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The Artists’ Marquee

Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY


A collective of artists, usually exhibiting together as part of the annual local Open Studios event in July with a marquee full of their work at Burwash Manor. Separately, the artists are often exhibiting at other exhibitions and events throughout the year and more of their work can be seen by clicking on the artist’s name below.


Heather Stowell creates unique, eye-catching contemporary jewellery, working with vintage merino glass, silver marquisette vintage pieces and black iron antique buckles for her bespoke up-cycling pieces. Heather has 30 years’ experience in the trade, training as a jeweller and silversmith at degree level before going on to make her own individual designs, selling her work to contemporary jewellery shops and galleries across the UK, as well as by private commissions. She carefully selects buttons and other quirky charms like thimbles and coins, then hand sets them in silver or gold, arranging them in a completely unique way to preserve their fine workmanship. Heather can be commissioned to set clients own personal pieces, whether to make a special family piece, or keep sake, or to create a truly personal gift for a birthday or wedding and is currently exploring some more ‘deco’ inspired silver pieces for a new silver/ gold collection.


Laura Chaplin is a mixed media artist and teacher of art. She practises in the use of printing, dying, colour removal and lamination techniques to create multi-layered artworks. They range in size from large canvas backed pieces or free hanging panels to tiny, fragile, transparent works encased in acrylic blocks.


Jessica D’Alton Goode is an award-winning children’s illustrator and fine artist, who specialises in creating imaginative paintings and cards. Inspired by nature and folklore, her beautiful work is created with a mixed media of watercolour, acrylic, and ink with some fine gold detailing.


Emma Malfroy has a background in fine art and now concentrates on using watercolour, gouache and acrylic paint, often with collage – made with hand-coloured and patterned papers. She also creates linocuts – printing at home without a press, on thin, Japanese papers. Her paintings, prints and illustrations, explore images of animals, gardens and places, seeking out patterns and atmosphere in both real and imagined landscapes.


Karen Jinks is an artist and designer with a love of colour and nature that inspires and informs all aspects of her work. Based in Cambridge, in her little studio, she produces vibrant mixed-media collages and landscapes and acrylic abstract paintings as well as beautiful contemporary designs for fabric, wallpaper and homeware.


Emily Jolley is a fine artist specialising in abstract paintings incorporating emulsion paints, producing one-off originals and commissions to fit any interior design scheme (her work has been featured in World of Interiors Magazine). Working from her studio space at Milton Studios Cambridge, she also makes smaller abstracts, drawings and prints including hand-burnished lino cuts. Her expressive work is influenced by Modernism and inspired by the natural world and the joy of making.