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bucks open studios... commercial square studios

Every year, thousands of artists nationwide open up their studios to the public during 'Open Studios' season. My local event is Bucks Open Studios in High Wycombe, once infamous in the furniture making industry, home to Robin Day's early years at art college (now the Buckinghamshire New University and still renowned in the world of furniture and design) and still home to an incredible variety of artists, from disciplines as wide and varied as ceramics, jewellery, embroidery, painting, glass-blowing and of course furniture making, to name just a few. 

Bucks Open Studios will run until the 22nd June and covers villages and towns throughout the county. I'm thrilled to have finally tracked down a few of my shots from last year's visit. Some pictures,as yet, not credited until I visit the studios this weekend, when I can hopefully fill in the missing gaps. 

The first 7 shots are of Elizabeth Callinicos' studio space, which I instantly fell in love with and spent a lot of time in. With an MA from The Royal College of Art, Elizabeth took part in an exhibition, 3Up, a season of 3 person shows in 3 parts for The Crafts Council in 2000. 

Elizabeth's work was showcased in the second part of the series entitled Tectonic and billed as 'three relationships between craft and architecture.' Exhibiting alongside Elizabeth were Shin and Tomoko Azumi and Thomas Heatherwick Studio (whose current and arguably most notable work comes in the form of the 2012 Olympic flame and the proposed London Garden Bridge).

I will post further shots of other exhibitors I visited last year, as well as this year's event which I will attend over the next few days. Meanwhile, take a look at the links below for further information and events in your local area. Most of all, if you have even the slightest interest in design, then take time out to visit just a few artists and designers-many of whom open up their homes to proudly display their crafts. We need to support and champion British design and aspiring talent...enjoy!

elizabeth callinicos, bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
elizabeth callinicos studio-e174 commercial square studios

elizabeth callinicos, bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
elizabeth callinicos studio-e174 commercial square studios

elizabeth callinicos, bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
elizabeth callinicos studio-e174 commercial square studios

elizabeth callinicos, bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
elizabeth callinicos studio-e174 commercial square studios

elizabeth callinicos, bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
elizabeth callinicos studio-e174 commercial square studios

elizabeth callinicos, bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
elizabeth callinicos studio-e174 commercial square studios

elizabeth callinicos, bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
elizabeth callinicos studio-e174 commercial square studios


lucian taylor, studio-e74 at commercial square studios, bucks open studios, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
lucian taylor at studio-e74, commercial square studios


bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
marian hyland commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
diana noel commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
diana noel commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
diana noel commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
isabel fallow commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
liz meier commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
isabel fallow commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
isabel fallow commercial square studios

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
chris inder art in the square


bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
 chris inder art in the square

bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
 commercial square studios


bucks open studios, commercial square studios high wycombe, trend-daily blog, caroline davis stylist
the old chair works high wycombe

Bucks Open Studios, until june 22 2014. 


If any pictures have been mis-labelled or not identified at all, please do get in touch and I will correct them straight away.

















Comments

  1. Ohh how I adore it all - the photos and the stuff is all great:) Hope you are well and enjoying Summer - many hugs Axxx

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  2. We just had the open door workshop weekends here in Bcn too and I love these events. Can there be anything better than having a glimpse behind the scene of an artist or creative? Thanks for sharing, Caroline, I love them all.

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  3. What a fantastic place! Thanks for sharing, Caroline! hx

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  4. I love having a snoop around artists studios, I always find it inspiring seeing places where people create! Thanks for sharing these photo's Caroline. xD

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  5. This is fantastic Caroline. Elizabeth's studio and work is stunning.

    I also love open studios but as always there's so much choice in London that it can get quiet overwhelming..

    PLEASE let us see more pics from last year and this year's visit. Have you been yet?

    Thank you for sharing. Really inspiring. All of it! xx

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  6. Just lovely! It must be great to be in a collection of studios like that from a work point of view!

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  7. This is amazingly mesmerizing....I really like the painting area and paintings too...creatively designed and well furnished.
    Mamta Bajaj
    Interior Designer
    http://www.futomicdesigns.com

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