Buy Handmade this Christmas

While some of you were super organised and started your Christmas shopping at the Wirral Open Studio Tour in September, for many it was way too early to be thinking about that (definitely in the latter camp here!). So here is a list of open studios and other events that some of our artists are taking part in over the next month or so – perfect for picking up some Christmas gifts (or for treating yourself!).

Oxton Art Fair

The Oxton Art Fair returns this year to the Williamson Art Gallery for one day only.

When: Sunday 7th November : 10am-5pm
Where: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead CH43 4UE

Artists taking part include:
Anjo Designs / Carol Emmas / Jo Vickers / Laura Weston / Lynda Roberts / Pam Pauling

Open Studio : Helen Smith

Glass artist Helen Smith will be opening her studio for a weekend of Christmas shopping afternoons in November.

When: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November : 1pm-4pm
Where: 69 Caldy Road, Caldy CH48 2HX
(opposite the junction with Croft Drive West)

Exhibition : Sue Meyerhoff Sharples

Exhibition of work by a diverse group of 12 artists including Sue Meyerhoff Sharples.

When: Open daily 10am-5pm from Friday 12th November for 3 months
Where: 12 Eastgate Street, Chester CH1 1LE

Open Studio : Janine Pinion

Painter Janine Pinion is hosting an open studio day in November; joining Janine will be craftsman Marcus Leon Drummond.

When: Saturday 20th November 10am-4pm
Where: 3 Zig Zag Road, Wallasey CH45 7NY

Open Studio : Lesley Weyman

Artist Lesley Weyman is opening her home studio. There will be a selection of original landscapes, fine art prints, greetings cards, hand painted porcelain tiles and mince pies!

When: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 1-5pm
Where: 8 Alexandra Drive, Birkenhead CH42 4PU

Oxton Open Studios

3 studios, all within easy walking distance of each other, featuring 6 artists for a special Christmas event.

When: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November : 10.30am – 5.00pm

30 Templemore Road, Oxton CH43 2HB
Gill Curry printmaker & Lynda Roberts mixed media / textiles

Kent Cottage, Kent Street, Oxton CH43 6TX
Carol Emmas photography / mixed media & Pam Pauling mixed media

1 Kylemore Road, Oxton CH43 2HA
Anjo Designs bespoke jewellery & Slip & Tickle ceramics

Open Studio : Susan Myers

Mixed media / textile artist Susan Myers will be hosting 2 open studio afternoons in November.

When: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November : 12pm – 5pm
Where: 19 Woodlea Close, Bromborough CH62 6DL

Open Studio : Marianthi Lainas

Mixed media artist / photographer Marianthi Lainas will be hosting an open studio and Christmas shopping day at the end of November.

When: Sunday 28th November : 11am – 4pm
Where: 21 Marmion Road, Hoylake CH47 2DE

Christmas Drop In

Textile Artist Jane Gordon is hosting a Christmas Drop In session at the Crafters & Makers Studio in Hoylake.

When: Sunday 28th November 11am-4pm
The Parade Community Centre
31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake CH47 3AG

Wellington Road Open Studios

Christmas open studios with artists Marie Louise Mairs (painting / ceramics), Marie Louise Williams (basket weaving), MAAP Studio (ceramics), Jan Ewing (painting), Catherine Markey (painting), Jude Gill (ceramics), Mary Bryning (textiles and mixed media).

When: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of December : 10am – 5pm
Wellington Road Art Studios
Units 1-2, 28A Wellington Road
Oxton CH43 2JE

Exhibition : Julie Lawrence
‘Memories of Light’

Painter Julie Lawrence has an upcoming solo exhibition at Cass Art in Liverpool.

When: 12th – 31st December
Cass Art, 18 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT