Open Studios at Parndon Mill

Lifestyle / Wed 15th Jul 2015 at 11:31am

DURING the Open Studios weekend July 18th and 19th, Parndon Mill presents an almost bewildering array of skills. Along with the fine arts of painting, sculpture, printmaking and constructions, they range from blacksmithing to architecture. There is even a guitar maker and this year it will be a privilege to listen to Richard Ove Stokkereit playing one of his classical guitars from time to time in his studio.

There will be three ceramics studios to view plus weaving, felt making, calligraphy and metalwork. Five glass artists will practice blowing, casting, fusing and engraving glass and offer the opportunity to “have a go”. Several design offices will also be open displaying graphics, web design, digital art, illustration, architecture and product design.

There will also be an opportunity to watch the construction and firing of a traditional Roman dug-in-the-ground kiln. The articles to be fired will be made by Harlow schoolchildren with the guidance of one of Parndon Mill’s potters and Chris Lydamore, curator of Bishops Stortford Museum.

A complementary exhibition COMMUNITY CREATES, in The Gallery at Parndon Mill shows how artists within a community can inspire, encourage and promote creativity and the arts.

Refreshments will be served including locally produced burgers and sausages on the barbecue, vegetarian alternatives and home made cakes.

It will be a great day out with lots to see and do and the opportunity to acquire a bargain work of art.

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