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OPEN HOUSES 2019 - Tooting/Furzedown

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Elizabeth Spiro, Julie Higgins, Gordon Macqueen

Tooting/Furzedown

72

Paintings, etchings and lithographs, often landscape-inspired. Also plastic and enamel jewellery and other enamel work.

18a Bellevue Road, SW17 7EG
Valerie Taylor, Bob Read, Ann Funston, Ann Sohn Rethel

Tooting/Furzedown

59

ANN SOHN RETHEL makes pots for people to use in their daily lives. Using Chinese brushes, she decorates red earthenware with elements inspired by the natural world, such as butterflies and dragonflies or details of natural patterns and forms, although not always necessarily realistic. "I like the finished pot to retain the feel of the clay from which it was made. And I like the combination of conscious design and randomness, to which the art of making pots lends itself."

ANN FUNSTON's love of glass began with creating stained glass panels that often emulate landscape elements, many examples of which may be seen in this house. Of late she has been producing dishes and tiles using fused and slumped glass techniques. As can also be seen in her watercolours, colour is her joy and her strength. VALERIE TAYLOR paints mainly with water-based paints and charcoal, revelling in the broad sweeps of landscape (or lines of the human form), working as much as possible from drawings and sketches made in the open air. Having worked a lot in Cornwall and Wales of late, she has this year been concentrating on projects inspired by Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Training has been lifelong and somewhat haphazard, using Adult Education facilities such as Folkestone Art Centre, St. Ives School of Painting and Morley College.

Apart from two years living on a Scottish Island, Battersea-born BOB READ has always lived in South London, and has drawn inspiration from both worlds. He left a career in commercial architecture to study art at Chelsea School of Art and Kingston College. Working across a range of media and scales, his paintings explore colour, space and atmosphere. He has always maintained an interest in mark-making and the language of painting. His personal expression has derived from years spent drawing straight lines in architecture, both as reaction to the rational and in appreciation of structural forms. Consequently, subject matter tends towards ambiguity with an embedded sense of logic as the content attempts to uncover the internal and the subconscious.

There will also be cards by Jess Davies for sale.

35 Fishponds Road, SW17 7LH
Anna Jacobs

Tooting/Furzedown

57

With her work described by the Evening Standard as ‘exquisite’, Anna will present new original paintings, her brand new collection of cushions and lamps; limited-edition prints, bed linen, tea towels, T-shirts and her ever-popular sample sale.

19 Routh Road, SW18 3SP
Maureen Sweeney, Fiona Reid and Nancy Robert-Smith

Tooting/Furzedown

56

Maureen will exhibit expressive, vivid prints and paintings; Fiona will present colourful textiles and painted objects; while Nancy will showcase her delightful jewellery.

13 Burntwood Grange Road Wandsworth, SW18 3JY
Rob Schofield

Tooting/Furzedown

61

Rob’s still life oil paintings are bold and colourful celebrations of creation. Recent work includes blackberries, pomegranates, carrots and strawberries.

47 Eswyn Road, SW17 8TR
Isabel de Cordova

Tooting/Furzedown

71

Handmade ceramic tableware in porcelain and stoneware.

75A Thrale Road, SW16 1NU
Sally McArthur and Suzsi Corio

Tooting/Furzedown

73

Originally textile designers, Sally and Suzsi experiment with mixed media and photo–collage to create abstract works and landscape paintings.We will also be featuring ceramics from Sam Selby .To complete the happy house we are delighted to announce "The Stitch School" is joining us this year. Melanie Bowles and Aimee Betts aim is to provide professional and inspirational guidance to reconnect to the benefits of embroidery through an embroidery workshop at 147 Ramsden Road. We hope it will bring visitors together through stitching and slow conversation to co-create a free community art piece. They will also be selling their gorgeous contemporary embroidery kits.

147 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RF
Judy Copestake

Tooting/Furzedown

58

Paintings of English landscapes and beaches, French alleyways and doors, jazz, dance, local scenes. Lots of colour and a variety of styles.

12 Collamore Avenue, Wandsworth Common, SW18 3JT
Lucinda Denning

Tooting/Furzedown

67

Lucinda creates a multitude of people from her imagination. Whether in oil or gouache paint, prints or mosaic, faces peer out from every surface. Imaginary figures enjoy each other's company and nuances of feelings pass between them. There are framed and unframed works, cards and prints to buy and even some jigsaw puzzles. The garden is spacious and welcoming. Sit by the pond and enjoy some autumn sun under the olive and medlar trees. Tea and cake will be served.

14 Spalding Road, SW17 9BW
Furzedown Art Studio: Iain and Lynn Selwyn-Reeves

Tooting/Furzedown

68

Contemporary black and white photography, colour photography, local prints, illustrations, paintings, pen and ink line drawings, cards and gifts.

