Open Studios event to take place this weekend

People wishing to have a go at making their own clay pottery are invited to get hands-on in Oxcombe
Oxcombe's recent open gallery.Oxcombe's recent open gallery.
Oxcombe's recent open gallery.

The second annual Open Studios event on Sunday (April 21) from 10am to 4pm celebrates the thriving creativity in the Wolds, with plenty of work by local artists to view and purchase, plus hands-on experiences with clay.

There will be 19 ceramic artists, many of whom started their clay journey at Oxcombe but now exhibit and sell their work in galleries and shows across the UK, will be demonstrating all kinds of clay work from thrown tableware and statement bowls to hand-built sculpture and keepsakes.

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Most of the work on sale is high-fired stoneware, making it safe for domestic use in the oven, freezer, or microwave or for all-year-round display in the garden.

Some of the pottery on offer.Some of the pottery on offer.
Some of the pottery on offer.

One such artist is Sophie Olivant, creator of the Oxcombe Range, which debuted at the Country Living Christmas Fair last year.

Visitors are invited to experience clay for themselves, with Sophie and Oxcombe tutor Nicki Jarvis offering the opportunity to ‘have-a-go’ at throwing a pot.

Children are also welcome to create a decorative ceramic sculpture with artist Ruth Stanley to take home, using air-hardening clay.

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Holly’s Garden Kitchen will be serving refreshments and lunch throughout the day.

Entry is £1.50 adults, free for children. Additional activities incur an additional fee.

For more information about events and activities at Oxcombe, visit or call 01507 534238.

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