An Open Studios event is returning over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Open Studios Presteigne is back this year following a year's break due to Covid-19.

The event takes place between August 28-30, with venues open between 11am-5pm. It runs alongside the Presteigne Festival, with artists opening their studios to members of the public.

Twenty-five artists and makers will be taking part, displaying such skills as ceramics, photography, furniture making, jewellery, painting and drawing, linocut, laser-wood art, basketmaking, felting, metal, stone, and driftwood sculpture.

Some will also be demonstrating their skills – Ruth Kirkby will be working on botanical illustration as well as her 30-minute landscapes, Gill Tennant-Eyles will be showing how she constructs her natural forms in clay and Clair Murphy will be making rush baskets on Saturday and Monday.

Pete Smith will be working at his forge throughout the weekend. He will also be displaying a piece called ‘From Here to Eternity’ (his response to the terror of war) - created for blacksmithing events in Ypres and Hereford Cathedrals, and another which was originally displayed in St Andrew’s Church in Presteigne.

This year, for the first time, The Sidney Nolan Trust at The Rodd near Presteigne is participating in Open Studios, with three artists exhibiting there. Helena Watts will be offering instant portraits in her booth there.

All venues in the town will be signposted for visitors.

A brochure including the map will be available throughout the town, and can be found online on their Facebook Page and on the Presteigne Festival website.