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Tuesday, 10 May 2022

OPEN STUDIOS. CAVERSHAM 



 

Open Studios 13th,14th,15th,16th May

 

May is the month for Open Studios. 

Thursday, 4 November 2021

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21 NOVEMBER 11th -14th. 11AM- 5PM

 We will be welcoming visitors to our studio pre-Christmas Show November 2021 once again. This year it will run for four days starting next Thursday 11.00 a.m. and continuing through Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, when we close at 5.00 p.m.

                                                                  

                                                                       http://www.michaelnorcrossart.com

Between 11th and 14th November, between 11a.m. and 5 p.m visit Studio 21 at 21 Patrick Road RG4 8DD,  and you will receive a warm welcome from the artists to our Pre-Christmas Show. There will be a variety of distinct kinds of work for sale all produced here, by us, from stocking fillers to special and exclusive items. There is the opportunity to buy exclusive one-off items beautifully hand-made or exquisitely painted. There are all manner of carefully handmade and thoughtfully designed leather accessories. There are recent oil paintings in a range of sizes and subjects, as well as original hand-made prints and high quality giclee reproductions of paintings by artist Michael Norcross, in addition to a range of new cards.

https://www.victoriabakerhandmade.co.uk

(At present, in the interests of reducing the spread of Covid 19, please wear a mask when visiting the Studio) 

 

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

MODERN MAKERS COLLECTIVE.

 

Lorna McCurdy - bookbinding
Aimee Alice Payton - upholstery and lampshades 
Thorn Smith - woodwork
Anne Payton - painting and prints
Harriet Coleridge - ceramics
Mary Lowry - weaving
Charlotte Berry - jewellery
Lots of lovely art - art boxes
Victoria Baker - leather bags
Jane Body - natural wreaths
Gaia Botanics - artisan soap
Andrew Hazelden- ceramics
Kate Wilkinson- jewellery
Louise Arthur - basketry
Hannah Elizabeth - prints and illustration
Michael j Amphlett - wood carving
Frances Boyle - jewellery
Freya Barton - painting
Yvette Phillips - embroidery 
Jon Townsin - woodwork
Eric Michell - interior pieces


Wednesday, 29 September 2021

 VERY SORRY TO LET YOU KNOW AT SUCH SHORT NOTICE BUT, MY OPEN STUDIOS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED, WE BOTH HOPE TO PUT ON OUR PRE CHRISTMAS SHOW TOGETHER AS USUAL 11-14 NOVEMBER Futher information will be posted 

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

                                                                                     Open Studios 2021


     Hello! Welcome back! Just to say you may not know this but due to all the disruption caused by trying to keep Covid infections at bay this years’ West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios has been split into Two Parts this year. The first part was run during May and was something of a trial run for the Part Two which is running from 18thSeptember to the 10th October 2021, which also has its usual Insight Exhibition, which wasn’t possible to hold in May; that is to say, it’s on now! and Michael is participating by holding his Open Studios event on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, and Monday 4th at Studio 21, 21 Patrick Road RG4 8DD,  and you will be made to feel very welcome when you visit between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day, and also by appointment via his Open Studios web site page https://www.open-studios.org.uk/entry/2021/michael-norcross

Or you can follow him on www.instagram.com/michael.norcross/ twitter.com/mikenorcrossart

www.facebook.com/michael.norcross.336

 Don't forget to visit the Open Studios Insight Exhibition at  

The Base

Communications Rd.,

Greenham Business Park

Thatcham

RG19 6HN

Situated within Greenham Business Park off the A339 just south of Newbury.

 

The idea of the Insight exhibition at the Base at Greenham Newbury is that you visit the exhibition; note the artists you are most interested in; look them up under ‘Studios’ dropdown menu; then either just visit or contact them to arrange a visit. Most participants will arrange a visit whenever possible throughout the year, this will be stated on their webpage on the Open Studios site. To visit the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios and browse work of all artists online visit the website for 2021 go to:

https://www.open-studios.org.uk/



Tuesday, 18 May 2021

 


  Hi! Were back in the swim at last! Opening with West Berkshire & North Hampshire Open Studio 2021 Michael Norcross will be showing some of his recent paintings and prints, including a preview of those he entered for the forthcoming Broadway Arts Festival Art competition, before the painting the judges selected is taken to show in Broadway in June.

