Open studios is a great way to see artists in their own studio space and to have the opportunity to discuss with them details about their work, their techniques and motivations. The artists are always very happy to share with anyone interested in their work and for the festival they invite you to visit them. This is not something you can easily do normally so we encourage you to take this opportunity.


Charles Rodwell - Painter

Sunday 5th and 12th October - 2.00pm - 5.00pm, or by appointment other times

Visitors are welcome to this hilltop studio near Calne and view the paintings and works in progress. Figure compositions , local landscapes and still life paintings will be on display.

Leaseview Cottage, Charlcutt, Calne, SN11 9HH
T: 01249 740406


Yvonne and David Auld, Painters 

Saturday & Sunday 4th and 5th and 11th and 12th October,  11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Yvonne produces beautiful work on silk, including floral and more abstract compositions, and larger works in acrylic or mixed media.  David specialises in landscapes and buildings, mostly in watercolour and occasionally in mixed media

Homelea, Church Road, Derry Hill, SN11 9NR
T: 01249 814439


Bowood Carvers

Saturday 11th October   10.00am - 4.00pm

Throughout the year the Bowood Carvers run workshops two evenings a week, one day during the week and Saturday mornings. During the Festival the studio will be open Saturday 11th October between 10.00am and 4.00 pm. They have a selection of tools for beginners. Chat to the woodcarvers and woodworkers and view their latest projects.

Behind the Lansdowne Arms, Derry Hill
T: 01249 817548


Deborah Phelps-Gane, Painter

Sat and Sun 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th October, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Deborah produces vibrant paintings in acrylic and mixed media, often using the local landscape as inspiration.  Always experimenting with new materials helps keep her work fresh. All visitors are welcome to join her for a cuppa and a chat.
31 Trinity Park, Calne, SN11 0QD
T. 01249 813582


Nicky May, Painter

Sat and Sun 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th October, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Nicky has always had a passion for art, and loves to experiment with different styles and mediums. She is inspired by nature and the flora and fauna of the countryside. She works in pastel, oil and acrylics, and experiments with mono printing.

31 Trinity Park, Calne, SN11 0QD
T. 07817723546


David Reeves - Ceramics

Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th October - 2.00pm to 5.00pm

High fired decorative ceramics where colour, form and surface are exploited to maximum effect through the qualities of the ceramic medium. Both vessel forms and tile panels become vehicles for decorative expression.

Ratford Farmhouse, Ratford, Calne SN11 9JX
T: 01249 814614