The EFOA Open House event is the 11th and 12th September 2021 (11am to 6pm).
Here is a summay of all the artists exhibiting in the Open House event which you can filter by Discipline or click on Show All to see all the Artists. Click on a name to see their profile or on a House to see the House Details. On a mobile phone, view in landscape mode to see the Artists' descriptions.

All Artists

Ann Froomberg

Glass, Jewellery, Textiles

Ann qualified as a textile designer in 1978 since when she has successfully run her own design studio. She will be exhibiting one-off colourful, unique hand painted silk items along with original fused glass pieces and fused glass jewellery.

House 02
Ann Froomberg

Anthea Williams

Painting

Anthea's work is based on accuracy of observation with a love of manipulation of materials, creating engaging images of the figure, portrait, still life and landscape. This year, Anthea will be showing figurative paintings and drawings.

House 04
Anthea Williams

Caroline Elliott

Mixed Media

Caroline is a printmaker and mixed media artist taking her inspiration from the quiet, elements of nature, cycles of the seasons and the abundant richness of our rural wild. Caroline uses eclectic forms of printing, drawing and mark making, enjoying the discomfort of the abstract and the drawn line.

House 10
Caroline Elliott

Christine Watson

Painting

Christine's paintings, pastels and prints are inspired by travels around the Mediterranean and North Africa. She is a full-time painter, lecturer and writer and she exhibits regularly in London and the UK.

House 05
Christine Watson

Clara Hancock

Textiles, Glass, Sculpture

Clara's art inspiration comes from particular experiences of her life, such as a visit to a museum or a gallery, looking at a garden, going for a walk and listening to music. Traveling is one of her great joys and this has contributed enormously to her work.

House 04
Clara Hancock

Claudia Luque

Ceramics, Mixed Media

Claudia is a contemporary ceramics artist specialising in Sculptural Ceramics and Raku. Claudia enjoys experimenting and combining various materials and she is always trying new techniques, glazing and firing methods. She has an open way of thinking which comes from contact with multiple cultures.

House 03
Claudia Luque

Daphne Carnegy

Ceramics

Daphne is a professional potter specialising in tin-glazed earthenware. Her designs are often inspired by natural forms including birds, plants and fruits.

House 06
Daphne Carnegy

David Gilbert

Sculpture

David is inspired by form and colour. his sculptural work in stone, wood and ceramics has a strong figurative theme, expressing movement or emotive energy. David is also a painter, printmaker and ceramicist.

House 04
David Gilbert

Dawn Finn

Printmaking

Dawn's exciting new monotype work embraces a sense of balance and belonging. The layering of colour and mark making invites the viewer into the inspirational complexity of a changing environment.

House 02
Dawn Finn

Diana Stoker

Painting, Printmaking

Diana creates collage pictures using a mixture of media including print and pastel. Many of her landscapes show images of mountains, land, sea and sky which she hopes evoke feelings of calm and a love of the natural world.

House 09
Diana Stoker

Elvina John

Painting, Printmaking

Elvina is a painter and printmaker, born in North London. The capital's open spaces inspire much of her work as well as nature and wild spaces. She has a love of water colour and she is particularly interested in textural and tonal contrasts.

House 05
Elvina John

Francesca Raphael Lincoln

Ceramics, Painting

Francesca is showing a recent series of still life paintings which continues to explore the domestic objects that surround us. Alongside the paintings is her new collection of domestic earthenware pottery for use at home, together with new ceramic sculptures.

House 08
Francesca Raphael Lincoln

Gail Altschuler

Ceramics

Gail uses her sketchbook observations as subject matter for her paintings and ceramics. These fulfil her desire to blur the lines between art and craft and tell stories that all can relate to. She shares her interests in drawing, painting, observational studies and art history by teaching.

House 01
Gail Altschuler

Gillian Dunkeld

Painting, Textiles, Printmaking

Gillian has deepened her interest in the natural world during the last 18 months, continuing her prints of wild grasses and flowers and has produced a new series of prints of East Finchley High Road. She has also continued her painting.

House 04
Gillian Dunkeld

Hazel Mason

Ceramics

Hazel's domestic stoneware is for everyday use. She aims to make items that are practical, pleasing to look at and satisfying to handle.

House 09
Hazel Mason

Ian Harding

Photography

Ian works as an advertising photographer and filmmaker. He is exhibiting a selection of personal work plus some examples of his moving imagery.

House 05
Ian Harding

Ian Hunt

Painting

Ian will be exhibiting at his home in Muswell Hill where he also works from his studio. His pictures range from landscape to studio studies. He works from sketches and photographs done in situ.

House 10
Ian Hunt

Jackie Randall

Sculpture

Jackie is a sculptor who works in a variety of materials. She enjoys bringing the human form into focus, figuratively and, sometimes in the abstract, with a glimpse of the model's persona.

House 05
Jackie Randall

Jenny Rymer

Ceramics

Jenny will be showing a cross section of her hand built ceramic pieces which reflect the delicacy and subtle rhythms of natural forms.

House 05
Jenny Rymer

Jo Pethybridge

Ceramics

Vineyards in France, the Grand Canyon, waves, ripples and sunlight on water or pine forests in summer or autumn, all taken from nature or her surroundings are inspirations for Jo's artwork. Her work is thrown, coiled or slabbed using white earthenware, painted with underglazes then completed with a transparent glaze.

