Thursday, 27 April 2017

Open Studios, West Berkshire ,North Hampshire. 2017. 29th April -21st May

christmasatstudio21Don't forget to visit the #Insight Gallery at Greenham Common for the #North Hampshire and West Berkshire Open Studios 2017 Exhibition which displays a work from majority of all this years participating artists. For those who didn't make it to this event to receive a personal invitation to my Open Studios event on Saturday 13th &Sunday 14th May 11 a.m. -5 p.m. at :  #Studio 21  #Caversham.

Reading Contemporary Art Show, 2017

Thank you to all who attended the recent #Reading Contemporary Art Show and came to visit me on my stand. It was a  great success and a surprisingly pleasant experience for me. I was assured, by visitors attending, that they thoroughly enjoyed it too. So this is an experience I will seriously consider repeating next year!
For those who didn't make it to this event to receive a personal invitation to my Open Studios event on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 11 a.m. -5 p.m. at :  #Studio 21  #Caversham where the work on display will be more extensive than the space of a small stand permits, and work not exhibited at RCAF will be on display along with some new work not previously shown.
Some new paintings will also be on display from 4-13th at the joint exhibition at the Turbine Hall, Blake's Lock Museum, otherwise known as the Riverside Museum, curated by Ingrid Jensen from Open Hand Studios. On the Saturday evening I hope this work will move from there to my Open Studio event unless previously sold. Some of the paintings relate directly to the theme of the #festivalofthedark#outrideranthems  project which is being promoted locally.
Also don't forget to visit the #Insight Gallery at Greenham Common for the #North Hampshire and West Berkshire Open Studios 2017 Exhibition which displays a work from majority of all this years participating artists. Michael Norcross

Friday, 24 March 2017


Michael Norcross of Studio 21, will be taking part in this years Reading Contemporary Art Fair. He's been painting in his studio, hopefully it's a  canvas or two!!! Some of them might even make it to the show, he hopes. He will be on stand 46 and would be pleased to see you there. 
Also after this it's Open studio time, for the month of May.
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Friday, 16 December 2016


If you're like me and haven't really started Christmas shopping and you haven't got a clue as to what to buy, then perhaps we might have a solution for you. Handbags, purses, brooches, all hand made in leather; paintings, prints, and cards, many of local scenes; jewellery: Silver, acrylic, and combinations, necklaces, earrings,pendants in a range of styles and designs,  all made here at Studio 21. We are open from 10.30am - 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday the last weekend before CHRISTMAS!


Monday, 12 December 2016


Yes we are opening up for the last weekend before Christmas. If you haven't bought all your Christmas presents, why not visit us? Christmas presents that you can't buy on the high street and made by local artists in Caversham Village.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


We've decided to open up again today, as the show is still up, people are welcome to visit. 10.30- 5.30pm. Look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, 20 November 2016


Thanks to all those visitors from yesterday and all of the lovely comments about the work. We are open again today form 10.30 - 5.30 pm. A chance to buy those, not on the high street, special
presents for Christmas. Paintings from local scenes, prints, cards jewellery and leather and textile handbags are all available for you to come and browse at your leisure with refreshments available.

Saturday, 19 November 2016


We opened yesterday at 10.30 am and thank you to everyone who came to see us. We open again today at 10.30am, there's lots to see and buy, for those extra special Christmas presents, that you can't buy on the high street. All of the items in on display, are produced by us, here in our Caversham studio at Studio 21. Come and see us here, in  21 Patrick road, where you can view, jewellery, paintings, prints, cards, textiles, handbags, refreshments provided.

Lets not forget:

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Reading Guild of Artists Summer Show.

The Reading Guild of Artists are having their yearly Summer exhibition at the University of Reading, Art buildingLO4, London Road Campus. Alongside the guild's exhibition, will be the final year work of BA Ed Art students. Well worth a visit.
Caversham's local artist  and guild members, Michael Norcross and Chris Mercier will be exhibiting their work at the University.
For further details

READING GUILD OF ARTISTS exhibition 16th- 26th June

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Reading Museum Exhibition. A Sense of Place.

A Sense of Place
Running: From: 24 Oct 2015 To: 08 May 2016
Venue: Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, Reading Museum & Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH
Corsica II by Alistair Grant
An exhibition of the very best of our twentieth century landscape paintings as well as a chance to see the huge Reading Tapestries by John Piper.
The exhibition includes thirty paintings by some of the best-known British artists such as Eric Ravilious, Paul Nash, Joan Eardley and David Bomberg. Places depicted are rural and urban landscapes as far afield as New York and Mexico.
The artworks are accompanied by an extraordinary set of poems made by nationally respected poets in response to individual paintings and craft objects by local makers who each chose a painting as inspiration.
There will be related workshops, events and study days as part of our January to March Art in the Dark Months programme.
What visitors are saying:
‘Love the concept and presentation; an exhibition to return to and linger over…’
‘Cracking stuff – as good an exhibition as you are likely to find! Eardley, Weight – wonderful.’
‘What a great exhibition – very innovative – good variety and so good to be able to read work of local poets too. Thank you.’

