Banks Mill opens its studios

Banks%20Mill%20StudiosSome of the very best of the county’s artists and designer-makers will be opening up their studios at Banks Mill in Derby this month.

The free event is the perfect place to find jewellery, ceramics, fine art, prints, textiles and accessories.

It is being run alongside an Artisan Fair at the University of Derby Enterprise Centre which will be featuring the handiwork of dozens of other artists from around the county.

Both venues are just metres from each other in Bridge Street and they will be open to guests from 5pm-8pm on Friday November 28, and 10am-5pm on November 29 and 30.

Laura Williams, Incubation Manager, said: “There is always a lot of excitement running up to open studios with the anticipation of all the lovely handmade items that have been created.

“We are thrilled to be able to also include the Artisan Fair over at the Enterprise Centre too as this gives our ever growing community of artists and makers the opportunity to showcase their work to the public.”

Guests will be invited to listen to live music, meet with artists and relax with a glass of wine. The weekend events will also feature children’s activities including face painting, printmaking and an arts trail.

Artists who will be at the event include Barbara Colbert, Hannah Larkam, Kim Fowler, Paul Johnstone, Lesley Warrington, Justine Nettleton, Stevie Davies, Paul Hennegan and Heather Horsley.

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