Two university staff are busy preparing to open their homes for The Coventry Arts Trail – part of the county's biggest annual visual arts event, Warwickshire Open Studios.
Amanda Glanville, who works in the Arts Centre Box Office and Adam Hussain the manager of the Student's Union's Curiositea are both glass artists and co-incidentally both live on the same street in Chapelfields – Mount Street.
The both took part in the Trail last year and will be open Fridays to Sundays from 28 June – 13 July joining 14 other venues in the Coventry area as part of the Trail.
In my house this year, visitors can see my own hand made glass beads made into jewellery such as colourful necklaces, medal brooches and mini feather fascinators, alongside the work of Open Studios 'regular' potter Robin Wade and newcomer Georgina Brinciotti whose lovely textile bags and purses are set to be really popular!
We've several other open studios in Earlsdon in walking distance, featuring two artists, a furniture restorer and silver jeweller, so really hope people will make a trip of it.
If you want to find out more details there are Coventry Trail leaflets available at the Box Office in the Arts Centre - call in and ask Amanda for her top tips of other open studios to visit!