Latest News Posts for Devon Open Studios

Spotlight on Judy Harington

I love experimenting and discovering new techniques. So the work on display for Devon Open Studios includes ink, acrylic and pastel work, mono prints and etchings, charcoal, ceramics and cyanotypes. There is also an installation entitled Wrapped featuring a giant ammonite made from plastic milk containers, fish encased in cling film, and a funereal lobster pot entrance […]

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Spotlight on Geoff Odgers

“I used to go to craft fairs as a caterer, and now I’m there selling my work. I’ve always been interested in art and creativity, and I’ve dabbled with a few things but this has really taken off. I’m delighted to be taking part in Devon Open Studios this year, when I’ll have chance to […]

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Press Release: Geoff Odgers new to Devon Open Studios

Former chef discovers new talent for leather-working during lockdown. Former Chef Geoff Odgers will be demonstrating his newfound talent for leather-working during Devon Open Studios this year. Geoff creates bottle holders, laptop sleeves, journals and leather aprons using upcycled items and pieces of leather that would otherwise be thrown away. Inspired by a bookbinding course […]

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Rachael Jamieson

Spotlight on Rachael Jamieson

I’m alone. ‘I’m not lonely, I’m alone!’ – this is one of the saddest things I heard on Radio 4 during lockdown . It was a woman whose husband had just died of COVID and the anguish in her voice was absolutely heartrending.  I have tried to capture this raw emotion through a series of […]

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Dawn Jordan

Spotlight on Dawn Jordan

After running my own small fashion design business producing wedding dresses, then years as a college lecturer in Business Studies, I decided to follow my true passion for art in 2013. I undertook an Art Diploma and subsequently attended many short courses eg Central Saint Martin’s College, The Norfolk Painting School and several 3 day […]

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Spotlight on Zee Jones

Based in Devon, I am inspired by a love of the countryside and coastline around me and my life philosophy. I truly believe that the answer to a contented life is to give willingly and achieve the balance in life that is right for you, a “perfect balance”. I completed an art foundation course following […]

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Spotlight on Sonia Mogford-Abbot

Art for me is an exploratory and educational process in which I not only learn more about my subject but about myself too. I love to make art that evokes a feeling in me and in those that gaze upon it. I am an artist working in acrylics and this is my first year taking […]

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