Eype Centre for the Arts

Painting, Ceramics & Pottery

BOS Venue 5

Meet the Artists on Saturday 8th September. All seven artists will be there.







John Boyd: John’s love of the Dorset landscape is evident in his
atmospheric paintings. Working in oil, watercolour and mixed media.

John Boyd: 07784942979 ~ www.johnboyd.org










Marion Taylor: Known for her depictions of Colmers Hill, Marion’s
paintings are rich in pattern and colour. Lynne Grace: Lynne’s vibrant
and experimental paintings reflect her exploration of, and fascination
with the landscape.

Marion Taylor: 0788 180 5510

www.dorsetpaintings.co.uk ~ Twitter : @marion_taylor










Charlotte Miller: Charlotte’s semi abstract paintings
using mixed media are inspired by the local landscape and coastal paths.

Charlotte Miller: 07443516141 ~ www.charlotte-miller.co.uk










Maggie Cooke: Imaginative works in porcelain combine fine art and
ceramics. Maggie gathers inspiration from nature, wildlife and the coast.

Maggie Cooke: 07789844003 ~ maggie@upweypotters.com









Brian Cocks: Brian’s paintings are concerned with light and colour,
either with tree forms appearing to glow or the varying effects of light.

Brian Cocks: 01308862047 ~ b.cocks@btinternet.com










David Emery: David believes in pushing boundaries and has produced
large sculptural pieces for the garden, heavily influenced by Japanese
screen prints.

David Emery: 01305832907 ~ www.daveemerypottery.com







Lynne Grace: Lynne’s vibrant and experimental paintings reflect her exploration and fascination with the landscape and through the medium of paint she creates a world of her own making using memory, imagination and experience. Hand painted cards available. 

Lynne Grace: 07739905501 www.lynnegrace.co.uk ~ Twitter: @lynnegrace13251 lynnegrace@btinternet.com


Eype Centre for the Arts, St Peter Chapel, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport, DT6 6AR

Directions out of Bridport on A35 towards Honiton, take left turn signposted Eype. Ignore Higher Eype and take second right signposted The Beach. The exhibition is on the left after a very sharp right hand turn. Parking outside the Church.

10.30am – 4.30pm
8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 September

W.C.: Yes
Wheelchair access: Yes

Showing with John Boyd, Lynne Grace, Marion Taylor, Charlotte Miller, Maggie Cooke, Brian Cocks & David Emery

Stephanie Buttle


Venue 31

Artist, Maker Stephanie Buttle uses diverse approaches within her practice influenced by her former professional experiences within dance, performance and lens-based mediums. The material qualities of clay and the contrasting processes available within ceramics, act to express the artist’s fascination with the politics of intimacy and the discovering and presenting of an experience that often includes a performative element and a personal physical component.

Stephanie studied at Central Saint Martins from 2012 -2015 gaining a first class honours degree in Ceramics.  She was nominated for Central Saint Martins Graduation Nova Award.  In 2016/17 she was guest speaker at Ceramic Art London, Featured articles in publication including Hole&Corner magazine and exhibited at the Lethaby Gallery London, Pangolin Gallery London, Messums Wiltshire, Port Elliot Festival in 2015 -17 with Hole & Corner Magazine and performed at the London Design Festival.

Prior to attending Central Saint Martins she danced with the National Ballet of Portugal and appeared in Pop videos, for the Pet Shop Boys and Mike and the Mechanics.  Acting credits include supporting actress to Juliette Binoche  and William Hurt in the feature film ‘Couch in New York’ Director Chantal Akerman. She has directed short films, including, Throwing my weight around, 2015, Wet Man, 2004 and Fourth Wall, 2004 and a number of commercials and Pop videos.  As well as her ceramics and performance work, Stephanie currently tutors in Ceramics at Morley College, London and for the outreach dept at Central Saint Martins.

Stephanie lives and works in London.

Portmanteau Gallery, 10 North Street, Bridport DT6 3JQ

The gallery is located on North Street which runs North from West Street. Parking is in Wykes Court on Rax Lane.



10:30am – 4:30pm

8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16  September

Toilet: yes

Wheelchair access: Yes

Exhibiting with Helen Lloyd-ElliotJacy Wall, Boo Mallinson, Sarah Hitchens, Stephanie ButtleBjork Haraldsdottir

Sarah Hitchens


Venue 31

Sarah makes work that has a primitive quality about it: slab-built from coarse, black clay, forms are torn, textured, rough-edged and purposely imperfect. Tearing sheets of raw clay into shape and working spontaneously and intuitively imbues Sarah’s work with an inherent unpredictability. Rips and lacerations are actively encouraged and become an essential part of the making process, revealing the life of the form and the journey it has been on in its creation. Her stripped back structures celebrate a wholeness and beauty that embrace imperfection and uncertainty.

She is intrigued by what lies unseen in the chasm between who we present to the world and who we actually are with all our conflicting feelings, beliefs and dreams. “Enchanted by the ideal of perfection we lose touch with the depth, texture and grittiness of living authentically”.

The raw surfaces of her work reflect this grittiness and texture whilst the tension between the inner and outer self is present in the hidden potential of the inner void set against the reality of the visible surface.

Placed together in groups, standing together or set apart, subtle relationships arise between the forms: echoes of primal structures from ancient times, encouraging the viewer to look, then look again.

Portmanteau Gallery, 10 North Street, Bridport DT6 3JQ

The gallery is located on North Street which runs North from West Street. Parking is in Wykes Court on Rax Lane.



