Plumstead Open Studios 2019
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September
11am until 5pm both days
Details of the 22 artists taking part in this year's Open Studios are listed below in alphabetical order.
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Kirsty has been creating ceramics since 2000 when she first moved to Plumstead, and usually concentrates on practical objects, but has recently become obsessed with fashioning a collection of tiny pots and bottles, which seem to amuse.
I'm a sculptor and guerrilla artist. The imaginary creatures and 'beastie men' I create are made in wax, plasticine, clay or pewter. My approach is playful and situationist, I enjoy devising scenes and characters that comment on urban life, relationships and the existential 'self'. My influences come from the world of comics, tribal artefacts and underground music culture.
One of the beauties of living in Plumstead, is its proximity to Kent and especially its coastline. Together with a number of local artists, I have been discovering Dungeness, its lighthouse and its power station.
My work is composed of linocuts- scenes of Rome, the Malverns and back to Plumstead.
When not in my studio at APT, Deptford, I work on paper at home. My work on show encompasses some of this work. I have not been well enough to get to my studio recently, so this work is now becoming an important part of my output.
Shirley is a professional practicing artist. She has had various exhibitions in London and the South East of England. She works in mixed media , including watercolour, spraypaint and goldleaf, depicting male and female beauty and seduction.
Colin is a painter and potter living on Shooters Hill. His paintings are mainly of the coastal landscapes of the South Coast. The areas of Hastings, Deal and Dungeness are very inspiring. Paintings are in oils, acrylics and watercolour.
He also makes a lot of pottery, which is mainly wheel thrown domestic ware.
Chris, who lives in Thamesmead is showing recent assemblages, experimental printmaking and painting of local scenes.
Sarah J Harper's work has been exhibited internationally, including the Saatchi Gallery, Tate Modern, and Tate Britain in London, and The Wien Museum in Austria.
She was one of the featured artists in the 'Cash Is King' books, using banknotes as a form of protest art.
Member of the Secret Society Of Super Villain Artists.
Sarah studied mosaic, ceramics and other arts at college, and produces unique mixed media artwork under the name 'Harper Bizarre Art'. She is showing examples of all aspects of her work.
With a background in Theatre Design Madeline now works primarily as a ceramic artist. Her latest hand built vessels, plates and soap dishes are inspired by the patterns and forms of mid century ceramics and paintings. Each piece is unique, created and decorated with a bold spontaneity. Alongside these she will be showing some of character wall planters and eggcups for which she is well known locally.
Richard graduated from Wimbledon School of Art with a 1st class honours degree in sculpture in 1982 and was a founding director of Art In Perpetuity Trust (APT) in Deptford. Over the years he has had numerous public commissions in London but also in Beijing and Sao Paulo too. He will be showing sculpture, mainly in the garden, and some wood cut prints in the house.
Most of you will be aware that, my good friend and stalwart of the local art scene, Ray Marshall, died suddenly at the end of last year. However, I am delighted that his daughter, Penny, wanted to show what remains of her father's work at this year's Open Studios and so it gives me great pleasure to include him on this page, as he has been from the beginning.
Ray was mostly self-taught. His work covered an eclectic mix of subjects, taking inspiration from nature, architecture, historical references, dance and music. He exhibited in numerous mixed exhibitions and produced commissioned work for patrons both locally as well as in the United States, Canada and Australia.
Myriem will be exhibiting her highly original figurative ceramic wall pieces in which she experiments with glazes and raku to create organic surface textures which she combines with her detailed fairy tale and mythical female imagery.
My jewellery often has links to my Cornish heritage and much of it relates to the sea, nature and sometimes to ancient Celtic themes. I like to use copper as its soft lustrous colour lends itself to naive and organic designs. I also love colour so enamels feature heavily in my work. I like to dabble in different styles so my collection is quite diverse.
Sarah is a freelance professional French linguist and a practicing artist who lives and works in Plumstead. Her French-Flemish-Congolese-London cultural influences have led to her exploring a wide range of media in her creative expression which she describes as a language that articulates her very wide spectrum of strongly female emotions. She will be showing recent work , both ceramics and paintings.
Dora is a freelance theatre designer - working all over the country. She spends a lot of time creating scale models of these designs. Sometimes she paints her dreams, but the series is far from complete.
A ceramicist and artist particularly focusing on traditional Chinese brush painting. A member of the London and UK Chinese Brush Painting Society, recently exhibited at Burgh House Hampstead. Currently experimenting with course black clay to make vessels and hand built small bowls with glazes only to the interior to showcase the beautiful qualities of the clay. In addition working with classic Chinese bamboo and orchid subjects painting directly on clay surface.
Rob’s painting is inspired by the urban landscape and his work is predominantly created in situ, preferring the energy of painting on location to the sanctuary of a studio. He will be exhibiting mostly London-based pieces, including Plumstead and Woolwich views.
I am 8.5 years old and enjoy drawing what's in my head. My exhibition will be my best work over the last 3 years, some colour some black & white; all random.
I've been making silver, gold and gemstone jewellery for fifteen years and am currently working with vitreous enamel on copper and silver. This will probably keep me busy for a decade.
Since moving to Art Hub in Charlton this year Warwick created the Zero collection is a series of abstract monoprints which are developed from an earlier exploration of space, area, and pattern. For these prints he has been using larger wood blocks out of rough sawn timber so he can use the rough grain of the wood to generate textured wood block prints, like a wood cut without cutting the wood. Warwick has created a range of different size prints for this collection.
There are two main concepts to the Zero series: firstly, to create abstracts prints through inking up the grain of the rough sawn timber and overprinting layers to create depth; and secondly, to push the boundaries of what is a relief print by over inking to create textured prints.
For the Zero collection each print is made up of eleven layers of ink. By controlling how much ink is used on each block using over-inking and under-inking, Warwick is not seeking to create the perfect print but an interesting print with depth and texture. Its’ imperfections and the unexpected dynamics created by the layers of ink is where his interest lies.
Zero aligns itself with colour field artists such as Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko: “these artists wanted to present each painting as one unified, cohesive, monolithic image often within a series of related types.”
Steve’s work is an eclectic mix of collage, box pictures and word art. He studied at Brighton but soon returned to his native south-east London. He also works as a freelance scenic artist for film and theatre.
Illustration, engravings and textiles taking inspiration from the urban landscape. New paintings and prints depicting Plumstead will feature this year.