Cambridge Open Studios Interviews 2014 - Jane Hollidge

Next in our series of interviews for Cambridge Open Studios is with ceramicist and painter Jane Hollidge. We visited her in her Barrington Studio to find out what inspires her work...
 
Your ceramics have a strong visual language, and even though you work in a variety of shapes, you can really tell its yours.

Cambridge Open Studios Interviews 2014 - Melanie Goemans

In the second in our series of interviews with Cambridge Open Studios artists we meet Burwell based painter and printmaker Melanie Goemans.

Karen and I enjoyed viewing the paintings in your studio, tell us about how your works on canvas evolve.

Cambridge Open Studios Interviews 2014 - Debbie Hall

We are delighted to start our series of interviews with Cambridge Open Studio Artists for 2014 with inspirational willow weaver Debbie Hall...

Where did your interest in weaving start?

Open Studios: Jeremy Nicholls

The last in our series of interviews with Open Studios Artists is with Jeremy Nicholls, a decorative woodworker based in the pretty village of Wimbish near Saffron Walden.

For how long have you been making your decorative wooden pieces?

Open Studios: Tess Recordon

Tess Recordon's vibrant jewel-like paintings celebrate british landscapes. I met her at her current exhibition at Williams Art to find out what inspires her...

Your current exhibition depicting british landscapes is a change of subject for you, as your practice has previously focused on far flung places. What has drawn you to visit a more local subject?

Open Studios: Amanda Hall

This week we had the pleasure of speaking to Amanda Hall, who works full time as a freelance illustrator, producing captivating children's book illustrations. We started by asking about Amanda's early influences...

Tell us about your father's creativity in costume making and painting, and how this impacted on you from an early age.

Open Studios: Anthony Hopkinson

We were thrilled to be able to talk to Anthony Hopkinson this month, learn more about his practice and see what he will have on show at Open Studios this summer. His home studio is well set up for him to explore different printmaking techniques.
 

Tell us about how you have changed your medium from painting to printmaking.

Open Studios: Val Pettifer

On a beautiful sunny day in June, we caught up with Whittlesford artist, Val Pettifer in her newly transformed studio. We instantly fell in love with her colourful work...

When did you start practising your art?

Open Studios: John Pocock

It's that time of year when you start to see those bright yellow covetable brochures appearing in local shops and galleries, as once again Open Studios takes over Cambridge for 4 weekends in July. Karen and I were again delighted to be asked to visit and interview just a handful of the wonderful artists that take part in this locally-renowned event.

We start our series of interviews with painter John Pocock who's vibrant, light-filled paintings are a regular highlight of the Open Studio calendar....

Open Studios: Michelle Thompson

In the last of our series of interviews with participating members of Cambridge Open Studios we speak to Illustrator Michelle Thompson.

Where did you originally train?

I studied for my degree at The Norwich School of Art and then a Masters at The Royal College of Art, both in Illustration.

You mostly work to commission, how do you cope with the deadlines?

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