2019 OPEN STUDIOS

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.

 

John L. Harris DIP AD, MSIA

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October: 11:00am – 5:00pm

John Harris is an established local artist who paints landscapes, seascapes and wildlife with inspiration coming from observation of the natural world. John’s studio/gallery has great hilltop views, a large garden and paintings, sketchbooks and cards will all be on display.

Venue: Beards Cottage, Spirthill, Nr. Calne, Wiltshire SN11 9HW
Tel: 01249 760404 Mob: 07802 330600

www.johnharris.co.uk

 

Susie Bigglestone

Saturday 5th & 12th and Sunday 6th & 13th October: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Frequently ditching convention in favour of cameraless processes, Susie is fascinated by the possibility of mixing old traditions with new technology in which the work is mediated between powders and potions, cameras and computers. Inspired by farming and country life her photography features mainly organic subjects. Print and pattern making are also incorporated into her work.

Venue: Court Farm Stables Garages, Heddington, Calne, SN11 0PN
Tel: 01380 850887 Mob: 07733 096050

www.susiebigglestone.co.uk

 

Wiltshire Ceramic Studio

Saturday 5th & 12th and Sunday 6th October:11:00 - 4pm and Sunday 13th October: 11am to 2pm.

Wiltshire Ceramic Studio is based on an old dairy farm in Foxham. It’s a space run by Artists Milly Hardy and Sonny-Lee Lightfoot and it enables them to focus on their work in ceramics and print making. As well as producing their own functional and sculptural ceramics and print they facilitate a programme of workshops and residencies which allows beginners and more experienced practitioners to explore traditional and contemporary techniques and concepts involving clay and print.

Venue: Wiltshire Ceramic Studio, Stockham Marsh Farm, Foxham, Wiltshire, SN15 4NL
Tel: 07845317910
www.wiltshireceramicstudio.co.uk

 

Charles Rodwell - Painter and Printmaker

Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th October: 2:00pm - 5:00pm or at other times by appointment

Visitors are welcome to visit this studio at Charlcutt just outside Calne. A large selection of paintings and drawings spanning 40 years can be seen, work ranges from large figure compositions based on travels abroad to small local landscape studies. A new series of limited edition wood engraving prints will be on show based on my travels to India.

Venue: Leasview Cottage, Charlcutt, Calne, SN11 9HH
Tel: 07584 032102
www.charlesrodwellarts.com

 

Jenie MacGregor - Painter

Saturday 5th & 12th and Sunday 6th & 13th October: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

RJennie paints in oils in a variety of styles that have evolved over many years. Her love of the Wiltshire countryside combined with her gardener's eye for colour has inspired her striking more recent work.

Venue: Manor Farm House, Heddington, Calne SN11 0PS
Tel: 01249 813709 Mob: 07759 979179
Email: jeniemacgregor@gmail.com

 

Linda Wells - Embroiderert

Saturday 5th & 12th and Sunday 6th & 13th October: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

As a retired nurse, amateur embroiderer and member of the Marlborough District Embroiderers Guild, Linda is very much a traditional hand embroiderer.

Venue: Manor Farm House, Heddington, Calne SN11 0PS
Tel: 01380 850319
Email: linda.wells3@hotmail.co.uk

 

Danielle French - Artist

Saturday 5th & 12th and Sunday 6th & 13th October: 11:00am - 4:00pm

I stumbled across the love of painting following tuition at Chippenham College and Marlborough Summer School many years ago. Now it shares my free time with my love of horses and being able to pass on the tips I have gleaned to local art groups. A passionate amateur!

Court Farm Stables Garages, Heddington, Calne, SN11 0PN
Tel: 01249 816106
Email: danifrench@hotmail.co.uk

 

Bowood Carving and Woodworking Club

Saturday 12th October: 10:00am – 4:00pm

You are very welcome to come and meet us and see a selection of our work at the open day. Throughout the year our workshop operates on two evenings and one day during the week plus Saturday mornings. We have a selection of tools for use by beginners and whilst not having formal classes we do offer guidance and help to aspiring carvers and woodworkers.

Venue: Behind the Lansdowne Arms, Derry Hill, SN11 9NS
Email: info@bowoodcarvers.co.uk
www.bowoodcarvers.co.uk