Heron Crest founders, Claire Brill and Heidi Hammel, started looking for studio space in 2006 when both realized that they no longer fit in their small at-home studios. Intrigued by the
second floor of the old mill, and armed with the encouragement of friends and members of the art community, they took the leap and opened Heron Crest Studios in February, 2007. "It's the best thing we've ever done," says Hammel. Today the studios serve
19 artists and offer a teaching studio and gallery space.
Heron Crest Studios hosts Art Along the Creek, in Open Studio Weekend, during the middle two weekends of November each year. The community is welcome. The rest of the year they are open by appointment only.
Heron Crest Studios is a thriving community of professional and serious part-time artists located in Aston, Pennsylvania.
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Heidi Hammel continues to operate Heron Crest Studios and has strong ties to the Media area. Heidi spent her childhood in Media and returned permanently in 1990. Hammel is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and has earned their 'Green Guild' status. She is also a registered artist of the Media Arts Council.
This page was last updated: September 27, 2016
Area artists have transformed the second floor of the Rockdale Industrial Center into twelve light-filled studios overlooking the western branch of the Chester Creek. Originally a 19th century cotton spinning mill, it now houses fiber and leather artists along with a vintage fashion designer, a photographer and several painters. Located at the intersection of Mount Road and Red Hill Road in Aston, and called Heron Crest Studios, it sits atop the Heron Studios that has occupied the first floor for more than ten years.
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Welcome to Brickside, the newly opened studios and teaching space at Heron Crest Studios.