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County’s major arts event exceeds expectations in first few days

Visitors from near and far have been exploring behind the scenes with artists and makers, as Devon Open Studios gets under way. With a record number of artists participating this year, there are more opportunities for local people and visitors to explore the county’s creative talent. Just a few days in, artists are reporting high […]

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Spotlight on Christine Dodd

How did I get to be in the privileged position of being able to be part of Devon Open Studios and work as a full time artist? Well, it has surely been an eventful passage of time.  With no choice but to go into secretarial work at 17 for as my widowed mum said “you […]

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Spotlight on Pip Spoerry

  Having moved back to the South West after working first as a textile designer and then in Art and Design Education, I am returning to my earliest passion through my painting. My recent role was Head of Visual Arts at Nottingham Trent University, which although interesting and demanding, left very little time for my […]

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New award to commemorate renowned sculptor Heather Jansch

A new award will commemorate Devon artist Heather Jansch who died in July. Heather was a renowned sculptor who specialised in images of horses created in driftwood and bronze. Her life-size sculptures are held in collections around the world.  The recipient of the Award will receive a sculpture by Heather Jansch – a small bronze […]

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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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