Bucks Open Studios Exhibition

Friday 2 June - Sunday 25 June 2017

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.

Find out more about Bucks Open Studios HERE.

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




Alena Carvalho

Alena Carvalho


We are delighted to welcome back Alena to Obsidian Art. Alena will be exhibiting her large scale atmospheric cityscape paintings in acrylics depicting scenes from London and other European cities.


Alena will be at the gallery demonstrating and available to discuss her work from 1pm to 3pm
on Thurs 15 June.

Diana Ashdown

Diana Ashdown

Exciting and innovative printmaking inspired by nature and landscape.



See a small selection of Diana Ashdown's hand-produced prints currently for sale on our online shop HERE.

BPSS - Buckinghamshite Pottery & Sculpture Society - Jeremy White
Buckinghamshire Pottery & Sculpture Society


An exciting selected exhibition of ceramics and sculpture by selected potters & sculptors from The Buckinghamshire Sculpture & Pottery Society.

This year's selceted makers are : Carol Read, Caroline Selvey, Dorothea Reid, Elaine Wells, Hilary Audus, Jeremy White, Kim Lim, Maxwell Cowlin, Richard Ballantyne, and Sally Dorrity 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.


Gin Durham
Gin Durham


Quirky, characterful, ceramic sculptures inspired by memories and storytelling. All sculptures are individually hand-built in porcelain or stoneware, incorporating textile impressed elements and finished with precious metals. Gin will be demonstrating at the gallery on Tuesday 20 June from 2pm - 4pm.

See a small selection of Gin Durham's work available for sale in our online store.

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 Tuesday 20 June from 1 - 3pm.

Jenni Cator

Jenni Cator

An exciting contemporary painter-printmaker, fresh and fun linocuts & paintings.

Jenni will be demonstrating at the gallery from
2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 20 June.

Karen Martin
Karen Martin


Painter-printmaker, Karen Martin is exhibiting mixed media paintings with an exciting medley of various types of collages, surfaces, paints and inks on paper, canvas and board. Inspired by land, seascape and still life, and often worked en plein air.

Karen will be demonstrating at the gallery on Monday 12 & Friday 16 June from 2-4pm.

NSIC Creatives


As part of our Open Studios Exhibition at Obsidian Art we are delighted to once again 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 paintings, textiles and sculpture, colourful abstract images and mixed media crafts.

Myra Hutton


Experienced textile artist, Myra Hutton, gives a contemporary twist to an ancient craft to produce a range of richly textured, colourful felt & stitch decorative pieces, each one totally unique and individually crafted with its own story to tell. The work consists of densely textured layers exploring colour and texture through a fusion of natural fibres, hand dyed fabrics, and embellished hand-made felt, creating rich landscapes, sunsets or seascapes.


Myra will be at the gallery on Tuesday 13 June from 1pm - 4pm.

Rachel Wright
Rachel Wright

Rachel's exquisite embroideries are inspired by landscapes, nature and the sea. Her hand and machine-embroidered pieces are collages of intricately worked vibrant threads and beautiful fabrics and papers. Carefully chosen iridescent fabrics capture light and bring the work to life.

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

Rachel will be demonstrating at the gallery on Thursday 15 June & Thursday 22 June from 2pm - 4pm.

Sophie Court
Sophie Court


Award-winning designer jewellery lovingly hand-crafted by Sophie Court from paper and acrylic.

Sophie will be
demonstrating at the gallery on Friday 16 June and Friday 23 June from 2pm - 4pm.

Sophie's jewellery is stocked throughout the year at Obsidian Art. See a selection of her work available to purchase online.

Sophie Smith

Sophie makes beautiful textured ceramics with colourful details and an emphasis on fun. Her distinctive work is highly decorative, and many pieces are functional too. Sophie has been exhibiting and selling her work all over the country for many years & is available from Obsidian Art all year round.
Sophie's jewellery is stocked throughout the year at Obsidian Art. See a selection of her work available to purchase online.

Sophie will be
demonstrating at the gallery on Monday 12 & Monday 19 June from 2pm - 4pm

Click here to find out more about Bucks Open Studios

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