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Open Studios 2023


Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November
11.00am - 5.00pm
Free entry

Click here to book your free tickets

You are warmly invited to our annual Open Studios event. For one weekend only, we open our two stunning studio buildings in Sheffield city centre to anyone who wants to have a neb! This is your opportunity to visit the studios of some of the best contemporary artists and craftspeople in the region; to chat with them, and buy work direct from the place it's made in.

Don't miss out - we only open once year, giving you a peek behind the scenes into the workspaces of over 100 painters, ceramicists, metalsmiths, jewellers, designers, printmakers, photographers, woodworkers, visual artists, and more...

Plus, view our current exhibitions and take part in family-friendly workshops.

Refreshments and snacks will be served by local independent cafés, providing the fuel for your visit to keep up your energy and help you see as many spaces as possible!

And best of all, it’s FREE!

For any enquiries, please contact Tyler Mellins:



A Playground in the Factory @ Persistence Works

The Good Ship, in partnership with Yorkshire Artspace and Blackbird Rook, presents a series of new works by painter Paul Housley. Original artworks, limited-edition prints and signed posters are available to buy.

Autumn Almanac III @ Persistence Works

Curated by Sean Williams and featuring the work of 25 artists, our annual Autumn Almanac exhibition is both a survey and a celebration of art-making at Yorkshire Artspace. Most work is for sale, with 30% of proceeds directly supporting Yorkshire Artspace.

Celebrating Printmaking @ Exchange Place

An exhibition of prints by members of Carousel Print Studio, celebrating their first year of running a community printmaking studio in the heart of Sheffield.



Metal Folding Workshop - Silver Space (Persistence Works)
Saturday: 2-4pm | Sunday 12-2pm (1 hr sessions)
BOOKING ESSENTIAL | Click here to book

Explore metalsmithing techniques with our Silver Fellows, Morvarid Alavifard and Shinta Nakajima. Folding and hammering thin sheets of copper and brass, you will create beautiful textured pendants inspired by leaves and stars, which can be used as unique Christmas decorations or worn as jewellery. You will also have the option to heat your creation to colour it via oxidisation. This one hour taster workshop is suitable for ages 8+.


Mosaic Workshop - Studio G.O. (Persistence Works)
Saturday: 12-2pm | Sunday 2-4pm (approx 20min sessions)
No booking required, just drop in

Guided by artist Andrew Heath, create your own unique mosaic Christmas decoration to take home with you.


Clay "Throwing" Workshop - Clay Space (Exchange Place)
Saturday: 2-4pm | Sunday 12-2pm (approx 20min sessions)
No booking required, just drop in

Explore creation and destruction with artist Rochelle Malia! First, have a go on a real potter's wheel to throw forms in terracotta... Then, literally throw what you've made at a sheet of paper to create a unique art print to take home with you.


Paper Snowflake Workshop - Studio 4.06 (Exchange Place)
Saturday: 12-2pm | Sunday 2-4pm (approx 10min sessions)
No booking required, just drop in

Working with artist Bridg Murray, create vintage-inspired paper snowflake decorations to take home with you.