28th August to 10th September

Plumstead Open Studios


Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 - 11am until 5pm both days


Details of the artists taking part in this, the second year, of Plumstead Open Studios can be found below. The venues at which they will be showing will be added nearer the time.

If you would like to help advertise the event you can click on the link below to download and print a poster but no fly-posting please.

Plumstead Open Studio Poster 2017


Pascal Bertaud


My background is in guerrilla art with an emphasis on leaving figurines in the urban wilderness (phone boxes, bus stops, trees, etc.). The work is sculptural and 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 mainly from the world of comics, sci-fi, movies, toys, and underground music culture.

Dungeness Boat 2017 - linocut
Dungeness Boat 2017 - linocut



I worked in primary education in Greenwich for forty years with a responsibility for art. When I retired I decided to develop my own practise in lino printing, something I had always enjoyed teaching.


Wood X 2017 - acrylic ink on paper
Wood X 2017 - acrylic ink on paper




I have recently organised a visit by fifteen artists to Dungeness. I use my home as a place to produce works on paper- often linked to various projects across the country. At the same time I continue to produce paintings at my studio, APT in Deptford.




Artist working in printmaking and fine art. Drawing upon
the built environment and natural landscape to create prints and one off pieces. Will be exhibiting canvases, slate sculpture and printed textiles along with a range of prints inspired by the view across London from our Plumstead studio.

Colin Fifield Dungeness
Boats on the Beach, Dungeness - oil on canvas board


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, and teaches ceramics at a local adult education college.

Silver Birches
Silver Birches




I create stained glass and fused glass.
The stained glass is for domestic interiors and gardens, and is geometric in its conception.
The fused glass panels are an interpretation of watercolour technique and involves collaging the glass and incorporating other elements (metal mesh and wire).
I am inspires by landscape and water themes.
I am a member of the Contemporary Glass Society.


Pucker - stoneware with colour finish
Pucker - stoneware with colour finish




My work , both 2D and 3D is about unfamiliar ways of seeing heads.They are arrived at primarily by exploring colour/shape/ and form.
The approach has similarities to Synthetic Cubism.

Angel of Italy - oil paint & ceramic tiles on board
Angel of Italy - oil paint & ceramic tiles on board



Aycan is mostly self taught but has completed several short courses in painting and volunteered at Southbank Mosaic Studios.
Recently she has begun to explore and combine her two favourite mediums of paint and mosaic.
She creates bespoke and abstract colourful indoor mirrors and also art pieces as shown in the picture.
Birds, Angels and nature is a theme she connects with and always strives to bring colour to her work. Her goal is to create artwork that is inspiring, positive and up lifting to the viewer.

Sarah Harper


Working under the name of Harper Bizarre Art, Sarah Harper produces a variety of contemporary arts and crafts in mixed medium.  With a particular interest in mosaic pieces for the home and garden, she produces bespoke artwork that includes not only glass and ceramics but also recycled jewellery and many other items.  Sarah's work also includes hand-decorated crafts, sometimes with a social message or controversial edge.



Madeline Herbert




Madeline has worked as a Theatre Designer for many years and has recently taken up ceramics. She will be showing some of her quirky character egg cups and personalised hand painted cat bowls and plates.

Home, Northern Spain - watercolour
Home, Northern Spain - watercolour



I  attended Camberwell School of Art (BA in Graphic Design) after a foundation year at the Sir John Cass School of Art in the early 80's. My work was shown at the Stonegate Gallery in Yorkshire in two exhibitions subsequently but since then I have not shown my work. I am interested in drawing both cityscapes and landscapes, so the example here is perhaps not typical.

Seeing through your eyes 1 - silver print on fibre paper, printed 2015
Seeing through your eyes 1 - silver print on fibre paper, printed 2015


My work aims at the preservation of old traditional methods of photographic practice while exploring a variety of modern imagery and subject matter. By using vintage film cameras and printing in the darkroom, I have the opportunity to, not only understand how photographs are made but also to experiment both with visual language and also with the chemicals and methods of producing photographic images.


