In addition to individual artist's Open Studios, Hubs involve Suffolk Open Studios members getting together at one location to show visitors artwork in progress and completed pieces of their work. Sometimes the group of artists will share common interests and exhibiting their work together enriches the visitor’s experience. Sometimes the artist's own studios are in remote locations and it reduces visitor travel time if they collaborate in this way. Visitors to a hub will enjoy great variety and talent all in one place.
In June 2017 there will be the following Hub studios:
Alde Valley Hub, Cransford, Woodbridge
ART 5 Hub, Felixstowe
Creative Stitch, Ipswich
Stour Studio, Clare
An eclectic group of artists working in a variety of media. Refreshments available.
Location: Lyndhurst, Bruisyard Road, Cransford, Woodbridge, IP13 9PD. From A12 Saxmundham, take the B1119 sign Framlingham. Go through Rendham, and continue for 2 miles. At a small cross road, turn right, to Cransford. As you enter the village take the first right hand turn signed Cransford Hall. Lyndhurst is a semi-detached house approximately half a mile down the road on the left hand side.
We are a group of textile artists who meet on a regular basis to share and support one another. We are all qualified in art and textiles and although textiles are our primary focus we use various media.
Glen Gerrard - Textiles and Mixed Media
Maggi Rutterford - Textiles and Mixed Media
Lizzie Hodgson - Textiles and Mixed Media
Beth Hendley - Textiles and Mixed Media
Liz Hennessey - Textiles
Location: 36 Tomline Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7PA. Drive down the main street do not fork left keep going, through the traffic lights, past library on left and take the third turning on the left.
Creative Stitch Textile Art Classes based at Suffolk East Federation of Women’s Institutes, 22, Orford Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NS.
From Ipswich town centre head along the Norwich Road. Turn right into Orford Street ( next to Coes). The SEFWI headquarters is approx 100 yards on the right. Look for a gate into a small yard and the entrance is there. There is a car park almost opposite.
Four talented artists working in a wide range of media, producing artwork in both fine detail and contemporary styles. Visit their interesting studio in the beautiful setting of Clare Castle Country Park. The artists taking part are:
Jan Couling - Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolour.
Clare Waterer – Drawing, Pastel, Charcoal, Acrylic.
Deborah Mansfield - Jewellery.
Ailsa Lyn – Watercolour, Collage, Jewellery, Drawing
The Stour Studio is located at the Clare Country Park Centre, Malting Lane, Clare, CO10 8NW. Follow the tourist signs to Clare Castle Country Park. The Stour Studio is at the far end of the car park.