Tristram Powell and William Feaver
Bill (right), shows Tristram an original work from the Art Club

Our first film night featured a showing of a short film made by Tristram Powell in 1972 about the Ashington Miners Art Club which was followed by a discussion between Tristram and William Feaver, who was also involved in the making of the film. Feaver, senior art critic at the Observer for many years, also wrote a book on the subject called The Pitmen Painters which inspired Lee Hall's play of the same name.

There was a full studio and great atmosphere for this unique event. We hope to have more in the future.


Stone Litho
Virginia Powell

Important Places

Friday 11 March - Sunday 24 April 2016

Exhibition open: Thursday & Friday10.00- 4.00pm. Other times by arrangement.

Private View Thursday 10 March 2016 6.30- 8.30pm

Closing Party Sunday 24 April 3.00- 6.00pm

We are getting ready for our next exhibition at the studio, Important Places, an exhibition of work by Virginia Powell.


Wood Engraving
Peter Smith with his engraving tools
Wood Engraving
Wood Engraving

Saturday saw the final session in our two part course on the techniques of wood engraving run but master engraver Peter Smith. The course was fully attended and some great work was produced. We are now hoping to have a followup course sometime later in the year.

"It's a highly skilled and very delicate process", said student Christine Bibby, "but really rewarding, and, thanks to Peter, we all ended up achieving more than we expected. It's something I will definitely continue."

"... two fab Saturdays. What lovely people."
Peter Smith




I will be talking about my work with artists Sheila Vollmer and Tim Cousins this Friday 26 February at 5.30pm. At APT studios in Deptford- if you live that way it would be great to see you.
Wood Engraving
Wood Engraving

Really pleased that Peter will be teaching Wood Engraving at the studio on 20 & 27 February. More information here.

Jose at SLAUGHTERHAUS Winter Print Sale
Jose at the studio on Sunday

A good weekend

A big thank you to everybody who made it to our Winter Print sale last weekend. We hope that the mulled wine and mince pies were a good reward for travelling in that rain! We sold a number of prints and lots of cards. Just to say, if you were not able to make it at the weekend, you can still come and look at and buy work right up to Christmas. Just call Michelle on 07946 854207 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check opening times.

Christmas Cards
Making Christmas Cards at the studio at the weekend
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