Friday, May 15, 2015

Notts open studios

Open Studios weekend 29th - 31st May 2015
Lee Sinclair Furniture and guest exhibitor Adrian Stapleton of Trinity
Forge will be taking part in the 2015 Notts Open Studios.

In the heart of the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside, a bespoke furniture maker and a blacksmith who usually work behind closed doors will be exhibiting and demonstrating their work to the public.

Open Studios provide a rare opportunity for the public to gain free insight into techniques used in these highly skilled crafts. There will be tours around the workshop, showroom and live demonstrations in traditional woodworking techniques. There will also be a pop up forge in the gardens and refreshments. The Lee Sinclair Furniture workshop is situated in Laneham, a tranquil village on the river Trent. There is plenty to do and see including the Bees Knees Brewery tour, Linda’s handmade card shop, Sundown adventure land and not far away is the market town of Retford where the Courtyard galleries will be featuring three more Open Studios artists.

Working with materials regarded as everyday and industrial, Artist & Craftsman Blacksmith Adrian Stapleton strives to create pieces which are simple in design, exquisite in their craftsmanship and functional – a delight to use or look at everyday.

Over 200 artists & craft makers will take part in open studios and related events between 2 May & 14 June. There will also be an accompanying exhibition, ‘Bringing Artists into View’ at the Rufford Craft Centre gallery space from 3 May to 7 June.

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