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I strip old and discarded leather furniture and clothing and make a range of useful bags, plus lighting from bicycle frames and old copper pipes and much more

Paul Hunt

I strip old and discarded leather furniture and clothing and make a range of useful bags, plus lighting from bicycle More

Local artists living in and around Oundle

 

Oundle Artist Group

 	Stuart Riley - painting - email address: stuart@planet-riley.co.uk
 	Adrian Duffin - painting
 	Yvette Halewood - painting
 	Lorraine Swift - painting & textiles
 	Penny Reading - painting
 	Sue Singlehurst - painting
 	Emily Duffin - painting
 	Rob Bibby - pottery - email address: robbibby@btinternet.com - telephone: 01780 470866
 	Uli Bankart - pottery

Oundle Artists

Local artists living in and around Oundle   Oundle Artist Group Stuart Riley – painting – email address: stuart@planet-riley.co.uk Adrian More

Textile artist using wool, silk, vintage fabrics and natural fibers to create 2D art & 3D sculptural forms inspired by the wildlife,  flora & fauna on mt own doorstep

OkieFolky Fibre Arts

Textile artist using wool, silk, vintage fabrics and natural fibers to create 2D art & 3D sculptural forms inspired by More

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy and many doddles.

Garden open and refreshments available

Lisa Helin

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy and many doddles. Garden open and refreshments available

Welcome to Graham George's shed of horrors! Unearthly creatures and hideous nightmares abound. Come and see what lurks inside.. discretion advised.

Graham George

Welcome to Graham George’s shed of horrors! Unearthly creatures and hideous nightmares abound. Come and see what lurks inside.. discretion More

Using the West African Griot tradition of storytelling I create figurative sculptures in ceramics, jesmonite and bronze, telling stories of the struggles and journey of the Black woman.

Desrie Thomson-George

Using the West African Griot tradition of storytelling I create figurative sculptures in ceramics, jesmonite and bronze, telling stories of More

DEE-ZYN JEWELLERY - HAND DESIGNED UNIQUE JEWELLERY
Dee-zyn Jewellery was created by myself Deanne Echarri back in 2008. I have been designing and creating silver jewellery for over 12 years now. After completing a silversmith course back in 2010, I decided to explore PMC (precious metal clay) and completed a diploma in this... However, I still felt as though I was not quite there with what I wanted to produce.

Finally I found Wire Sculpture Jewellery, creating twists and swirls to shape and forge the wire to encase gemstones within, thus creating completely unique one-of-a-kind pieces using only Silver wire and small tools. NO soldering!!!

Consequently I fell completely in love with this, and went on to complete 6 Master Class Courses learning the skills and techniques needed to become an expert in the field.

As a result, I now design and craft quality silver and copper wire jewellery using precious and semi-precious stones from around the world. Each piece is unique and crafted by hand using master wire sculpting techniques.

I am an international seller, selling online as well as at craft fayres, wedding fayres, trade fayres and galleries.

 
DEE-ZYN WIRE JEWELLERY SCHOOL
Dee-zyn Jewellery also runs a Wire Jewellery School, empowering other people to have a go and learn to create their own beautiful jewellery using the same techniques that I fell in love with. There are many different workshops and courses, providing the knowledge and physical skills needed to create different styles of jewellery.

My motto is that 'everyone can make jewellery' which I wholeheartedly believe. The classes are suitable for all ages and abilities from complete beginners to those looking at learning new techniques or brushing up on their former jewellery making skills. Almost all classes run on weekday evenings and weekends and prices start from just £15.

Dee-zyn Jewellery School is a fast growing independent jewellery training centre based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. With over 30 classes running each year from beginners to Masterclass, there are plenty to choose from. The classes are run from our fully-equipped jewellery studio in a beautiful garden setting. There is something at Dee-zyn Jewellery School for everyone.

