Artist Trails


Artist Trails for 2017

For 2017 there will be nine Artist Trails around the county. Trails are another way in which artists collaborate to enhance visitor experience. Here the artists will open their own studios for the same weekend/s and provide easy to follow maps so that visitors can move comfortably from one artist to the next. 

Trails include: 


Three Artists in the Heart of Suffolk - Open 17/18th June 2017

We are three artists with studios in the heart of rural Suffolk, taking inspiration from our beautiful surroundings. Emma Buckmaster is a printmaker, specialising in etching. Lucy Perry, is a painter-printmaker and ceramicist. Rebecca Moss Guyver is a painter-printmaker who often works in pastel and also makes collages. We invite you to take the opportunity to visit us in our studios, to see how we work and what inspires us.

You can download the trail map here.

 Art Around Framlingham - Open All 4 Weekends

The Art Around Framlingham Trail is a lovely, rural, five-mile route, that starts and ends on different sides of the historic town of Framlingham. Excellent pubs along the way include The Old Mill House and The Dennington Queen and it offers an easy opportunity to visit Framlingham Castle or go onward to the coast. The four artists are Clare Gaylard, who torches flamework glass in a re-purposed barn, Robin Soldan a mixed-media and watercolour painter of atmospheric landscapes, Lorette E Roberts a widely published (and travelled) illustrator and painter and Jayne Stansfeld who works skilfully with many media but principally in felt-making and textiles.

You can download the trail map here.

Artists Around Sudbury - Open 17/18th June 2017

Nine artists and makers around Sudbury are all opening their studios  on this weekend, so you can have a fun day out. They warmly invite you to explore their workspaces, to chat about art & craft and to find out what inspires them. There is a great deal of variety to enjoy amongst these very talented artists.

Clare Kiely - Textiles

Judith Glover - Painting & Illustration

Marnie Deakins - Painting

Roger Duke - Ceramics

Rebecca Mansbridge - Fused Glass

Brin Edwards - Oil Painting

Anna Boon - Sculpture

Anne Townshend - Printmaking

Heather Rachel Johnston - Painting

Alde Valley Trail - Open 10/11th June and 17/18th June 2017

An eclectic mix of five artists and makers. See Becky Munting a wildlife artist working in oils. Jim Parsons is a furniture maker who uses both traditional and modern techniques, whilst Sharon McMullin creates architectural stained glass. Ania Hobson is a figurative painter, as is Ken Minns who also paints landscapes in oil.

There are two pubs to enjoy on the trail as well, The Crown at Great Glemham, open for lunches from 12 - 3pm and 6 - 11pm, and The Sweffling White Horse, 7-11pm Saturday, and 12 -3pm and 7-11pm Sunday.

A trail map can be downloaded here

Clare Art Trail - Open 10/11th and 24/25th June 2017

Eight diverse artists in close proximity. Four artists working from their studios in the beautiful Stour Valley close to Clare. Two in Cavendish, one in Pentlow and one in Hundon and four working from the Stour Studio Hub in Clare.

See first hand how they achieve their original works of art and enjoy an arty day out in beautiful locations. Lovely cafes and pubs to choose from for lunch.

Cara Fenwick sculpture and painting, Rosie Perkins painting and printmaker, Chele Martin jewellery, Jan Couling painting, Clare Waterer painting, Ailsa Lyn painting, Deborah Mansfield jewellery and Sue Eaton painting in all media.

A Trail leaflet with a map is available to download here. 

Felixstowe Art Trail - Open 3/4th and 10/11th June 2017

The Felixstowe Art Trail has 6 venues. 5 individual artists and an art hub for ART 5 consisting of 5 artists, so 10 artists in all. The visitor will be warmly welcomed in the artist’s studios and will find a very interesting mix of artists all within walking distance.

Here in Felixstowe you will see glass art, fused glass art, painting, textiles and mixed media, photography and painting much of the work inspired by Felixstowe. The work  includes 2D and 3D work. In addition as you walk from studio to studio you will find many places for tea/coffee and light lunches as well as the beauty of Felixstowe’s seafront and Spa Gardens.

