|PLEASE NOTE – Although the physical open studio events described here have been cancelled, you can continue to discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers by exploring the OSNotts website. YOU CAN ALSO VISIT THE VIRTUAL STUDIOS OF ARTISTS BY FOLLOWING THE GREEN BOXES.|
25. THORESBY COURTYARD ARTISAN TRAIL
18-21 June, 10-4
Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Park, Netherfield Lane, Newark NG22 9EP
C PW – Disabled parking available & 5 of the studios/workshops plus main gallery have disabled access. Workspaces of Dawn Idalia & Frances Alexandra Jeweller plus AIRing Cupboard gallery are on 1st floor & only accessible via stairs. However, a virtual display of works from these spaces is available in the Visitors Centre & our makers are very happy to bring work down & make arrangements for accessible participatory activities with prior notice.
Meet resident artists & makers in their studios & workshops, enjoy talks, demonstrations & hands on making experiences and meet selected guest makers. Free ‘Makers Map’ at www.dawnidalia.art. Suitable for adults & children 12+. Small charges for some activities. Set in Thoresby Park’s picturesque grounds with cafe, shops, military museum & woodland walks (car park charges apply).
SCULPTURAL WALL PANELS, PRINTMAKING, PHOTOGRAPHY & DRAWING.
Fine Artist: semi-abstract work with a strong emphasis on unusual materials, innovative techniques & surface texture.
www.dawnidalia.art, i: artofdawnidalia
FRANCES ALEXANDRA JEWELLERY
Bespoke handmade jewellery & unique commissions with quality craftsmanship. Jewellery workshops including ‘Ring in a Day’.
www.francesalexandrajewellery.co.uk, i: FrancesAlexandraJewellery, f: FrancesAlexandraJewellery
NICOLA BARLOW (CRAFTCORNER)
18-21 June, 10-4.30
KNITTING & CROCHET
Established Craft shop part of Thoresby Courtyard, specialising in knitting & crochet. Also introducing Deco mesh crafts.
i: Craftcorner_nicky_thoresby, f: Craftcornerthoresby
Demos in deco mesh & possibly other crafts.
DAVID FOWKES JEWELLERY
VISIT THE VIRTUAL STUDIO
BESPOKE HANDMADE GEMSTONE JEWELLERY
Bespoke jewellery using speciality cut gemstones, handmade in our Nottinghamshire workshop by exceptional Goldsmiths.
www.davidfowkes.com, i: davidfowkesjewellery, f: DavidFowkesJewellery, t: FowkesJewellery
Demonstrating goldsmiths working at the bench. Talk on hand manufacture of jewellery – gemstone cutting, making settings, setting stones, polishing.
NEIL JACKMAN BESPOKE FURNITURE
Fine, hand-crafted bespoke hardwood furniture, boxes & home ware produced on-site at Thoresby in the heart of the Dukeries.
www.njbespokefurniture.co.uk, i: njbespokefurniture, f: njbespokefurniture
BEN ANTHONEY (TRUESCULPT)
Quality handmade sculptures by self-taught sculptor Ben Anthoney at TrueSculpt
i: truesculpt, f: TrueSculpt
Sculpting in my studio for people to see how the work is done.
26. RUFFORD ART SOCIETY
6-7 June, 10-4
Rufford Country Park community space, Ollerton NG22 9DF
07392 825851, firstname.lastname@example.org
www.ruffordartsociety.com, i: ruffordartsociety, f: ruffordartsociety
FW – lift available to access community room.
The society is based at Rufford Country Park & uses their dedicated community / art space. A wide range of artistic skills will be on show including PAINTINGS, PRINT, CERAMICS, TEXTILE ART, GLASS WORK, SILVERWORK & JEWELLERY. Visitors will be able to see artists in action & sample some of the activities for themselves.
27. PATCHINGS ART CENTRE
Oxton Road, Calverton NG14 6NU
PATCHINGS OPEN STUDIOS & GARDENS
24 May, 10.30-4
A day to meet our studio artists and explore our new Artists’ Trail. Alongside our NGS Open Gardens Day. Free event, but charge for the grounds as part of NGS Charities.
PATCHINGS FESTIVAL 2020
9-12 July, 10-5
Patchings Festival now in its 27th year, attracts artists & makers from around the country, creating a showcase of the finest in art, craft & photography. Original & affordable work is on sale with an opportunity to meet makers & see them at work. Festival includes the major international art material companies plus professional artists supporting with product demonstrations. Free demonstrations, workshops & hands-on opportunities with your entrance ticket.
28. DAVID GILL AT PAPPLEWICK PUMPING STATION
Steaming Weekends: 9-10 May & 24-25 May, 11-5; Forge also open: Sundays 3/17/31 May & 7 June, 11-4
Metalwork by Artisan Blacksmith David Gill. Wrought in Iron, Forged in Steel & Crafted in Copper.
Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ
www.aslocktonforge.co.uk, f: Gillandson1977
Forge will be open at Papplewick Pumping Station, where we will demonstrate our craft.
C PW – Blacksmith Shop is within a cobbled yard, for a detailed accessibility guide visit: papplewickpumpingstation.org.uk/pdf/PPS-Access-Statement.pdf
Pumping Station will be in steam with engines running including James Watt beam engines, Linby colliery winding engine & miniature railway. However, the machinery is very old & although rare, breakdowns can occur! Tea Room & ‘Pop-up’ Cafe will be open.