Roundhay Artists Open Studios 2019

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For a sixth successive year, in what is now an established holiday event,  Roundhay Artists will again open their home studios over the bank holiday weekend on 5 – 6 May 2019 to receive locals curious to find out what real artists’ studios look like, and to say hello again to enthusiastic returning visitors from previous years. The Open Studios has proved to be a hugely popular event in the past and this year sees new artists getting involved as well as some familiar faces returning to exhibit their latest work.

This year 25 professional artists are taking part and there is a wide range of work to see, including print making, ceramics, painting, glass and wood art through to contemporary installations. All the artists are present to talk about what they do, and their work may be available to buy. A local arts trail map showing where to go will soon be widely available from local shops and outlets throughout Leeds, and will be downloadable from the Roundhay Artists Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Roundhayartists/  and also our website https:www.roundhayartists.com

Refreshments are available from local community spaces on the route

It’s a great day out. The artists are all very welcoming and happy to talk about their work. It was also lovely to have the opportunity to buy a piece of original art produced by one of our local artists” (2018 visitor)

Another community event which enables us to meet neighbours whilst having the rare opportunity to meet artists and find out a bit more about the whole process of making art, without feeling under any pressure to make a purchase.” (2018 visitor)

It is a pleasure to open my studio to local people who seem genuinely interested and curious about the processes of producing original artwork.” (2018 Artist)

Click on the thumbnails below to download a map of studio locations and descriptions of participating artist

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THIS YEARS ARTISTS, CLICK ON THEIR NAME FOR MORE

1. Tim Miller

Address: 14 Kingswood Crescent LS8 2BG
Web: www.artbytim.co.uk

Tim has been creating art for over 18 years. It is a real passion, depending on the mood of the painting these works can be a real focal point or they can blend subtly into any space.

Access: Studio at the end of the garden accessed by steps.
Open: Sunday and Monday

2. Keiko Harada

Address: 36 West Park Crescent LS8 2EQ
Email: www.roundhayartists.com/keiko-harada

Originally from Japan, Keiko  studied an Art & Design course at Leeds Metropolitan University and Ceramics at Harrogate Art College. She expresses her feelings for nature and the human spirit by using Japanese calligraphy brushes to emphasise movement of line, and in her photography and unique clay pieces

Access: Work is displayed in her conservatory, garden and first floor studio space
Open: Sunday and Monday

3. Lucinda Dransfield

Address: 8 Nunroyd Lawn, LS17 6PJ
Tel: 0113 2931783
Web: www.silvermoonglass.art
Email: lucinda@silvermoonglass.art

Lucinda works in fused. foiled and leaded glass inspired by her lifelong passion for nature and the natural world

Access: Garage studio space with level access with further display area in dining kitchen accessed by a single step. .
Open: Sunday and Monday

4. Tony Driver

Address: 56 North Park Grove LS8 1EW
Tel: 07939 586926
Web: www.tonydriver-artanddesign.com
Email: tony@5dpublicity.com

Tony’s art includes most subject matter, although he is currently exploring the abstract nature of landscape. He works mainly with acrylics but enjoys experimenting with mixed media and texture resulting in intriguing , often unexpected effects in both personal and commissioned images. He was chosen as Artist of the Year at the St.Gemma’s Exhibition at Leeds Grammar School in 2016.

Access: Garden studio, wheelchair accessible.
Open: Sunday and Monday

5. ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH HALL :

Four artists are exhibiting their work in St.Andrew’s Church Hall at the junction of Shaftsbury Avenue and Devonshire Crescent. Access to the hall is from the Devonshire Crescent side. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments and toilets available.

