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Sakura Studio Gallery

Pod 7-8, Stonham Barns Park

Pettaugh Road

Stonham Aspal

Suffolk

IP14 6AT

Welcome to Sakura Studio Gallery!

My name is Albany Tripp and I am the owner of this small art space.

I first started out painting and designing jewellery and small sculptural works and I was able to take the opportunity to start building the business while I was on maternity leave with my first son. I took part in various fairs and events after volunteering at a local art space in Diss, leading me to start planning to make my life long dream a reality.

Sakura Studio Gallery first opened its doors in February 2023, and I am overjoyed at how it has grown to support small artists and craft businesses throughout East Anglia. The support this space has received had been overwhelming, with us  coming runner up in the 2023 Muddy Stilletos Awards in the New Start-Up category, at just 3 and a half months old!

With the support of our artists in-store and our visitors, we hope to continue to grow and support the local art community for years to come 💗

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Our Artists

Previous Artists

Tiny Pink Cottages

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James Collier Pargetting

Shirley White

Maya Media

Keeley Chapman Ceramics

Upcoming Fairs

2024

  Nov 23rd - Kenninghall Christmas Craft and Gift Fair - Kenninghall NR16 2EL

  Nov 30th - Elveden Christmas Fair - Elveden IP24 3TJ

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Upcoming Events

2024 -

  - 16th to 31st August - Young Artists Showcase

Previous Events

2024 -

- 24th May to 2nd June - Through Our Eyes - An Exhibition in support of Suffolk Sight

 

2023 -

-August 12th to 26th - Young Artists Showcase

Publications

2024

  Jun 3rd - Sakura Studio Gallery founder blown away after award win, Diss Express

May 14th - Sakura Studio Gallery Wins Start Up Award, EADT

Apr 30th - Through Our Eyes Exhibition, Suffolk Sight Spring/Summer24

Apr 24th - Sakura Studio Gallery in the running for 2 business awards, Diss Express

 Apr 13th - Sakura Studio Gallery in Stonham Aspal nominated for awards, EADT

  Apr 11th - Albany's Studio Start Up makes the shortlist, FolkFeatures

  Apr 4th - Stonham Barns sees boost from new customers, IpswichStar

  Jan 9th - Sakura Studio Gallery ExpandsEADT

2023

 May 19th - Muddy Awards Finalists, Suffolk News

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About the owner : Albany Tripp

I enjoy being able to experiment with a range of techniques and mediums, with nature being very much my focus.

Growing up, I have always had a passion for creativity, though I never found myself leaning towards any one medium in particular. I was always encouraged by my family, as I was surrounded by other creative people. My Grandad had enjoyed painting landscapes and my Mum could often be found sketching something.

During school, I studied art and photography, going on to do a pre-degree in art and design and then Fine Art.

The owner and son at Sakura Studio Gallery

Some of my work hints at East Asian and Japanese styles, which I feel is likely influenced by my own family background - I am part Indonesian and my partner is from the Philippines, and we frequently use Tagalog and English in our household as we have small children.

Since July 2022, I have really started to pour myself into my art and creative outlets... in between working and raising a child, it is my way of keeping (somewhat) sane!

I have done some sculpting over the years, including some Japanese-style ponds with blossom trees and fish, but more recently I have been experimenting with polymer clay to create miniature detailed sculptures and jewellery. You can still very much see the East Asian influences in many of the designs, such as the small Koi pieces, but I also find myself being able to try my hand with other styles and designs, including floral jewellery, bees and more.

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