Caroline Liddington


Venue 21

A unique approach to image making, reflecting joy and optimism. Interior and exterior landscapes, seen through windows and doorways, amongst other abstract and figurative shapes. A keen sense of perspective and colour placement, presenting imaginative, semi abstract paintings. Large, small, framed, unframed, browser work and cards prices £2.50 – £2,500

Stone Cottage, Greenhayes, Shipton Gorge, Bridport, DT6 4LU
From A35 or Burton Bradstock follow signs to Shipton Gorge and the New Inn.
Greenhayes is a private drive behind pub, Stone Cottage has green car in front garden. Please park in front of far right garage nearest the house.

07958 756368

10am – 5pm
9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17 September

WC in nearby pub
Wheel chair access: No


Katherine Lloyd


Venue 20

Individually designed Art Pottery depicting the richness of nature. Thrown, coiled and slab built ceramics, distinctively decorated using sgraffito and under-glaze painting techniques. Lovely working studio by Milton Mill. En route to Three Horse Shoes (Powerstock) and Marquis of Lorne (Nettlecombe).

Jubilee Cottage, Milton Mill, West Milton, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3SN

Right to West Milton from the A3066 Bridport/Beaminster road. Through West Milton, over bridge, immediate right. Right down 1st lane on right (Larcombe Lane) continue. Ample parking available.

01308 485649

Twitter: @katherinelloy18

Facebook: Katherine Lloyd Ceramics

10am – 5pm

9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 September 

WC: Yes

Wheelchair access: Yes

Jane Coxhill


Venue 26

Experimental and more traditional watercolour paintings are exhibited by Jane. They are inspired by the landscape of West Dorset and a joy in the physicality of watercolour paint.

“The Brambles”, Tollerford, Higher Frome Vauchurch, Maiden Newton, Dorset, DT2 0AL

Situated just off the Crewkerne Road, heading west out of Maiden Newton.  Turning is signposted for Bridport and Wynford Eagle, West Compton.  

10.30am – 6pm

9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 /16 / 17   September

Wheelchair Access – Two steps down from road, one step up into house.

01300 321405

Exhibiting with Sharon Oliver



Billie Willcocks


Venue 4

Paintings in various media of Dorset landscape and Jurassic Coast with emphasis on colour, texture and form. Lovely garden for picnics. Refreshments available. Children and dogs welcome. Cards and prints for sale.    

Coltswood, Bright Hay Lane, North Chideock, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6JZ

At Chideock Church on A35 turn into North Road. Continue for approx.1 mile, at “T” junction turn right, continue to bend (ignore Hell Lane), Coltswood ahead. Ample parking at end of drive.

01297 489827

Facebook Artist Page: Billie Willcocks

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm

9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 /16 /17 September

WC: yes

Wheelchair access:  yes

In conversation with Billie Willcocks

“I rarely plan my work, preferring it to develop spontaneously – although I usually have a fair idea of how it needs to take form.

When out sketching, I prefer to use diagrams of shapes and compositions – putting colours and ideas for later work.

My studio is in a beautiful garden, where I am fortunate to have plenty of inspiration and tranquility! I love to work outside especially along the Dorset coastline

It is a constant struggle to achieve something new and exciting and I try to use different techniques and ideas as much as possible to this end.

Although I work in watercolour, gouache and acrylic – mixed media and oils are my preferred medium.

I seem to have a need to paint and can’t wait to start on a new piece.”

Annalisa Renee


Venue 3

Paintings in oils, acrylics & watercolour inspired by the natural world, journeys and personal myth. Prints and cards for sale.

Linnet Cottage, Chideock, DT6 6JQ
From Bridport, pass the George Inn, Chideock on your right. Linnet Cottage is 4 doors further west on your left. Look for blue gates and a tiled studio roof with skylights. Park at the pub or village shop. 

07761 721357

Facebook: Annalisa Renee

Opening times: 12 – 5pm
9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 /16 / 17 September

Wheelchair access: no

Exhibiting with Joy Smith

In conversation with Annalisa Renee

Can you give give a brief history of your art practice?

“Drawing was always a central part of my life. Eventually I went to art school and discovered a whole new world of possibilities; got very involved in painting mainly figurative work. I felt strongly the pull and push dynamism of the figure and began to make sculpture in metal, plaster and paper. I left college and set up in Cable St studios at its inception .. along with Anish Kapoor and Anthony Gormley !

Later I worked as the first Artist in residence at Sadler’s Well’s Theatre, London where I had a studio with a courtyard, right in the centre of the theatre buildings. After that I went to Belfast to do an MA where I made paintings and sculpture of natural materials- our show toured to The Rennie Mackintosh Gallery in Glasgow and to London. Over the years I worked as Artist in residence at Darlington Arts Centre, and in various schools. I had an arts council travel grant to spend time in India, exhibiting in the UK, Ireland and USA and doing community arts projects, continuing when I had children and moved back to Dorset in 1997.  I have been working a similar vein, teaching courses in painting and ceramics, running community projects and  making sculpture and painting from my studio in Chideock.”

Who and what are your greatest artistic influences?

“On discovering Van Gogh at age 7 I wanted to be a painter.. (always loved his work) and then painters throughout history: Rembrandt, Titian, Cezanne, Monet, Bonnard, Sofonisba Anguissola.. so many – always painters never sculptors. My sculptural influences came largely from my grandparents farm, a love of boats and the human figure.”

How do you prepare for Bridport Open Studios events?

“I clear out the studio as much as possible – This is the most difficult bit. I try to make the garden look beautiful and I show as much new work as I have managed to make .. there is always older work around, but I rearrange everything to give myself a fresh look at the work as well.”

Oliver Strong

Metal Sculpture

Venue 11

 Oliver creates large handwrought sculptures in metal of wildlife or contemporary forms. ‘ There is no casting involved in my work.  The metal is shaped and over an anvil and sometimes even over a knee, then welded.’  He says ‘ If I can create in my art the grace and vitality of my subject, then I have succeeded’

Dorset Nectar Cider Farm, Pineapple Lane, Waytown, Bridport DT6 5HZ

 From Bridport go North on the B3066.  Turn Left at Watford Lane.  Take 1st Right.  Proceed 2 miles to Waytown.  Turn 1st lane on Left.  Gate 300m on Left

01308 488382

Open days & times: 10am – 6pm

 9 / 10 / x / x / x / x / 15 /16 / 17 September 

WC Access: open to sculpture viewing

Exhibiting with Penelope Strong

Louise Hamlin


Venue 13

I am displaying a selection of one-off earthenware jugs and bowls with individual designs and glazes. I think that domestic ware should be beautiful and fun to use and handle, and I hope that my pieces will be well used and loved.

Anchor House, Stoke Abbott, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3JW

The venue is just opposite The New Inn, Stoke Abbott. It is easy to park on the road outside.

01308 867574

10am – 5pm

 9 / 10 / x / x / x / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 September 

W.C Yes

Wheelchair access Yes (but not to W.C.)

“I am interested in making functional and useful pots that enhance a kitchen and add a special, unique charm to a table  at meal time.  I use my bowls for serving vegetables and puddings, and I chose a specific bowl to go with the colour of the contents – raspberries look wonderful in a deep blue bowl, for example, while carrots compliment a green bowl.  I like to put lashings of spinach or broccoli in a red bowl and I then enjoy watching people helping themselves!  I hope that my pots are understated and quietly satisfying to use.”