Sprout Arts 74 Moyser Road, SW16 6SQ
Printmaker Mike Hullis

Tooting/Furzedown

75

Mike Hullis is interested in the beauty created through decay and the wearing down that belongs to the natural order; the decline into disorder and apparent randomness; the transition and degeneration into nothingness in the natural world. His work studies the dynamic forces beyond the control of man: the beauty of the transition of mountains into sand and the results of the geophysical forces that are nature's work.

Mike tries to translate his emotional response to these great and often unseen forces, such as the magnetic effect of the moon on the ocean’s tides and the wearing down that takes place where the land meets the sea - a mostly uncontrolled space where nature is raw and supreme.

His early work was in clay, a material that is literally of the earth and one that allows for spontaneity. From making mud pies as a child, it has always given him immense satisfaction to touch and manipulate this material. Over the last few years his practice has evolved through drawing with pencils and graphite powder, to more recently an exploration concentrated on mono typing, its randomness and the opportunity it affords to experiment with colour.

It was a visit to the wilderness of the Suffolk coast that reconnected him with the breathtaking and absorbing vastness of a place where nature is in control and where we are bit players on the edge. He reimagines his emotional response to being in this space by working with simple materials, sometimes collecting debris from the beach to inform, often using it in the work in a subliminal way.

Education and Experience: 1974-75 Ipswich School of Art Foundation Course 1975-78 Bristol Polytechnic School of Art and Design BA (Hons) Ceramics 1979-80 Assistant technician, City of London Polytechnic Sir John Cass School of Art 1981-82 Senior technician, ditto 1981-83 Goldsmiths College MA Fine Art 1982-83 Part-time lecturer, Sidcup Arts Centre 1982-84 Part-time lecturer, Sir John Cass School of Art

Exhibitions: 1982 British Crafts Centre, Big Pots Exhibition 1982-83 Design and production work for artists in London 1983 Woodlands Art Gallery London, Paintings, Sculpture, Objects and Videos 1983 Mixed show of Acme studio artists, The Showroom, London 1983 British Crafts Centre, in-store promotion Harvey Nichols, London Pots for plants and flowers 1983 Westminster Gallery, Boston, U.S.A 2017 Exhibition of drawings, The Lodge, London 2017 Bankside Gallery, London, Monotype Masters 2018 San Mei Gallery, Bristol at 40

8 Rushleigh, 32 Thurleigh Road, SW12 8UE
Margo Random

Tooting/Furzedown

70

Margo has come to art following a career as a musician, songwriter and actress. Studying mainly at Putney School of Art, for the past ten years she has been passionate about making art. Margo has shown her work at Putney School of Art, Sprout Arts, Wandsworth Artists Open House, Jonaquest Art, Urban Art Fain, Uthink Festival and Streatham Art23. Her 'Tooting Bec' limited edition prints were acquired by London Transport Museum. Margo's work encompasses landscape, still life and portraits with an abstract sensibility and love of colour derived from her travels, her London home and her origins in New York.

17 Brookview Road, SW16 6UA
Urban Faerie Jewellery

Tooting/Furzedown

63

Urban Faerie offers a variety of unique and different jewellery designs: 'Deluxe', 'Sakura', 'Steampunk' and 'Curiosities'.

Each 'Deluxe' jewellery piece is lovingly handmade by Urban Faerie, with the sterling silver sourced from London's oldest diamond district in Hatton Garden. Urban Faerie attempts to only use recycled silver in her work. The 'Deluxe' jewellery range is of great value as it supports the UK economy, particularly small London businesses.

24 Sellincourt Road, SW17 9RY
CANCELLED: The Glory in Discovery by Raschique

Tooting/Furzedown

62

THIS OPEN HOUSE IS CANCELLED The journey of finding oneself: exploring how we grow and thrive in the darkest and lightest of times.

Trident Business Centre 89 Bickerseth Road, SW17 9SH
Are We….?

Tooting/Furzedown

64

In Michael’s first solo exhibition for six years, the five themes explored in this show are familiar to Michael’s work, being ever-present concepts that we must all navigate as part of our 'human condition' at some point and in some way along our journey.

Since Michael’s immigration to Wandsworth in the late 1980s these concepts have played a very prominent role in his development as a person and an artist. In this mixed media exhibition Michael will use a mix of imagery, techniques, text, mediums and objects to create a show to challenge our notions of 'what is——?'

Unit 1, Rear of 328 Balham High Road, SW17 7AA
Phoebe Leigh

Tooting/Furzedown

66

I am a self-taught, emerging artist with a passion for exploring mixed media on canvas. I love to use whatever materials I can get my hands on, including stones, glue, spray paint, varnish and layers of acrylic to achieve unique, dense textures that produce multi-dimensional works you can’t help but want to touch. Photos do not do these pieces justice, you need to come and see for yourself.

This is my third year participating in WAOH and I am thoroughly looking forward to welcoming new and returners visitors to my home. Feel free to browse my work in peace or talk to me about how I achieve my unique finishes. Families encouraged. If you can't wait until October, please get in touch to discuss commissions or existing works for sale.

