The EFOA Open House event is the 25th/26th June and 2nd/3rd July 2022 (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 09
Ann Froomberg

Caroline Elliot (Guest)

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 09
Caroline Elliot

Cathy Burkinshaw

Painting

Cathy is a watercolour artist inspired by nature and is member of Highgate Watercolour Group, East Finchley Open Artists & Islington Art Society

House 08
Cathy Burkinshaw

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 03
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, Sculpture

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

Coral Harding

Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, Mixed Media

Coral examines the impression of awe and the psychology of perception. She is interested in the exploration and creation of space, and the ability to change the way space is experienced.

House 05
Coral Harding

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 14
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

David Lee

Painting

David enjoys the natural world, the symbolic and metaphoric aspects within language and objects. He has studied painting over 30 years within the context of adult education and is keen to explore and travel. Painting for him, is an important creative outlet.

House 15
David Lee

David Waller (Guest)

Sculpture, Ceramics, Painting

David divides his time between teaching life-sculpture classes and weekly sculpture workshops in East Finchley and Muswell Hill respectively. As well as traditional clay modelling, he uses found objects/materials to create quirky, unique and thought provoking artworks such as Plane-Wall, an eye catching installation piece which he and his twin brother collaborated on.

House 08
David Waller

Dawn Finn

Printmaking

Dawn's latest unique monotypes of Britain's shoreline capture expansive areas of textured colour creating these beautiful hypnotic images. Her use of muted colour presents us with a compelling view off the shore, sand and sea whilst at the same time drawing our eyes to the horizon beyond.

House 13
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 12
Diana Stoker

Elaine Burkinshaw (Guest)

Painting

Elaine enjoys experimenting with mixed media, her preference is for pastels and acrylics as a basis but adding anything she has to hand - rice, coffee, even toothpaste!

House 08
Elaine Burkinshaw

Elizabeth Marmur

Painting

Elizabeth is inspired by the wonder of nature - both universal and human. Her doodle-like pieces use colour, shape and pattern to explore the interior world from which we process all things. After a 20 year hiatus, Elizabeth returned to art in 2020. This is the first exhibition of her work.

House 09
Elizabeth Marmur

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 13
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 11
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 08
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 12
Hazel Mason

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 04
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 13
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 01
Judith Devons

Karen Rowland (Guest)

Ceramics

House 04
Karen Rowland

Karyn Johnstone

Painting

Karyn is a London based portrait artist working mainly from photographs, predominantly in oils. She uses colour, composition and expressive mark-making to describe her subject.

House 04
Karyn Johnstone

Kate Pasvol

Glass

The way that glass can be used to manipulate light fascinates Kate, she enjoys problem solving and experimenting with a range of different techniques to achieve her aims and is always looking for new ways to develop her imagery.

House 13
Kate Pasvol

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 12
Lesley Andrew

Lettie Gardiner (Guest)

Painting

Lettie is a painter who studied Fine Arts in South Africa. Her paintings on show are not abstract but are based on something seen in the recent past or long ago.

House 03
Lettie Gardiner

Lucy Alterman

Textiles

Lucy designs silk paintings and wearables inspired by movement using the natural flow of the dye to capture dynamic motion and dramatic light effects. Recent work "follow your breath" images the sensation of breath inhalation and exhalation in meditation.

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 07
Maggie Fealdman

Mary Poulter

Textiles, Basketry

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 12
Mary Poulter

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 11
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 04
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

Pat Hewett-Marvell

Glass

Pat's world changed immediately as she became fascinated with both the art and the science of working with glass, it provides her the opportunity to constantly push the boundaries of what she can achieve.

House 11
Pat Hewett-Marvell

Paula Duggan (Guest)

Printmaking

Paula's work draws upon her interest in her local area and urban landscape. Etchings and paintings bring order to the chaos of allotments gardens and rivers, changing the familiar.

House 02
Paula Duggan

Peter Hale

Ceramics

Peter finds the varied world of ceramics fascinating and stimulating. Since 2000, he has had a small studio space at home where he pursues his making, using this wonderful material.

House 07
Peter Hale

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 07
Peter Kyte

Ruth Bross

Painting, Sculpture

Ruth works mainly from her studio at home. She has always maintained an interest in and a love of the creative arts, painting, drawing and sculpture.

House 04
Ruth Bross

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 14
Sarah Needham

Sharon Mitchell (Guest)

Textiles

Art teacher with a passion for creativity, love of nature and meditation, botanical printing was the obvious next step for Sharon. The mindful activity of placing leaves and flowers on fabric, the exciting alchemy of natural dyes has become her addiction, with beautiful and different results each time.

House 02
Sharon Mitchell

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 15
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 10
Ulla Mead

Vanessa Hernandez

Textiles, Printmaking

Vanessa loves making prints with vibrant colour, bold designs, patterns and Caribbean flora and fauna. She's drawn to birds, animals, flowers and nature. In her art work she likes thick textures, brush strokes and imperfect symmetry.

House 09
Vanessa Hernandez

Veronica Lansman

Painting

Veronica's paintings tend to be semi-abstract with a strong accent on design and colour. She enjoys the painting process, sometimes adding collage or incorporating inks, pastels or pencil to introduce detail and texture.

House 06
Veronica Lansman

Yvette Blumberg (Guest)

Printmaking

Yvette’s prints are influenced by her studies in architecture, yoga, love of the outdoors and swimming. Her work combines the techniques of etching, mono printing, linocutting and collagraph. Exploring structures in urban spaces and landscapes she creates layers with texture, tonality and colour.

House 01
Yvette Blumberg

Ziz Chater (Guest)

Ceramics

Ziz enjoys working with clay, and will be exhibiting her collection of sculptural ceramics cats made with coils and decorated with a combination of glazes.

House 03
Ziz Chater