Stanley Peach in his studio.

Makers and creators from across West Norfolk will open their studio doors as part of Norfolk Open Studios from September 25 to October 10. 

The free event will see more than 320 artists taking part in the county and 28 in West Norfolk.  

As well as the artists opening their studios, some schools will be exhibiting, including Nelson Academy at Downham Market with a collection of work by nursery to Year 6 pupils.

Artists will be holding additional events. In West Norfolk there will be a mono-printing workshop and a paper collage workshop.

Ros Dixon, Norfolk Open Studios Administrator, said: “It’s exciting to realise that Norfolk Open Studios is returning this year. After last year’s event was cancelled it feels particularly special, as well as it being the first time the scheme will take place in the autumn.

“We hope that the opportunity for visitors to be out and about exploring Norfolk at this magical time of the year, and meeting artists and seeing amazing artwork, will continue to offer much enjoyment and inspiration to people, as Open Studios always has.”

Visitors will find painters, sculptors, weavers, furniture makers, jewellery makers and more throughout Norfolk.

Work by Rosy Prue.

Artists Helga Joergens, Barbara King and David Lendrum will exhibit paintings at Ringstead Village Hall.

“We will be creating art during the opening hours and are very excited to show visitors our work in progress and talk about our methods,” they said.

Printmaker Stanley Peach said: “My small home studio is based in King’s Lynn and the reason I wanted to be part of Norfolk Open Studios is to have the opportunity to meet other artists, members of the public and to hopefully inspire others. I have over 50 years’ experience and very much enjoy passing on my knowledge and working methods.”

Rosy Prue said: “My studio is based at Abbey Farm in West Acre which is a lovely place to be – not least because it’s becoming a real hive of activity with an art gallery, microbrewery and cookery school also based there as well as a variety of other creative businesses and makers.

“When I’ve taken part in Norfolk Open Studios in the past I’ve found it to be a fantastic opportunity to meet and chat to interesting people about art and creativity and about the things that I personally value, such as the freedom to play and to try things out and see where they take you.”

Studios are free to visit. For times, directions, events and demonstrations, see norfolkstudios.org.uk