Geraldine Claire Guest

Sculpture, Letter carving & Drawings

BOS Venue 4

Geraldine Claire Guest is a Sculptor, Letter Carver and Artist drawing in Pastel.  BA. MA RCA/ V&A.

I trained in Stone carving with John Skelton (Eric Gills nephew) in Street, Sussex, Glynis Owen Jones in Highgate, London. Tom Perkins and John Skelton taught me Letter Carving and I attended courses with the Lettering Arts Trust, Snape Maltings,Suffolk.

I am self taught in drawing. I attended Art College doing Foundation and then a BA in Worthing, latterly, completing an MA at the RCA /V&A in History of Design and Culture, where Professor Chris Frayling was head of department, and Charles Saumarez Smith and Gillian Naylor CBE my course tutors. My dissertation was on Wax Anatomical figures. I also have a Diploma in Ceramic Conservation from West Dean College, Chichester, Sussex.

When Stone Carving I work from my intuition and dreams. Feelings are paramount. I watch carefully what my subconscious throws up once I’ve had my first idea for a new piece of work. Totems, symbols, votive images appear from nowhere capturing my attention.

It can take months of note making, sketching, making maquettes and jotting down or reading poetry, before I begin. Then I first let the stone speak to me, drawing on it with charcoal, encircling it like an animal snaring its prey. Thinking at this point is death to the imagination and process.

It’s visceral, rhythmic like blood pulsing through the arteries. I love the sound as my chisel hits the stone. When I teach a group to carve it’s orchestral, like cicadas starting up on a hot Mediterranean morning.

I come from a long line of direct carvers (no power tools), descending conceptually from Brancusi, through Hepworth, Moore, Underwood, Gaudier Brezska etc. My carving hero is Frank Dobson.

My work is figurative, anthropomorphic, and colour is important to me. Bold strokes of Charcoal and Pastel. I am strongly influenced by the German expressionists, and many early to mid C20 painters, including Bomberg, Auerbach, Keith Vaughan, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and  Roger Fry, as for five years I was involved in the restoration of Charleston Farm House, Firle, Sussex, latterly becoming Curator until 1999.

I look forward to participating in this my first BOS, since moving from Sussex, Spain and Suffolk and welcoming you to my studio. This year especially, in support of those who lost everything in the fire at St Michael’s in July. Refreshments.

Unit 19, Crepe Farm, Symondsbury, DT6 6EY
Entrance to Crepe Farm Business Park is on  B3162, West Road, Bridport, DT6 6EY, just as speed limit changes 30<——>40. (Google Maps 50.7349390,-2.7764220) Continue up lane, left fork into Crepe Farm, follow signs.

07947 733222

Opening times: 2 – 6pm

8 / –  / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 / – / September

Refreshments available

*Due to a recent accident and hip operation, please telephone before you visit to make sure I am there.
Alternative Mobile number: 0794 77 33 222.*

WC: yes

Wheelchair access no problem in Studio. Two steps up into Ladies toilet, I can assist.

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

Jane Shaw

Sculpture & Drawings

BOS Venue 14

My sculpture is inspired by my lifelong interest in wildlife and the outdoors.  I focus on the overall essence and movement of animals and wildlife primarily, using strong gestural strokes in any material.  Working directly from life, I produce bronzes for inside the home as well as larger garden pieces.

Cattistock House, Cattistock, Dorset, DT2 0HY
From  A37, turn into Cattistock, we are on the right, 100 meters before village shop.  From Maiden Newton, enter Cattistock, pass Fox & Hounds on right, pass shop and we are 100 meters after shop on left.  Plenty off road parking in driveway.

07931 772387 or 01300 320761   –

Instagram: janeshawsculpture   –   Facebook Page: Janeshawsculpture

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

WC:   Yes

Wheelchair access:  Only for garden sculptures

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

Jem Main

Sculpture & Painting

BOS Venue 12

The new studio prompts an experimental body of two and three dimensional work inspired by reflections on music, migration and objects. Find out about working days here and residential opportunities in the Aude, Pyrenees.
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.

07595 218764   –

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 Zoe Main & Ali Herbert

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

Colleen du Pon

Artist Blacksmith

BOS Venue 11

Colleen du Pon earned a BA in Silversmithing and Metalwork at Camberwell College of Arts in London in 2002 and has since worked as an Artist Blacksmith and Metal Sculptor, combining traditional forging techniques with contemporary metalworking processes to create works deeply influenced by the natural world.

Unit 1 Mappercombe Farm, Nettlecombe, Dorset DT6 3SS

Located on West side of Mappercombe farm complex, halfway along brick built building at the grey double doors. Ample parking.

07745 412623   –   –   Instagram: cduponartist

Twitter: @ColleenduPon   –   Facebook Artist Page: Colleen du Pon Artist Blacksmith

10am – 4.30pm

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

WC: Yes   –  Wheelchair access:  Yes

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

Greta Berlin

Scrap Metal Sculptures

BOS Venue 1

Greta Berlin works in steel and stone and, sometimes paints, the figure, dogs and birds, in their many and varied states of being. From very small to very large, the latter to be seen in the landscape on our hill.

