Creativity on Display

Cherrie Mansfield, co-organiser of Worcestershire Open Studios, invites you to discover a wide range of art created on your doorstep.

You may not realise that Worcestershire is the source of fantastic artistic talent. This August bank holiday weekend there’s the chance to discover some of it when artists invite you into their studios, homes and shared spaces at 70 locations across the county.


Now in its third year, Worcestershire Open Studios gives visitors a unique opportunity to venture into unseen creative spaces and talk directly to artists about their inspiration and creative processes. A diverse collection of original and locally made arts and crafts will be available to see and buy – from drawing, painting, print-making and photography to ceramics, jewellery, textiles and mixed media.


Amongst those taking part is Honeybourne Pottery which is running demonstrations and even offering people the chance to have their own little pottery throw down.


In Crowle, bird-lovers will enjoy John Horton’s landscapes and panoramas while in Badsey, Ian Gibson and Gloria Norman have teamed up to share paintings and prints featuring unusual compositions and high-fired stoneware ceramic bowls and jugs. Ten local artists will be opening the doors of Birlingham Village Hall to present work in a wide range of styles and media.


Entry to all venues is free and some artists will be providing refreshments. Whether you’re an art lover or have never set foot inside an art gallery, you’ll receive a warm welcome.


Guides containing details of all the venues, opening times and examples of the artists’ work will be available to download from the website or to pick up from libraries, Tourist Information Centres and more in July.


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