Private Home Tour & Networking: Ceramicist Sandy Layton’s Wimbledon Eco-Home At this inspiring and helpful DecorCafe Home Tour’s you will enjoy: learning from Sandy’s experience discovering her sources and resources meeting members of The DecorCafe Network sharing ideas with like-minded people having time out to think about your own home and garden About 22 Dudley Road: On the morning of Friday 30th September you are invited to join us at the recently renovated home of ceramicist Sandy Layton. When Sandy and her husband decided to down-size from their Wimbledon Village family home, they took the opportunity to completely rebuild this property in Dudley Road including incorporating a studio for Sandy, loft apartment and an ecological approach to the design, with ground-source heating, water harvesting, two living roofs and sockets for their electrically powered van. Actively involved in the local community they worked with a number of local specialists to help them to realize their dream and create their individual home. We will have the opportunity to tour the entire property, including Sandy’s garden studio. About The DecorCafe Network: We are a collaborative network all about making it easier and more enjoyable to create a more personal home: interiors, gardens, entertaining, wellness and home business. You will find information about our members on our expert pages and featured on our blog, but there is nothing quite like meeting face to face. Our home tours are a fun and informative home way to meet and share ideas and experience. We hope that you can join us. About Sandy Layton: “Growing up in the austerity of the 1950s meant that I was inculcated into a ”make do and mend” culture. I was directly influenced by my father’s ability to make tables, lamps etc for the house often using wood from discarded furniture. He was a self- taught skilled carpenter and my mother was an accomplished seamstress. I observed my parents, as a child, working together to construct furniture in order to create a comfortable home for us. I think unconsciously my parent’s skills and hardworking attitude led me to want to be a sculptor. It is the love of form that excites me and living in London with its diverse architecture gives me a constant library of images and ideas. I primarily use clay but recently I have been exploring wood, metal and plaster.