Open Studios Cornwall

Open Studios Cornwall 2014 will run from Sat 24th May - Sun 1st June.
Following a hugely successful event last year, the tenth annual Open Studios will see artists and craftspeople throwing open the doors to their studios for a week at the beginning of the summer 2014.
You can keep up to date with all the latest news from the event right here and you can find out more about Creative Skills who run the Open Studios event at
http://www.creativeskills.org.uk/

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The many signs of Open Studios Cornwall 2014

Gweal Paul Artists Redruth (No. 87 - 89)

Juliet Donner (179) & Jill Hudson (180)

Juliet and Jill are here painting in the studio so pop in and see the works in progress, it’s a lovely cottage where you can sit and have a look at the art, and a cup of tea if you fancy it.  Open from 11am - 5pm, until 1st June, inclusive.  After that, by appointment. 01752 841520, signposted on the way into the village.

Photograph Credit: Dennis Morgan

Plein Air Play -Painting and Monoprinting in the Great Outdoors (Sara Samuelsson 56)

Dates: Mon 26, Fri 30 May, Sun 1 Jun. Time: 2pm to 5pm. Adress: Chylasson Barns, Nancledra, Penzance TR20 8NG. Price: £35 adults, £10 children (materials included). To Book: Limited spaces so please book on 01736 740696 or email: sara@thenaturalhome.co.uk . Come and enjoy a day out painting in our meadow/ woodland taking in the Cornish landscape. A range of materials will be available but please check with tutor if you have a special preference. Please bring: Something to sit on (foldable stool, blanket etc), suitable outdoor clothing (sunhat, wind proofs), Suitable for Beginners, deposit of £5 to secure your place (please send check to Sara Jonsson Samuelsson, Chylasson Barns, Nancledra, Penzance, TR20 8NG)

Caroline Binch (1)

Some of Caroline’s work which will be on show during Open Studios

The Great British Print Off Deserts (Dena O’Brien – 62)

Dates: Sun 25 May & Sun 1 Jun. Time: 10am to 5pm. Adress: 56 Highfields, Cadogan Road, Camborne TR14 7RY. Price: £15 per item. To book: Email: kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com Tel: 01209 719696 / 07976 018401. Drop-in sessions where you can either watch or join in printing a limited edition Great British Print Off poster or tea towel (designed by Kiwi Printmaking Studio and signed by Dena O’Brien). Suitable for complete beginner or improver.

Flower pressing craft workshop (Susan Fowler – 156)

Date: Tue 27 May Time: 6pm to 8pm. Address: Trenython Manor, Tywardreath, Nr Fowey PL24 2TS (www.trenython.co.uk). Price: £25 adults. £10 children (children must be with responsible adult & able to use scissors/glue). To Book: Contact Susan Fowler by email sales@susanfowler.co.uk or mobile 07799 160638 (www.susanfowler.co.uk). Learn the basics of flower pressing with leading pressed flower specialist Sue Fowler. Have fun with flowers -have a go at pressing fresh flowers. Make a picture with pressed flowers to take home (children can make a fairy/nature picture). Price includes picture frame,all materials, refreshments/biscuits. Suitable for adults & children. All abilities. Please note Susan’s workshop is being held in a different location to her Open Studios

Jane Cooper (157)

Jane is an artist and a climber. She works in the hills and mountains of Britain and her work is inspired by her time there. Latest work includes paintings from The Himalayas and a John O’Groat to Lands End bike ride. She is sharing an Open Studio with her mother, artist Julia Cooper, in Fowey 

Sophie Harding (71) - What inspires me!

I adore living in Penzance , firstly because it’s a town with a strong community and secondly because of its wonderful location by the sea- an ongoing inspiration for my creativity.

From the town it’s just a few minutes walk to the seafront. Meander down historic Chapel Street and you’ll find yourself on the Promenade . Here you’ll experience a wonderful stretch of sky, sea and space. One of my favourite beauty spots is the art deco Jubilee Pool – sadly now damaged by the recent storms. Stroll along the prom to the fishing village of Newlyn which was also a famous artists’ colony . You’ll see Newlyn Art Gallery which is set back on the left which has ever changing exhibitions and a cafe with expansive views of the sea. A great place for contemplation and relaxation.

Walking back from Newlyn , you can discover Morrab Gardens. A verdant oasis of trees, flowers , exotic plants and birdsong. A wonderful setting for a picnic.

In the other direction you can walk from the train station along the cycle path towards St Michael’s Mount . This route has the contrast of traffic racing past on the left and beautiful coastal views on the right. The mount is sometimes dark and brooding and other times like a backdrop for a fairy tale. When the tide is out you can walk across the cobbled walkway and enjoy the island views.

Penzance is a real gem and it feels like home to me.

The Great British Print Off Mains (Dena O’Brien – 62) Monoprinting

Dates: Mon 26 May, Lino printing Wed 28 May, Stencil Screenprinting , Fri 30 May. Time: 9.30am to 4pm Address: 56 Highfields, Cadogan Road, Camborne TR14 7RY. Price: £55 including materials. To Book: Email: kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com Tel: 01209 719696 / 07976 018401. For those of you wanting to really satisfy your print appetite, why not try one of our hearty main courses? Designed to let you get your teeth into photo stencil screenprinting, monoprinting and lino block printing. Using a range of tools, materials and equipment you will be guided through each step of the process, making and creating your way to producing your own set of prints or printed items. Suitable for complete beginner or improver.

Sophie Harding (45)

Paintings and other creations that I’ll be showing at the Open Studios

Monoprinting (Pam Furby 50)

imageDates: Mon 26, Wed 28, Fri 30 May. Time: 2pm to 4pm Address: Bay of Biscay Cottage, New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XW. Price: £5 per session. To Book: Tel. 01736 364879 or Email at pam.furby@gmail.com. Produce small prints using your own drawing skills and natural objects. Use these to make greetings cards. No previous experience necessary, the studio will accommodate 6

Susan Fowler (156)

A photo of just a few bits I have pressed for my pressed flower pictures. Delphinium tops and local fern…selected for their shape. All to be revealed on 24th May!

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