 
JEWELLERY MAKING TASTER WORKSHOPS
Each day of PAOS, there will be taster sessions at 13.00 each day where you can have a go at making an item of jewellery.  These will be £5.00 which include all materials (wire and gems), and include the use of tools.

Example taster sessions will be:

 	Earrings
 	Ear Climbers
 	Mini Wire Tree of Life
 	Crystal rings

Please contact me to ensure your space and to find out more on 01733 265249

or email me at: dee-zyn@hotmail.com

 

PARKING in Sacred Heart School car park at back of House, Entrance through back gate.

 

Dee-zyn Jewellery

DEE-ZYN JEWELLERY – HAND DESIGNED UNIQUE JEWELLERY Dee-zyn Jewellery was created by myself Deanne Echarri back in 2008. I have More

Come and see the inspirational art work of our artists at the Cancer Wellbeing Service. While there is a therapeutic element to art sessions that build confidence, provides distraction, relaxation and fun for those affected by cancer, there is also fantastic uplifting work produced and on display.

 

 

Cancer Wellbeing Service

Come and see the inspirational art work of our artists at the Cancer Wellbeing Service. While there is a therapeutic More

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin and I am a self taught metalsmith. I make Copper Things. In my home studio and workshop in Stamford, Lincolnshire I work with copper sheet and wire and handcraft Sculptures, Giftware & Jewellery.
For several years I have collaborated with Felt Artist Eve Marshall and make sculptures and giftware. As a result of our art collaborations we now regularly exhibit together at events too.
I also collaborate with my husband who took up palletwood upcycling during the first lockdown in 2020 when he could not go to work. I make components for his pieces and also use a lot of palletwood stuff in my work.
During Peterborough Artists Opens studios Eve and I will be exhibiting and demonstrating at a venue possibly in Stamford. We will confirm the venue once Covid restrictions end and we are able to speak to venues again.


[caption id="attachment_5865" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Artisan Felter Eve Marshall & Coppersmith Shalini Austin with their collaborative sculptures 'Seagull and 'Arthur the Dodo'[/caption]

Shalini Austin

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin and I am a self taught metalsmith. I make Copper Things. In my home More

I started in watercolour. I sketch and love the vibrancy you can achieve in acrylic. I enjoy pottery and sculpture. Making objects for the house and garden that are quirky. Mixed media for landscapes, animals and abstract pictures. Hand built and thrown Pottery. I use Pyrography and Copper foil to create pictures in light and dark.

Liz Davies

I started in watercolour. I sketch and love the vibrancy you can achieve in acrylic. I enjoy pottery and sculpture. More

I am a wood-turner using mostly local sourced hardwoods which I carve into intricate sculptures, adding texture and colour using spirit stains and pyrography.
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Jon Paine

I am a wood-turner using mostly local sourced hardwoods which I carve into intricate sculptures, adding texture and colour using More

Vibrant artwork, highly individual in style by talented artists with a learning disability. Inspire by the artists everyday experiences.

 Sat 27th June 10am - 2pm Woodnewton Pottery, 43 Main Street, Woodnewton, PE8 5EB

United Arts Network

Vibrant artwork, highly individual in style by talented artists with a learning disability. Inspire by the artists everyday experiences. Sat More

My illustrations stem from a fascination with connections in nature. I like to visually combine flora and fauna which share environments and often hide scenes within my animals.

 

Elly Eveleigh

My illustrations stem from a fascination with connections in nature. I like to visually combine flora and fauna which share More

Focusing on colour and textures hidden in everyday life; inspired by abstraction, bold shapes, natural forms and definitive textures, I create a wide variety of art and sculpture across several mediums, my favourite being, polymer clay.

Amy Wright

Focusing on colour and textures hidden in everyday life; inspired by abstraction, bold shapes, natural forms and definitive textures, I More

Mixed media works that range from paintings to recent explorations into 3D work.

