Inspired by true tales of nature, place, history & people…
A treasure-trove of mixed media sculptures, miniature porcelain, digital artworks, handmade greetings cards & more – inspired by local history and wildlife! And a warm welcome to my garden studio.
Plus my ‘Meadow and Sea’ porcelain decorations.
My work is an adventure, flowing from a love of nature, history and place.
Underpinned by research and driven by curiosity, I seek out and share some of the fascinating little-known stories of this amazing planet and the people who’ve lived here. Often working with museums, historic locations and wildlife organisations, I use materials and techniques that best tell the story.
I also create beautiful handmade treasures for people’s homes, and run workshops that nurture creativity and delight in nature. Workshops include NatureCraft online creative gatherings, which happen on a Tuesday and Monday once a month.
Currently Artist in Residence with Langdyke Countryside Trust, much of the work you’ll find in this year’s Open Studio is inspired by Langdyke’s nature reserves and the wider ‘John Clare Countryside’. For the last year, the site of an ancient forgotten meadow has been the focal point of this work – Westings Meadow is now a place of nature reserves and gravel extraction. Neolithic families once gathered here and Victorian poet John Clare walked and wrote about this place.
If you can’t make it to the weekend Open Studios dates, please get in touch and we’ll try and find another time.
Exhibitions, Awards, Events & Workshops…
I have exhibited at The National Centre for Craft & Design (solo and group exhibitions), and created site-specific artworks for Burghley House, University of Leicester, John Clare Trust, Derby Museum’s porcelain gallery and on nature reserves. In 2012 one of my artworks was selected for “Inspired by…” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. And in 2023, I was selected to be a member of ArtCan.
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1 July 2023
2 July 2023
8 July 2023
9 July 2023
Garden open for visitors
Near Etton and Maxey, just north-west of Peterborough, Cambs.
Join Kathryn Parsons & Sarah Lambert for a gentle evening guided walk on the historic site of an ancient meadow! Hear about their research & enjoy the nature! £10 +booking fee. Tickets & more information here.
Kathryn and Sarah are Artists in Residence with Langdyke Countryside Trust. The Trust manage 3 (soon to be 4) nature reserves on the historic site of Westings Meadow.
Swaddywell in Spring, Saturday 15th April 2023, 2pm – 4:30pm
tickets by donation (£10 – £20)
A relaxing, gently creative afternoon and explore the beautiful Swaddywell Nature Reserve in spring!
Sarah will take you on a slow guided walk, with time for mindful photography of spring wildflowers and insects (bring a phone camera or DSLR – both will work fine).
With Kathryn you’ll hunt for natural treasures and use them to create beautiful ephemeral arrangements which you can photograph as a lasting memory of a very special afternoon!
(near Marholm and Helpston Peterborough)
With Kathryn Parsons and Sarah Lambert, Artists in Residence with Langdyke Countryside Trust
More info & to book tickets here Places are limited, so tickets must be booked in advance. Suitable for adults and over-12s (children need their adult supervising them at all times).
NatureCraft creative online gatherings for nature lovers – Monday and Tuesday evenings (UK time) via Zoom, once a month. Tickets by donation.
Shock of the New
Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford
12th January – 6th May 2023
Peterborough Artists Open Studios
1,2, 8 & 9th July 2023
Langdyke Countryside Trust Artists in Residence Autumn Exhibition
Open Upp Art, Uppingham, Rutland
Saturday 2nd – Saturday 23rd March 2019
Open Upp Art is a pop-up gallery in the beautiful market town of Uppingham. There is work by over 40 selected artists, designers and makers, including several members of Peterborough Artists Open Studios.
Open Monday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
8 Ayston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9RL.
For further details see Kathryn’s website or email email@example.com
Langdyke Countryside Trust Anniversary Celebrations
28th & 29th June 2019 at Torpel Manor Field and Etton-Maxey Nature Reserves
See www.langdyke.org.uk for details
Peterborough Artists Open Studios
6th, 7th & 14th June 2019
All warm welcome to my studio! Venue 28 in the brochure.
John Clare Festival in Helpston, Peterborough,
13th July, 10am – 4pm
Kathryn will be running a free drop-in workshop as part of the Langdyke Stories project, at this popular festival celebrating the life of poet John Clare. #peterboroughtogether
John Clare Cottage Craft Fair
Saturday 3rd August 2019
11am – 4pm
At John Clare Cottage, Woodgate, Helpston, Peterborough
Cambs, PE6 7ED
Langdyke Stories Celebration & Annual Meeting
13th September 2019
in Castor, nr. Peterborough – more details soon
In 2018, I was part of the University of Leicester’s “Brief Encounters” project for British Science Week. Working with their scientific glass blower, Gayle Price, I created a collection of miniature micro-fungi, inspired by the ones that are used in research at the University… they were exhibited in the Newark Houses Museum, Leicester. You can find out more on my website.
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