What's on - York Open Studios 2/3 & 9/10 April

York’s artists and makers are inviting residents into their home studios on the weekends of 2/3 & 9/10 April.

To find a full list of the open studios, go to https://www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk/

Here is a list of the open studios in the Dringhouses, Foxwood and Acomb area.

  • No. 18 – Anthea Peters at 6 Middlethorpe Drive  Silver toadstools adorn Anthea’s jewellery designs along with snails, flowers and ‘found’ objects: to create wearable pieces of jewellery in silver and gold, complemented with copper accents, gemstones and enamel.
  • No. 19 – Karen J Ward at 8 Middlethorpe Drive  Bespoke precious metal and gemstone jewellery. ‘One off’ pieces of wearable art. Also introducing ‘Small Vessels’ a collection of silversmith designs in silver and copper
  • No. 20 – Pamela Thorby at 11 Middlethorpe Grove  Ceramic vessels of community and contemplation. Domestic and sculptural work showing Japanese influence with ‘chattering’ marks, sometimes willow handles; with themes of sweeping shoals, rhythmic gesture and coded pattern
  • No. 21 – Lucie Wake at 15 Slingsby Grove  Lucie adores the process of sliding oil paints across canvas, to create her stunning portraits. The backgrounds are the polar opposite, dripping random overlaid colours, which make her portraits ‘pop’
  • No. 22 – Peter Donohoe at Walnut Cottage, 17 Tadcaster Road  Peter’s work is an  exploration of human relationships, the semi abstract, androgynous figures are an expression of affection between two persons, regardless of gender. The sculptures are hand worked copper
  • No. 23 – Phil Bixby & Caroline Lewis at 24 Hob Moor Terrace  Phil makes black and white photographs, shot on 35mm film, which he develops and scans to produce high-quality inkjet prints which explore texture and lighting. Caroline creates mainly landscapes inspired by Yorkshire and the surrounding countryside – multi media using tissue paper, lino printing, acrylics and water colour, to produce depth and layers
  • No. 24 – Constance Isobel & Jacqueline Warrington at 3 White House Rise  Connie uses gold, silver and high quality gemstones, sourced from ethical UK retailers. Traditional techniques are applied to create her exclusive precious metal work. Jacqueline makes precious metal jewels and silver vessels, employing traditional techniques such as raising, chasing, repousse and forging. She also makes silver ‘icons’, exploring her interest in folklore and the saints
  • No. 25 – Richard Frost at 36 White House Gardens  Furniture and decorative wooden items. Richard’s designs often incorporate patterns, which he achieves through manipulation of contrasting woods and veneers
  • No. 38 – Lisa Lundqvist at the studio behind 55 Green Lane, Acomb  Lisa is an Eco-artist, using natural processes like eco-printing and rust to create textiles and also oil paintings evolving from intuitive  mark-making with found organic objects  
  • No. 39 – Moira Craig at 51 Otterwood Lane, Foxwood  Botanical prints, showcasing the natural dyes within plants. Using flowers and leaves from local gardens to create vibrant memories of summer. Contemporary pieces that blend traditional flowers into impressionistic compositions

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