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Christmas Open studio

I will be having a Christmas Open Studio with pastel landscapes, functional ceramics, birds, cards, tea towels and bags
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Artist Spaces for rent at UNIT13

Are you looking for an artist’s studio?
UNIT13 is a creative hub for artists, designers and makers in Cambridge. We are fine artists, illustrators, ceramicists, stained glass artists, fashion designer-makers. We have 16 studios, open and closed spaces with all amenities. The spaces are accessible 24/7 and there is free parking on site. All creative practices are welcome.

Interested? Please get in touch.

unit13@cambridgeartsalon.org.uk

 

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A sense of place

I will be showing colourful textural pastel landscapes and functional ceramic pieces at @haddenhamartscentre  from 30th August to 30th September

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Art in a ‘Cage’ – ‘Blue Phase’ & ‘Bathing Towel’ Series

Come to see works from my Blue Phase, Bathing Towel and Blue Genies series’ at Venue 142 of Cambridge Open Studios is the ‘Pound and Keep’ on Cage Hill aka ‘The Cage’

Last weekend of my first solo exhibition..

Also a ‘Ophelia Fixation’ twist… and other darker materials never exhibited before.

I’m exhibiting at ‘The Cage’ which is the ‘Pound and Keep’ on Cage Hill, in Swaffham Prior which in July will be venue 142 as part of Cambridge Open Studios July 2023.

The Cage is the Listed Pound walled enclosure surrounding the Keep which is a quirky building that was the village lock-up but now has no function. I have borrowed it temporarily from the Parish Council.

Come and see inside, the two cells are tiny and definitely not a place to be locked up in overnight!!

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Art in The ‘Cage’ – Opens 15th July 10am

Venue 142 of Cambridge Open Studios is the ‘Pound and Keep’ on Cage Hill aka ‘The Cage’ – the lock-up and fire station

My first solo exhibition opens Week 3 & 4 – so opening on the 15th of July.

From ‘Ophelia Fixation’ twist… to the Bathing Towel Series; the Blue Phase and other darker materials never exhibited before.

I’m exhibiting at ‘The Cage’ which is the ‘Pound and Keep’ on Cage Hill, in Swaffham Prior which in July will be venue 142 as part of Cambridge Open Studios July 2023.

The Cage is the Listed Pound walled enclosure surrounding the Keep which is a quirky building that was the village lock-up but now has no function. I have borrowed it temporarily from the Parish Council.

Come and see inside, the two cells are tiny and definitely not a place to be locked up in overnight!!

#swaffhamprior #thecage #thepoundandkeep #priorartsgroup #swaffhamprior #newwebsite #opheliafixation #bathingtowelseries #bluephase #newCOSprofile #onlineexhibition #cosart2023

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Mike Barker

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Art in a ‘Cage’ – exploring the darker corners of the fens..

I’m exhibiting at ‘The Cage’ which is the ‘Pound and Keep’ on Cage Hill, in Swaffham Prior which in July will be venue 142 as part of Cambridge Open Studios July 2023.

This current selection of work – some new some older but not exhibited before reflected the looming run up to the pandemic and the enclosed subsequent period. There are some familiar Wicken places but with an ‘Ophelia Fixation’ twist…
Of course there are views of and to Swaffham Prior and other memorable observations of birds, other wildlife and habitats along the way, especially Scottish seascapes.

The Cage is the Listed Pound walled enclosure surrounding the Keep which is a quirky building that was the village lock-up but now has no function. I have borrowed it temporarily from the Parish Council.
Come and see inside, the two cells are tiny and definitely not a place to be locked up in overnight!!
The art has taken a slightly darker feel to reflect the venue..

#swaffhamprior #thecage #thepoundandkeep #priorartsgroup #swaffhamprior #newwebsite #opheliafixation #bathingtowelseries #bluephase #newCOSprofile #onlineexhibition #cosart2023
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July Open Studios, Coton Village Hall Collaboration 2nd and 4th weekends

Kate will be taking part within a collaborative exhibition space at Coton Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th weekends of July with Jana Grae contemporary jewellery; Yve Thelermont ceramics, homeware and print; Sue Day hand crafted books; and Marilyn Treacy silver and gold jewellery.

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Ely Craft Market – Saturday 19th August 2023

I will be packing up my ceramic creations and taking them out into the world.

I have a stall on Ely Craft Market on Saturday 19th August.

Why not pop over and say hi.

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Preparing the groundwork – literally…

Just been weeding the ‘Pound’ around the ‘Keep’ which in July will be venue 142; as part of Cambridge Open Studios

My first solo exhibition..

Still lots of painting and things to do before COS summer 2023 event, including finalising how exactly I will set up in ‘The Cage’ which is the Listed Pound and Keep in Swaffham Prior.

So excited to have seen inside, the cells are tiny and definitely not a place to be locked up in overnight!!

The art has taken a slightly darker feel to reflect the venue..

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Patchlings art competition

I recently entered my first big art competition. Although I wasnt chosen for the exhibtion one of my paintings recieved a HIGHLY COMMENDED  which means it goes into the online exhibition in July ! I believe there are about 50 chosen for this from the leisure painter part of the competition which I entered. so proud of this as they have a lot of entries every year and to get recognised my first time is a big achievement.

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