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Harrow Open Studios offers you the chance to watch painters and potters at work, writes Amie Mulderrig
Just over a week remains until artists open their homes for the seventh annual Harrow Open Studios.
With more than 35 artists participating in the popular event, visitors can expect to view a vast array of works in different mediums including pottery, varying paint forms, prints, photography, ceramics and jewellery, to name a few.
Guests will aso be able to meet the exhibiting artists and ask them questions about their work.
Harrow Open Studios takes place at a variety of locations, from Saturday, June 7 until Monday, June 9, and Saturday June 14 until Sunday, June 15.
Woodturner Gordon Cookson creates decorative and functional pieces made mainly from UK hard woods or recycled builder’s offcuts. A member of Middlesex Woodturners Association for more than 20 years and the Cheam Woodturners his passion for woodturning started while he was at school.
Pictured: Wooden vase
Painter Dow Pichaiwatkomol uses a range of abstract mixed media in her works, experimenting with colour and texture to create different, exciting effects.
At the start, painting was just a hobby for this Thailand-native, but in July 2003 she was involved in an accident which left her with walking difficulties and back problems.
With encouragement from family and friends she started taking her hobby seriously, teaching herself to draw and paint.
Artisan jeweller Helen Foster-Turner creates contemporary silver jewellery inspired by the natural world, Celtic art and tribal designs, using metal clay.
Pictured: Silver necklace
Some might remember printmaker Ann Burnham’s work from when she appeared in our pages last year. Her work had been chosen to appear in the final V&A’s Inspired By competition exhibition and she’d also won in her category: Word and Image. For her pieces she uses several different processes – etching, mono print, dry point, relief, lino cut and collagraph.