Launch Weekend

SAOS Areas MapOpen Studios Launch Weekend

Our launch weekend runs across Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020.
Lots of studios are open and running a number of activities highlighted here. Studios are open 11am–5pm.


Mark Laird 2 will have glass dragonflies available for children to decorate before they are fused. There will also be demonstrations on other open days.

Loving the Living World 4 will make bright, irridised painted animal or flower coasters (£5) and plaques (£8) on re-cycled glass. Profits to World Wildlife Fund.

Malcolm West 11 will be carving a stone sculpture during the first weekend.

Stable Artists 12 will be demonstrating woodturning and painting in acrylic with a palette knife.

Margie Haslewood 16 will be demonstrating hand building in clay between 2 and 5pm. Tea or coffee and cake will be served.

Vicky O’Leary 19 will be demonstrating free machine embroidery on Saturday.

Vicky Oldfield 20 will demonstrate printmaking all weekend.

Aileen Hamilton jewellery making
Aileen Hamilton jewellery making


Gill Denyer – Green Gilly Dee 107 will be demonstrating the basics of free motion embroidery along with the chance for visitors to have a go.

Susanne Winter 110 invites you to a working studio on Sunday.

Sarah Cox – sjcoxart 112 invites you to see her at work throughout the weekend.

Working with Textiles 113 will be demonstrating Japanese shibori tie dye techniques and dyeing using indigo.


Parkgate Pottery 37 will be demonstrating how to throw a pot on the wheel on Saturday and Sunday.

Peter Westermann 42 invites you to have a go at colouring a wooden spinning top with Sharpie pens while it is still on the lathe. Suit ages 5 to 100.

Jennifer Jokhoo 45 will be demonstrating how to cut/ink and print a linocut on Saturday.

The Diverse Duo 46 will be offering Botanical Art demonstration and Gold Leaf demonstration on Saturday.

Lucy Quinnell 47 will be talking about my work with a backdrop of live blacksmithing in the adjacent forge over the launch weekend.


Lee-Anne Van Wyk 21 will demonstrate some of the techniques I use to create her paintings. These include doodles, collage and other multi-media methods.

Marie Connery 22 will demonstrate printing techniques on Saturday.

Two plus Two 23 Ciara will demonstrate book binding and Janine will demonstrate ribbon embroidery on Sunday.

The Potting Shed 24 invite youngsters (& others) to roll out clay, cut their own tile and decorate it. It can be fired and posted for a modest charge.

Charlotte Gregory 25 will be demonstrating printmaking techniques inspired by nature on Saturday.

Cherchefelle Artists & Makers 27 will be making new drawings, lino prints and jewellery over the weekend. Do come and join us in the garden!

Creative Jewellery Studio & friends 28 will be running a ‘Polymer clay bangle making’ workshop on Saturday, and a ‘Silver leaf pendant’ workshop on Sunday.

Anna Davie 30 will be making new drawings during the weekend.

Kathy Adams 31 will be demonstrating simple relief printing on Saturday and Sunday.

Artfulness, Amie Antoniak 32 will have arty activities for children available.

Jacky Hatton 33 will be demonstrating using an embellisher.

Monica Dyer 34 will be demonstrating how to produce a quick watercolour and ink portrait on Saturday at 10am.


Rosanna Clare 52 will be demonstrating leather bag making from a pattern on Saturday.

Sue Jelley 53 will be giving pastel sketching demonstrations.

Wendy Richards Studio 60 67 will demonstrate Palette knife painting 11am & 2pm.

Suzie at The Old Studio 63 will be showing her new collection in her little garden in the sunshine.

Alison Orchard 70 will be painting in my working studio for the launch weekend and throughout the event.

Selborne Pottery 72 will be demonstrating decorating pots.

Old Barn Workshop 77 will be demonstrating various metalworking techniques and skills. A chance to have a go at making a textured pendant or copper key ring.

Lynne Thomas 81 will be demonstrating my animal painting.

Paul Lewis 90 invites you to design / cut & print a Lino print on Saturday and Sunday.

Amicie De Chimay (mi7) 91 will be demonstrating how to do wet and needle felting.

FUTURETRO Art 93 invites visitors to interact with my light sculptures using various processes and technologies.

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