Wessex Guild participates in Hampshire Open Studios 2021

16th August, 2021 | 0 comments

If you are looking for unique art and craft to decorate your home, or to give as thoughtful gifts, why not head along to the Paterson Centre in Swanmore over the Bank Holiday weekend?

An example of Vicki Hunt’s artwork

Seven members of the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen will be showing and selling their handmade art and design there as part of the Hampshire Open Studios event. 

Louise Brown at work on a large basket

Between Friday 27and Monday 30 August 2021 the craftspeople and artists will be available to chat about their work and practices alongside their displays. Participants include: Linda Banks (stained glass gifts and homewares); Sheila Barrow (textile art and pictures); Jo Berryman (handmade pottery); Louise Brown (basketmaking); Vicki Hunt (unique art and pictures); Wendy Smith (acrylic paintings) and Richard Stapley (woodturning). 

Linda Banks makes quirky pieces using stained glass

Other local artists will be opening their workshops as part of the Hampshire Open Studios event, so why not plot a tour of all the artists in the Swanmore area and make it a great day out in Hampshire? 

Richard Stapley’s turned and coloured wood

You may have seen the free pink Hampshire Open Studios brochures in your local library or other venue. If not, you can request one, or view a pdf online, or look at maps and artists’ details via the Hampshire Open Studios website. This gives details of the dates and times each studio or venue is open during the 10 days of the event. The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen is in the dark blue map section for ‘Swanmore, Botley and Chandlers Ford’.

Wendy Smith’s acrylic painting

Creative people have had few physical outlets from which to sell their art and design over the past year, so please come along and support local artists and artisans by buying a unique piece to treasure yourself or give as a gift.

Jo Berryman at work on a pottery bowl

The hall is spacious so there is room for social distancing. There is a large, free car park opposite.

Address: The Paterson Centre, Church Road , Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2PA.

Sheila Barrow making a textile piece

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