About / Info - Meet the Team
An introduction to the people of Alfie's Studio...We are a family business and we are small (but mighty, on most days, except Sundays, then we are brave adventurers). There are 4.5 of us and only two of those actually old enough to "work". Learn more below...
A note from Nicole Clark
- founder and owner of Alfie's Studio
I grew up creating adventures in the woods, collecting grasses and flowers with my nana whilst my dad fished with my granddad, perfecting my skill of making the perfect sand fort against the incoming tide and learning plant names.
My teenage years were spent dying my hair all manner of colours (which I've since realised was my first outward attempt at personal branding), painting every nail a different shade, oil painting or making wire sculptures coated in smashed glass (my signature piece at the time) going to concerts/gigs, sneaking off to London for the music shops in Camden / gallery hopping and writing letters to a boy whose house was three roads away from mine.I like to mooch about the back roads of cities. Taking in the local architecture, discovering their industrial past and uncovering hidden gems. I like to sit in cafe windows watching the world go by with a pot of tea on the go. I like writing proper post to catch up with friends. I believe that if you have something to tell, you should tell it well. I believe that plants could, possibly, be the solution to most of life's problems. I like making magic from the mundane. I feed my soul on music, film, literature and outdoor adventures. I have this thing with glasshouses (which you can read about here and here). I have an oddly opposing love of city living and having a garden to tend to. I love maps. I love curling up in front of a crackling fire watching the snow drift down outside in winter. I have a Mr, 2.5 children, a deep love of tiramisu and a hundred year old house that whistles on a really windy night.
A note from Alan Clark
- shop boy extrordinaire at Alfie's Studio
Like a tortured artist, Alan is taking his time over his bio section.Please check back soon.
A note about Eve Clark
- Rainbow Girl (apparently)
Keeps us kind. She has the kindest and gentlest soul of anyone we know and the biggest heart to go with it. She has her Dadda's eye for styling and frequently helps with the window at the shop.
Has a fondness of rainbows and sparkly things and especially keen on the fluffy coat that tends to make her look a bit like a mini Margot Tenenbaum - as you can see in her photo. A beautiful streak of fluffy things and wild blond hair.
If there is an argument in the house it is almost certainly about the outfit she has put together, and why her very best party dress with bow hair band and necklaces (think 80's styled Madonna) are not really suitable for the woods (we've tried, but being accident prone things just end up ruined, which makes her sad...).
Second in command when it comes to selecting books for littles.Likes drawing and is barely ever without a colouring book and crayons.
A note about Dom Clark
- Astro boy
( he called it, he can have it - you're only little once)
In charge of the sensible side of things. Likes rules unless they are in his way and is super keen on maths.
Will always stand up for what he believes in and is a defender of the underdog.
Dreams of one day becoming a spaceman (could be the Bowie we used to sing together when he was little?), but until then is content with adding up sales and wrapping the little things at the shop when he is there.
Second in command when it comes to selecting books for the bigger littles and is always sure to provide us with a review when they come in!
Spends all of his spare time somewhere with his head buried in a book and lives for bbq's and campfires (especially when there are s'mores involved).
Our .5 and our ever absent member.
Made present through our quest to be excellent at what we do and the brightest star in the night sky. Always in our hearts.
You can read more about ALF on the blog here.