It's all very exciting as it will be his first physical exhibition since 2019! We hope you can visit. If you can please book a time slot by using the calendly link and booking a time and day which suits you. https://calendly.com/outlook_2bcfc27a18cfb565/open-studios-wbnh-with-michael-norcross-arrange-a-visit 

This means you will have your own unhurried exclusive visit. Further information can be found by going to his page at https://www.open-studios.org.uk/entry/2021/michael-norcross

 The studio is large and fully ventilated and all possible precautions will be observed to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Please wear a mask; we have spares, hand sanitiser and gloves are available. Hope to see you here this Thursday 20th, Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd May 2021.



Friday, 13 December 2019

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 13TH - 15TH DECEMBER. RG4 8DD

                                        CHRISTMAS IS HERE AT STUDIO 21! PRESENTS FOR CHRISTMAS.                                                                                                                     21 Patrick Road, Caversham,                                                                                                                                  

Monday, 9 December 2019

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 13TH,14TH,15TH DECEMBER. 10.30AM-5.30PM

Whether you are still looking for that special Christmas present, at Studio 21 you can find some special, bespoke objects, which will make ideal and unique Christmas presents. Work includes: beautiful hand made leather handbags and small leather goods, jewellery, paintings , prints, cards etc and some refreshments.Studio 21, 21 Patrick Road, Caversham, Reading, Berks RG4 8DD.
DATES: Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th December
OPENING TIMES: 10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m.


Wednesday, 4 December 2019

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 14TH - 15TH DECEMBER 2019

We will be opening Studio 21 again for the last time this year of 2019. 14th - 15th December

Thursday, 7 November 2019

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 15TH - 17TH NOVEMBER 2019.

                                                    CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 15TH - 17TH NOVEMBER 2019.

Artists and Designers at Studio 21 are holding their annual pre-Christmas event at 21 Patrick Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8DD, on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November, 10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. For further information telephone or email us or view our blog: christmasatstudio21.blogspot.com where previous shows can be viewed.

Admission is free and a very short distance from Caversham centre. An excellent place to find special and bespoke objects ideal for Christmas presents. Work includes: beautiful hand-made leather handbags and small leather accessories and jewellery by ‘Victoria Baker Handmade’ with paintings, prints and cards by artist Michael Norcross. refreshments; Look out for further details on: christmasatstudio21.blogspot.com

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Special Christmas shopping: Artists sell their work 15-17 November https://christmasatstudio21.blogspot.com/

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 2019. 15TH- 17TH NOVEMBER


Wednesday, 30 October 2019

DESIGNER MAKER SHOW. 9TH -10TH NOVEMBER.

 
A Group of high quality, professional designer makers will be at Yattendon Village Hall on 9th, 10th of November, daily from 10-30 to 5 p.m. In aid of The Friends of St Denys. Entry is Free. Items:

Jewellery Christmas Wreaths Studio Pottery Ethical Toys Elegant Hand-stitched Handbags and Leather Accessories Sheep Skins Book Binding Hand Made Lamp Shades Traditional Baskets Carved Creatures Christmas Baubles Candles & Scents Oak Furniture Hand-woven Scarves Dolls Houses Personalised Maps Turned Bowls & More.....

all Designed and Made  by:

Jane Body Jim Crockatt Pea Broadhurst Candida Kennedy John Parrey Ollie Brooks Christine Brewster Catherine Harte Harriet Coleridge Mary Lowry Thornton Smith Victoria Baker Alexander Meier Melanie Quinn Aimee Payton Lorna McCurdy & More




Tuesday, 22 October 2019

DESIGNER MAKERS CHRISTMAS SHOW. NOV 10th & 11th

                                    
                                       

Saturday, 20 April 2019

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

            Henley Arts Trail 2019                            


   

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.
https://www.highdown.reading.sch.uk/news/?pid=58&nid=1&storyid

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

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 9TH - 11TH NOVEMBER

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 9TH - 11TH NOVEMBER

Saturday, 3 November 2018

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 9TH,10TH,11TH NOVEMBER.

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

READING CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2018

READING

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.  https://contemporaryartfairs.co.uk/

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. http://www.colinnorgate.co.uk/about/wood-turning-courses/

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

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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 (http://www.sculptureinclay.co.uk/about-the-artist/) is exhibiting with us, he is a member of the Oxford Sculpture group:http://www.oxfordsculptors.org/simon-conolly.html.
 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

                                                         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: christmasatstudio21.blogspot.com and visit on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26thNovember from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily. Free entry. 
 Exhibitors:
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.