Faye's creative drive is fueled by her love of textiles both modern and heritage, inspiring mixed media paintings and Lino cuts, mixed media sculptural works following the same inspirational theme are also made and use hand made paper, oils and resin to create Faye's panels and 3D works.

Faye Gagel-Panchal

Mixed media works that range from paintings to recent explorations into 3D work. Faye’s creative drive is fueled by her More

Inspired by small details of nature - exquisite miniature mixed-media moth sculptures and #SolaceInNature macro photography.
 
This year I'll be opening my studio 'virtually' with a live online Open Studio via Zoom - I hope you'll be able to join me!  Email me or see the website for a link nearer the time.


 
About Kathryn...
I am a visual story teller and mixed media artist.  I create intricate hand-modelled sculptures that weave together tales of people, places and the natural world.

It is the small details of nature that inspire me. Whether I’m looking at a fragment of lichen-encrusted bark or through a lens at a piece of coral, natural structures, textures and forms delight me.

As I explore these treasures, and delve into the history of the places in which they are found, I find myself wanting to share their stories. Through sculpture I select and combine the elements that most fascinate me. Sometimes new species emerge… new wonders of the natural world that have been waiting to be discovered.

The materials I choose to use depends on the story to be told; from porcelain plants and ephemeral chlorophyll photographs to wildflower-shoes made of sugar. Hand modelled porcelain is currently at the heart of my practice, often combined with found natural and vintage objects. Porcelain’s preciousness, fragility and strength say something of how I perceive the natural world, and I enjoy the challenges of modelling this demanding clay using simple tools. Whatever the material, each sculpture is created by hand, each one is unique, each one is a treasure.

Hand modelled porcelain is currently at the heart of my work.  I enjoy the challenge of modelling this tricky clay with simple tools, and porcelain’s preciousness, fragility and strength say something of how I see the natural world.  Whatever the material, each sculpture is created by hand, each one is unique, each one is a treasure.
Exhibitions, Events & Workshops...
My work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Centre for Craft & Design (solo and group exhibitions), City Gallery Peterborough, and as site specific interventions at Burghley House, John Clare Cottage, Northampton Museum and Derby Museum.  Please see my website for more information about exhibitions, events and workshops.

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Kathryn Parsons

Inspired by small details of nature – exquisite miniature mixed-media moth sculptures and #SolaceInNature macro photography.   This year I’ll More

Artist and garden creator, taking inspiration from the nature and wildlife that surrounds her. Jeni often uses reclaimed materials in her sculptures, and also uses steel, corten steel, copper, bronze and stainless.

Jeni Cairns

Artist and garden creator, taking inspiration from the nature and wildlife that surrounds her. Jeni often uses reclaimed materials in More

Art Stars is a children's art school based in Deeping St. James, and each year as part of Open Studios we have a celebratory exhibition of our talented students' work! We offer quality term time art tuition, holiday workshops and Arts Award courses for 4-16 year olds, and our classes are designed to complement the Early Years and Key Stage 1-4 art curriculum. We work with small groups, covering a wide variety of arts activities including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and textiles. Our aim is to inspire and enable creative children and young people in the Deepings and surrounding areas to further their engagement with the arts. Come along and see what we've been up to! Find out more at http://www.artstarsdeeping.com

Art Stars Children’s Art School

Art Stars is a children’s art school based in Deeping St. James, and each year as part of Open Studios More

About James Tovey
About James Tovey: www.jamestovey.co.uk. Artist and Craftsman.


