For more than three years I have experimented with various studio configurations in my home. What is working well at the moment is a versatile arrangement on the main floor. Work surfaces can be rearranged to seat eight to ten for dinner – something that has happened only twice since I moved here but an idea I was not willing to give up even for art. What I like about the restricted area is that from time to time I am forced to put work away. You need time away from good ideas. They need time to peculate.