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Artist 763, corrugated


Hand-blocked print of King George III riding away from Weymouth, by Liz Somerville

ARTIST Liz Somerville is opening up her studio in Cattistock this weekend for a Christmas Sale.

There’s something about her technique, and her sense of colour, which both captures and recasts the Dorset landscape, its atmosphere, its boundaries, its contours, its delights… I could write whole alphabets of praise; I really rate her work.

Anyway, if you’ve never seen it, or you want to see it again, she’s open from 11am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29. The studio itself is an attractive kind of shack, if you like corrugated iron, and there is also something irresistibly, improbably appealing about going into a village lean-to numbered 763 (The Square). Did Cattistock really once have nearly 800 houses? Does it now? I don’t know.

Both Liz Somerville and the potter Emily Myers are selling their work at 20 per cent off normal prices.

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3 Responses to “Artist 763, corrugated”

  1. Claire Feasey

    Hi Jonathan – Liz & I have made some beautiful cushions too, selling at my shop in Beaminster – Green Drawers. You would always be welcome if you ever happen by.

    Your post is spot on by the way; I don’t know anyone else who captures the uniqueness of the area quite like Liz.


  2. Nick B

    The Cattistock house numbers are the Digby Estate rent roll, as shown by the ostrich crest…..

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