Since 2002 Ashcraft Studios has been a place where artists could feel free to express themselves. It didn’t matter if you were a musician, artist, photographer, writer, or even an unskilled yet passionate art junkie, the studio has always been an environment of open expression. Knowing the Ashcrafts personally I can say that the studio was only a logical step for the art loving couple. From the time I first met them circa 2008-2009 Jules and Stanford always had their home filled with music, books, and beautiful amazing art. It was this unyielding devotion to the arts and its communities that led the couple to establish the studio so they could reach more artists and inspire them to become great.
Artist, singer, and songwriter Stanford Lee (Ashcraft) likes to think of the studio as a retreat. Noting the studio’s close proximity to historic Marietta Square and the Kennesaw Mountain in addition to railroads, plantations and, of course, great places to eat, Stanford sees the studio as a place “where an artist can get away from the bustle of the city.” His wife, Jules Ashcraft, likens the studio to Muscle Shoals, a creative space where artists can just come in with nothing but their talent and come out with a fully mastered product. She say “with Stanford’s versatility he’s included in a recording package as engineer and session player all in one.”
The studio was previously closed to the public. Its services were only provided to the couple’s personal friends and favorite creators. However in 2018 the couple decided to open the studio to the public to help even more artists find/create/fine tune their perfect image and sound. I personally am super stoked about what going public could do for the studio. There are so many great ideas and dreams for the studio’s future. My only let down is that I can’t share them with you just yet. Stick around I’ll clue you guys in as soon as I get the okay from the bosses, ‘cause it’s going to be super sweet when it happens