Flat 2, 102 Elmbourne Road, SW17 8JH
Sue Rowling

Tooting/Furzedown

74

Sue is a painter and printmaker. She specialises in unique mono silkscreen prints with hand-painted elements.

Sue has exhibited in many galleries, including The National Theatre, Oxo Gallery, The Mall Galleries, the Royal College of Art and the Menier Gallery. Her work is held in many private and public collections, notably The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Croydon University Hospital and St Georges Hospital. Sue's work is on permanent display at Greenwich Printmakers Gallery.

52 Bracken Avenue, SW12 8BH
Valerie Taylor, Bob Read, Ann Sohn Rethel, Ann Funston

Tooting/Furzedown

59

ANN SOHN RETHEL makes pots for people to use in their daily lives. Using Chinese brushes, she decorates red earthenware with elements inspired by the natural world, such as butterflies and dragonflies or details of natural patterns and forms, although not always necessarily realistic. "I like the finished pot to retain the feel of the clay from which it was made. And I like the combination of conscious design and randomness, to which the art of making pots lends itself."

ANN FUNSTON's love of glass began with creating stained glass panels that often emulate landscape elements, many examples of which may be seen in this house. Of late she has been producing dishes and tiles using fused and slumped glass techniques. As can also be seen in her watercolours, colour is her joy and her strength. VALERIE TAYLOR paints mainly with water-based paints and charcoal, revelling in the broad sweeps of landscape (or lines of the human form), working as much as possible from drawings and sketches made in the open air. Having worked a lot in Cornwall and Wales of late, she has this year been concentrating on projects inspired by Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Training has been lifelong and somewhat haphazard, using Adult Education facilities such as Folkestone Art Centre, St. Ives School of Painting and Morley College.

Apart from two years living on a Scottish Island, Battersea-born BOB READ has always lived in South London, and has drawn inspiration from both worlds. He left a career in commercial architecture to study art at Chelsea School of Art and Kingston College. Working across a range of media and scales, his paintings explore colour, space and atmosphere. He has always maintained an interest in mark-making and the language of painting. His personal expression has derived from years spent drawing straight lines in architecture, both as reaction to the rational and in appreciation of structural forms. Consequently, subject matter tends towards ambiguity with an embedded sense of logic as the content attempts to uncover the internal and the subconscious.

There will also be cards by Jess Davies for sale.

35 Fishponds Road, SW17 7LH
Marion Jones and Chris Lessware

Tooting/Furzedown

69

Divided squares, saturated colour and off-kilter geometry feature in Marion's paintings. Chris's paintings are full of colour, movement and gesture.

84 Ribblesdale Road, SW16 6SE
Ken McCalla

Tooting/Furzedown

60

Since completing a Fine Arts BA degree in 1984 at Central School of Art and Design I’ve looked to improve my skill in visual communication. I use a wide range of mediums to create art that opens up and excites an audience with ideas based on energies uniting. Drawing on my rich cultural heritage, my artwork explores personal growth and celebrates harmony. Visit my website (www.yahwarts.co.uk) to view more artworks and for more information.

13 Letchworth Street, SW17 8SX
Kim Winter: Flextiles

Tooting/Furzedown

65

Kim Winter of Flextiles loves to echo structures and processes from nature in her art, from the mathematical basis for a spiral shell to the chemistry of leaf prints on fabric. She finds the alchemy of transforming fluffy sheep’s fleece into a robust felt sculpture, or using plant material to transform a silk scarf or weave into an organic form, endlessly fascinating.

Living in a city offers plenty of opportunities to observe the interaction between urban life and nature, providing inspiration and sometimes materials for Kim's practice. Nature is often ephemeral, but she relishes trying to capture its essence in a more permanent form in her work.

46 Drakefield Road, SW17 8RP
Emma Gibson Jewellery

Tooting/Furzedown

65

Jewellery collection handmade in silver, brass and semi-precious stones. One-off contemporary pieces created using a variety of traditional and experimental techniques, including folding, forging and casting. I work mainly in silver, but make some pieces using brass and mixed materials for a change of look, colour or mood. All my jewellery is designed to reflect the wearer's personality and style, whether to make a bold statement or to be worn as a comfortable, everyday piece.

A selection of distinctive earrings, necklaces, pins, cuffs, bangles, brooches, rings and cufflinks will be on display. Come and try a bold silver cuff, some simple wearable earrings, or perhaps a ring you never want to take off.

Coffee, cake or a cup of tea will be here to welcome you too!

46 Drakefield Road, SW17 8RP
Killer Bunny Creations

Tooting/Furzedown

63

Killer Bunny creates a variety of illustrations and paintings using a variety of techniques, ranging from watercolor and acrylic paintings to digital illustrations. Killer Bunny's work ranges from fun and quirky to strange and disturbing.

24 Sellincourt Road, SW17 9RY