Havelock Walk Open Studios in Forest Hill

Remember Place in Print that I cycled over to see last summer?  Well yesterday I popped back to see the latest work by Ed, Nancy and Jamie as part of the Havelock Walk Open Studios event. If you're thinking that sounds fab and is somewhere you'd like to go, then you can because it's also taking place next weekend, and it's definitely worth a visit.

It was another lovely day for our visit and this was the sight that welcomed us:

havelock walk open studios forest hill

The blue sky, the rooftop garden and the faded facade reminded me of Cuba, which I visited back in 2000 as a solo traveller, which was quite an experience.  As we looked along Havelock Walk though it was much more English in nature, complete with bunting and astro turf.

bunting in havelock walk

Place in Print's studio is right at the end of the walk, but it's worth the walk to see their wares.  The next couple of photos are examples of Jamie from Pen & Gravy's work. The snakes of Sydenham (below) were inspired from a trip to the park (in Sydenham) with his little boy, who saw snakes and it seems to have stuck.  Pretty though aren't they?  For snakes.

snakes in sydenham
GEODD crockery Pen & Gravy

I was quite taken with the crockery above and you'll not be surprised to learn I bought two of the yellow mugs before we left.

There was also some textiles and notebooks from Nancy Straughan on display. I love the textures in the prints, and it's already well documented here about how much I'm partial to a notebook.  These were no different.

Nancy Straughan organic textiles
nancy straughan notebooks

Ed from Place in Print has some new items too - I'm not sure if they're new stock or just that I didn't see them before - but these Bust Blind Scarfs would make a great present, especially in chillier weather.

Place in Print Bus Blind Scarf
Place in Print SE23 map

The map above is of the surrounding area, with the street names as the streets. It's very clever and would make a perfect New Home gift for any London homeowner.

We had a wander around many of the other studios too, the art on display was varied and there's definitely something there for everyone. 

 A PLACE TO REST AND SOAK IN THE ATMOSPHERE

A PLACE TO REST AND SOAK IN THE ATMOSPHERE

 THERE WAS COLOUR EVERYWHERE

THERE WAS COLOUR EVERYWHERE

 JUST LOOK AT THOSE SHOES!

JUST LOOK AT THOSE SHOES!

I couldn't help but pause and admire this architectural wooden door.

 A WOODEN DOOR WITH A DIFFERENCE

A WOODEN DOOR WITH A DIFFERENCE

 COLOURFUL WALL ART

COLOURFUL WALL ART

And as we left the final studio, these pretty gold patterned tiles were just glinting in the sun.

 GOLDEN TILES

GOLDEN TILES

And I'll leave you with some more of the Pun cards from Place in Print.  They really do make me smile!

 CAMBERWELL - CANARY WHARF - CANNONBURY

CAMBERWELL - CANARY WHARF - CANNONBURY

 

With thanks to Ed, Nancy & Jamie for the heads-up and invitation to this fun event.

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