Behind The Scenes At The Rathbone Studio

Linda Evans, Anita Varey, Janet Holmes and Jean Maskell
DURING the Wirral Open Studio tour on Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June, the Rathbone Studio is opening its doors to its pottery studio for visitor to go behind the scenes. Janet Holmes, owner of the Rathbone Studio will be demonstrating the pottery process to create her sculptural pieces. People will also be encouraged to have a go and try some of the pottery techniques themselves. The artists also exhibiting their work at the Rathbone Studio this year are Linda Evans, whose abstract paintings and felt paintings are exhibited throughout the Northwest and Wales. Jean Maskell will be exhibiting her poetry, pottery and paintings that have very strong social messages, and have been exhibited at many galleries in the Wirral including the Williamson Art Gallery. A new comer to the Wirral Open Studio tour this year is Anita Varey, who runs her own watercolour workshops in Moreton. Anita will be also holding watercolour demonstrations over the Open weekend. Behind the Scenes is arranged in conjunction with the Wirral Open Studio tour, which is an annual showcase of work by artists in the Wirral. Janet Holmes of the Rathbone Studio said, “This is such a great event, last year we received over 100 visitors at the Rathbone Studio, showing the interest in local, original artwork and how it is created.” Wirral Open Studio tour is on Saturday 11 June between 10.00 – 5.00 and on Sunday 12 June 11.00 – 5.00.  The pottery demonstrations at the Rathbone Studio 28 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, will be on Saturday 1.00pm – 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00 – 5.00pm. For more information Rathbone Studio 28 Argyle Street Birkenehad CH41 6AE 0790 333 7995  www.rathbonestudio.com info@rathbonestudio.com Wirral Open Studio tour www.wirralart.com info@wirralart.com www.facebook.com/wirralart/?fref=nf