Weekends in May – Art in Ditchling
Starting on Monday 1st May and running for the following four weekends in May (including the second May Bank Holiday Monday), this annual art trail is a big draw both to locals and art-lovers from much further afield. This year there are 16 venues on the art trail. We are the first venue listed on the trail so a good place to start (and park). Also at The Turner Dumbrell Studios is Eloise Nash who will be showing her ceramics alongside work by other artists. Elsewhere in the village you will find the open houses of artists Miranda Ellis, Jo Watters-Pawlowski, Ali Stringell, Vanessa Worrall, and Penny Sanderson. The Blue Shed Studio will be exhibiting abstract sculpture and prints, lutherie, contemporary chairs made from English hardwoods, and ceramics. Nerikomi pots at ‘Coloured Clay Ceramics’, 18 High Street, is new to the Art in Ditchling trail and looks fascinating. The Jointure Studio is putting on an exhibition called ‘Functional Beauty’, celebrating handmade items for both their unique details and practical value. There will be work by a potter, a weaver and a furniture maker. At 14 Clayton Road you will find Jenny KilBride, weaver and dyer, and Jane Skelton, potter. Other studios showcasing work by groups of artists are The Twitten Studio, The Annex and The Handmade House. All in all there is a lot to see so you may need more than one day to take everything in.
Further information and opening times can be found at http://artinditchling.co.uk/AID/