OPEN STUDIOS. CAVERSHAM
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Thursday, 4 November 2021
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.
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.
(At present, in the interests of reducing the spread of Covid 19, please wear a mask when visiting the Studio)
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
Don't forget to visit the Open Studios Insight Exhibition at
Greenham Business Park
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:
Monday, 14 June 2021
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
Monday, 9 December 2019
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Friday, 22 November 2019
Thursday, 7 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
Special Christmas shopping: Artists sell their work 15-17 November https://christmasatstudio21.blogspot.com/
Thursday, 31 October 2019
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Saturday, 20 April 2019
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
Sunday, 11 November 2018
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.
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
Thursday, 27 September 2018
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
21st April 2018 10am – 6pm
22nd April 2018 10am – 5pm
Rivermead Leisure Complex, ReadingReading 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
Exhibition runs until this Saturday 17th Feb in the Madejski Gallery. Refreshments available.
Friday, 8 December 2017
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
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Saturday, 25 November 2017
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.