Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios 2017

Yorkshire Artspace
- , 2017

Tickets: Free

A weekend of nosying around some of the most fascinating artists' studios in town.

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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 150+ 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.

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.

Get to know some of the artists below, and meet them in real life on 17-19 November 2017.

Persistence Works

Seiko Kinoshita
Penny Withers
Neil Woodall
Jennie Gill
Anthony Bennett
Sarah Waterhouse
Victoria Claire Dawes

Exchange Place Studios

Chris Boland
Henk Littlewood

Manor Oaks


Be sure to explore the areas around the three sites with a hand from our area guides:

– Cultural Industries Quarter (home to Persistence Works)
– Castlegate (home to Exchange Place Studios)
– Manor Oaks

See our full guide to Open Studios 2017.

Written by Claire Thornley; June 29, 2016