Timetable of Events at Open Studios 2016

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The 2016 Open Studios at the Chocolate Factory comes with an added festival-feel.  Some studios will be hosting an event, adding a little extra to this open access, free event that has showcased the art, design and craft from the makers based at the studios for more than twenty years. All events will be ’13 Minutes With…’, each artist coming up with a way to approach this time slot, doing with it what they will – a talk, a happening, a demonstration, all of them will be insights into their practices as well as their minds…

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Chocolate Factory Artist Catherine Jacobs will be showing in the exhibition Intertidal as part of the Whitstable Biennale Satellite Programme. Opening on Saturday 4th June alongside the main Biennale there will be a lot of things to see and do! All welcome. For full venue, dates and opening times please see http://satellite.whitstablebiennale.com/project/intertidal.

For further information on the 2016 Whitstable Biennale please visit http://www.whitstablebiennale.com/programme

Intertidal flyer small

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Amelia Humber – Exhibition

Viewpoint Amelia Humber

The show opens for private viewing on Friday 20th May and for public viewing from the 21st.

Lemon Street Gallery  Truro, Cornwall

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Lydia Bauman F9 Studio Talk: “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse” Thursday 14th April at 7.30



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LYDIA BAUMAN Studio Talk – Goya : The Portraits, an Introduction



Thursday 26th November at 7.30 in Studio F9

an illustrated talk introducing current exhibition at the National Gallery

£10 admission included a glass of wine

Further details and registration:


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Open studio prep underway!

Prep_lo_resAlexandra Blum  – studio G10

I’m excited to be making new watercolours exploring urban space right now. Hope you’ll come and see them at our Winter Open Studios.  Drop in for a drink at the private view on Friday 27th November 6.30pm – 9pm or on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November 11am – 6pm.

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Winter Open Studios 28/29th November 2015

Choc Artwork

Private View -Friday 27th November 6.30-9.30pm

Helen Rawlinson
Lighting and Textile Design

My studio F5 will be open for the weekend and private view with printed and stitched lampshades, cushions, bags and more, all at sale prices. The Moroccan Tile tea towels will be back in stock alongside matching oven gloves, mitts and aprons, all great ideas for Christmas presents! New kids cushions will also be on show for the first time.

Shop / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram  tea towel 6helenrawlinsonblack blue

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Alexandra Blum – Drawing Bursary Finalist

entry_800_adjSee Alexandra Blum’s drawings in the finals of the  Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary 2015 at the Mall Galleries, London plus her new watercolours at the Chocolate Factory N16′s Winter Open Studios, 28th and 29th November, 11am – 6pm.

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Susan Nemeth Porcelain

Fil et Ruban Vase Sculptures, porcelain, coloured slips, transfers, gold leaf, H 42-53 cm, W 20-28 cm

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LYDIA BAUMAN F9 Ready to Order: Mini Print Collectibles £30 or 2 for £50

You can pre-order one or more mini prints or visit Studio F9 during Open Studios 28-29 Nov 11-6

Each mini print is 7x7cm, mounted, signed and framed to size 22x22cm

Price £30 each or £50 for two.


Contact Lydia on lydia.bauman@googlemail.com







Above – from top:

Tree in Lavender Field

House in a Spanish Landscape


Lavender Field Provence


Other designs below:


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