wares at our Design Market. Purchase unique handmade crafts without the boutique mark-ups. including prints, recycled and upcycled vintage, artwork, fashion accessories, textiles and some delicious scrumptious cakes.

Free admission

Stall enquires please email or send us a message on facebook.

Also on nearby is the Vamos Tyne Carnival.

Monday, 11 June 2012

JP Kirvan - Navrikcreations

Studio 5 - JP Kirvan. JP does stuff! All kinds of stuff from drawing, installations, workshops he even built the walls for F6.Studios.   

JP believes that the most important aspect in the creative process is the process itself. When beginning to create an installation he starts without any preconceived ideas about what it should be and instead allows himself to be lead by textures and smells. Finding that as he works, connecting strands develop and bind the different objects together.

Another side of JP's work is Navrikcreations. Navrikcreations is an educational consultancy dedicated to helping people get more out of creating art. His individually tailored workshops provide educational arts and crafts activities to benefit children or adults. 

JP also has an on-site workshop within F6.Studios where he hopes to assist other people who also want to create stuff.  

To find out more about JP's work check out his website at

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Sip N Swap @ F6.Studios

F6.Studios Summer Swap. Bring along some good quality clothes, accessories or beauty products and swap them over for some new to you stuff.

Floor 6, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle

Entry £1

Tea and Coffee supplied, but feel free to bring along something stronger.

Woollen Wednesdays @ F6.Studios

Friday, 1 June 2012

Stuart Murray-Borbjerg

In studio 8 we have Stuart. Stuart is a figurative painter who utilises mixed media in his work. Through gestural brushstrokes and a bold use of colour, his work could be described as an organised chaos. There is an obvious influence from street art in Stuart's work and the use of spray paint is a powerful tool which is complemented well by his subtle use of paint, chalk and charcoal. By mixing media Stuart builds upon layers which creates depth and a complexity which is unique to his style.


If you would like to get in touch with Stuart you can email him at :

Monday, 21 May 2012


In studio 9 at F6.Studios you will find Yve aka Bobu Couture. Yve is a creative customiser and up-cycler of unique shoes, accessories and clothing.

DSC09180.JPGShe specialises in creating fabulous shoes for fabulous people who want to be noticed from the feet up! She has styled many items for weddings and special occasions as well as suppling clothing for stage and theatrical wear.
She runs arts and crafts workshops in customising clothes, revitalising vintage and upcycling home-wears, if you would like to make a day of it Bobu Couture also runs crafting and making parties.
She is currently exploring custom hand-painted shoes.. working close with the wearer to create a unique and wearable art work, as well as decoupage using comic book cuttings and vintage ephemera.
DSC09186.JPGBeing Jubilee year - you can't escape the red white and blue, so check out the current collection of shoes, bags, bunting and accessories using vintage and modern findings.

DSC09188.JPGNow taking commission's .. so contact Yve at

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Introducing our first associate member.......STUDIO 11 - HADLEY'S HOMESTORE 
Hadleys was born out of a personal passion, the love of salvaged items.  As avid collectors they have a genuine interest in what they sell, and work on the basis that if they love it someone else will too.
Their ranges consist of mostly vintage items, antiques and architectural salvage however they also stock high quality handcrafted goods, either made in house or sourced from UK makers and craftspeople to ensure individuality.
Hadleys also has a a sister company (High Tea at Hadleys) specialising in the hire or purchase vintage crockery and tableware.

If you would like to see what projects they are currently working on please take a look at their blog (within the main hadleys website) a second blog can be found on the high tea site

You can also find them on facebook and twitter

Monday, 23 April 2012

After weeks of painting, sawing and hammering, then some more painting and then some more painting supplied with an endless stream of tea and custard creams....we are finallllllly finished!!!!

we perfected our technique of scraping tile glue off the floor.... patent pending!

one of the two larger studios

well earned

F6.Studios open for applications......................................

Saturday, 21 April 2012

This is what we did........

J.P. builder of stuff

stuff J.P. built

apologies for the was the camera!??.....


Welcome to F6.Studios


This is what we old call centre

F6. Studios is a Community Interest Company. The company was established to design and manage a project that would make good use of the Rear of the 6th Floor of Commercial Union House.  White Box Projects has signed a master lease with the owners of CU House, covering 5 floors of space, and the White Box vision is to transform the building into city centre creative hub with a range of diverse organisations and creative practices using space to develop their work.  
we aim to;

·        Provide affordable space for emerging artists in the wider community.
·        Provide information and support to individuals needing to access art services.
·        Advance education by providing access to mentoring by resident artists.
We recognise that, for many design artists, accessing a support network is difficult.  F6.Studios proposes to use the rear of Floor 6 as a Resource Centre with a range of spaces serving a variety of needs.  There’ll be individual self contained making spaces, a common use space with shared equipment, and we are working in partnership with the Front of Floor 6, (which is the home of the Newcastle Performance Collective), to develop a front-of-building shared hub area with hot desk facilities.

As important to F6.Studios as providing affordable making space is the opportunity for design artists to collaborate, network and access advice.  F6.Studios will work with partner organisations throughout Commercial Union House to develop these opportunities, as well as collaborating to organise exhibitions, selling events and networking.