a few cyanotypes … do you like them? you can buy them over on my etsy shop…https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/781729770/bundle-5-botanical-cyanotype-printables?ref=shop_home_active_11

Its been a strange month hasn’t it? We all had so many plans and have had to cancel – so many dates and events postponed and we’re all at home, (unless we’re part of the amazing front-line) wondering what on earth is going on!

James has taken over the studio as his new HQ – and my children are not of school age – so i’m not in the group of home educating… all my little businesses have been temporarily closed due to Covid 19 & so, short of cleaning the house top to bottom and dying of boredom, I’ve finally got my act together and after several years – sat down with a cuppa, logged in to my website and started to update it! I’ve also managed to set up an ETSY shop which I’ve thought about – probably for 3 years too! So I guess every cloud has a silver lining and all that!

My new work station (whilst the studio’s been commandeered by James!)

I’ve taken over the old teachers desk and i’m getting back into creative mode once more… take a look at my shiny new ETSY site https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/UmberAndSiennaArt

….And I’m also reading some old books that I’ve been meaning to for ages – and some new ones that I would highly recommend…. take a look at this amazing new book from Cathy Madavan … really SUCH a timely read! Very inspiring and helpful right now, resilience is something we do so very much need…get your copy here at Waterstones (cant wait to go back there one day…my fave place!) https://www.waterstones.com/book/irrepressible-12-principles-for-courageous-living/cathy-madavan/9780281083374

What are you up to in this weird time? love to know!

Keep following for up dates…. (All sorts happening in our new space “The Old Coffee House Holiday Home” i’ll be uploading some photos soon… its a total building site, but excited that this project is finally happening after several years of procrastination and paper pushing!)


Below are a few images of workshops in the studio… a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6 can get together and paint or create for an hour or 2 prices start from £10 for a mini workshop of 6 people.

This week ….

Still a few spaces left for the little dishes workshop led by Quil from Love & Lovelier

Thursday 5th July 7pm – book with Quil


Friday 6th July 10am

Book in to this fab mini workshop creating 2 pairs of earrings out of leather … £12.50

(£5.00 extra if you’d like to make an extra pair!)

coffee, tea & cake available to purchase


More workshops


So a few more dates have been added to the diary ….

Thursday 2nd November

Seasonal wreath making…..

£20 – includes all materials a coffee/tea & slice of cake

(limited availability – book now!) hello@umberandsienna.co.uk

Tuesday 7th November 10am

with love & lovelier

Book with Quil …. hello@loveandlovelier.co.uk

Thursday 9th November 7pm Love & Lovelier

Again – please book directly with Quil  – hello@loveandlovelier.co.uk





Our First Workshop In The New Studio

Well… what a day!  Our first workshop of the season happened last night with the wonderful Quil from love & lovelier. I myself was simply quite amazed that we actually managed to pull it all together, as I was still painting woodwork, scraping  paint off the floors & baking cakes an hour before it all started (forget cooking dinner for the family….!!?**!) as well as having several tech/wifi issues (mostly caused by a certain Labrador friend!??) causing till and music glitches…. these were happening behind the scenes though…. & the evening was a lovely one….(exhausting, but lovely!!)


workshop space

We’re getting there! The new studio & workshop space is really coming together now…we’re super busy getting ready for our first workshop of the season on Wednesday with Love & Lovelier….check our their website over at www.loveandlovelier.co.uk

Umber & Sienna

  • Welcome to our new space, designed for art, workshops, coffee….

 Welcome to The Umber & Sienna Studio, this new space was created in Autumn 2017 as a dedicated space where I continue to create, develop and study art, as well as taking certain elements that I loved from the previous cafe space (workshops and coffee!) This space is a private space which opens publicly for *Workshops and **Open Studio Events when advertised, during these times you will be able to purchase art, crafts & gifts from the studio, as well as enjoying our wonderful artisan coffees, cakes & other drinks.

* **follow us on our social media sites to join in with our workshops & open studios. (Facebook & Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter)