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Open Studios Cornwall (Sat 25th May - Sun 2nd June) gives visitors a unique opportunity to discover the people behind Cornwall's celebrated art scene, visit studios in breathtaking locations, and buy an original piece of artwork direct from the artist. This year the free event showcases 209 artists and craftspeople from across the length & breadth of Cornwall who will open their studios to the public. With its heady mix of established artists, recent graduates, traditional and contemporary art and host of creative disciplines, Open Studios Cornwall is the largest and most diverse arts event in the county.

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    25 MAY2 JUNE 2013

  • 2Open Studios Cornwall is a celebration of Cornwalls wealth of creative talent, and the following information will help you to enjoy that talent to the full. Each venue is clearly indicated by a Cornwall Open Studios sign so look out for the orange O as you travel around. This catalogue is divided into West, Mid and North/East. Within each section artists are ordered geographically and then alphabetically. If you plan to visit a particular place like Falmouth or St Ives, you can look up the artists exhibiting in that area. If you intend to visit a particular artist, you can find out who else is in their neighbourhood.

    Remember, opening times vary and not all participants exhibit for the whole week, so check before you visit. Many are happy to accept commissions. It is important to ensure that what is agreed is confirmed in writing. Pick up the artists information card, so that you can contact them again if you want to add to your collection of their work.

    Most exhibitors will be happy to take a deposit to reserve an artwork and make arrangements for you to collect it at a convenient time. Please ensure that you obtain a receipt.

    Feedback is essential for the future development of Cornwall Open Studios. The artists will ask you to complete a feedback questionnaire. Completing it gives you the chance to win a bottle of Camel Valley 'Cornwall' Brut!

    Most importantly please dont forget your cheque book! Most exhibitors are not able to take payment by credit card but cash will do nicely, thank you!

    DisclaimerCreative Skills cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public visiting any Open Studios Cornwall 2013 venue. Visitors do so entirely at their own risk. Whilst every effort is made by the artists to ensure that their venues are as safe as possible, visitors must be aware that, in most cases, there will be chemicals and tools in the artists working environment and therefore care must be exercised.

    Copyright remains with the artist.

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  • 3There is nowhere like Cornwall. Fact. The coastline is incomparable. So is the extraordinary range and vitality of its art. In every part of Cornwall there is a great coastline. In every part of Cornwall you find remarkable artists.

    I first came on holiday here in 1950, and since 1970 we have never missed a year. Well, we missed one and it didnt feel right. Cornwall does something to us. It draws us back. It lifts us, like the surge of a wave, and inspires us. Yes, art is very hard work all creative things are and you have to keep going, and you often need the support of friends, but you cannot keep going without the inspiration.

    In the early 1990s I absorbed myself in that sense of Cornish place and Cornish community. And I needed all the Cornish inspiration I could find. I spent three years researching (and partly imagining) a true story set in Lamorna just before the First World War. As well as climbing the rocks and the steep footpaths, I made mental sketches and came to feel a bit of what a particular group of Cornish artists must have felt a hundred years ago. All that became my 1995 novel 'Summer in February', now the film, shot on location in Cornwall and to be released this June.

    A hundred years after my novel is set, the Open Studios Cornwall brings artists

    and art lovers together in exactly the way we need. It is a remarkable open event, conceived in an open hearted spirit; it involves sharing studios, homes and ideas. Although artists and writers are strong individuals they have to be and sometimes loners, we also greatly value coming together, learning from each other and being with kindred spirits.

    As an event there is nothing like Open Studios Cornwall.

    Jonathan SmithAuthor of 'Summer in February'


    Welcome to Open Studios Cornwall 2013


    In every part of Cornwall there is a great coastline. In every part of Cornwall you find remarkable artists

  • Based in the Tamar valley, Heards Design Partnership have established a reputation for providing artists with a one-to-one service for scanning and fineart gicle printing.We are able to scan original artworks up to 1m x 1.5m (4 x 5 approx) to hi-res, print quality output.

