Sheffield has the most artists’ studios outside of London, and many of them have made their home at Yorkshire Artspace, either in the light-filled spaces of Persistence Works, slap bang in the city centre, or at YA’s other sites: Exchange Place and Manor Oaks.
Each November around 125 ceramicists, jewellers, furniture makers, printmakers, painters and sculptors have a little tidy, before opening their studio doors to a large and curious audience. Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity to see inside the working spaces of some of our city’s most creative residents, and maybe make some headway with your Christmas shopping.
A few years ago we were invited behind the scenes at Yorkshire Artspace to meet a small number of the many artists and makers and poke around their studios. It was a real privilege to see the working environments of these incredibly talented people and to watch them at work. Get to know these artists below – but we insist you visit yourselves, to smell the ink, wood and paint, see the presses, looms and potters wheels, and, most importantly, to meet all the other artists who are continuing Sheffield’s proud tradition of making.
Come back soon for more details for the 2019 Open Studios weekend.