Dodpen Cottage, Fishpond, Bridport, DT6 6NW

A35. Right A3165 towards Marshwood. Right at Dorset boarder sign, through White Gates, marked Wootton Fitzpaine. Stay right at Y junction. Next track on right for Dodpen cottage. Rough track to end.

01297 678462

11am – 5pm
8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 September

WC: yes

Wheelchair access: no

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK)

3 July 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.
Greta Berlin.

Isla Chaney


BOS Venue 41

Contemporary Sculptures. Intriguing and thought provoking pieces. Ranging in scale from intimate domestic objects to far larger outdoor installations. Variety of media, from paper, porcelain to concrete.
Works made for Exhibitions and Commissions both private and public.

Unit 18, St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR

From the main block: go out on to St Michael’s Lane turn right. Take the next right into Foundry Lane. Immediately turn right into the yard. My studio is the first unit on the left as you enter the yard.

07915 081369

Open days & times: 10am – 4pm

8 / 9 /  –  –  / 12 / – /14 /15 / 16 September

WC: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

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

3 July 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.
Isla Chaney.

Björk Haraldsdóttir

Ceramics & Sculpture

Venue 31

Björk Haraldsdóttir is a ceramic artsit living and working in West Dorset. She moved from her native Iceland in 1987 to Glasgow to study Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow School of Art). Since graduating with a first class honors degree and a Masters in Architecture Björk  has worked for renowned London Architects such as Richard Rogers, Hawkins Brown and Bennetts Associates. Ceramics has always been an interest but has not been a full time occupation until in the last 4 years after  courses in ceramics at the East Finchley Art Institute in London and then further courses in Dorset and Somerset since she relocated from London in 2011.

She mainly hand-builds in Stoneware clay. The work is tactile in texture and quality and many pieces are made to be touched and handled. Because of the hand-built nature of the pieces, no two vessels or owls or eggs are the same. Each piece is unique. Her Nordic heritage is evident in the patterning and texture of her ceramics. Influence is often taken from old Icelandic and Celtic knitting and stitching patterns, as well as floor tiles and textures in nature. Architectonic forms play a strong part where the background in Architecture is evident. Her work keeps evolving and the studio is always full of new pieces ready to go in the kiln.

Outside of Open Studios, Björk can be contacted regarding a studio visit, commissions and purchasing of availble items.

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.

Portmanteau Gallery

Ceramics, Painting & Textiles

BOS Venue 31

Björk Haraldsdóttir (Ceramics), Jacy Wall (Woven Tapestry, Prints & Etchings) Boo Mallinson (Painting), Sarah Hitchens (Ceramics), Helen Lloyd-Elliott (Painting), Stephanie Buttle (Ceramics).

Portmanteau Gallery is delighted to open its doors to six contemporary artists for Bridport Open Studios. The artists work in different mediums, from oil and acrylic to wool, ink and clay. This busy and eclectic showing of like-minded artists explores common themes of tones and texture in two and three dimensional form.

Portmanteau Gallery, 10 North Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3JQ
North Street is first right of West Street. Hoppiness is on the corner. Portmanteau Gallery is 100 m up North Street on the right at the corner with Rax Lane. Limited on street parking in Rax Lane or use Rax Lane pay and display.

10.30am – 4.30pm

Wheelchair: Yes but low steps through door
WC: Yes

Exhibiting Artists:









Björk Haraldsdóttir

Björk: – – 07884 390205 – Instagram: @ceramics_by_bjork










Helen Lloyd

Helen: – – 07867802418










Boo Mallinson

Boo: – – 07970 466178









Stephanie Buttle

Stephanie: – – 07956828363 – Insta: @steph_buttle










Jacy Wall

Jacy: – – 07816 673463










Sarah Hitchens

Sarah: – – Twitter: @SarahMHitchens

Eype Church

Artists of the Jurassic Coast

Painting, Ceramics & Pottery

BOS Venue 5

Eype Centre for the Arts, St Peter’s Church, Mount Lane, Eype, DT6 6AP.

From Bridport take the A35 west. After 1.1m turn left to New Street Lane, signposted to Eype. After 160m turn right into Mount Lane and the church is 300m on your left. Parking is available on site.

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

Toilets: Yes and disabled

Wheelchair access: Yes


John Boyd

Johns love of the Dorset landscape is evident in his atmospheric paintings. Working in oil, watercolour and mixed media. – 07784 942979

Marion Taylor

Known for her depictions of Colmers Hill Marion’s paintings are rich in pattern and colour. – 07788 805510 – Twitter : @marion_taylor

Lynne Grace

Lynne’s vibrant and experimental paintings reflect her exploration of, and fascination with the landscape. – 07739 905501 – Twitter: @lynnegrace13251

Charlotte Miller

Charlotte semi abstract paintings using mixed media are inspired by the local landscape and coastal paths. – 07443 516141

Maggie Cooke

Imaginative works in porcelain combine fine art and ceramics. Magpies gathers inspiration from nature, wildlife and the coast. – 07789 844003

Brian Cocks

Brian’s paintings are concerned with light and colour, either with tree forms appearing to glow or the varying effects of light. – 01308 862047

David Emery

David believes in pushing boundaries and has produced large sculptural pieces for the garden heavily influenced by Japanese screen prints. – 01305 832907