House 10
Jo Pethybridge

Judith Devons

Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking

Alongside colourful, fantasy screen - prints, Judith is exhibiting her new series of 'hugging pots' - small humanised vessels that explore potential withheld and nurtured in lockdown- waiting to be released and shared. Each pot is unique - from black stoneware to shiny crystalline green to white porcelain.

House 10
Judith Devons

Kochi Okada

Jewellery

Kochi is a very versatile jeweller working in wax carving, hammering, knotting, granulation, kemboo and enamelling. She creates limited editions and one-offs.

House 02
Kochi Okada

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics

Laura started her career in ceramics making domestic ware. Her inspiration is the landscape of Northern Italy, which informs her choice of materials. She uses hard, porcelain to create the “soft” forms of her vessels and crystalline glazes for pools of intense colour.

House 01
Laura De Benedetti

Laura Fishman

Painting, Jewellery, Textiles

Laura is motivated by love of nature and fascination with paint as a material. Her paintings feature colour, texture and movement with layered organic surfaces. Laura gravitates toward the abstract in art because it her allows her freedom to interpret the world as she sees it through her own creative lens.

House 03
Laura Fishman

Lesley Andrew

Jewellery

Lesley is a jeweller with nearly twenty years' experience. Her work is organic and an exploration of surface texture and mark making. Lesley can work to a brief or to something that catches her eye. She works in silver and gold also using precious and semi-precious stones.

House 11
Lesley Andrew

Lucy Alterman

Textiles

Lucy designs silk wall hangings and scarves in an impressionistic figurative style, inspired by the body in motion using the natural flow of paint to capture dynamic movement and dramatic light effects.

House 02
Lucy Alterman

Maggie Fealdman

Printmaking, Textiles, Sculpture

Maggie works in various media including ceramics. She enjoys the earthiness and versatility of clay, the vibrant translucent colour in silk and the definite lines of print.

House 03
Maggie Fealdman

Mary Poulter

Textiles, Construction

Mary is exhibiting willow sculptures, tepees and hanging containers. The variety of willow used is unusual and is grown on her allotment in East Finchley.

House 09
Mary Poulter

Mechthild Belton

Photography

Mechtild, a retired sign writer, has a long-lasting interest in photography. She enjoys traveling around with her camera, capturing whatever catches her eye.

House 07
Mechthild Belton

Merav Shub

Painting

Merav's work explores nature at different scales, from paintings of natural landscapes to still life arrangement of fruit and flowers. She works mainly in oils, making her own paints by mixing powered earth pigments with walnut oil.

House 03
Merav Shub

Michael Baum

Painting

Michael will be showing a portfolio of life class drawings and two large scale works on canvas. Since childhood he has loved drawing and painting and after retiring from his work as a surgeon he retrained as an artist. He lectures on the links between art and medicine.

House 04
Michael Baum

Mike Coles

Photography

Mike's life as a film cameraman meant that he has always been involved in telling stories. So, despite having a wide range of photographic interests he still loves pictures that suggest stories - people, places and times.

House 08
Mike Coles

Monica Peiser

Jewellery

Monica is a jeweller of long standing including many years of teaching her craft. Her pieces are often based around selected gemstones or beads, abstract designs slowly emerging in the process of texturing and forming silver which is often decorated with 18ct gold.

House 06
Monica Peiser

Natalie Baskin

Glass

Natalie's fused glass serving bowls will be on display together with numerous eclectic glass pieces she makes to enhance any home. Natalie's love for working with glass developed whilst working with disabled adults. She designs and fires all her work in her studio at the end of her garden.

House 05
Natalie Baskin

Noriko Nagaoka

Ceramics

Hand thrown in batches made to order, Norika makes nature inspired collections of stoneware tableware such as sake cups, large vases and plant pots. She developed her own style of ceramics which is inspired by nature in Japan and Canada to create one of a kind ceramics.

House 02
Noriko Nagaoka

Peter Kyte

Photography

The included work focuses on a mix of urban, landscape and abstract photography, with a special focus on a new landscape photography project, 'Tree portraits'.

House 06
Peter Kyte

Sarah Needham

Painting

A full-time gallery and international agency represented artist who has work in collections across the globe. Sarah is interested in the interplay between the history of pigments and the history of humanity and how, by using this rich seam of enquiry we can reflect on the 'now'. She is a painter of abstract paintings.

House 11
Sarah Needham

Tony Berkman

Painting, Ceramics

Graduating in 2012 with a degree in fine art, Tony is an abstract painter primarily concerned with light, movement and colour. Influences are diverse and eclectic and drawn from both the natural world and urban living.

House 07
Tony Berkman

Ulla Mead

Ceramics

Ulla makes slab built mainly raku fired sculptural ceramics which are a playful take on classic container forms, particularly the bottle.

House 07
Ulla Mead

Yorli Mendoza

Photography

Yorli's work is a reminder that nature is the nascent character of life. No matter how chaotic the situation is, nature always endures, regenerates and creates new life. Bringing hope and moments of peace and calm, a breath and a pause.

House 03
Yorli Mendoza