Open studios event set to showcase area’s talented artists

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Art lovers across North Yorkshire are being the offered the chance to find out what happens behind the scenes in the annual North Yorkshire Open Studios.

For two weekends - June 6-7 and June 13-14 - more than 100 artists across the county are opening the doors to their studios and inviting everyone to come inside and have a look.

This popular event brings together artists working in many different styles and materials, including printmakers, hatmakers, woodcarvers and photographers, all keen to reveal the imagination and hard graft behind each piece of art.

At Artison in Masham visitors can see intriguing assemblages by Josie Beszant, landscapes by Ian Scott Massie and quirky ceramics by Charlotte Morrison which reflect her love of collecting vintage objects.

In nearby Mickley there will be mixed media artists Anna Poulton and Stuart Whitehead as well as mosaic artist Ruth Wilkinson.

Event director Rick Faulkner of North Yorkshire-based Chrysalis Arts said: “North Yorkshire Open Studios offers so much more than a trip to a gallery.

“It’s a chance to talk to the artists, find out what makes them tick and learn about the techniques they use in their work.”

Now in its eleventh year, North Yorkshire Open Studios has become one of the highlights of the county’s cultural calendar.

Maps and details of all artists taking part can be found online at www.nyos.org.uk and in the free event guide available from tourist information centres or by emailing franceleigh@nyos.org.uk

It contains details of all artist’s studios, events and workshops.

Open Studios: Full list of artists featured:

Harrogate

Steph Black, Ceramics, Harrogate HG2 9LN

Charlotte Black, Painting, Harrogate HG2 9LN

Anna Whitehouse, Ceramics, Harrogate HG2 8DQ

Chris Moss, Sculpture, Harrogate HG2 9BU

Eric Moss, Ceramics, Harrogate HG2 9BU

Hilary Holmes, Glass, Harrogate HG2 9BU

Fiona Mazza, Ceramics, Harrogate HG2 9BU

Margaret Morris, Painting, Harrogate HG2 0LA

David Morris, Painter/printmaker, Harrogate HG2 0LA

Chloe Holt, Painter, Harrogate HG2 0NL

Elena Putley, Painter, Harrogate HG1 5JU

Laney Birkhead, Painter/Printmaker HG2 7HB

Barbara Cassell, Hats & Jewellery, Harrogate HG2 7HB

Coneythorpe/Marton Cum Grafton

Chris Philipson, Silversmith, Coneythorpe HG5 0RY

Heather Foster, Painter/Printmaker, Coneythorpe HG5 0RY

Lizzie Shepherd, Photography, Marton Cum Grafton YO51 9QY

Thirsk/Sowerby

Andrew Dalton, Printmaker, Sowerby YO7 1RF

Richard Burnley, Furniture maker, Thirsk YO7 1JG

Jane Burnley, Painting, Thirsk YO7 1JG

Masham

Josie Beszant, Mixed media, Masham HG4 4BS

Ian Scott Massie, Paintings, Masham HG4 4BS

Charlotte Morrison, Ceramics, Masham HG4 4BS

Anna Poulton, Mixed Media, Mickley HG4 3JD

Stuart Whitehead, Mixed Media, Mickley HG4 3JD

Ruth Wilkinson, Mosaic, Mickley HG4 3JE

Markington

Helen Graham, Ceramics, Markington HG3 3PQ

Pam Grimmond, Printmaker, Markington HG3 3NR

Alice Clarke, Jewellery, Fellbeck HG3 5EX

Pateley Bridge

Moxon and Simm, Jewellery, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE

Maureen Little, Painting, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE

Annette Jeffery, Sculpture, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE

Sarah Garforth, Painting, Pateley Bridge HG3 5HG

For more information on Chrysalis Arts, visit www.chrysalisarts.com