1-30 September 2018
[Open Studios 1/2 and 8/9 Sep]


Anne Bertoluzzi

If you love unusual jewellery, step into Chapel House this September and find a world of vibrant colour, texture and enthusiasm. Venetian Bazaar has an eclectic mix that will not disappoint.

Claire and Bob Humm

This year we will be showing a selection of short films in a specially created cinema. Plus anything else we happen to be working on at the time! Looking forward to welcoming both new visitors and those we have met at previous Open Studios.

Study of Interiors

Satu Viljanen is exhibiting drawings on paper and glass, which offer minimalistic vignettes of designed domestic spaces and objects. Prints, postcards and cakes on sale.

Art on West Street, three fantastic venues, one street!

Three fantastic venues on West Street. Please click for details of each studio.

Britannia Enterprise Centre

17 great makers/designers/artists

The Beacon

The Beacon, Hastings’ best-loved secret on the West Hill, and home to an eclectic mix of artists including clothes designers, ceramicists, sculptors, painters, illustrators and print makers. Delicious home–made food in our lovely gardens, and licensed bar open.

Dominic Zwemmer

Working with homemade willow charcoal and pencil, I have a passion for wildlife, wild landscapes and seascapes. I’m inspired by the variety of interesting marks that can be made just with a piece of charcoal – or burnt wood.

Number Nine

Fiona Denning’s paintings deal with revelation concealment. Barbara Powell-Jones works with contemporary and vintage textiles, many from other countries. Ella Yates creates sculptural pieces from fine porcelain. Glazed white often with gold lustre detail.

Tara Deighton Bridal & Bespoke

Designer Tara Deighton produces bespoke garments and textile pieces inspired by vintage glamour and couture crafts. The focus is on traditional craftsmanship and beautiful fabrics. The atelier takes commissions and makes one off and limited edition pieces.

East Sussex Recovery Alliance

East Sussex Recovery Alliance supports people in recovery from substance misuse and those affected. We use creativity as part of our program and will be showing photography, painting, crafts and creative writing from our members.

Black Winkle Studio

Paintings and prints by Claire Fletcher, collages and assemblages by Peter Quinnell.

The ClayDen

Ceramicists Licy Clayden and Benjamin Beckett produce unique one off pieces. Ben creates humorous sculptures of bird figures, mythological creatures and masks. Licy, influenced by the sea, hand builds sculptural vessels and bird baths using black clay and porcelain.

Jane Sarre Ceramics

Simple contemporary tableware and serving-ware with clean lines and subtle textures hand thrown in white stoneware with a palette of monochrome glazes plus seasonal accent colours. Plus new work inspired by the local area and seconds at reduced prices.

Oak Passage Studios

A unique space in the heart of Hastings Old Town. Anna Pontonutti, oil and acrylic paintings, prints and cards. Siobhan Tanner, oil paintings and collage.

Sliver of Sea Studios

A diverse mix of artists and makers with a focus on traditional processes and work inspired by the natural world. Pop in for a warm welcome, some tea and cake, and view our handmade textiles, jewellery, prints and more.

David De Silva

Realist and Abstract and whatever happens between. If it excites me I paint it – or print it or make it.

Landin Art Studio

Spanish artist Roberto Landin explores the acceptance of transience and imperfection within the philosophical Japanese aesthetic theory of Wabi-Sabi.

Sally Cox Sculpture Garden

Sally Cox has been carving in the local stone wherever she lives for 30 years. Her studio and sculpture garden on the West Hill is open for the first time this year: entrance is up steps on Plynlimmon Road opposite the top of St Marys Terrace.

Lone Ormonde

Storytelling through sculptures, paintings, collages and mixed media. Remembered dreams and found objects create little transformations and metamorphoses.

St Clements Church Hall

Sue Townshend is a textile artist whose mix of painted, dyed, printed and stitched techniques form exquisite, richly decorated pieces. Within these pieces, the natural world is depicted, along with the human face, mood and our relationships with ourselves and our surroundings. Heather Stuart’s colourful illustrative painting style is becoming well known in her home town of Hastings. Humorous and warm images of seagulls and local characters are popular and collectable, whilst other pieces explore relationships and characters from other eras.

Jemma Wyllie

Ceramic animals and birds, individually hand-made and often fired using raku and pit firing, some mounted on vintage tools and reclaimed timber. Metal legs give animation and alternative surface treatments add to the unpredictability of each piece.

Incurva Studios

Coastal Current favourites, Incurva Studios in the heart of Hastings Old Town, open their doors during Coastal Currents Open Studio weekends.