Artists gather for Chichester-area open-studio weekend

A group of Chichester-area artists and makers are hosting an open studio event at the Artworks Studio in Aldsworth on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.

Nancy Goodens
Nancy Goodens

Work on show will include fused glass, silver jewellery, watercolour paintings, original prints and textiles.

As well as providing an opportunity to see and buy original artwork and handmade items, the artists will all be there for some of the time so you can meet them and talk about their work. As event organiser Nancy Goodens says: “We’ve all had several art trails and shows cancelled this year, with lost opportunities for both ourselves as artists and makers but also for visitors to events, so it seemed like a good idea to host our own at the Artworks studio. There will be a one way system in operation through the studio rooms, with plenty of hand sanitiser available, and masks will be required for all artists and visitors. There is also ample parking.”

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The Artworks Studio is at Sindles Farm, Aldsworth on the Emsworth Common Road, PO10 8QS, and the open studio will run from 10am to 4pm each day.

Nancy Goodens is a fused glass artist, creating both wall art and freestanding pieces depicting seascapes, woodland scenes and recently life drawings.

Silversmith Andrew Bailey’s Jewellery is influenced by natural forms, and his creations include earrings, necklaces and pendants, rings and cuff links.

Barbs Jones works in watercolours, and her paintings are inspired by and feature coastal scenes and themes.

Zoe Lane is a printmaker, whose detailed work uses different processes and techniques including lino cut, drypoint prints and mezzotints.

Textile artist Linda Innes uses a variety of different stitch and print techniques, creating items such as bags, cushions and clothing.

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