Saturday, 20 April 2019

BIX SIX, Arts Trail. May 4th - 6th May. 10am-5pm

            Henley Arts Trail 2019                            



May is the month of Open studios. Henley Arts Trail is taking place over the first bank holiday in May. 4th-6th May. Taking place in various venues, 33 in all and over 300 artists and designer/makers to come and view the talent and skills that this area has. All the venues are free.
This year I will be exhibiting with the Bix Six at Bix village Hall, eight artists and craftsmen/people which include jewellery, photography, paintings, prints, wood sculpture, stained glass and pottery. I will be exhibiting my leather handbags

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christmas At Studio 21. 15th & 16th December

This weekend only, last show of the year. An opportunity to find those last minute  special, bespoke objects, which will make ideal and unique Christmas presents. Work includes: beautiful hand-made leather handbags and small leather goods, jewellery, painting, prints, cards etc. refreshments;

Sunday, 11 November 2018

We closed at 5.30pm today and many thanks to all those who visited.
I have an update on the mystery of the red poppies appearing all over Caversham. We went out for a walk this evening and saw even more poppies attached to the railings of Christchurh meadows along Gosbrook road. According to the people we met and spoke to tonight, who were also looking at the Poppies, apparently it was the idea of a pupil at Highdown School in year seven, not sure whether this is correct but here is the link.

Sgt/Major William Brant.

Thank you for visiting our studio for the past couple of days.
Last night whilst we were busy talking to some visitors, someone tied a red poppy to the post outside our house. It was tied on the post just as it was getting dark. We would like to thank that person. It was placed in remembrance of company Sergeant Major William Brant of the Royal Berkshire regiment. He died on the 25th April 1917 aged 35. He was the brother of Mrs E Howe, who used to live at our house. For a few years we used to receive Christmas cards for Mrs Howe. I could never return to sender as there was no address, they stopped after a few years.
Her brother was awarded, by the French government, the medal of the Croix de Guerre. The Croix de Guerre may either be awarded as an individual or unit award, to those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with the enemy. The medal is awarded to those who have been "mentioned in dispatches", meaning a heroic deed or deeds were performed meriting a citation from an individual's headquarters unit. The unit award of the Croix de Guerre with palm was issued to military units whose members performed heroic deeds in combat and were subsequently recognized by headquarters.
He was decorated with the Croix de Guerre for bravery and resourcefulness at Loos. His company took a position, but all the officers fell. Brant rallied the remainder of his company, who held the trench till victory was secured.
I managed to find a photograph of William Brant along side his company. (Reading Library) See below bottom left hand corner.

Monday, 5 November 2018



Saturday, 3 November 2018


Christmas At studio 21.
An opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and find something special at Studio 21. Artists and Designers at Studio 21 sell their work at 21 Patrick Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8DD, on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November, 10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. 
Admission is free and a very short distance from Caversham centre. A good place to find special and bespoke objects, ideal for Christmas presents. Work includes: beautiful hand-made leather handbags and small leather goods, jewellery, painting, prints, cards etc. refreshments

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Wednesday, 11 April 2018



21st  April 2018 10am – 6pm
22nd  April 2018 10am – 5pm
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading
Reading Art fair is coming up in the next week or so. Michael Norcross will be taking part for the 2 day show. There is a private view on the Friday night, there may be tickets left and worth contacting them.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Reading Guild Of Artists, pop up exhibition

Reading Guild of Artists are currently exhibiting work by the members at Reading Museum as part of a pop up exhibition. Lots to see and opportunity to buy original art work at very reasonable prices. Forget about those international artists, support your local home grown artists instead. Ideal unique Valetine's or birthday present
Exhibition runs until this Saturday 17th Feb in the Madejski Gallery. Refreshments available.

Friday, 8 December 2017

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 15TH - 17TH DECEMBER. 10.30am - 5.30pm

Christmas at Studio 21
The last show of the year, 2017. We open on Friday 15th December, Saturday 16th and  Sunday 17th from 10.30am - 5.30pm.