Art 5 Textiles and Mixed Media

(Art 5 are the following, Maggi Rutterford, Glen Gerrard, Lizzie Hodgson, Liz Hennessey, Beth Hendley)

Jim Nind- Painter /Photographer

Verena Daniels –Fused Glass Artist

Naomi Brangwyn – Glass Artist

Mary Wyatt - Ceramics

Sheila Norris - Painter

A Trail leaflet with map is available to download here. 

 Ipswich Trail - Open 3/4th June 2017

The Ipswich trail includes a wide variety of arts including ceramics, painting, glasswork, textiles, sculpture, jewellery and photography from eight artists all based within the Ipswich area, including 3 textile artists who have their own hub. This is a great chance to encompass all of the Ipswich artists in one weekend and see what is on offer. Check out their individual profiles for more information on what they do and a map is shown below for the location of the artisans.

Adam Marsh - Ceramics

Anita Honeyball - Glasswork

Annette Morgan - Textiles

Karl Greene - Ceramics, Drawing, Mosaics, Oil Painting, Photography, Sculpture

Kate Thomson - Textiles

Lindsay Maynard - Drawing, Fine Art Painting, Giclee, Illustration, Painting, Textiles, Watercolour Painting

Marian Lishman - Acrylic, Collage, Mixed Media, Painting

Mary McIntosh - Textiles

You can download the trail leaflet here and find the map below:



  Shotley Peninsula Trail - Open 3/4th June and 10/11th June 2017

The Shotley Peninsula is a beautiful and unspoilt area to investigate and during the month of June there is art work to appreciate too in these four Open Studios.

Nick Carter creates both vibrant paintings and crisp detailed pen and ink drawings whilst Louise Harward focuses on willow sculptures of animals and birds.

Rodney Freeman’s oil paintings reflect his love of landscape and Chris Deacon creates a wide variety of mosaics.

Download the Trail Map here.


South of Bury Trail -Open 10/11th June 2017

The artists on the South side of Bury warmly invite you to their studios; we are within approximately 10 miles so this distance isn’t too far. There are pubs along the route so you can make a day of visiting the studios while being inspired by the variety of talent the artists offer.

We are a diverse group of artists and makers. You could be inspired by Julia Groves botanical art or Claire Weeks’ watercolours, Evelyn Polk and Federico Baca are both are talented Mixed media artists as is Catherine Smith who practices drawing and printmaking . Cally James is an established potter and will be demonstrating throughout the weekend. Carl Bell makes beautiful flutes.  

Suffolk Borders Trail - Open 3/4th June 2017

Start at Mellis, travel Gislingham to Thornham Magna then take the A140, then B1118 toward the village of Hoxne then onto Stradbroke.

The trail runs from Mellis to Stradbroke via Gislingham via Thornham Magna and Hoxne. It takes in the beautiful countryside around Mellis, the popular forested walks at Thornham. Hoxne is a picture postcard Suffolk village, then a drive through the countryside to Stradbroke. Or you can go the other way round! The start point does not matter, whichever way you go visitors can expect to see the natural beauty of the Suffolk countryside and lots of wonderful artwork. There are lots of places to stop for lunch, tea or various snacks.

Susie Joyce -Mixed Media, painting and sculpture

Nicolette Hallett  -Oil Painting

Clarissa Porter -Paintings and Drawings, different media

Rachel Pedder-Smith -Watercolour painting

Beyond the Image Photographers’ GalleryPhotography and other media

 A Trail map is available for download here.

 Sandling Trail - Open 10/11th June 2017

Based around the harbour town of Orford and taking in the studios of the Sudbourne Park Estate, this varied trail features artists and crafts people working in the Sandling region of the Suffolk coast, along the river Ore & Alde.

Ruth Seabrook - Printmaking

Nicola Atchley – Printmaking

Toby Mayhew - Painting

Lisa Berry – Fine Art Painting

Mabel & Co – Textiles

Steven Will – Ceramics

Annie Turner - Ceramics

Sudbourne Printmakers – Printmaking Gallery

You can download the Sandlings Trail Map here.

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