A new studio featuring a range of different artists under one roof is opening in town.

Artyfacts Studios is opening at 40 St Michael’s Lane with a special Christmas market from December 2 to 7, running from 10am to 5.30pm.

There are multiple spaces to rent, with two potters, a basket weaver and a picture framer already moved in.

Fay Boon, who launched the studio, said: “My idea is to have many different artisans working under one roof. My family will manage the shop and be there to sell for the artists when they are not there.

“My background is in the art world, my husband and I have run two galleries over the years, in London and Sherborne, and this is something that has been on my mind for some time.

“The building is approximately 100 years old and more like a barn so works well as studios and a selling space.”

Welcome drinks will be served on the Tuesday to celebrate the opening.