Visit artist's studios and venues in Peterborough and the surrounding areas

PAOS 2023: A diversity of Arts & Crafts on show 8th and 9th July

Plate, Brian Withall, glass artist, 2023

It often takes a brave individual to let strangers into their private spaces. For those willing to learn about what is being made currently – and even just to delight their eyes – there is a wealth of different artists to choose from. This year well over 100 artists have chosen to exhibit using the PAOS banner. Below is a small selection of some of the artists exhibiting on the 8th and 9th of July 2023.

This Saturday and Sunday is the third of this years three Peterborough Artist Open Studio weekends in the PE postcode area.

When people think of art, painting and forming sculptures in clay or resistant materials has been at the fore front of people’s minds for centuries. There is still a hardcore belief in painting, be it on canvas or street walls as a heroic activity. However there is a growing understanding and acceptance of what constitutes art and craft work. PAOS artist members encompass professional practitioners, teachers, students and talented hobbyists of all ages, all are welcome to join in the yearly celebration and throw open their workspaces, vcnues and unique projects to public view and scrutiny.

See the Artists page for more and here are a few examples below:

Brian Withall, Glass is a medium that he finds has a wide range of colours that can be combined together in many forms.

Joanne Potter, designer/maker of unique Handbags and cushions

Chris Lovell, mixed media art and musician portrait photography.

Sailesh Panchal, is a photographer focused on capturing the moment, be it wildlife, travel or people

Amy Wright, Polymer Clay. her work is very much process led and I draw inspiration from abstraction, bold shape & colour

Christina Queen of Cats, best sellers being her unique Cat ornaments. she also makes decoupaging stones.

Kathryn Parsons turns her treasure-troves of mixed media sculptures and miniature porcelains for sale and also makes them into images to take away or send as gifts,

Shalini Austin,  a self taught metalsmith, in here own words ‘makes Copper things’. exhibiting and demonstrating at The Place on St Mary’s Street.

Kay Kaoru Miyake, printmaker/ illustrator.  her works is figurative, happy and cheerful.

Deirdre Blackburn An experimental artist who loves to capture light and colour, using a variety of media, captured in a loose and free style.

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!

Josaphine Kelly, Colourful paintings, plus monotype print. Inspired by people and life.

Sarah Adam,  a contemporary artist, her work is inspired by travel, nature and current affairs.

Anita Bruce, Textile and mixed media artist exploring art and natural history, with particular reference to biodiversity and environmental issues.

Carol Clarke, her background is in jewellery and metalwork. She turned to beadwork while in Amsterdam.

Bespoke necklace by Jill Colman, 2023



Download the brochure here: PAOS 2023 Brochure A5



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