Before I share another impressive guest list from Studio 3, I should mention that Clevedon Craft Centre where the studio is based are holding a 50th Anniversary Fete from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 12th September.
It’s a double celebration for silversmiths Stear and Bright who founded the Centre in 1971. Sadly David Stear died ten years ago and is very much missed, but Jeffrey Bright felt it was important to carry on in his memory. Stear and Bright is now in it’s second generation with James, Jeffrey’s younger son joining the family business around nine years ago. It will be a very special day for these two families.
All of the usual studios will be open on the day and they have invited some very special guest stallholders to join them. There will also be food, drink, music and hopefully sunshine! Parking is free, as is entry, to what promises to be a wonderful celebration of this quite unique venue, home to the most fabulous group of artists, crafters and designers.
MARY STRADLING (BA HONS) EXHIBITING UNTIL 9TH OCTOBER 2021
Mary is the first of the latest ‘wall artists’ at Studio 3
Mary enjoys being a member of the Clevedon Art Club, meeting like-minded people and attending the art lectures, workshops, and especially the painting days.
Her work includes palette-knife oil painting, watercolour and textiles, taking inspiration from the Somerset countryside and the seaside where she lives.
She loves to paint ‘plein air’ exploring mark-making, often using stitch and print in conjunction with paint. Mary exhibits with the ‘South West Textile Group’ of which she is a member.
This seems a very opportune time to mention that with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Clevedon Art Club is pleased to be able to bring its members work before the public once again. You can check out their website here:
September sees North Somerset Arts Week take off; where artists across the area open their doors and display their work. Members of Clevedon art Club have got together and organised an Exhibition of Members work at St Johns Church Queens Road Clevedon BS21 7TH. The show runs from Thursday September 16th to Saturday September 18th, 10.30am to 4.30pm each day. There’s also a preview of the event in a “pop-up” exhibition in the windows of the shop at the corner of Marson Road and Old Church Road. If you’d like to know more about North Somerset Arts Week and details of their dedicated app, then here’s the link:
If you’d like to know more about Mary before you visit, she’s on Instagram @mary_stradling Her contact details are here:
MICHAEL HAYTER ARTIST EXHIBITING UNTIL 13TH OCTOBER 2021
Michael Hayter who currently has a studio at Spike Island Artspace in Bristol is the second of the ‘wall artists’ to join Studio 3 in September.
Michael is a very well-known artist who currently has a studio at Spike Island Artspace in Bristol, home to a community of over 70 artists, designers, makers, artist-led organisations and creative businesses, right in the heart of the city. Check it out here:
Michael is primarily a figurative painter of the human condition, taken from the perspective of personal experience. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1986 and went on to study Fine Art at London Guildhall University in the 1990s, having begun painting during his veterinary studies.
His work derived initially from experiences of depression, but has continued to be an investigation of interior worlds, extremes of experience, power and vulnerability, and that point at which the individual meets society – with all the moral and existential difficulties it presents. His childhood is a powerful influence and a rich source of material.
Having worked in a variety of media, he now predominantly focuses on painting and drawing but has also recently branched out into sculpture and animation. He has exhibited in Maastricht, Netherlands (2016) and in London, Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Nottingham, Bordeaux, France (2015). He has collaborated with French artist Olivier Specio on the project At Last We Fly (2015), and a future collaboration is planned.
Michael’s work features in private collections in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland and the US.
CREATIVE CLUSTER EXHIBITING UNTIL 25TH SEPTEMBER 2021
There are three artists in the Creative Cluster
BLACKBERRY LANE DESIGNS CAROLINE WAIT
Caroline is an artist who works with enamelled copper and mixed media to create a variety of gifts and quirky ornaments. She loves working with enamels as they give her the bright, vibrant colours that she loves, but they can be unpredictable which for Caroline makes the process exciting.
Her work which is largely influenced by the nature she sees on her daily walks with her dog Alfie.
If you’d like to know more about Caroline before you visit, She is on Instagram @blackberrylanedesigns4 and FACEBOOK @blackberrylanedesigns
MOONLIGHT JEWELLERY SUZY HANNABUSS
Suzy is a lamp work artist and produces her own handmade glass beads. She began producing her own handmade glass beads about fifteen years ago when she took a class at The Glass Hub in Bath. she fell in love with lampworking straight away. She uses her beads to make one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery and other glass decorations
FELT BY FI FI HARRIS FELTER AND PRINTER
Fi is a felt-maker, printer and creative experimenter. From her North Somerset studio she plays with textiles, textures and techniques. Inspired by nature and colour, she creates unique felted pieces for hanging or wearing, limited edition screen prints & etchings and one-off marbled papers which she uses to make hand-bound notebooks
If you’d like to know more about Fi before you visit, She is on Instagram @FELTbyFI and has an Etsy shop which you can check out here:
If you’d like to know more about Studio 3, you can check it out here: here: and these are the contact details: Studio 3, Clevedon Craft Centre, Clevedon, BS21 6TD Telephone: 07557331967 E mail: email@example.com They are also on Instagram @ studiothree_gallery
A quick reminder of the opening times which it’s worth mentioning are not the same as the Craft Centre: open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and Sunday from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm