Monday, 31 March 2014

Ian Sidaway Studio Blog

I have started a new blog that will run alongside Fine Line. It documents on a monthly basis the Strawberry Hill studio and some of the work that is made there. It can be found at. 

Sunday, 23 March 2014


"It is held by some that this word VENETIA signifies VENII ETIAM, that is, come again and again for however oft you come, you will always see new things, and new beauties."

(Jacopo Sansovino)

Venice...."A splendour of miscellaneous spirits."

(John Ruskin)

Monday, 10 March 2014


"I never rebel so much against France as not to regard Paris with a friendly eye; she has had my heart since my childhood...I love her tenderly, even her warts and her spots."

(Michel de Montaigne)

"To me France always represented the Holy Land."

(Isak Dinesen. Letters from Africa.1914-1931)