The Sweet Meadow

Bridget Bodenham's Studio

inspiration, living the sweet lifeAishe Besim
We are drawn to items that represent...slowness, that reflect the marks of the maker, and embody the individuality that comes from objects created by human hands.
— Amber Creswell Bell

I've been an admirer of Bridget Bodenham's work for a long time. I first saw her pieces at a Finders Keepers market in Melbourne. There was a huge crowd hovering around her stand and for good reason - her handmade pieces are works of art that have gained a cult following.

I recently visited Bridget's studio in Hepburn Springs to collect a some platters and cups for The Sweet Meadow. Her space is very inspiring - lots of natural light and beautiful scenery (Hepburn Springs is surrounded by the Wombat State Forest). 

There is something magic about visiting someone's space of creativity. I felt it when I first visited Kaye Poulton's studio in Mooroopna, and Jim's Garden at Cactus Country. I think we all need our own little space where we feel safe to explore our creativity. 

Photographer Kara Rosenlund describes Bridget as "the kind of person who actually makes you want to strive to be a better person yourself" and I can totally relate to this. She lives in a way that is harmonious with nature and her surroundings and reminded me to step back and live a little slower. 

Thank you Bridget!