Handmade in Tooting on the Art Trail

September 18, 2011 at 23:27 Leave a comment

Fabric Nation

Handmade in Tooting designers and makers will be taking part in this years Tooting, Balham & Furzedown Art Trail.  The Art Trail, part of Wandsworth Artists Open House, takes place on the first two weekends of October  – 1st & 2nd October and 8th & 9th October 2011 from 11am to 6pm.  We have a fabulous trail of open houses and studios weaving through the streets of Furzedown, Balham and Tooting, featuring work from local artists, including paintings, prints, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, video, photographs and much more. We even have a competition, leave your contact details at each house you visit for a chance to win a meal for two at the Wheatsheaf Pub, Tooting Bec.

Caragh Buxton

Handmade in Tooting designers and makers will be at Venue 73 on your guide where Caragh Buxton, Fabric Nation and Mandy Treptow will be displaying their colourful homewares using textiles, ceramics and glass along with Neil Randall’s photographs and sculpture.

Mandy Treptow

Neil Randall

We will also have drop in fused glass and brooch making workshops. Fused glass making takes place on the first weekend and brooch making on the second.

Some of the glass coasters we made last year

Round the corner, at Venue 78, LouLou Workshop will be joined by Helen Lang, Kate Clarke and Julia Hardy for a display of silver and vintage button jewellery, hand screen-printed homeware products, quirky limited edition giclee and screenprints and acrylic and pencil paintings and sketches.  They will also have a fabulous pop-up vintage tea room!

Loulou Workshop

Kate Clarke

Helen Lang

Julia Hardy

More Handmade in Tooting makers can be found at Venues 61 and  79 on the Art Trail map.

Sally Dunnnett

Glittering Shards

Look out for the orange and purple balloons or the Aspire Open House signs for participating artists and studios. A warm welcome awaits you at our homes ands studios where we look forward to telling you more about our work, and you might even walk home with some original art or at least a smile on your face and some home baked cake. You can view a map here, or look out for the guides in local cafes, shops and bars.

Amelia Critchlow

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