SILVERSMITH Alison Jackson can't wait to pull up her garage roller door and allow the public a sneak peek into her hole-in-the-wall workspace, Pocket Studio.
Located beneath a take away shop, Miss Jackson's Gilmore Road studio is just one of the many hidden delights that make up this year's Queanbeyan Art Trail.
The annual pilgrimage around the town will showcase a handful of Queanbeyan artists and their workspaces on Sunday, October 27.
"Just looking at the itinerary, I've never realised there were so many different artists in Queanbeyan. They're hidden away unless you know they're there," Miss Jackson, 27, said.
"I've been here for about five and half years, people drive past and they're like 'what does she do in there?'. [Being part of the Queanbeyan Art Trail] is good, I love showing people the space and what I do."
This is Miss Jackson's second year participating in the Art Trail. She said it's an opportunity to give the public an idea of how she makes her metal jewellery, bowls and cutlery.
"It's nice for people to come see where you work but also the other reality of that side, particularly with my processes, is that they're not all that exciting to watch," she said.
"It's actually really hard to give people a 10 minute snapshot without boring them to death. With people coming in for such a short time and seeing so many studios they're being bombarded with information, you want to show them something that they can remember."
Last year's demonstration showcased the raising technique - where a flat sheet is hammered into a bowl shape. This year Miss Jackson will show the different techniques and stages it takes to create a serving spoon.
"I have a few pieces in different stages so that's always good to show them the process," she said.
"I think it's nice for people to see how things are created and appreciate that two hands have made it."
There are still tickets available for the Queanbeyan Art Trail bus tour that runs on Sunday, October 27 from 10am to 3.30pm. Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased from The Q box office on 6285 6290.
For a self-guided tour of the Queanbeyan Arts Trail pick up a copy of maps and programmes at The Q, the Queanbeyan Visitors Centre, Queanbeyan City Library or at www.qcc.nsw.gov.au.