Visit artist's studios and venues throughout the PE postcode region

My work has a strong tendency to recreate the female form in both paint and sculptures. I also enjoy ceramic work to reflect the beauty around us.

Nathera Allam

My work has a strong tendency to recreate the female form in both paint and sculptures. I also enjoy ceramic More

I graduated with an Fine Art degree from the University of Derby. My artistic interest includes portraiture and the human body in both 2D and
3D forms.

Melissa Lopez

I graduated with an Fine Art degree from the University of Derby. My artistic interest includes portraiture and the human More

I create sculptural textured vessels through hand building techniques especially coiling. These vessels are inspired by the natural world around us especially textures found on trees, tree bark and erosion seen in metal and based upon us as human beings.  I create my own glazes and slips which are brushed or poured onto the pot. Some of my work is fired several times to build up the texture. My more recent work has been hand coiled large figurative pieces which is nearly life size, left the natural unglazed stoneware colour to resemble classical statues. I will also exhibit some raku pieces which are hand coiled and also decorated in my own glazes.

My studio is on a small holding on the outskirts of Holbeach, where we also breed pedigree Jacob sheep, plenty of lambs to look at as well as the odd grey faced dartmoor.  Over the weekend please feel free to visit and walk in the grounds. We have plenty of off road parking. We will have refreshments available and throughout the day there will be throwing demonstrations on the potters wheel.  We will also be offering  people to have a go on the potters wheel if you feel up to the challenge! There is also a Medieval festival in Holbeach taking place on the same weekend, with lots of entertainment, so if you are planning a trip out this may be of interest too.

Please have a look at greenfieldpottery.co.uk  for further images, information on classes and some of the projects that we have completed.

Mark Judd-Cooper

I create sculptural textured vessels through hand building techniques especially coiling. These vessels are inspired by the natural world around More

As an artist I don’t like working in just one medium, my work can be anything from figurative sculpture to mixed media painting using various

materials using vibrant colours.

Dacia Stroud

As an artist I don’t like working in just one medium, my work can be anything from figurative sculpture to More

I work in wood and metal, mainly figurative (birds and animals) but adding a twist. This year I have been exploring more use of colour and experimentation.

Barney Broadbent

I work in wood and metal, mainly figurative (birds and animals) but adding a twist. This year I have been More

Textile artist, Creating Sculptural forms & accessories using natural fibers & eco printing techniques inspired by the wildlife, flora & fauna on my doorstep

Kim Carmichael – OkieFolky Fiber Arts

Textile artist, Creating Sculptural forms & accessories using natural fibers & eco printing techniques inspired by the wildlife, flora & More

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy, bell jars and many doddles of flowers.

Garden open and refreshments available

Lisa Helin

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy, bell jars and many doddles of flowers. Garden open and refreshments available

Through the creation of figurative sculptures I tell the story of  the African woman and her journey. I experiment with ceramics and jesmonite to reflect the complexities of her experience.
At Open Studios 2022 I look forward to welcoming visitors to engage in conversations about my artist process, my works, their concept, and creation methods in a tranquil environment, whilst observing COVID-19 precautions. There will be access to the garden where some items will be displayed and refreshments will be available. Donations will be accepted for Cancer Research.

Commissions accepted.

Desrie Thomson-George

Through the creation of figurative sculptures I tell the story of  the African woman and her journey. I experiment with 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 DURING POAS
Each day of PAOS, there will be taster sessions at 13.30 each day where you can have a go at making an item of jewellery.  These will be between £3.50 and £5.00 which include all materials (wire and beads), and include the use of tools.

Taster sessions will be:

 	Saturday 25th - Wire Earring Making (Swirls)                    https://poas-swirlearrings.eventbrite.co.uk
 	Sunday 26th -  Crystal Rings                                                   https://crystalringmaking-poas.eventbrite.co.uk
 	Saturday 2nd - Bookmark Making                                         13.30  https://bookmarkmaking-poas.eventbrite.co.uk
14.00   https://bookmark-making-poas.eventbrite.co.uk
 	Sunday 3rd - Wire Earring Making (Beaded)                      https://earringmaking-beaded-poas.eventbrite.co.uk
 	Saturday 9th - Crystal rings                                                     https://poas-crystalringmaking.eventbrite.co.uk
 	Sunday 10th - Bookmark Making                                           13.30  https://crystalbookmarks-poas.eventbrite.co.uk
14.00  https://crysatbookmarkmaking-poas.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Please contact me to ensure your space and to find out more on 01733 265249 or follow the links to book online.

