Bucks Open Studios Exhibition

Friday 7 June - Sunday 7 July 2013

For Bucks Open Studios this year, Obsidian Art is delighted to be able to showcase by some of the best local artists & makers - with a high quality exhibition of varied and exciting work.

There will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists and makers participating here and to see free demonstrations - click here for a full schedule.

Below are details of this year's participants showing at Obsidian Art.




Alan Kidd

Landscapes, still life & portraiture. Local Bucks & Chilterns scenes depicted in a clean, modern realistic style. Paintings in private & public collections in UK & abroad.

Alan is a regular exhibitor at Obsidian and we always have a selection of his prints available. See a selection of originals currently for sale on our online shop HERE.

Meet the artist at the gallery
on Sunday 9 and Monday 17 June from 2pm.

See full schedule of when the artists and makers will be at the gallery....

Buckinghamshire Pottery & Sculpture Society

An exciting selected exhibition of ceramics and sculpture by selected potters & sculptors from The Buckinghamshire Sculpture & Pottery Society. Carol Read, Chris Inder, Dorothea Reid, Jeremy White, Kay Singla, Kim Lim, Peter Stocker, Richard Ballantyne, t and Sarah Rooms-Heaphy will be showing a wonderful range of thrown and sculpted pieces both indoor and outside in our courtyard garden.

Several of the makers will be demonstrating at the gallery during the exhibition - all are free to attend - click here for days & times.


David Rodgers

Designer/maker of contemporary clock cases, mainly in wood.
David's wonderful hand-crafted clocks are lovingly made with hand tools only (hand planes etc.) on highly figured timbers such as spalted beech, yew etc., which are, where possible locally / UK sourced.

David will be demonstrating at the gallery from 2pm on Saturday 8 June, Wednesday 12 June, Saturday 15 June, Wednesday 19 June & Saturday 22 June.

Edward Stamp RI

Working in watercolour, oil, acrylic, & wood engraving, usually small scale Bucks landscapes painted en plein air. Edward Stamp is an elected member of the RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) & the Society of Wood Engravers.

A small selection of work currently for sale by Edward can be viewed on our online shop.

Meet the artist on Sunday 17th & 24th from 2pm.

See full schedule of when the artists and makers will be at the gallery....

Ewa Wawrzyniak

Ewa produces stunning sand cast glass sculpture and beautiful kiln formed glass - wall panels, sculpture & dishes; architectural and decoratived.

We always have a range of Ewa's glass at the gallery throughout the year.

Ewa will be at the gallery demonstrating her tools and techniques on Thursday 13 June from 2-5pm.

See full schedule of when the artists and makers will be at the gallery....

Graham Turner


Internationally known for his accurately detailed yet atmospheric medieval and military paintings that bring to life our colourful but often turbulent past. Graham also paints historic motorsport art.

Graham has been painting professionally for the past 28 years and his work has appeared in numerous history books and graces the walls of historians and collectors worldwide. In 2007 he was commissioned by the Royal Mail to paint three sets of military uniform stamps, bringing his work to an even larger audience.

Meet the artist from 2pm-4pm on Sunday 9 and Saturday 15 June.

Jessie Marlton

Jessie creates hand drawn and cut paper-cuttings depicting wildlife and the written word. Her inspiration comes from the countryside, folklore and myth.

There will be an opportunity to meet Jessie and see a demonstration at the gallery in the afternoon on Sunday 16th June.

All the demonstrations taking place during Bucks Open Studios fortnight are free to attend - all welcome.

See a full schedule of all the demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists and makers HERE.

NSIC Creatives

We are delighted to also have a display of vibrant and inspirational work produced by patients in the creative arts groups at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Collections include water and acrylic paintings, colourful abstract images and mixed media crafts.



Peter Stocker

Drawing on inspiration from the views of the fields and hedgerows around his studio, Peter's work reflects the unique patterns and gentle folds of the local landscape.

Peter will be demonstrating at the gallery
on Wednesday 12 June, Monday 17 June & Wed 19 June from 2pm – 5pm


Rachel Wright

Rachel's exquisite embroideries delicately echo aspects of landscape, nature and the sea, in hand or machine embroidered collages, using intricately worked vibrant threads, beautiful fabrics and papers. Carefully chosen iridescent fabrics capture the light and bring the work to life.

The majority of her work is created using machine embroidery but when time allows her favourite way to work is entirely in hand stitch. This is a time consuming and demanding way to work but produces focussed, detailed results. Rachel works from her Buckinghamshire village home and she has exhibited with The Society of Designer Craftsmen and regukarly at Obsidian Art. She also shows at many Designer Maker fairs and prestigious art and craft events as well as undertaking commission work.

See a selection of Rachel's work currently available on our online shop.

Rachel will be demonstrating at the gallery on Thursday 13 June & Thursday 20 June from 2pm.

Richard Ballantyne

Richard’s wonderful ceramics are as varied as the British climate – work being both sculptural and functional, life-size to miniature - Raku to high-fired porcelain. He is best known for the character animals and in particular his evil chickens

Richard will be
demonstrating at the gallery on Tuesday 18 June from 1pm

Sally Fisher

Colour, light, form and movement in a variety of subject matter from the landscapes of life.

Sally says, " I find painting a bit like eating a meal. You can taste all the colours, textures, and bite on the mark making and structure. You know when it needs more salt or spice, and leave the palette asking for more. Colour carries feeling, tone and form deliver mood and narrative. As I painter I seek to balance these elements as I explore the essence of whatever I am painting be it a person, landscape or still life or expression. Life and movement are also an intrinsic part of how I see things. All life moves, even still life! "

Sally will be
demonstrating at the gallery on Monday 10 June, Monday 17 June and Sunday 23 June from 2pm

Sarah Rooms-Heaphy

Delicate porcelain ceramics inspired by the sea and landscape of the south coast of England. Individually hand-built; these ceramics incorporate collected textures from my travels. They are washed with delicate colours of the sea, beach and headlands, incorporating photographic transfer details.

Sarah will be exhibiting a range of her vessels alongside some exciting wall hung panels.

Sarah's exquisite ceramics are always available from Obsidian Art, but this will be a great opportunity to see a much larger range than we can normally stock.

Sarah
will be demonstrating at the gallery on Friday 14 June, Tuesday 18 June and Friday 21 June from 12-3pm.

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