Join artist and maker Buzz Mitchell who will be setting up her work at The Red House for the weekend.

She will have her delicate plant drawings with her, along with the simple sustainable jewellery she makes from sea glass and stones gathered at low tide along our Suffolk coast. She will chat about her processes, and there will be the opportunity to buy her work.

You can book below to join Buzz for an informal drawing workshop in our beautiful garden and meadow. She will share her passion for capturing plants with the immediacy and simplicity of graphite pencils, charcoal or crayons - and will guide and encourage you to draw in a way that feels comfortable for you.

You may want to lose yourself in close observation, or experiment with working fast and loose to express the essence of a plant or habitat. There’ll be no pressure for a perfect end result or to share your work with others. The main thing is to enjoy the process, to have fun, experiment with mark making, and feel the benefit of slowing down immersed in nature. Above all Buzz would like you to feel encouraged and inspired to continue at home.

All materials will be provided but feel free to bring any favourite pencils, crayons, paper or sketch books.

Buzz Mitchell | Open Studio
11am – 4pm, 15 July

Visit Buzz Mitchell during her Open Studio in the Imogen Holst Room at The Red House. Included in admission to The Red House. Book your visit.

About Buzz

Buzz Mitchell grew up in East Africa and Hampshire and studied at Norwich School of Art and Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge. She has lived in Oxford and travelled widely but feels most at home near the Suffolk coast, where she has lived for the last 20 years with her family.

Her delicate graphite drawings of windswept plants are made while walking the beaches and estuaries or exploring wild flower meadows inland.

Buzz says of her work ‘I love the beauty of found natural forms and the incredible structure of plants, and how they move and grow over the seasons to reflect the elements around them. I draw in the open air, and back in my studio I revisit the same forms until I achieve a sense of place. There is something comforting and meditative about this mark making process - observing nature so closely and slowly helps restore a deeper connection to my environment'.

Buzz also makes simple, sustainable jewellery from the beautiful things she gathers at low tide along East Anglian shore lines - sea glass, stones, fragments of shell and ceramic. She carefully drills them and combines with sterling silver and natural cords. She doesn’t polish her finds - they are crafted purely by the waves over decades, possibly centuries.

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