Meet the Makers: The Arches Studios
For over 25 years The Arches Studios has been thriving as a creative hub for artists, working alongside like minded, supportive neighbours, sharing resources and knowledge. Currently housing 25 artists and makers, working in a wide variety of disciplines, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, metalwork, cabinet making, and a large number of ceramicists. Work from their studios on Blenheim Road has spread throughout the area; not only in peoples homes but into local streets, adding to the architectural embellishment that gives Peckham it’s unique character.
Carolyn has worked mainly in porcelain and casting since leaving Camberwell College of Arts nearly 20 years ago. She is now changing direction and is exploring a new relationship with the potter wheel. Functional and highly decorated ware as well as decorated tableware and mugs.
Consuelo works with clay, textiles and paper to create three dimensional sculptures, she takes much of her inspiration as a ceramicist from her memories of childhood. Consuelo creates miniature installations that delve into a dark and wonderfully weird world that invite the viewer to connect to her work.
Damian is an artist that likes to use found objects in his work, objects that must have a form of print on, an image or writing. Damian will be showing a collection of lithograph tins that he has amassed over the last 30 years.
Debbie creates elegantly thrown stoneware and porcelain in simple but classic colourways. Debbie makes both domestic and sculptural pieces which have been influenced by Chinese and Japanese pottery.
Emma is showing clay sculptures exploring the themes of safety and home. She recycles local clays and minerals in her ceramic work, from Peckham Clay to human ashes. Emma Fenelon’s nomadic childhood, seeped in espionage, secrets and exploration left her fascinated by the palimpsest of traces we leave behind and what we are in turn, marked by, how our epigenetic heritage links us inextricably backwards to lives possibly unknown but acting upon us.
Eunice de Pascali
Euince graduated from Camberwell College graduate in 2001 and been producing producing beautiful ye yet functional and sculptural porcelain ever since.
Jane graduated form the Royal College of Art in 1992 and has been working as a ceramicist ever since. Mainly figurative, her pieces are hand-built, using stoneware clays, and are suitable for gardens.
Action Cast ceramics explore how the surface of each slipcast piece becomes a unique expression of dynamic colour and movement. Pieces range from small functional ware to larger, more decorative work. James graduated from Central Saint Martins’ celebrated MA Fashion course in 2008 and is also a Course Leader at London College of Fashion where his work embodies trans-disciplinary practices.
Loraine creates tiny porcelain globes, inspired by 18th century collectibles and Apollo mission viewpoints, accurately depict the Earth’s oceans and mountains. Described by Apollo 15 astronaut Alfred Worden as ‘Amazing’ & Homes and Antiques Magazine as World classic.
Lou works in a wide range of materials and disciplines, from film to printmaking and silversmithing. His current work focusses on immortalising the ephemeral, using electro-forming techniques to encapsulate transient forms. The resultant pieces are cast in silver or bronze and fashioned into unique jewellery pieces.
Naomi paints, collages and makes installations out of everyday objects. She also embroiders freehand on a sewing machine – doodling onto fabric but with thread instead. She has collaborated extensively with Paul Smith and Liberty. She will be showcasing a cross-section of her work; which will include brightly illustrated artworks, some darker inky drawings, a selection of collages created from National Geographics/ fashion magazines and a variety of giclee prints. In addition and for a small fee, Naomi will embroider something beautiful onto your jacket or bag – just ask!
Open Studios opening hours
- Fri 15th Sept 18:00 – 21:00
- Sat 16th Sept 11:00 – 18:00
- Sun 17th Sept 11:00 – 18:00