Helfa Gelf/Art Trail begins across north Wales
North Wales' largest open studio event, Helfa Gelf/Art Trail, begins this weekend and runs throughout September.
Helfa Gelf is now in its sixth year. It's a brilliant initiative that gives the public the opportunity to have a sneaky peek into the normally private studios in which artists right across north Wales work.
It also presents the chance to chat to artists about their work and creative processes, and with a host of artists taking part in Gwynedd, Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham there's plenty to see and hear.
Wendy Lawrence at work in her studio. Photo © Simon Proffitt for greenlanddesign.org
Anvil Pottery, a pottery studio housed in an historic 17th century smithy in Denbigh. Photo © Simon Proffitt for greenlanddesign.org
Artist Helen Melvin in her studio. Photo © Simon Proffitt for greenlanddesign.org
A wide range of artists are taking part this year including painters, sculptors, photographers, jewellery makers, woodworkers, potters, textile workers, glass makers, basket weavers and printers.p
You can browse the calendar on the Helfa Gelf website to see what artists are throwing their doors open on each weekend during the month.
Helfa Gelf /Art Trail runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September, with studios open from 11am-5pm daily. For further details about the event, maps and information about the artists, browse the website: www.helfagelf.co.uk.