Sunday, 13 December 2015

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 11th- 13th December 2015

Just a thank you to all and everyone  who visited our Christmas Show. Thank you for the fantastic feedback about our work and how much it was liked. Especially the comments about the high standard of work. This makes it all worthwhile!! Lovely to see so many new visitors as well as regulars, we appreciate  your continuing support and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. Anybody who missed our open days and would still like to visit please feel free to contact us.
07795 167314.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Christmas at Studio 21. 11th,12th,13th December. 2015

Christmas At Studio21.
 An opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping at Studio 21. Artists and Designers at Studio 21 sell their work at 21 Patrick Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8DD, on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December, 10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Admission is free and a very short distance from Caversham centre. Come and browse special bespoke objects at your leisure, with an opportunity to purchase directly from the artists. Work includes: leather handbags, jewellery, textiles, painting, prints, cards and more. Take the stress out of Christmas shopping, refreshments available.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Open Studios at Studio 21. 21 Patrick Road, Caversham

Just to let you know we are coming to the end of our Open Studios time for 2015. Thanks to those who came to see us. We welcome visitors for the last Sunday 24th May, 11.00pm - 5pm.

Sunday, 3 May 2015



Saturday, 11 April 2015

                                                                Victoria Baker

Sunday, 5 April 2015

                                                     OPEN STUDIOS 2015

Saturday, 4 April 2015



Newbury weekly news.
The month of May totally devoted to the Arts and Crafts of Berkshire. A must see on your calendar!!
Thanks to those who chose my photo to go in the Newbury news.


21 Patrick Road

Artists at Studio 21 are exhibiting work on a floral theme this year as part of the West Berkshire and north Hampshire Open Studios this year. They will be open to visitors on the first 4 weekends in May on Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 a.m. until 5 p.m: 2nd/3rd;  9th/10th; 16th/17th;  23rd/24th MAY. This is an opportunity to visit the local artist Michael Norcross and Caversham designer maker Victoria Baker in their studios, and view their work which includes: leather work, jewellery, textiles, painting, prints, and cards on the above theme as well as work based on other ideas.   Please visit Studio 21, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 DD.

Friday, 27 March 2015


Details of Open Studios 2015 coming shortly.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


Christmas At Studio 21.

Christmas At Studio 21

Monday, 24 November 2014


 Christmas at Studio 21

Friday 28th  Nov.   11.00am - 8.00pm 
Saturday 29th  Nov. 11.00am - 5.00pm.
Sunday 30th Nov. 11.00am - 5.00pm.

At Studio 21,

Saturday, 15 November 2014

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 28th- 30th November

Christmas at Studio 21.
21 Patrick Road, Caversham, Reading, Rg4 8DD.
Studio 21, is open for the weekend of 28th - 30th November 2014. Close to Caversham Centre, an opportunity to browse and buy some original, bespoke and unique Christmas gifts for friends and family. Work includes: leather, furniture, wood turning, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, paintings, prints and more.
Meet the artists, four Berkshire designer/makers and artist, Jim Crockatt, Sally Bettridge, Vicky Baker  and Michael Norcross . We look forward to seeing you at Studio 21, for a refreshing alternative to shopping on the high street, come and browse at your leisure.
Opening times: Friday 28th 11.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm.

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 28th-30th November


CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 28th -30th November

                                                             Michael Norcross
                                                           Paintings and prints

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 28th - 30th November

                                                                Vicky Baker
                                                Leather, jewellery  and textiles

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 28th -30th November

                                                                        Jim Crockatt.
                                                            Furniture and wood turning
     Photo by VB

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Jim Crockatt ,

                                                           CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21
                                                                28th - 30th November.
                                                          Friday 28th, 11.00am - 8.00pm.
                                                         Saturday 29th, 11.00am - 5.00pm.
                                                          Sunday 30th, 11.00am - 5.00pm.

Christmas at Studio 21

Christmas At Studio 21.
28th - 30th N0vember 2014.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 28th - 30th November 2014.

Christmas At Studio 21, is opening its doors for the weekend ( including Friday) 28th -30th November. Close to Caversham center, the local studio, will be presenting a selection of Art and Craft, for those unique gifts for Christmas,  all handmade and bespoke quality, by four Arts and Crafts people living and working in Berkshire.
Artists include:
Sally Bettridge. Terracotta and Porcelain ware.
Jim Crockatt. Furniture and some wood turning.
Michael Norcross. Paintings and prints.
Vicky/ Victoria Baker. Leather, textiles and Jewellry.
Opening times:
Friday 28th November. 11.00am - 8.00pm.
Saturday 29th November. 11.00am - 5.00pm.
Sunday 30th November. 11.00am - 5.00pm.