Somerset Open Studios

18 Sept- 3 Oct 2021 (Venue 50)

Yeovil Art Space welcomes five members of the Yeovil Creatives to set up temporary studio space as part of the Somerset Art Works Open Studios event this September (18 Sept- 3 Oct 2021).  Grażyna Wikierska, Clarissa Ready, Stéphanie Max, Dawn Handy and Jess Egan (pictured) will be showcasing an exciting range of work in printmaking, drawing, painting, mosaic and sculpture. 

The five artists in the group explore subjects in their art inspired by the human experience which will resonate with many visitors with themes covering ecology, the landscape around us, emotions, and art as experimentation and play, as well as ‘art as ritual’ in the healing process.   In this new exhibition the group as a whole reflect on the wider natural world and our impact on it.

Somerset Open Studios is a huge countywide event each autumn, with artists opening up their studios and exhibition spaces to the public; giving behind the scenes talks and workshops and showing art for sale.

Clarissa Ready

Jess Egan

Stéphanie Max

Grazyna Wikierska

Dawn Handy

Saturday Creative Workshops

Join our creative workshop each Saturday throughout the Open Studios event.  Workshops aimed at a variety of ages and abilities. Limited places due to Covid-safety. Please book in advance, first come first served.
Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. 50% discount for those receiving Universal Credit.
Accessibility: Our ground floor space is fully assessable. First floor workshop space is not available for wheelchair access.

Mono & transfer printing workshop

Printing techniques onto paper and fabric using natural forms with artists Clarissa Ready & Stéphanie Max. Come and play with printmaking materials and tools, and be inspired by local dried flowers and leaves.

SAT 18 September, 10.30-12pm
£16/person. From 7 years old. (First Floor)

An introduction to recycled mosaic art

Come and learn the basics of making a simple recycled mosaic with artist Dawn Handy. “We will learn the basics of how to create a contemporary mosaic, using hand-cutting techniques in combination with recycled and new materials. We will explore various methods of shape cutting and you will take home a small mosaic designed and made by you. Materials used will include: glass, tiles, beads and crockery. You are welcome to bring along any items – fixed or broken – that you may like to include in your work”.

All materials and necessary safety equipment will be provided.
SAT 25 September, 1-3pm
£10/person. Ages 13 and over. (First floor)

Drawing in conversation

A drop in session for group drawing, wellbeing and chat with artist Jess Egan.  An informal creative drawing workshop, exploring mark making and the strength of creativity and wellness.

SAT 25 September, 10.30-12pm
Donations are welcome. Access for all ages on the ground floor.

It is free, no booking required. However, to reserve a place, please email

Hugger! Textile workshop

Explore screen print, hand and machine stitch in this textiles workshop and be part of creating a human-size soft sculpture in fabric with artists Clarissa Ready and Grazyna Wikierska. The workshop will involve working from the body, emotions & connections. 

SAT 2 October, 10.30am -1pm
£25/person. Recommended for over 12 and adults.

About Somerset Open Studios

More than 200 studios and venues open their doors during the two weeks event. Please find the online map and further info:

Meeting the artists during the following times:

WED 11-2
THUR 11-2
FRI 11-6
SAT 11-3
SUN 11-2

You can still visit our shop and work on display in our usual opening times:

WED 10-4
THUR 10-4
FRI 10-4
SAT 10-5
Our shop is closed on Sun, Mon & Tue