As always, this summer’s Open Studios is a real celebration of local talent and creativity. This weekend will be your last opportunity to get out and about and discover your new favourite artist or designer. Nearly 300 individual craftspeople will be opening their doors to the public across the county.
But there is one destination you can visit where you can find around 50 artists, makers and designers all in one place.
Krowji in Redruth is a real creative hub where lucky visitors can catch a glimpse of the new and exciting work being produced by their local resident artists. At this unique location offers the opportunity to see artists at work in their studios, talk to them and even make a purchase of a brand new piece of art even before the paint dries. Whether your passion is for textiles, ceramics, painting or jewellery, you will find something to inspire.
Alasdair Lindsay is a leading light of the Cornish art scene. Taking his inspiration from alternative perspectives and aerial landscapes he produces striking images of the river Thames, geometric cityscapes and Cornwall from above.
Amy Albright‘s paintings are organic and luminous. These snapshots of light and colour and are created Amy says by capturing moments of chance during the layering, dripping and imprinting of paint onto the surface. The results are soothing, bringing to mind light touching the ocean or perhaps deep underwater reflections.
Nicky Webb was born in Cornwall and her organic work in silver is inspired by the county’s landscape and she has even included found sea glass in some of her pieces.
Kathryn Watson the potter at Purmoren Crafts found her influences in the simple lines and understated design of traditional Japanese ceramics. Her recent projects. elegant pieces produced in feather-light porcelain, certainly reflects this affinity.
Coral Wayne creates paintings of nature inspired by the fragility of life. The gentle colours, light touch and soft textures create calming and satisfying images of the coast, the human form and delicate birdlife.
So don’t miss out! make sure you come and explore, discover and enjoy the friendly, creative atmosphere.
myCornwall will be there to giving away our magazines and Art guide.