 

Copy and paste the link to Eventbrite of the workshop you want to find out more about or book and have a go at making your own Jewellery

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 – Deanne Echarri

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

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin.
I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper things.

Originally from New Delhi, India I now live in Stamford with my husband and rescue dogs.

In my home studio and workshop in Stamford, Lincolnshire I work with copper sheet and wire and handcraft Sculptures, Giftware & Jewellery.



[caption id="attachment_5865" align="alignright" width="300"] Artisan Felter Eve Marshall & Coppersmith Shalini Austin with their collaborative sculptures 'Seagull and 'Arthur the Dodo'[/caption]
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 pallet wood to mount my wall art pieces and as sculpture base.
During Peterborough Artists Opens studios Eve and I will be exhibiting and demonstrating at Riverside Beads in Market Deeping. We will be under a gazebo outside the shop.
A full range of my work will be available to view and buy. I will also be showing some steps of the making process of my decorative pieces and copper jewellery. This may involve a hammer, an anvil and some noise!
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Shalini Austin

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin. I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper things. Originally from New 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

Jon Paine

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

Inspired by nature, place & people... from insects to an ancient forgotten meadow.
💚CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TIME TO VISIT 💚

Open by appointment only on 2 & 3, 9 & 10th July 2022.  Come with a small group of friends / family, or on your own.  Click HERE to book, or message me via Facebook / Instagram or Twitter.

A treasure-trove of miniature mixed media moths and porcelain sculptures, handmade greetings cards & more. Plus my 'Meadow and Sea' porcelain including tealight holders & other decorative items.

 

About Kathryn...

I am a visual story teller and mixed media artist, I weave together tales of people, places and the natural world.  My work is research-based, project-based and driven by curiosity and a love of exploring.

The materials I choose to use depends on the story to be told; from miniature moths made from natural treasures to porcelain corals.

 

I am Artist in Residence with Langdyke Countryside Trust.

 
Exhibitions, Events & Workshops...
My work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Centre for Craft & Design (solo and group exhibitions), Woodwalton Fen, 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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Visit my website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Kathryn Parsons

Inspired by nature, place & people… from insects to an ancient forgotten meadow. 💚CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TIME TO More

Jeni finds the medium of metal a perfect way to express her ideas on nature, there’s a delicacy yet enduring strength and resilience in nature as there is in metal.

Jeni Cairns

Jeni finds the medium of metal a perfect way to express her ideas on nature, there’s a delicacy yet enduring More

Artivity is an art school in Market Deeping for children and young people, 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 www.artivitystudios.co.uk

Artivity

Artivity is an art school in Market Deeping for children and young people, and each year as part of Open More

I have been building a science-arts project in a mature garden just outside Peterborough in Ailsworth during 2021 and the first part of 2022.

Visitors will be able to view the finished observatory build as well as see some of the ideas that went into the visual artworks incorporated into the structure. 

 I will be taking part in the first two weekends of PAOS 2022 and also have some work in the RA Summer Exhibition this year.

During lockdown I made an instagram account @tufiarts with over 550 posts and highlights from my artwork, covering the period 1987 to 2022. 

You also can click on the website button on this page and it will take you through to my new website which is being made at the moment: www.toveyarts.co.uk

About James Tovey Artist and Craftsman

I love drawing, making and building things, from visual 2d images through to large wooden structures. I try and draw everyday, noting my ideas and exploring where next my work will take me.  I make drawing and paintings to commission, offer private tuition and also run a craft business manufacturing and repairing bespoke wooden items and boats; see one of these new build projecst that also incorporates my some of my artwork at PAOS 2022.

For commission, tuition or business enquiries please call me on: 07908794691. Open normal office hours.


About James Tovey: Artist and Craftsman, born 1971.
see my profile on Instagram: ᛏᚢᚠᛁ 

Education:Byam Shaw School of Art
Universities of Hull and Exeter
International Boatbuilding Training College Lowestoft 
Some examples of my exhibitions and events:
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. Exhibition organised by Peterborough Cathedral Education team and Peterborough Environment and City Trust. Located at new building, 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.‘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.

with Milly Tovey at Peterborough Museum & Vivacity Heritage.

Plastic, Native, Temple

Vivacity Unit, Queensgate Peterborough, PE1 1PU

7th - 20th May 2018


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.

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

Buy my work at:

https://www.saatchiart.com/Tovey

https://www.stateoftheartmarketplace.co.uk/en/tufiarts

see more at:

James Tovey Artist

https://www.instagram.com/tufiarts/



 

James Tovey

I have been building a science-arts project in a mature garden just outside Peterborough in Ailsworth during 2021 and the More

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