The Manor Oaks artists are opening their doors to share their passion for their art and demonstrate their skills, tools and techniques. Join us on Sunday 28th November to discover the works of these fantastic makers.
No need to book. Just join us on the day 11am to 4pm
About the artists
Jeweller, Annette Petch
Annette works in silver and gold to produce handmade jewellery and small precious objects. All her materials are ethically sourced, and mostly recycled. She is inspired by natural forms such as leaves, flowers, buds, seed pods and shells and likes to incorporate textures and movement, to create fluid, tactile jewellery. Annette loves seeing the fascination visitors to her studio have of things being made by hand.
Furniture Maker, Finbarr Lucas
Finbarr Lucas is an independent designer and craftsman who creates beautiful furniture for people who love good design. As well as beautiful, bespoke furniture, he is developing a collection of handcrafted pieces for the home. Trained in fine art and furniture-making, his work is guided by functional design and ethical principles of sustainability. Finbarr loves how visiting studios evokes memories for visitors and to talk with people about the tools and techniques.
Wood Worker, Becca Hopkinson
Becca is a designer and maker of handcrafted beautiful wooden boxes, homewares, gift items and wooden jewellery. She has an eye for detail, a fascination for function and a love of the making process and incorporate a colourful, playful side to some of her work. She uses ethically sourced, solid hardwoods or recycled wood from old furniture, also sourcing waste off-cuts from other furniture makers. Becca loves being able to inspire young children, and particularly girls, that they can be woodworkers too.
Ceramicist, Sarah Villeneau
Sarah creates sensuous, tactile and intriguing vessels and abstract sculptures. Each piece is individually handmade using techniques of slabbing, press-moulding and pinching. Sarah’s sculpture captures the essence of the organic, as if formed by nature, and not by human hand. Sarah’s loves people visiting her studio so they can see how tactile her work, and particularly when they can’t resist touching it.
The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our priority. While restrictions have eased, we know many are still concerned about the spread of Covid 19. We will continue to ask our visitors to follow a number of measures to ensure a visit to our site is safe and enjoyable for everyone.