Choose a font, reveal your personality!


Have you ever wondered what a font might smell like, or what your choice of font says about your personality?  Sarah Hyndman in studio F7 will be talking about her book ‘The Type Taster’ and inviting you to play classic Type Tasting games, throughout our Summer Open Studios, 20th and 21st June.

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Drama in a continuously changing landscape

Amelia Humber_Open Studios 2015_2Amelia Humber in studio F2 explains how the paintings she will show at our Summer Open Studios “continue to strive to relay the atmosphere and emotion of the landscape through a personal and momentary experience”. Her paintings contain the ideas of capturing immediate feelings of drama in a continuously changing landscape.

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Travels through New Zealand


For our Summer Open Studios on 20th and 21st June, Lydia Bauman (studio F9) will be showing her latest work based on her travels through New Zealand.  To make room for these, she is having a major studio sale with selected earlier works sold to good homes for up to 75% off.

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Flyer coming soon!

Summer FlyerDesigned by Rude Ltd (find them at our Open Studios) Going to print this week….

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Summer Open Studios Weekend – Date for the Diary

The Chocolate Factory N16 will be hosting its Summer Open Studios in 2015:

20th/21st June
Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Friday 19th will be the Private View
Free entry – All welcome
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More info coming soon…..

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The ancient Japanese art of Shibori

deb 1aDeborah Colman works with dye and cloth using the ancient Japanese art of Shibori to create fabric that is marked by folding, stitching and tying. Instead of the traditional indigo dye used in Japan she uses a varied palette of rich colours to cross-dye the fabric to striking effect on scarves and cushions. She is also working on a collection of screen printed fabrics for interiors, based around her drawings and block prints.  See her fabrics in studio G8 during our Open Studios Weekend, #hackneychristmas.

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Transformation and the illusion of the passage from one state to another

Aneta-Regel_IMG_2870Aneta Regel’s ceramic forms (studio G2) are an exploration of material qualities and its combinations. Her work conveys a sense of transformation and the illusion of the passage from one state to another.  See her work at our #hackneychristmas Winter Open Studios weekend!

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Fast drawings: through train windows, streetscapes & gesticulating poet’s hands…

Catherine Hennessy Holborn 001 (648x800)Catherine Hennessy in G1 will be showing small, fast drawings: landscapes made through train windows, streetscapes through café windows, gesticulating poets’ hands, and some large Japanese landscapes.

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Wordless narratives in handmade books & original prints

iroIro Tsavala, in studio G9, will be showing handmade, small edition books and original prints. Exploring wordless narratives and storylines inspired by everyday encounters.

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Akiko Hirai Ceramics in new gallery space

akiko_hirai lo resIn Studio G3 Akiko Hirai Ceramics invites us to “Come and see my new gallery space at the Chocolate Factory N16”. Her show will also include a rug by Jason Collingwood and paintings by Ivan Kochkarev.  #hackneychristmas

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