We're celebrating being one year old, wow, it's gone fast, here's 11 great things that we've achieved so far...
We turned one on July 1st and hosted our monthly communal lunch with our community and supporters, yum and drove around Cardiff delivering cup cakes.
Founders Julia and Sarah lived in overalls for about 6 months and renovated the space themselves with help of family and close friends, they’re handy with a drill and a paint brush.
Mainly all the materials and furnishings that make TSS are ethically and sustainably sourced.
Our Crowdfunder campaign raised the £10k we needed to do work on the renovation of the second floor so we can house even more of South Wales’s creatives, we can’t thank our supporters more!
We have fantastic relationships with local colleges and Universities. We've worked with fashion, design and marketing students from Cardiff and the Vale College (CAVC) and University of South Wales (USW).
Our space has been used for fantastic arts and cultural exhibitions and events including Diffusion’s ‘Revolution’ Photography Festival, Humans of Cardiff portrait gallery and ‘Epilogue’, USW’s last ever, Photography Art graduate show.
Pontypridd band ‘The People The Poet’ shot their beautiful video for Maggie in our upstairs space and we’ve had fashion photography too.
We house over 25 freelance and businesses from the creative, arts and third sector including videographers, photographers, ceramic and textile artists, skin care brand, dance collective, ethical fashion brands, translators, copywriters and graphic designers.
I Loves The ‘Diff is a big fan, “Julia and Sarah are orrigh’ like” – lush.
We hosted Trade School Cardiff, free skill share workshops that included Bethan Elfyn’s, ‘Clwb Clonc a Chan' and pattern workshop with The Patternistas.
You can join us! There are more studio pods, work spaces and event spaces available.
Studio photos by Hannah Timms and Luc Wise.