Open Up 2019

 

We are pleased to be taking part in Open Up Sheffield 2019, for their 21st year!
We will be open on all the dates, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 4th May • Sunday 5th May • Monday 6th May
Saturday 11th May • Sunday 12th May

Scroll down to find information on some of the artists exhibiting at The Art House during Open up.  We will be adding to this page so keep an eye out for updates!


MIRANDA TROJANOWSKA

Abstract expressionistic style using oils, acrylics and mixed media interpreting the physics of force, movement and flow; and the chemistry of chromatic pigmentation.

I took up art after an academic career as a research scientist in biochemistry and continued painting whilst lecturing in biology and forensic science. I see no contradiction in my academic training as a scientist and in my painting of abstract images – both are creative processes aimed at understanding and expressing the world, conveying some of my scientific, artistic and emotional experiences. My exploratory and research process interprets the relationship between molecules through their movement and flow; in essence creating a tangible snapshot using the rules of physics and the process of chemistry – the flow, movement and metamorphosis of colour; leaving an imprint of instance.

Visitors to the studio during Open Up will be able to buy my work
(Saturday 4th May, Sunday 5th May, Monday 6th May, Saturday 11th May & Sunday 12th May)
I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
Workshops and tuition are available
Contact me:
m: 07812 084 341
w: www.mirandatrojanowska.com
e: mirandatrojanowska@hotmail.com


STEPHEN SMITH
Saturday 4th May – Sunday 12th May

Working in clay, I am attempting to create a range of figures which captures a range of expressions, gestures and movements.

My first experience of clay was in the making of conventional pots, plates and containers. By chance, I was invited to take part in a small class which was using clay to create heads of a male model. Having succeeded in copying a human head for the first time, I was motivated to concentrate much more on the range of basic skills necessary to construct figures.

Most of my figures are human in shape, with some being more realistic than others. In the future, I aim to increase dramatically the size of my figures, with the eventual aim of constructing models which are greater than life-size. My inspiration comes from many sources, but in particular I like to visit galleries to witness the both work of established sculptors, but also to be inspired by up-and-coming artists.

Open days
Saturday 4th May
Sunday 5th May
Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday)

I will be present to discuss why in recent years clay sculpture has been a significant part of my life.

Contact me:
t: 01246 569 031
m: 07802 371 938
e: stephen.smith@specialist-trading.co.uk


VICKY PLATT

I create digital images and mixed media pieces. My work is cheerful and I like to make people smile. I’ll be showing a variety of wall based images and I’ll be doing demonstrations of printmaking using a gelli plate. Come along and have a go at gelli printing and take your own print home for free.

I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
Workshops and tuition are available

Contact me
t: 01142 723 970
m: 07368 227 504
e: vicky.platt@gmail.com

Open days
Saturday 4th May
Sunday 5th May
Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday)


DENISE WRIGHTSON

I am a painter of landscapes and am inspired by the light and colour in the Peak District and southern Italy.
I will be exhibiting in the Art Studio upstairs in the Art House. I’ll be working, chatting and drinking tea!

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me


Open days

Saturday 4th May
Sunday 5th May
Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday)


MIKE SCOWN

It was working in a restaurant that first drew me to making things from clay. They had just begun using locally handmade tableware when, during a shift one evening, the glaze on a particular bowl caught my eye so much that I decided I needed to learn how to do it myself. Having just graduated from a BA in Fine Art I set myself to learning the processes involved in working with clay. The more I learned about ceramics, the clearer it became that a lifetime could be devoted to investigating the endless possibilities it offers. My primary interest is in the chemistry of the glazes and the work done by the kiln to transform raw materials dug from the Earth’s crust into beautiful objects to be used daily around the home. I keep glaze formulations as simple as possible, allowing the atmosphere in the kiln to do the talking. My first kiln was made from common house bricks retrieved from skips, insulated with mud from the top of the garden and fuelled by locally scavenged scrap palette wood, making the whole thing free to build and fire. I have since continued to experiment with kiln designs, and currently fire a small propane-fuelled kiln constructed from ceramic fibre. I currently teach at The Art House Sheffield and produce thrown tableware.

Mike teaches wheel and raku courses at The Art House

Raku demonstrations and throwing demonstrations


MICK RANDLE

I have been involved in ceramics for seventeen years now and I am still learning different
techniques and ways of creating pieces using glazes, slips, clays, underglazes and oxides.
My preferred method of creating has always been the pottery wheel and have worked toward
a production pottery style of throwing and strive to make my work usable, beautiful and affordable. As well as teaching throwing at the Art House I have a small studio I built three years ago. I retired from the N.H.S. two years ago where I worked in an adult acute mental health hospital facilitating pottery sessions for patients as a therapeutic activity, patients found this helpful and a considerable number of people continued working with clay as an art form and as a therapeutic activity on leaving hospital. My work can be viewed at the Art House and on my Instagram site. Mick currently teaches a number of advanced pottery wheel throwing classes at the Art House.

Mick will be at The Art House showcasing his work, throughout all the Open Up dates.


DEE SAYCE

I enjoy creating decorative and useful textile items using hand spun yarn, natural dyeing, weaving, coiled basketry and knitting. Come and take a look at some of my recent creations and I will also have a few items for sale, including some naturally dyed hand spun yarn. I’ll be demonstrating how I use a spinning wheel and some weaving looms and answer any questions about my upcoming workshops at the Art House.

Contact me
07837 578382
dee@kinderyarn.co.uk
www.kinderyarn.co.uk

Open days 
Sunday 5th May
Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday)
Sunday 12th May


COLETTE CAMERON

Colette is an illustrative artist working primarily with watercolour and ink. She creates work that contain narratives inspired by experiences in life, fragments of dreams, and stories told.

“I draw freehand without too much planning. Often I begin by dipping a piece of bamboo into a pot of ink and then I let the lines take their own direction. This keeps my work spontaneous and lively. There is a lot of observing the world that goes on behind these spur of the moment drawings”