Celebrate Oxfordshire Artweeks with Makespace Oxford

Last week marked the start of Oxfordshire Artweeks, the UK’s oldest and biggest artist open studios and pop-up exhibition event. The event runs each year, and invites guests to feast their eyes on a huge range of creative activities by hundreds of artists, makers and designers across the county.

A number of our residents at Makespace Oxford Aristotle Lane will be joining in the celebrations this year, opening their doors to visitors curious to learn more about their work. All six studios will be open from 11am–5pm from the 13th to the 15th of May.

The creatives taking part are Makespace Oxford residents Cassandra Smith, Bethan Axford, Anna Yearwood and Claire Berliner, as well as community ceramics studio Sabali Pots and upcycling enterprise Paint Buzz.

Find out more about each below, and be sure to drop in for the celebrations at Makespace Oxford, 1 Aristotle Lane, Oxford, OX2 6TP. If you have any access requirements, please let us know by contacting info@makespaceoxford.org / 07842 111660 before attending.

Image of a woman holding a weaving loom with a blue and red textile on it

Cassandra Smith
Textile Designer and Artist
Luxuriously soft and sustainable hand-woven art and textiles for interiors.
cassandrasabo.co.uk / info@cassandrasabo.co.uk

Bethan Axford
Designer and Artist

Bethan Axford works in ceramic, print and textile to create modern sacred objects.
bethanaxford.com / @bethan_axford

Anna Yearwood
Studio Artist
Anna Yearwood’s work draws on the intellectual and cultural environment of the city of Oxford.

Sabali Pots
Ceramics Studio
A community members’ studio comprised of a variety of potters making a range of functional and decorative affordable ceramics.

Mary Zacaroli / Paint Buzz
Home Furnishings/Eco-Friendly Paints
Mary Zacaroli of Paint Buzz upcycles pre-loved furniture using eco-friendly Frenchic paints. Good for the soul, the planet, and your home.
info@paintbuzz.co.uk / @paintbuzzuk

Claire Berliner Benson
Claire Berliner Benson is a local painter exploring the relationship between colours and how they make us feel.

Find out more about Oxfordshire Artweeks on their website.