Open: SUNDAY 12pm to 5pm, MONDAY 11am to 5pm

Dan Ash

My work is hand built ceramic sculpture. Simple bird forms sometimes perched in a tree and quirky dancing clowns, plus other heads and torsos are constructed from slabs and rolled out stoneware clay and decorated with stains and coloured slips before firing

Tel: 07775 627161

Email:  dan.deirdreash@talktalk.net

Ed Bennett 

Tel: 07841 163682
Web: 
www.oakwoodturners.co.uk
Email: e_bennett@ntlworld.com

My journey into discovering what lies below the surface of woods continues. The colours and grain patters iniate a conversation between turner and wood right up to the final coat of beeswax. I am constantly looking for new techniques to bring interest to the forms I turn

Margaret Chalmers 

Tel: 07841 571653
Web:
 www.ffelted.com
Email: texmsc@icloud.com

Margaret has been making felt for over ten years, and specializes in traditional wet felting techniques. creating sculptural 3D items, fashion and home accessories

Jacky Rough 

Web: www.jackyrough.co.uk
Email:
 jackyroughdesigns@gmail.com

Jacky graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University and worked as a freelance illustrator for editorial and publishing clients. She runs an online shop JackyRoughDesigns.etsy.com and accepts commissions. Her illustrations are drawn with watercolour pencil and she is inspired by Rounday Park, Gledhow Valley Woods and contemporary subjects.

6. Richard Locket

Address: 115 Stainburn Crescent, LS17 6NQ
Tel: 07815 857552
Web: www.richardlocket.co.uk
Email: richardlocketdesign@gmail.com

My works are largely graphical prints in vibrant colours inspired by the buildings of Leeds and Yorkshire landscape. New work on show for 2019

Access: Work displayed in ground floor exhibition space reached up a single step. No wheelchair access.
Open: Sunday and Monday

7. Catherine Warburton

Address: 19 Lidgett Park Avenue LS8 1EU
Tel: 0113 2688314
Web: www.catherinewarburton.com
E
mail: cathywarburton06@gmail.com

Catherine gelli prints onto fabric and paper using foilage. She embroiders the surface adding vintage lace and iron-on transfers to enhance these unique pieces. She paints in watercolours and her recent work includes cushions, tote bags, prints and cards

Access: One step up to the front door. Help will be given if necessary for access. Exhibiting work in the hallway, front room and back room.
Open: Sunday and Monday

8. ST EDMUND’S CHURCH :

Five artists are exhibiting their work in St. Edmund’s Church, Lidgett Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JN. Refreshments and toilets available. Wheelchair accessible.

Open: SUNDAY 12pm to 5pm, MONDAY 11am to 5pm.

Catherine Aldred

Tel: 07834 751647
Web: www.catherinealdred.co.uk
Email: info@catherinealdred.co.uk

Catherine is an illustrator who works in pen, ink, watercolour and printmaking methods to capture the world around hetr. She accepts both commercial nad private commissions.

Jo Dunn

Tel: 07810 205709
Web: www.jodunn.co.uk
E
mail: jodunn@gmx.com

Jo is a painter and animator who trained in Fine Art in Liverpool and Leeds in the 1980s. She lives and works in North-East Leeds.Jo exhibits and sells her paintings and drawings regularly. Her animated films have been shown in film festivals around the world

David Honeybone & Lynette Willoughby

Tel: 07772 721197
Email:
 davidkhonebone@gmail.com
Email: lynettewilloughby@gmail.com

From My House to Your House is a large scale mixed media work which has been made for this year’s event and a specific space in St Edmund’s Church. Using ideas from psycho-geography, it explores the rich urban environment between our two homes and the nature and possibilities of artistic collaboration.

 Ann Waddington

Tel: 07982 999117
Email: ann.waddington@yahoo.co.uk

 

9. Judy Merchant

Tel: 100 North Park Ave. Leeds, LS8 1HP
Web: www.judymerchant.com
Email: judymerchant@icloud.com

Judy’s paintings are abstract and she works in layers using fabric, paint, gesso and machine sticth. She is also showing some graphite and charcoal drawings

Access: Four steps to front door, not easily accessible for people with limited mobility.
Open: Sunday and Monday

10. Nick Claiden

Address: 5 Lidgett Park Grove LS8 1HW
Tel: 07854 949876
Web: www.nickclaiden.co.uk
Email: nick@nickclaiden.co.uk

