Somerset Art Weeks is back! SAW (Somerset Art Works) have been running the event each September since 1994 and giving artists from around the county an opportunity to exhibit their work to the public in a mass open studios event. This years event is running from Saturday 15th to Sunday 30th September.

The work displayed covers a huge range – everything from painting, pottery and photography to new media, textiles and sculpture.  It is a great opportunity to support local artists and enjoy the rich artistic treasures Somerset has to offer. This year there are over 220 venues and more than 300 artists taking part by showing their work in houses, barns, sheds and studios across the county.

Just down the road from Teapot Creative’s headquarters in Hambridge, the village of Curry Mallet is hosting two exhibitions both of which we would recommend you investigate!

Arts in the Attic – located in the loft of Manor Farm, Curry Mallet.  Open daily from 11am – 5pm. Artists include Emily Colenso, Nick Durnan and Curry Mallet’s own Mary Vanderplank will be showing a range of paintings, photography, prints, stone carving and sculpture. There will also be refreshments available throughout the day. For further information contact Mary on 01823 480661 or mary@manorfarm.unospace.net.

D R Ceramics – located at 11 Popes Cross, Curry Mallet will be open daily from 11am – 6pm. Curry Mallet potter Drew Robins will be showing his range of functional pottery and also decorative agateware. There will also be a range of other local crafts available. Drew will be doing demonstrations at midday at weekends and if you fancy having a go then taster sessions can be arranged. For further information contact Drew on 01823 481 877 or www.drceramics.com.

If you would like to download a free Art Weeks guide so you can find out what is going on across Somerset and North Somerset, then click here and simply print a copy off. Don’t forget to let us know if you discover some gems!

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