York Open Studios Public Lectures 23rd February 2019

We are proud to announce that for the first time we will be offering two fascinating public lectures delivered by York Open Studios artists as part of our 2019 event. We are delighted that Ann Sotheran and Richard Mackness have agreed to deliver these inaugural talks.

Join us in the beautiful historic setting of King’s Manor in the centre of York (map) for one or both talks on Saturday 23rd February. They will each last about an hour plus question and answer sessions afterwards. Tickets are £6 and booking is open now. (Perhaps someone you know would like an unusual Christmas gift?)

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Ann Sotheran, Stained Glass Artist – 10.30am

Born and brought up in York, Ann set up her own studio in 1987. She joined the British Society of Master Glass Painters, was elected an Associate member in 1995 and a Fellow in 2007. Designing and making work to commission, Ann uses traditional stained glass techniques of painting and leading, sometimes copper foiling. Ann has made work for churches, private houses and public buildings, including her largest window to date, 90 sq ft for Bunbury church in Cheshire. Ann will be presenting a talk in the morning on her work, her inspiration, her materials and techniques.

Richard Mackness, Sculptor – 2.00pm

Richard is a contemporary artist, working primarily in sculpture. His work often deals with dualities such as Synthetic/Evolved, Earthly/Divine, Priceless/Worthless and is characterised by expressive form and precise handling of materials. Exhibitions include group shows at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (‘Clay Sculpture’), the Ikon gallery (Imagination’) and at galleries in London, New York and Germany. Richard will be presenting a talk in the afternoon on his themes, practices, techniques and his journey to his current work.