Worcestershire Open Studios – 28-30 August 2021

Artists throw open their studio doors

The doors to art studios across Worcestershire will open wide to the public again, as Worcestershire Open Studios returns over the August bank holiday weekend.

From Saturday 28 August to Monday 30 August, artists at 58 locations across the county will welcome visitors into their studios, galleries and shared spaces to view their work, talk about their creative processes and to buy affordable, locally-made, original artwork.

With 82 artists taking part, there is a wide variety of art on show, including painters, illustrators, photographers, printmakers, textile artists, sculptors and ceramicists.

We can’t wait to welcome visitors back after the event was cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic. It’s a real highlight of the year for many of our artists and a great, free day out for visitors of all ages.

Each location will have any required Covid-19 measures in place. We know some of our artists are planning to hold their open studios outdoors, so let’s hope for some great weather!


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Artists taking part in the 2021 Open Studios weekend

Click on the artist’s image to find out more about their work and when and where they’ll be open. You can also search by location using an interactive map with directions. With 82 artists taking part in 58 locations across the county there’s bound to be something for everyone!

Anna Cumming
Painter

Anne Guest
Cyanotypes, smoke art, drawing, collage

Bill Evans
Painter

Carol James
Silversmith – jewellery

Elliptical Planter

Chris Bell
Ceramicist

Chris Greening
Ceramicist

Dan Holden
Painter

Deb Stanley
Coloured pencils and pastels

Debbie Baird
Painter

Eva Walters
Jewellery, cross stitch, photography

Boy with rebec, etching, 21x18 cm

Frans Wesselman
Etching, stained glass, painting

Ian Cooper
Painter / pewter maker

Jacqui Worrall
Batik artist and painter

Jain McKay
Painter

Jane Arthur
Textiles and mixed media

Heather and Skies

Jen Janes
Painter

Jess Pritchard
Pencil artist

Jim Morris
Mixed media

Jiny Lennon
Painter

Jo Verity
Mixed media

John Horton
Painter

A pear on a table

Karen Stone
Painter

Kim Whitby
Drawing, painting, teaching

Laura Nicholson
Illustrator

Layla Khani (aka Laylart)
Painter – printmaker

Les Rucinski
Ceramicist

Lighthouse Glass
Glass beads, paperweights, memorial

Louise Hancox
Textile artist

Lyndall Hopcraft
Ceramicist

Maria-Cristina Gardiner
Painter and printer

Marie-Therese King
Batik, marbling, drawing

Marion Steele
Textiles, mixed media and painting

Mark Zytynski
Photographer

Richard Nicholls
Artist and photographer

Rowena Davis
Painter

Ruth Pullan
Leatherwork

coffee mug

Sally White
Ceramicist

Sam Fenner
Painter

Sarah Greening
Glass artist

Sarah Millin
Illustrator

Sarah Roberts
Painter / printmaker

Steve Farmer
Painter

Sue Firmin
Painter

Susan Birth
Painter

Sylvie Millen
Mixed media

The Lost Woodsman
Wood carver

Trudi Foggo
Painter

Vicky Kitchen
Fused glass and stained glass

Yvonne Rundell
Ceramicist



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Here’s what some of our previous visitors have said:

“A wonderful way to spend a bank holiday weekend. It felt like an art treasure hunt! I explored parts of the county I hadn’t visited before, talked to interesting people and bought affordable, original artwork direct from the artist. Will definitely visit again next year.”

“Lovely day out, full of colour.”

“An exciting, inspiring treasure hunt of delight.”

“Such talent in our beautiful county and a great opportunity to buy local art and support local artists.”

“The artists make it a fabulous day.”

“Had a smasher of a day wandering around artists’ studios. Congratulations to everyone participating.”

“Very welcoming and inspirational.”