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Herts Open Studio exhibition 2013

Monday 2 September – Wednesday 3 October

The Herts Open Studios event began in 1991 and has been held every year since then. Its aim is to make the arts more accessible to the public, and to make the public more aware of the art and craft that is created around them. All professional and amateur artists, photographers and craftspeople living or working in Hertfordshire are welcome to apply for entry to participate. Each year around 200 artists take part and around 11,000 – 13,000 members of the public visit the studios. The event is organised by an Open Studios Coordinator with the help of a team of volunteers.

There is an informal opening of the exhibition on Friday 6th September from 11am-1pm, please feel welcome to attend. 

Caroline Lumb will be exhibiting at Trestle Arts Base as part of Open Studios (see brochure page 48, #85)  together with Local artists Hillary Taylor and Caroline Davis.

Caroline Lumb works with hand dyed papers and textiles and creates limited edition cards and bead jewellery.


‘Making things, drawing, painting, taking photographs are an integral part of my life.   I can’t count the number of sketchbooks that I have, the materials and mediums that I have worked with spill out of every drawer.’

Meet Caroline Lumb: (mixed media)

Mondays 9th and 16th September 10am – 12noon

Tuesdays 10th and 17th September 1pm – 3pm

Saturdays 7th, 14th and 21st September 1pm – 3pm

Hillary Taylor works in the medium of mixed media, photography, drawings, computer graphics and creates limited edition prints and cards


‘I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t making something, taking photographs or drawing. Along the way I became a professional engineer, traveller, writer and management consultant, but some form of art just keeps leaking out.  There’s ceramics, drawing, photography, mixed media and ‘performance pieces’.  Key influences include Japan and Australia, two countries that I have travelled extensively.’

Meet Hillary Taylor: (drawings)

Mondays 9th and 16th September 10am – 12noon,

Tuesdays 10th and 17th September 1pm – 3pm

Caroline Davis creates stained glass for home and garden using both traditional lead and copper foiling techniques.


‘Glass comes to life when the light shines through it. The variety of textures and colours available is inspiring. Although I have little formal art training I have always loved to make things  I get a lot of inspiration from the colours and forms found in the natural world but also love the style of the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts movements.’

Meet Caroline Davis: (glass)

Saturdays 7th, 14th and 21st September 1pm – 3pm