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About Us

I'm Charis - painter, designer and owner at Studio Factotum.

Based in the heart of York, I create all of my products from a very cold studio tucked just inside the medieval Bar Walls. With a combination of some Norwegian heritage, and living in what was once one of the largest Viking settlements in the world, my work definitely takes some inspiration from Scandinavia!

Studio Factotum was born in Autumn 2016, after the post-Edinburgh university blues of  being unable to find a job. My business takes its name from a Charles Bukowski book, about a creative fed up with working menial jobs. With a little help from the Princes Trust, i opened shop on Etsy and haven't looked back since! 

My passion and soul goes into every single product I make and I hope I can help you spread a little Scandinavian love!

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