Plumstead Open Studios 2021
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September
Details of the artists that took part in the 2021 Open Studios are listed below in alphabetical order.
At the bottom of this page are pdf files for a brochure that can be printed, if you so wish.
Kirsty has lived in Plumstead for 21 years, acquiring three sons, three cats, three chickens and several thousand bees.
She has been potting for just as long, but has only recently acquired the requisite kiln, and is now utterly obsessed with glazes and form. Do come and visit her latest creations, including Plumstead Common Sgraffito tumblers.
Working Artist/community arts practitioner.
I mostly work to music, trusting the heart and it's intelligence...revealed in the art I create.
I mostly work in pastels, charcoal and acrylics. Recently, I have been focusing on iconic women such as Amy and Frida.
Visit instagram @onmyway.tothetate
One of the beauties of living in Plumstead is its proximity to the Kent countryside. My work is chiefly in linocuts related to the places I visit, from Dungeness, scenes of Rome, the Malvern Hills and back to Greenwich and Plumstead. I have shown my work in Dungeness, Malvern, Deptford and at home where I work. Recently I have produced images relating to dance together with Greenwich Dance Agency.
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.
Since childhood (rather a long time ago!) I have enjoyed drawing and painting as a hobby. However, the surprise gift of an online painting course from my family during lockdown has given me the confidence to take part in this popular local event.
I will be exhibiting my work in my windows.
Photography- Camera Phone and Snap
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. There will also be the opportunity to buy some perfectly imperfect ceramics and discounts on other items, including locally themed works.
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 exhibiting her new candelabras 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.
Quilt maker & teacher.
I am a freelance patchwork and craft tutor. I started off teaching at a Greenwich Community College back in the late 70’s, left to become the National Craft Adviser for the Women’s Institute and to teach at their residential college in Oxford. I’m loving teaching my patchwork skills by zoom during these challenging times.
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.
Artist - Dirty Urban Landscapes
Dora is a freelance theatre designer. During the last year she started painting again, as the theatres closed, and created this series of urban landscapes, depicting the empty streets of locked down London.
Mobile: 07946 617 720
Widely experienced artist and designer in the museum, educational and commercial sectors. Originally graduated as a three dimensional product designer. Now a illustrator with a great love and interest in the natural world.
Mobile: 07784 822180
My house is a building site now so I can't invite you in for a cup of tea, but I have just cleaned my windows and will be displaying a selection of my lino prints. It looks like the sun will be shining so I will also set up a table outside for a couple of hours each day with some additional prints and cards:
Saturday: 11:00 - 13:00 + Sunday: 13:00 - 15:00
Come and have a chat!
I am originally from Uzbekistan but have lived in London for almost 17 years.
I am a self taught artist and paint from home here in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
A ceramicist and traditional Chinese brush painter. A member of the London and National Chinese Brush Painting Societies. Currently experimenting with course black clay to make vessels and hand built small bowls with glazes applied only to the interior to showcase the beautiful qualities of the raw clay. Working with xuan rice paper but also applying classic Chinese subjects to ceramic pieces to marry the two mediums.
Rob’s art is inspired by the local SE18 landscape and he paints predominantly in situ, preferring the energy of working on location. He can often be found with his easel and paints on the commons, up in Shrewsbury Park, or along the riverside.
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.
Mobile: 07947 725 298
I will be exhibiting my work in my windows only.