An ostrich in an East Horsley garden

PUBLISHED: 13:17 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:23 20 March 2014

Alison Catchlove with ostrich in the making

Alison Catchlove with ostrich in the making


As well as viewing artworks from nine artists, visitors to one East Horsley studio will have the opportunity to help complete a new ostrich sculpture as part of Surrey Artists Open Studios this June.

Verity Darby, Oasis Cavern, acrylic inkVerity Darby, Oasis Cavern, acrylic ink

Sculptresses Alison Catchlove and Janet Stanley, who recently joined forces at St Joseph’s school in Cranleigh to help create a new Sculpture Trail, will have their sculptures on display outside the Glendene Artists studio.

Joining them from Saturday June 7 to Sunday June 22 are painters Verity Darby, Barbara Felts and SAOS bursary winner Sarah Jane Vickery, wood turner Roger Marsden, felt maker Nancy Shafee, pyrographer Peter Darby and ceramicist and stained glass maker Jane Drown.

“We have enjoyed taking part in Open Studios in previous years, and are really looking forward to this first event in our new studio this summer,” says Verity Darby,

“We have a great group of artists and craftspeople joining us and can promise a friendly welcome to anyone who would like to pop in.”

Peter Darby, geometric dish, pyrographyPeter Darby, geometric dish, pyrography

Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, woodturning, pyrography, felt and textile crafts will all be on display – with many pieces available to buy - and there will be opportunities to meet the artists behind the works.

Need to know:

Glendene Artists at Selmeston, Glendene Avenue, East Horsley KT24 5AY. Opening hours: 11am to 5pm on Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8, Thursday June 12 to Sunday June 15, and Thursday June 19 to Sunday June 22. Also 6pm to 8pm on Thursday June 12. For more information, call 01483 285058, e-mail or visit


Barbara Felts, Ranmore, acrylic inkBarbara Felts, Ranmore, acrylic ink

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