Education:
Byam Shaw School of Art
Universities of Hull and Exeter
International Boatbuilding Training College Lowestoft

 

Follow the link for commissioning a portrait or other artwork:
http://www.jamestovey.co.uk/commissions/4595197266
 

About my recent exhibitions and events:
Angel Musicians Installation Christmas 2020, Main Street, Ailsworth.
Art Restart at Peterborough Museum and City Gallery Dec 2020

James Tovey and John Elson Pop Up Art Production Studio
The Vivacity Unit has been set up as a production studio for the week of live art. Visitors can get involved in the drawing experience as well as talking to John and myself about our methods and ideas. See the creative process from conception to the digital version ready to submit for publication. You could also get drawn...! Each of us makes very different work but both of us often use digital tablets to work on, we can also offer hand drawn portraits should a visitor want to sit for one. John’s speciality is caricatures which have proved very popular at many events around the country including last years Peterborough beer festival.When:From Saturday 1st February – Sunday 9th February 2020
10am - 5.30pm daily (Late night Thursday till 7pm)
10am - 4pm Sundays
Where:Vivacity Unit, Queensgate, Peterborough. (Guildhall entrance off Cathedral Square)Over the last few years Peterborough's leading cultural charity Vivacity has been donating their shop unit to artists from Peterborough Artist Open Studios to showcase their work. This February 2020, the unit will once again be set up as an art space, going live with art in action, demonstrations and the chance to get involved creating some new energetic designs, some even destined for digital output and online presentation.Open for a week, the space features work from two of Peterborough’s artists, James Tovey and John Elson. The two artists have worked together on numerous community projects including the successful Future Floodlands event held in Cathedral Precincts and a two week project at the Westraven Community Garden building Peterborough's first SolarPunk eco-constructivist sculptures as well as running workshops with the local community.You can also get details on how to become part of Peterborough's growing arts community in joining the yearly Peterborough Artists Open Studios event. www.paos.org.uk#solarpunk #cyberpunk#futurefloodlands #westravencommunitygarden#vivacitypeterborough #graphicdesign#collectgraphics #posterart#caricature #paos2020 #liveart

[caption id="attachment_7149" align="alignleft" width="211"] Mermaid with her Mahi-mahi and Oceanplastic 2019, oil on linen, James Tovey[/caption]
Mermaid with her Mahi-mahi and Oceanplastic
Oil on Linen 72 x 76 inch in a red oak frame.   Exhibition organised by Peterbourough Cathedral Education team and Peterborough Environment and City Trust. Located at the Peterborough Cathedral, August to October 2019 to coincide with the Luke Jerram Gaia installation.

The artwork idea was originated from bench ends and miserchord designs, particularly the Mermaid of Zennor.Framed in a large red oak frame and set up on a specially built temporary stand in the new building, the artwork received over 800 engagements many from Peterborough school children, The picture has been widely viewed and engaged with on the internet. 

A further note on the making of Mermaid with her Mahi-Mahi and Oceanplastic: I held all the seaplastic objects in my hand whilst painting them, there is no fixed view point or vanishing point in the painting. The objects were never arranged other than in the painting for the effect of pattern and the illusion of space. The depth and space in the painting comes from the scale compared to the viewer and the mermaid and her fish. Some objects are larger than life-size, others smaller. I purposely did not play with combining different viewpoints in a cubist manner nor reverse perspective in a David Hockney type way; but the floating placement without a single perspective position and the conscious play of scale does nod to Hockney in that respect. The original concept was to make use of black delineations in a cartoon/graphic manner consistent with my ink drawings but that would have then flattened to space and obstructed the content as I felt its method would have become too dominant. I was injured at the time and had to paint with my right hand as well as my left it slowed me down and I averaged about six pieces of plastic a day, overall the picture took about a month to make, the sea blues had to be painted a few times to help with the depth in the pigment.

 



[caption id="attachment_6434" align="aligncenter" width="566"] Drift - James Tovey - Indian ink on paper 2019[/caption]

‘Drift’, The Peterborough Open: 29th March 2019 – 26th May, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery #peterboroughmuseum

 
#pboromakefest 2018
Fifth Musician of the #Plastocalypse @#plastigeddon in the #plasticene . See the figure recently made during #pboromakefest 2018, by a gang of small and tall builders; on temporary exhibition in the Peterborough Museum Garden.

