About open studios

About Open Studios

About Open Studios

A co-operative of artists producing work in a wide variety of media in this rural Sussex community.

Chiddingly Artists' Open Studios event forms part of the annual arts extravaganza that is Chiddingly Festival, and offers visitors the opportunity to purchase original work at studio prices. Visit the studios and homes of the artists to view their work in their own creative environment, and at some venues watch and learn from demonstrations or participate in workshops. Please see individual artists and venues for specific details.

"There's a pretty wood-fringed country lane just outside the village of East Hoathly in East Sussex that leads to an unexpected artistic community."

Artists & Illustrators magazine

Getting Around

Getting Around

Plan your visit - here are some pointers for how to find all Chiddingly artists' open studios.

Chiddingly artists' open houses are neatly spread around the environs of Chiddingly and East Hoathly. The villages are nestled in the Weald just north of the South Downs and not far from Lewes, the county town of East Sussex.

Travel

Nearest train: The nearest train stations are at Lewes and Uckfield. There is an hourly direct train from London Victoria to Lewes, and a similar service to Uckfield from London Bridge. It is approximately a 15 minute taxi journey from either station to East Hoathly or Chiddingly. Check with National Rail Enquiries to check service status and times. The station code for Lewes is [LWS] and Uckfield is [UCK].
By road: The villages of East Hoathly and Chiddingly are just off the the A22 approximately five miles south of Uckfield - an easy trip out for visitors staying in nearby Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne.
Satnav: To aid satnav users, each venue entry shown on our map gives its postcode. Do please check our map for studios just a little further out of the villages! Nearest Bus: There is a bus stop in the centre of East Hoathly served by Stagecoach with route (54) from Eastbourne and Uckfield. The nearest bus stop for visitors to Chiddingly is at Golden Cross.

Accessibility

All visitors are welcome. If you have reduced mobility we recommend that you contact the specific venues you are intending to visit for full information on their accessibility as some venues have narrow doorways, steps or uneven floors.

Note to Visitors

Your visit to Chiddingly Artists Open Studios is entirely at your own risk, and adults are responsible for the supervision of any children in their care. The artists involved cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any members of the public during their visits to the studios. Artists’ studios and makers’ workshops are working environments and can be hazardous places, so great care must be taken when visiting them.

The Quadrangle

The Quadrangle

  • Chris Mansell Paintings
  • David Harrison Ceramics
  • Barbie Harrison Paintings
  • Abi Tutill Furniture

The Quadrangle North
Ailies Lane
East Hoathly
BN8 6QP

Village Works

Village Works

A collection of three studios & visiting artists in the centre of East Hoathly.
Demonstrations of lampwork glass beadmaking at the torch flame, wood engraving, photography, paintings and sculpture on both weekends.

  • Keith Pettit Wood engravings
  • Dot-to-Dot Studio Dressmaking Workshop and Sewing School
  • Jim Holden Photographer
  • Rebecca Weddell Lampwork glass beads & jewellery
  • Veronica Van Eijk Paintings
  • Rebecca Magner Paintings
  • Clare O'Neill 3D Mixed Media
  • Christa Hook Illustrator
  • Rob Nagle Paintings
  • Yolande Beer Ceramics
  • Lesley Robertshaw Paintings
  • Rosemary Newton Paintings

Rebecca Weddell will be melting glass at the torch flame throughout both weekends

Chista Hook will be painting on the spot portraits on each Sunday

Village Works
East Hoathly
BN8 6QA

Paine's Farm Pottery

Paine's Farm Pottery

  • Peter Cuthbertson Ceramics

Paine's Farm Pottery
89 South Street
East Hoathly
BN8 6DT

The White House

The White House

  • Peter Brooke-Ball Sculpture

The White House
Whitesmith
BN8 6JD

2 Prices Cottages

2 Prices Cottages

  • Chris Pellett Stone carving

Please note this venue is only open on the second weekend.

2 Prices Cottages
Whitesmith
Lewes
BN8 6JD

Farleys House & Gallery

Farleys House & Gallery

Farleys House & Gallery will be open on Sundays only at the 2019 event.

Farleys House Tours will be available at half past the hour from 10.30am until 3.30pm. The 50 minute guided tours explore the extraordinary lives and works of Surrealist artist Roland Penrose and photographer Lee Miller. The house tour is £12.50 per person Suitable for 12 yrs+ (includes garden entry).

The Gallery will be showing and exhibition by Desmond Morris.
Entry to Gallery exhibitions is free.

Please note - Sundays only

Farleys House & Gallery
Muddles Green
Chiddingly
BN8 6HW

The Yurt Space

The Yurt Space

  • Emily Ticehurst Ceramics

Please note this venue is open on the second weekend only

The YURTspace @School House
Muddles Green
Chiddingly
BN8 6HN

Pinelea

Pinelea

  • Sarah Money Sculpture & Paintings

Pinelea
The Sreet
Chiddingly
BN8 6HT

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