Ballet Eucalyptus
Ballet Eucalyptus


Having undertaken some formal study at Morley College, where Lawrence Toynbee had a great influence, Ray is mostly self-taught. His work covers an eclectic mix of subjects, taking inspiration from nature, architecture, historical references, dance and music. He has exhibited in numerous mixed exhibitions and produced commissioned work for patrons both locally as well as in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Alison Miller


Her graphic short story ‘My life in a dream' is a playful exploration of the self that will make you smile and think.

See  for more information.

NOTE: - Open on Sunday 10th September only.

Niamh Murray



Niamh is interested in journey's and 'journeying'- often referring to the physical (material) and spiritual domains. She has been working collaboratively with 2 other artists over the last 6 months and presents a few pieces in this exhibit which will form part of an artists book based on concepts surrounding the 'Great chain of being' . In this series of work ranging from 'photo- graphite ' compositions & screenprints she explores Ideas pertaining to the origins of life, crystals, dark matter & her own cosmology.

Esther Pilcher




My jewellery is a mix of copper and enamels which channel my love of colour and the translucence that only glass techniques can bring. Some of my work is inspired by my native Cornwall but it all has a naive quality that gives it that handmade feel.

Maggie Rastall




Maggie Rastall uses textiles to create pictures and cards. These include a variety of techniques such as printing, dyeing, machine and hand embroidery, applique and felting. She also makes felted vessels that will be available.

Fabiola Retamozo



is a South American artist living in Plumstead  for almost 11 years. She graduated in 2008 from the Interior Design Institute in London as well graduating from Fine Art at The Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in 2015.
Her practice explores line and space and her works are akin to poetry with the aim to created atypical works.
As an artist Fabiola has been running workshops in the community in different children's centres, community centres and schools.

Alchemical bodies desire 1
Alchemical bodies desire 1




Alchemical bodies of desire, explores my spiritual journey. Inspired by the work of Carl Jung, the project journeys the integration of the feminine and masculine, through the point of view of dream work and  the ancient tradition of alchemy. It uses drawing, storytelling and collage to narrate the inner alchemical symbolism inherent in some key episodes in my life,  where  alchemy is re interpreted through art, as a path for profound embodied spiritual transformation.

Sarah Schmidt


A summer at home has given me the opportunity to travel with paint in the world of colours and emotions. I have been enjoying an artist's residency in Art Fix Woolwich where I've produced some warm and colourful pieces to add to my previous sketches and drawings. There I was holidaying with the many of the things I love. I am painting flowers, local woodlands, local animals, being emotional, sensual and domestic.  The response was great. Here is a picture of a sensual memory and morning glory... I hope to see you all again for another round of Plumstead Open Studios.


Glass V - oil on linen
Glass V - oil on linen



I position my work near the edge of still life painting, where it approaches abstraction. I am interested in dissolving our familiarity with everyday objects. Currently, I am working with the idea that repeated motifs not only allow for a deeper investigation of the objects themselves but also a freedom in their depiction. My work often depicts emotive gestures and actions. Objects take the place of the loved, the abandoned, the closely held.


Wayne Shepperd



Wayne has only been producing artwork for the past 7 months. Although he had made precious metal jewellery and worked in copper and brass at college, this is his first artistic venture since then and the first time he has worked in 2D.

Wayne was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma back in December 2016 and also suffers from a degenerative yet un-diagnosed neurological condition that is under investigation.

Wayne finds that the drawing helps to distract him from his health issues. He has no formal art training and as such his work is free-form and unrestricted. Because his neurological condition has robbed him of his short term memory and some cognitive functions, he is often not aware of what he is producing until it is complete.

Jane Young




Artist and illustrator inspired by the history of everyday architecture and London’s rivers and waterways. Exhibiting prints, paintings and engravings mapping the metropolis and the changing city.