Understanding the sculpture is made easier by listening to David Attenboroughs speech to the United Nations:

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2018/dec/03/continuation-of-civilisation-is-in-your-hands-attenborough-tells-world-leaders-video— at Peterborough Museum & Vivacity Heritage.
 — with Milly Tovey at Peterborough Museum & Vivacity Heritage.
Previous Exhibitions -
Contemporary Peterborough
City Gallery, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

19th July 2018 - 7th September 2018
7th - 20th May 2018
Vivacity Unit, Queensgate Peterborough, PE1 1PU
Plastic
Native
Temple



Plastic is now ubiquitous.
We’re living through the Plasticene. 
You can buy a 2.4m plastic cactus for your hallway; you won’t have to water a real cactus using tap water, that itself now contains plastic micro-particles.

[caption id="attachment_4697" align="alignleft" width="600"] Mermaid and oceanplastic 2018[/caption]

‘The plastic arts’ is a term that had existed long before plastic itself. I have wanted to try and look at the plastic objects I had collected over the last few years as naively as possible, as though life-drawn for the first time by an art student intent on learning through prolonged observation. Not interested in the Neoplastism of the De Stijl movement, instead my initial thoughts were of a metamorphosis and of bringing ancient mythology and plastic ¬- a 20th century invention - together in an uncomfortable way. However I found myself reluctant to go too far down the path of the collision of two plastic objects to transmogrify into a third construct - yet there is a definite modernist basis for some of the elements.

The mermaid painting backdrop idea came from a small toy figure found as sea plastic litter. It is actually the top half part of a small Barbie figurine, but I initially thought it to be Disney’s The Little Mermaid. I researched mermaid art and came across the mermaid of Zennor and was attempting to build a composition around that and some lines from Ovid but the plastic overwhelmed it.

Wood is an obvious counterpoint and natural contrast with which I have felt more at ease. The plastic components are essentially ready-mades although altered by collision with natural processes in the environment and some minor assemblage. Wood is also an ancient, relevant building material. In this installation, the wood forms a sanctuary, a natural structure and the plastic is an imposition on it and in it.

There is no doubt the terrible convenient addiction that societies have developed for plastic eases the struggle against decay in the short term. What now looks to be a permanent error is that plastic is with us for the foreseeable and has been injected into the human food chain. I can imagine a child born being described as a plastic native to perhaps a planet slowly choking at Plastigeddon,



[caption id="attachment_4574" align="alignnone" width="600"] Polystyrene skulls and accumulated plastic 2018[/caption]
AFTER THE FALL:
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th December 2017,

Castor Village Hall, Peterborough Road, Castor, PE5 7AX.

Open 10am - 10pm FREE ADMISSION

Castor Ales Brewery will be providing a bar for exhibition veiwers refreshment.

[caption id="attachment_3619" align="alignnone" width="600"] Castor Ales Brewery 2017. Running off, the liquid is separated from the hops and grain after the mashing and pumped into the brewing tank.[/caption]
Inktober 2017:
The Inktober drawings gave me the chance to renew my interest in illustration techniques I had learnt at school,  University and work, as well as refreshing my memory of technical ink drawing techniques and the many ways a drawing can be put together in preparation for publication
Crooked
[caption id="attachment_3618" align="alignnone" width="300"] Severely comminuted left distal radius[/caption]

I heard it bust when it hit the ground and the forearm was obviously out of shape but the skin was intact. I had managed to keep it held it to my chest despite rolling around on the floor swearing. Later the consultant said it looked like a bomb had exploded in my wrist.

[caption id="attachment_5445" align="aligncenter" width="822"] Expanded polystyrene skull with oceanplastic iroquois James Tovey Artist 2018[/caption]

See more of my work at:

https://www.saatchiart.com/Tovey
James Tovey Artist

James Tovey

About James Tovey About James Tovey: www.jamestovey.co.uk. Artist and Craftsman. Education: Byam Shaw School of Art Universities of Hull and More

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