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Apr 25, 2024
Open Studios Notts

Open Studios Notts ‘Bringing Artists Into View’

Through May and June, you can meet the artists and view their art and craft. Their varied work includes painting, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, photography, sculpture, glass work, wood carving, printmaking and more.

Mar 22, 2024
Chris Campbell

Bringing Design To Life

We discover that Chris’s purpose-built working studio is not only fascinating (and thoughtfully furnished with a burning log burner!), but it provides a true ‘working experience’ for anyone wishing to see how Chris works first hand, with distinct areas for woodworking, metalworking, metal casting, printmaking, laser and CNC routing. His portfolio albums are full of intricate prototype drawings and photos of his installations that could keep us interested, for hours. But we wanted to find out more about the man behind the creations and how he has taken his interest for fine art and combined ...

Jan 8, 2024
Jayne Day Williams

The Welsh Lady Doodles

We discovered that Jayne’s father was very artistic. As a colliery Blacksmith he would hand draw very technical engineering diagrams and designs. She would watch him closely and try to replicate them. This fascination had a huge influence on her style. “Ever since I was a toddler, I would be drawing circles or squares and playing with pens”, Jayne laughs. “I was clearly determined art was for me, even then! I remember being fascinated by my father’s handwriting, which was a calligraphy style, and in the precise nature of the drawings he would produce for items at work.” This interest in a...

Nov 8, 2023
Exhibiton at The Gallery on Bridgegate, Retford.

AL_ONE, Photographs By Nicola Davison Reed. 11 Nov - 23 Dec

Nicola Davison Reed is a photographer whose exhibition AL_ONE deals with the themes of aloneness, resilience, love, death, and rising from adversity.

Dec 1, 2022
harley studios

The Harley Studios

The Harley Studios are creative spaces within the grounds of Welbeck Estate. Provided by The Harley Foundation, these tranquil, private studios are home to a community of designers, artists, makers and conservators. Many of the studios also run workshops where you can learn new skills, from textiles to ceramics.

Oct 21, 2021
The Precious bundle of joy

Shhh! It’s the baby whisperer...

Sarah welcomes us to her studio. Her sanctuary from the outside world and the creative, nurturing space where some true magic is taking place every time her camera comes out. 

Jun 13, 2021
The Stopped Clock

The Love Of Glass

Glass has been a popular medium with artists for centuries and has long been used in pieces for personal adornment. In fact the Egyptians were particularly keen on combining gold with coloured glass and gemstones, and it is renowned for offering a myriad of colours and tonal effects which help to make each piece unique. 

Feb 20, 2021
Artist: Susan Isaac

A Stroke Of Love

Over the course of history, the way artists have painted—and the mediums they use—has evolved. New technology and changing tastes mean that the paints used have inevitably continued to diversify. For artist Susan Isaac, her loose figurative style with bold use of colour and application of texture are the product of several mediums, but always with oil at the heart of her work.

Jan 1, 2021
Artist Julian Bray


Julian continuously develops new ways to perceive the world through his artworks. He celebrates shape and colour, which he uses to influence the viewers’ perception of their surroundings, skillfully transforming and reimaging architecture into eye-catching compositions.