    Archiving, proofing and printing Our aim is to provide our artists and galleries with a dedicated,professional service; understanding the needs of fellow artists who wish to seetheir work in print.

    We also proof and print from existing files including digital artworks and ipads.

    Gicle printing up to B0 sheet or 112cm (44) We stock a wide range of specialist archival papers and canvases.

    For further information call 01822 617337

    Specialist scanningand printing forartists and galleries


    Artists Workshops

    These workshops are your chance to learn a new way of using your creativity or to improve your existing skills, with the artist in their own studio.

    Details of the artists studios and their work can be found under their entries in the catalogue.

    Once you have decided which workshop you would like to attend, please contact the artist direct to book a place, or to find out more about what will be involved.

    Have you ever wanted to try your hand at spinning, weaving, glassmaking or creating your own handmade book?


    Printmaking Without a Press

    Sun 26 May, Wed 29 May, Sat 1 Jun 2pm4pm 20 (includes materials)

    Explore the many expressions achievable from printmaking without a press, using a range of monoprinting techniques, such as bold stencil work, delicate pencil or brushlike wiping. Printmaking through monoprinting is a direct and less technical process than relief and intaglio allowing you be creative without much equipment in an easier, more immediate way.

    Things to bring with you A photo or small object for inspiration.

    Experience level: Beginners

    Tutor Sara Samuelsson (Open Studios No 62)

    Booking information Tel: 01736 740696 Email:

    Additional information Workshop limited to 4 places only so please book to avoid disappointment.

    Workshop address Chylasson Barns, Nancledra, Penzance TR20 8NG


    Machine Embroidered Card and Pictures

    Tue 28 May, Thu 30 May 10am12pm; 2pm4pm 20 per session

    Use free machining and a variety of fabrics and threads to create lovely cards and pictures. Experiment with a selection of machine stitches and embellish with some hand embroidery.

    Things to bring with you Sewing machine and manual, darning foot, embroidery ring, threads and basic sewing kit.

    Experience level Suitable for both beginners and those more experienced in machine embroidery. Adults only.

    Tutor Sandra Hardy (Open Studios No 67)

    Booking information Tel: 07970 632086 Email:

    Additional information Sewing machines can be provided if preferred. Workshops limited to 4 persons per session.

    Workshop address Porthglaze Steeple Lane St Ives TR26 2AY


    The Owl in the Art Tree

    Wed 29 May 2pm4pm 25 per person

    Create a piece of felt in your own design/ choice of style. Lots of inspiration available in the gardens of the studio. Art books and reference material aplenty to work from. Bind a small 3 inch square book with what you have made.

    Experience level: Inexperienced and professional skill level appropriate.

    Tutor Amelia Smith (Open Studios No 53)

    Booking information Tel: 07875 246221 Email:

    Additional information Adults only. Tea and cake provided.

    Workshop address The Owl in the Art Tree Ivy Barn New Mill TR20 8XA



    Sat 25 May, Sun 26 May, Mon 27 May, Sat 1 June, Sun 2 June 10am12pm; 1.30pm3.30pm Adults, 10 per person (includes materials) Children, 5

    Morning session: Investigating textures and washes inspired by Cornwall on a canvas to take away. Also try felting spinning or weaving. Afternoon session: Decorate your ceramic buttons or pendants, with tea from 'Kamelia Budd'. Items will be posted once fired.

    Things to bring with you Photographs or magazine cut outs of your favourite beach or landscape in Cornwall.

    Experience level: All ages

    Tutor Lindsey Keates (Open Studios No 74)

    Booking information Tel: Lindsey Child 01209 200680 Email:

    Additional information Pre booking appreciated, children welcome accompanied by an adult.

    Workshop address Tidal Mark's Studio, 35 Barncoose Terrace Illogan Highway Redruth TR15 3EP

    Multi media days; including felting, weaving and decorating ceramics


    Tutor Alice Mahoney (Open Studios No 90)

    Booking information Tel: 07722 866109 Email:

    Additional information Maximum 5 people per class. Ages 18+, we have kitchen facilities if people would like to bring their own lunch. Alternativ