We are located adjacent to Christchurch Meadows, 10 minutes’ walk across the park from Reading Station, 5 minutes’ walk from Caversham centre, on-street parking.
Find something special: ‘Artists at Studio 21’ welcome visitors to our 12th Christmas Show, which includes paintings, wood-block prints and cards of local scenes, and beautifully made leather and textiles work, jewellery and more. This year we are joined by two craftsmen: Colin Norgate; Colin has designed and made furniture to commission for over 15 years. Simon Conolly (sculpture in clay): a well-known sculptor who has exhibited widely in the U.K. at many venues including the R.A. the R.B.A and the R.S.M.A. Studio 21 is where we produce our work and an ideal place to find unusual and special Christmas presents. Please visit the blog for further information:  (light refreshments available). Call in and join us, we look forward to seeing you here.
Exhibitors: Victoria Baker, Leather goods, jewellery
Simon Conolly: Sculpture in Clay,
Colin Norgate: Furniture designer and wood turner.
Michael Norcross: Prints, paintings, cards and woodblock prints.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas At Studio 21. 15th - 17th December

This is our final show of the year. Can't believe that in a couple of weeks time it will be 2018. Joining us for this final show is Colin Norgate,  who is a furniture designer and maker of fabulous objects in wood and not only that but  is a holder for a Guild Mark from The Worshipful Company of Furnituremakers.  I particularly like the fish boards. See below ! If you would like to try some Wood turning, Colin runs some courses through out the year, an ideal gift for the man or woman in your life, who likes wood. I think I might try it myself.

We will be open from the  15th - 17th December, 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Victoria Baker.
Michael Norcross.
Simon Conolly.
Colin Norgate.


CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21: 15th - 17th December

                                                                                     Final show of the year!
                                                                                    15th - 17th December 
 Details to follow shortly.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Christmas At Studio 21

Beautiful sunny morning and another day at Studio 21. We are now open and look forward to you visiting us. This year Simon Conolly ( is exhibiting with us, he is a member of the Oxford Sculpture group:
 Avoid the 'Black Friday' crowds and enjoy the relative tranquility of Studio 21. There's plenty to see a wide range of unique presents for Christmas. Jewellery, bags, Scuplture, cards, prints, leather goods and paintings. Come down, peruse coffee/tea and biscuit.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


                                                         CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21 24TH - 26TH NOVEMBER

Find something special: ‘Artists at Studio 21’ welcome visitors to our annual Christmas Show, which includes paintings, wood-block prints and cards of local scenes, and beautifully made leather and textiles work, jewellery, ceramics and more. An ideal place to find those special Christmas presents. Please visit the blog for further information: and visit on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26thNovember from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily. Free entry. 
Simon Conolly, Sculpture in Clay. Fabulous pieces of worked clay. See photos
Victoria Baker . Leather goods, textiles and Jewellery.
Michael Norcoss. paintings, wood block prints and cards of local scenes.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 24th - 26th November

                                                                          Christmas at Studio 21.
                                                                           24th - 26th November

Monday, 30 October 2017



VISIT: on Friday 24th Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily. Free entry. Light refreshments available.


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Reading Charity Art fair. 27th - 29th October 2107

                         THE READING CHARITY ART FAIR Friday 27th to Sunday 29th OCTOBER 2017

Please note our new venue this year:-

The Oakview Exhibition Hall at Leighton Park School, Pepper Lane Entrance, Reading, RG2 7DG.

Our main sales usually take place at the preview evening on Thursday 26 October between 7pm and 9.30pm, tickets for this are available at £10 each including a glass of wine and canap├ęs; for tickets please contact the Secretary on 0118 969 3866 (or 07949186262), or by email at:

25% of all sales are donated by the artists to the charity. In addition this year, we are planning to have a display of small paintings, donated by artists. These paintings will be displayed together; We will sell these small paintings to support the purchase of an advanced ultrasound scanner for the Royal Berkshire Hospital's Breast Screening Clinic.