10:30am – 4:30pm

8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16  September

Toilet: yes

Wheelchair access: Yes

Exhibiting with Helen Lloyd-ElliotJacy Wall, Boo Mallinson, Sarah Hitchens, Stephanie ButtleBjork Haraldsdottir

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
2 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Maggie Luck


BOS Venue 39

Maggie is a new participant having recently moved to Bridport.  She was previously part of London Potters and mainly throws stoneware functional pots for everyday use; with the occasional foray into more experimental work.

Green Shack Pottery, 2a St Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR
From Waitrose carpark follow St Michael’s Lane, turn right into the Trading Estate, Green Shack Pottery is through the carpark on the left.

07926 397813

11am – 3pm
8 /9 / 10 / 11 /12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16   September

Toilet: no
Wheelchair access: no

Exhibiting with Jennie Hanrahan

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
3 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Harry Anderson


Having joined The Town Mill Pottery in Lyme Regis Harry has honed his skills throwing in stoneware, his work has a lightness of touch is elegant and tactile.

36 St Michael’s Lane, Bridport, DT6 3RD

Opposite the Hope and Anchor, parking in the Waitrose car park.

07503 326448

10.30am – 4.30pm

8 / 9 / – – /12 / – – / 15 / 16 September 

WC no

Wheelchair yes

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
28 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Richard Wilson


My pots reflect the spontaneity of the slipware tradition of decorating with coloured clays on semi-dry pots. Using terracotta and white slip, colours are applied in different ways, with brushes, sponges and slip trailers, gradually building bold patterns around the pots for a loose, abstract effect.  

Richard Wilson Ceramics Gallery, George Street, West Bay, DT6 4EL

Follow the main road to west bay from Bridport,at the mini roundabout at Haddon House Hotel, next on the right is George Street and Gallery.  Parking is available in the Old Timber Yard next door.                   

01308 455656
Facebook Page:  Richard Wilson Ceramics

10am – 5pm  (apart from 9th Sep  2.30pm – 5pm)
8 / 9 / – / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 /  – September

WC: yes
Wheelchair access:  yes

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
9 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Jack Doherty


BOS Venue 23

Still Light is an exhibition of Alex Lowery’s remarkable addictive and contemplative paintings of the Chesil beach from West Bay to Portland. Often compared to Edward Hopper’s work, Alex Lowery is collected by many locally and internationally. Soda-fired porcelain by the eminent Irish ceramicist Jack Doherty seems to catch the essence of sunlight and water. Petter Southall’s exceptional steam-bent furniture combines design flair with superb craftsmanship using beautiful Northern European hardwoods in the solid with tactile natural finishes. 

Sladers Yard Gallery, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL
In West Bay, park opposite Haddon House Hotel and walk towards the harbour, we are on the right before the fishing tackle shop. Entrance is through gates on West Bay Road to our gravel yard.

Café Sladers is open daily serving heavenly seafood and vegetarian/vegan lunches, breakfasts and cream teas.

01308 459511
Twitter: @sladersyard   –   Facebook: @Sladersyard

10am – 4.30pm, Sundays 12 – 4.30pm

Open 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 September

WC: yes
Wheelchair access: please phone ahead

Exhibiting at Sladers Yard Gallery with Alex Lowery  & Petter Southall

Rouwen & Reeve

Artist & Ceramicist

BOS Venue 16

Beverley Rouwen and Douglas Reeve create installations exploring the synergy of canvas, paper and clay that result from their explorations and continued dialogue.

The Long Barn, Kingston Russell, Dorchester, DT2 9EE
A35 from Bridport – take left at Kingston Russell sign. Take immediate left fork (left of post box). Follow sign.

07921 586863
www.rouwenreeve.com    –    instagram: rouwenandreeve

11am – 4pm
8 / 9 /10 /11 /12 / – /14 /15 / 16 September

WC: yes

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
30 July 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Ali Herbert


BOS Venue 12

Immersed in the Bernard Leach legacy, my interest is in the use of real pots that create calmness and find still centres in our day to day world.

Unit 2, Mappercombe Farm, Nettlecombe, DT6 3SS

Farm based studio.  From Bridport to Nettlecombe – on right, 300m before the village signboard and left turn into the village and pub.  Easy flat clinker track with parking. Studio floor partially uneven.

07845 395722  –  www.aliherbert.co.uk

10am – 4.30pm
8 / 9 / 10 / – / 12 / 13 / 14 /15 / 16  September

WC: Yes

Wheelchair Access:   Small threshold interruption and a small step (12-15 cms) inside to one half of the Studio. No secured ramp installed.

Exhibiting with Jem Main & Zoe Main

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
10 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Eeles Family Pottery

Wood Fired Ceramics, Stoneware, Porcelain & Raku

BOS Venue 7

Eeles Pottery has been making Stoneware, Porcelain & Raku for 57 years.  Daily 30 minutes workshop tours including the three chambered wood fired climbing kiln. No need to book just turn up. Raku firing demonstration at sometime during the week, phone or check the web site for more details.

Eeles Pottery, Mosterton, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3HN

The Pottery is on the A3066. On the left just as you enter the village from the Crewkerne end, or just beyond the Admiral Hood pub on the right. Parking in the yard for 5 cars then on road.

01308 868257 or mobile 07443 859454


10am – 4pm

8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 / 16  September

WC: yes

Wheelchair access:  yes