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Open Studios 2024

Join us this August for our Summer Open Studios

We’ve once again joined up with Hampshire Open Studios and will be opening our doors to you for a weekend in August. 

You will be able to visit Making Space on the following days… 

(There is no need to book, just turn up on the day – unless you have booked a taster workshop) 

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 August 2043 | 11am-4pm 

Over the course of Open Studios you can meet, chat to and buy from our resident makers who will all be in their studios. 

You will also be able to enjoy our Creative Futures exhibition featuring work made in the second year of the project. 

There will also be opportunities to get creative with us as we’ll be running a series of Taster Sessions… There will be more information on these soon. (Booking required for all sessions) AND and free drop-in creative session with the wonderful Bethany from Wood & Daughters.

Finally (if that wasn’t enough) we will also be putting on a Pop-Up Shop in our Jewellery Studio! You will be able to browse and buy from a curated mix of local artisan makers and independent shops. If you’re a maker wanting to be a part of our Pop-Up Shop, find out more below!

There will be opportunities to enjoy some Summer Refreshments and chill out in our courtyard & Craft room. 

What’s Hampshire Open Studios

A county-wide open studio event running from the 17-26 August.

Artists from the New Forest, Romesy, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Havant, Swanmore, Botley & Southampton (and everywhere else inbetween) will all be throwing open their doors and welcoming you to see their art / craft in their home / professional studios. Open Studios is a brilliant opportunity to see makers in their #MakingSpace and find out how and why they make what they do!

To find out more about Hampshire Open Studios and about the artists who are taking part this year, please click on the link below.

Our Summer Pop-Up Shop will be open the whole weekend and will feature a mix of curated makers and independent shops. Check out some of the makers who will be joining us below, more to be added soon!


Wood and Daughters –

“We are Wood and Daughters, mother and daughter, sharing our enthusiasm and passion, bringing together life-long interests, making things we love with love. We are multidisciplinary artists, creative souls, living a colourful life by squeezing every drop of joy from each day. Everything we create is designed and made with lots of love and great care in our Hampshire studio. Bold, bright and colourful jewellery, cards and gifts are at the heart of our making. Perfect for those you love or as a treat for yourself. We look forward meeting you and sharing what we do.”


Sharon Justice –

Sharon is a Designer/Jeweller working in predominantly sustainable silver and semi precious stones, but also makes in copper and other materials. Her work is elegant and wearable while featuring interesting textures and and surface patterns.


Moon Water Treasures – 

We work with artisans in different regions in the Philippines and India. Their skills have been passed down from generations to generations. We feel their passion and artistry. However, because of fast fashion, their craftsmanship is slowly fading. We strongly believe that their craftsmanship is to be appreciated and celebrated that’s why we are here! The artisans as well as their crafts are treasures!
Moon Water Treasures is more than just a shopping experience. Some of the proceeds go to great causes! Through your purchases, we support Filipino children and their families with their school needs.
We conduct free yoga classes in schools and residential care homes for street children through collaboration with The Child Pose Yoga Philippines. We also organise beach clean-up and tree planting initiatives in the Northern region of the Philippines with the help of Ballog Adventures. 

Catherine Claasen Ceramics –

“I have been developing my pottery skills and exploring which shapes, effects and style really appeal – my work explores contrasts in texture and form, using monochrome as a basis with strong pops of colour. I like mixing elements of handbuilding and strong graphic design with thrown stoneware.”


Salt & Clay – 

SALT & CLAY is a handmade small batch soap and skincare brand focussing on using only the most nutritious, nurturing ingredients to harness the goodness within.
In our Hampshire studio we create everyday skincare essentials that are not only luxurious and beautiful but natural, nourishing and kind to skin.
We use only plant-based ingredients, so every product is vegan friendly and cruelty free.

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