Visit the venues for huge art celebration

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ARTISTS are showing their support to a nationwide initiative by putting their work on display across a series of venues.

The 12 talented locals have signed up for Craft and Design Month and are planning to open up their studios to show off their work on Monday 1 and Sunday 2 May.

At Fangfoss Pottery in Fangfoss, there will be displays from ceramicist Gerry Grant, jewellery maker Mo Burrows, paintings from Shirley Dew and textile and glass work from Shirley Smith.

At Ellerton, ceramicist Jill Ford will have her body of work on display at her home studio, Providence House, while at Old Mills in Seaton Ross there will be work from textile artist Cluny Chapman, textile and jewellery expert Carol Seaman and ceramicist Barbara Wood.

At 3 Stable Court in Londesborough, painter Jan Jones will be joined by ceramicist Tony Wells to invite people in to peruse their work.

Finally at 56 Garth’s End, Pocklington, print maker Peter Schoenecker will have his exhibition, along with ceramicist Penny De Corte.

All venues will be open from 10am to 5pm on both days, free to enter with people being urged to take a circular route to allow them to view all of the work at all five locations.

Red Balloons and signs are to be placed around each village to help people find their way to each exhibition.

Penny De Corte said: “There are a lot of talented artists out there and it would be great to get as many people as possible coming to see their work.

“We are waving the flag for local artists. Visiting members of the public will experience a warm welcome with artists happy to share their inspirations and work methods.

“With collections of art ranging from ceramics and jewellery to paintings, print making and textiles there is something to suit most people’s tastes.

“Most of all, it is hoped to provide an enjoyable experience for all age groups and to celebrate the amazing talents on our doorstep.”