Nick uses stained, painted and fused glass to create vibrant glass sculptures. Her paintings are framed watercolours incorporating stained glass techniques on their glass

Access:  Work is exhibited in two ground floor rooms and hall. There are four steps up to the front door.
Open: Sunday and Monday

11. Ruth Bader

Address: 9 The Drive LS8 1JF
Tel: 07842 187859
Web: www.ruthisvisual.wordpress.com
Email: r_bader@hotmail.co.uk

My work focuses on dynamic nude portraits in ink, using a technique she has developed over several years. I will also be exhibiting multimedia collages created in Sydney, London and Yorkshire. I will also show my sketches and life drawings to highlight my process

Access: Ground floor exhibition space reached via one step.
Open: Sunday & Monday

12. Janis Goodman

Address: 23 Chandos Gardens LS8 1LP
Tel: 07714 720443
Web: www.janisgoodman.co.uk
Email: janisgoodman@talktalk.net

I produce monochrome etchings of birds, landscapes and urban confirgurations. I focus on patters formed by the built environment and its contrast with organics form

Access: Work displayed in 3 downstairs rooms and entrance hall. 2 steps to get into the house.
Open: Sunday & Monday

13. Gary Crowder

Address: 14 Chandos Gardens LS8 1LW
Tel: 01132 956768
Web: www.garycrowderart.co.uk
Email: crowder999@sky.com

My aim is to create images that produce emotional responses. I play with the balance between abstraction and representation to do this.

Access: Large studio with easy access from paved driveway. Wheelchair accessible

14. Catherine Faley

Address: 7 Oakwell Gardens, LS8 1RR
Tel: 07414 759066
Web: www.clayandwoodworks.co.uk
Email: info@clayandwoodworks.co.uk

I am a designer-maker working in rescued timber. My artisan furniture and household items hopefully challenge the throw-away society. I am keen to give new life and purpose to the timber, raising awareness of how we live and the value we place on things

Access: Purpose built studio in back garden with 2 steps to entrance
Open: Sunday & Monday

14. Margaret Glackin 

Address: 7 Oakwell Gardens, LS8 1RR
Tel: 07414 759066
Web: www.clayandwoodworks.co.uk
Email: info@clayandwoodworks.co.uk

My work is influenced by my interest in politics and the build environment. Sculptural pieces tell a story and are formed by working through a particular issue relating to society today. The utilitarian aspect of my functional pieces challenge cheap imports and raise the profile of home-grown, handmade ceramics

Access: Purpose built studio in back garden with 2 steps to entrance
Open: Sunday & Monday

15. Debbie Samuel 

Address: 9 Whitechapel Close, Oakwood, LS8 2PT
Tel: 07962 230752
Email: debbie.samuel@clara.co.uk

Debbie’s work is inspired by her sketches of the landscape and lving material. Drawings are reinterpreted in mixed media into often abstract textured paintings and woven wall hangings. She offers small group felt making workshops both in her garden studio and in venues in Roundhay

Access: Detached garden room with one small step.
Open: Monday

16. Ellie McVerry

Address: 6 Oakwell Drive  LS8 4AE
Tel:  07990 831155
Email: ellie.mcverry@btinternet.com
F
acebook: art4m

My work is based on natural forms exploring the symbolism of trees where all colours are abstract and transcends culture and religion

Access: Garden studio at the top of a gravelled drive entered through double doord with one step..
Open: Sunday and Monday

17. Gillian Holding

Address: Greystones, 11 Oakwood Grove LS8 2PA
Tel: 07952 240291
Email: gilliankempner@me.com
Web: www.gillianholding.com

I’m engaged in a perpetual battle these days to understand what’s going on and a world of terrifying absurdity

Access:1st floor studio accessed by stairs. Not ideal for wheelchair users. But ok with assistance for those with limited mobility not in wheelchairs
Open: Sunday and Monday

Not all our artists can exhibit at this event so please take a look around – Click here for a list of all our artists

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