Celia Hart's blog about what's going on in and around her studio.
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Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Artists and their studios – Cambridge Open Studios 2007 : weekend 1

Cambridge Open Sudios 2007 is now underway - there are studios open during 4 weekends in July. As my studio isn't open until this Saturday, I took the opportunity to visit other artists' studios. As well as seeing the finished work and the all the working sketches, tools and materials, I find it fascinating to see the buildings where people have their work space. On Sunday I visited a stunning modern artists house/studio, a collection of studios in a warren like building tucked away from "tourist-Cambridge", a redundant church at the end of a shady lane off one of the city's busiest roads, a little gallery in a village high street and a wooden summer house in a garden overlooking cornfields.

My studio was once a Victorian billiard hall, a retreat for the men while the ladies chatted and drank tea. The hall is now divided into smaller rooms, and the glazed porch which overlooked the croquet lawn is now a little corridor behind by studio - I've hung the walls with digital illustrations from the series of GCSE History books I have been working on. There were so many pictures I thought this way of displaying them will show visitors the quantity and diversity of images. A check through my job-sheets confirmed there were 367 pictures which had taken 600 hours work.


  1. Good luck with your open weekends!
    Your blog is lovely - I particularly like the linocut of the Buff Orpington hen in your March post - actually it's my favourite!

  2. Celia, I have just had a potter in your gallery. The linocuts are wonderful and magical. Good luck with the open weekends. I'm going to try and get over on the second weekend.

    Your garden looks lovely too.

  3. Thank you for dropping by Nicisme.
    The Buff Orpington Hen original prints and cards will be for sale at the Open Studio - and from later in July , via the web page.

    Hi Cottage Smallholder - hope to see you next weekend.


  4. I wish I could come for a tour. Your wall looks fascinating.


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