Studio Tour

Studio Tour | Mmim

Shop: Mmim

Owner: Brooke

Studio Location: Albion, New York

Brooke the owner, maker, and designer at Mmim.

Brooke the owner, maker, and designer at Mmim.

My Studio is in Downtown Albion, NY. A very small town placed between Rochester and Buffalo. 

It's a part of trying to restore historic downtown Albion. The building is placed on main street just one block south of the Erie Canal. We are hoping to help build albion back up and give the Erie canal travelers a nice place to visit.

Pratt Opera House where the Mmim studio space is located. Photgraphy by  Walt Jakubowski.

Pratt Opera House where the Mmim studio space is located. Photgraphy by  Walt Jakubowski.

The Pratt Opera house is the historical building where my shop is located. It is a series of little stores, coffee shop and Co-op.  Also, I am able to use this stage for some of my photography shoots! Its been a little to cold to do any yet, but soon I hope.

Another view inside the Opera House. Photography by Walt Jakubowski.

Another view inside the Opera House. Photography by Walt Jakubowski.

The Opera House stage. Photography by Walt Jakubowski.

The Opera House stage. Photography by Walt Jakubowski.

a view from the studio of the Briggs building in downtown Albion

a view from the studio of the Briggs building in downtown Albion

History and Inspiration:

My craft had a mind of its own. Now, when I think back to when it all started it's like really? How did that happen? Working two other jobs at the time, I was really looking for a creative outlet. Craving to do something that I enjoyed and was fulfilling. Both mentally and creatively! The mental part:  being that I can actually make something that someone else would like to buy. MAN! That feels good!!

Creatively: Being totally hands on with something and bringing to life the vision I have to an actual product.

the studio workspace

the studio workspace

Tools of the Trade: 

Strong arms, good music & coffee!

creating a new item for the shop

creating a new item for the shop

items waiting to be finished for the shop

items waiting to be finished for the shop

Music or Silence:

Oh yes! Music has to be playing. If it is too quiet I think too loud. Never good!

Brooke in her studio

Brooke in her studio

Brooke's children

Brooke's children

Rewards of Handmade:

The feedback! Return customers. I get so pumped when I see the little star by the customers name. It means they are back for more. Therefore, I must be doing something right. Fist pump! LOL!

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a sampling of items you can find in Brooke's shop Mmim

a sampling of items you can find in Brooke's shop Mmim

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A huge thanks to Brooke for sharing her story and the amazing space she works in!

Check back with us next month for another fun studio tour.

 

 

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