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Swindon Open Studios

It's a busy time here at Primrose HQ as preparations for Swindon Open Studios step up a gear. There's tidying the garden as well as creating new artwork; and this year there will be more than ever to see, including my cottage garden series of panels, which have been my most challenging and detailed work of 2018. The garden will be full of colourful glass mosaic work and the studio and summerhouse will also have a variety of handcrafted jewellery and slate work to view and/ or purchase. You can also find out more about the workshops I run and see where they take place.

But it's not all just about seeing MY work this year...... I am also giving you the opportunity to join in and try some glass cutting and contribute to a large community mosaic panel which we shall be making together. Kids can also join in, choosing and adding nuggets in their favourite colours. The finished mosaic will be raffled and proceeds will go to TWIGS Community Gardens, so theres a chance you may even win yourself a gorgeous unique piece of garden art. TWIGS is a colourful and vibrant set of gardens in the heart of Swindon. They are a resource to give people who experience mental health problems the chance to regain confidence, self-esteem and to learn new skills. I love visiting Twigs, its inspirational and gives you a real sense of community. If you want to learn more about the charity or about when they are open to visitors then go to the TWIGS website or TWIGS facebook page. You could even visit them after me, as part of Open Studios, they will be exhibiting work from their craft studio in the cafe and are approx 10 minute drive away.

Talking of other venues, there are many other Swindon artists opening their doors and inviting members of the public into their studios and homes for a chance to see where and how their art is made this September. Details can be found on the