Hampshire Open Studios is an art event that has been running annually for quite a while (and also sometimes run in unison with Arts Trail events too). The event sees over the whole of Hampshire dozens and dozens of artist studios, galleries, potteries, jewellery workshops and more open up to the public, allowing people to explore workspaces and speak to the creatives about their work. The event also allows creatives to sell their work direct to the public, meaning all sales go to supporting the artist and helping the studio continue. Hampshire Open Studios is a great way of enabling people to discover both locally and all over the county new artists and designers, with an insight in to who they are, how they work and also the opportunity to support them and taker some great artwork home.
The event runs from Saturday 17th all the way through to the bank holiday Monday the 26th and printed guidebooks detailing all the studios involved are free to pick up in many local libraries, galleries and more plus you can find out details of all the studios at www.hampshireopenstudios.co.uk
The studios that will be open within Portsmouth are:
Rachel Brown makes a wide range of interesting and unusual glassware pieces including decorations, bowls, panels & jewellery using fused and cast glass techniques.
Open 17th- 26th August, Mon – Fri 4.00 – 7.00 p.m., Sat & Sun 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
10 Penhale Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5EE.
Lesley George – Stitched Textile Artist
Individual creative textile art, wearable and functional gifts inspired by nature and fantasy, rich in colour and texture, Wall art, bags, lace jewellery, notebooks and more.
Open 17th-18th & 21st – 25th 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
21 Fawcett Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0BZ.
The Southsea Workbench
Sharon Justice contemporary jeweller will be showing her varied range of handmade silver jewellery alongside invited friends, including- Ami Lowman (prints and vintage jewellery), Di Wren (ceramics), Katherine Webber (jewellery).
Open Every Day 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Closed 24th & 25th.
The Southsea Work Bench 114 Waverly Road Southsea PO5 2PS.
Little Duck Forge – Lucille Scott
Lucille Scott, aka Little Duck Forge, creates artistry in iron, with forged pieces for both the home and garden.
Open 17th – 18th and 24th – 26th 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Little Duck Forge, Eastney Beam Engine House, Southsea, PO4 9JF.
If you missed the chance to see the 4 studios that opened in August there is another chance to see them plus others 18-20th October. Just pop into any one of the studios to pick up a trail guide. For more information look up createdinportsmouth.co.uk This is a new open studios style art trail just for Portsmouth so if you know an artist who may like to take part next year then please get them to contact us via the Created in Portsmouth website.