ARTISTS and craftspeople with a national reputation, up and coming or just starting out, can all be found during this year’s Cheshire Open Studios event.
There is a chance to see artists and their artworks in their own work spaces across Cheshire over three weekends in September.
There are 44 artists are taking part in the 13th year of Cheshire Open Studios.
You can take advantage of this feast of creative talent by visiting the artists in their place of work, discovering what inspired the art in the studio and perhaps buying original pieces directly from the maker.
This year 15 artists and craftspeople are taking part for the first time, giving you a chance to visit a wealth of new studios as well as a raft of artists whose names you may already know.
Meet a jeweller in Little Sutton, a printmaker in Poynton, a ceramicist in Burwardsley and a textile artist in Nantwich.
It’s a great way to discover the passion and ideas behind the artworks, to find out how a games board is handcrafted, a handwoven scarf is designed or how a painting comes to life.
The Cheshire Open Studios event is on for three weekends during September.
On September 11-12, artists’ studios are open from Goostrey to Crewe, from Winsford to Congelton. On September 18-19, it’s the turn of Frodsham, Warrington, Northwich right over to Neston, Chester and Broxton.
On September 25-26, artists open their studios between Disley, Wilmslow, Poynton and Macclesfield.
For a full list of the 44 artists and craftspeople involved, including directions to their studios and images of their work, visit www.cheshireopenstudios.org.uk or pick up a brochure from a library or Tourist Information Centre.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07795 978243.