Sunday, 23 September 2012
The North East Open Studios (NEOS) is a week-long non-profit annual event where artists including painters, photographers, jewelers and ceramicist and various established galleries open their doors to the public.
There are also a number of groups displaying work in joint venues such as wood turners and mental health art groups. Hands-on demonstrations, live music and sculpture trails were also organised by the artists themselves to add to the 'NEOS experience'.
During the weekend, MrD and I kept ourselves busy going from one open studio to another.
It was great to meet the artists in person and learned more about their art.
These are but a few venues that I managed to photograph...
Delicate raku ware, made by an artist in Arbroath who runs workshops on making these beautiful hand-shaped Japanese potteries.
There's a fabulous willow basket weaver in this woodland studio.
I was absolutely taken by her technique that I forgot to take any photos or her artwork.
I am still kicking myself over this!
A little bothy turned studio for a week in a village beside the sea.