MiW Trail 2021 Whitstable Oyster Festival Artists Open House

This year the Whitstable Oyster Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. It also sees return of the Made in Whitstable: Art Craft & Vintage Trail, where local creatives open the doors to their garden studios, houses and galleries, and invite you to visit on Saturday 28th August and Sunday 29th August.

This is a fantastic opportunity to talk to the artists and makes about their work, ask questions and see behind the scenes, and to buy direct.

For our 2021 Trail, we have 18 galleries, houses and garden studios taking part. Some are local creatives, like Margo Selby Studio and Vicky Hageman, who’s open studios are eagerly anticipated every year, and others are joining in for the very first time. We do hope you will visit everyone with the same enthusiasm.

Our Trail begins in Tankerton with Clare Jackson in her straw bail built studio, and spirals around Whitstable to finish by the Harbour entrance with Trail newcomer Katie Garrett. Of course, you may wish to find your own way around, and spread the Trail across both days, as you take in some of the Festival’s other delights.

You’ll find paintings, ceramics, textiles, glass, animation, print making, collage and found object art. Several of our artists will also have a vintage corner for you to rifle through.

At this stage we are hoping that all will go ahead as planned, and we ask that all visitors respects the Houses’ wishes regarding mask wearing and social distancing and waiting for previous visitors to leave the premises.

Free flyers/maps will be available to collect from Show Off Gallery in Harbour Street from 23rd to 29th July, where the Trail organisers shall be popping up.


Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August 2021 – 10.30am to 4.00pm

No.1 : ‘Lucknow’ 67 Northwood Road CT5 2HB

Clare Jackson paintings, prints and vintage treasures

No dogs please as there are free roaming hens


No2 : 12 Park Avenue CT5 2DD

Emma Burton fashion/textiles


No3 : 11 Queens Road CT5 2JE

Sharon Cavalier mixed media beach combed Folk art


No4 : ‘Beechcroft’ Westmeads Road CT5 1LR

Ella Watkins colourful quirky pottery

Katie Agnew colourful textiles


No5 : 6 Grimshill Road CT5 1LR

Zenia Tkacenko linocut prints


No6 : 37 Swanfield Road CT5 4LH

Vicky Hageman wheel thrown porcelain ceramics


No7 : 33 Swanfield Road CT5 4HN

Ewe Slatter paintings

Claire McNeil-Henderson upcycled jewellery


No8 : 11 Oxford Street CT5 1DB

The Fish-slab Gallery, fresh art weekly. This week, Jacqueline Trinder


No9 : 108 High Street CT5 1AZ

Bruce Williams Art Studio/Gallery paintings


No10 : 28 Cornwallis Circle CT5 1DU

Selina Firth paintings, prints, greetings cards


No11 : Bradstowe House 35 Middle Wall CT5 1BJ

Margo Selby contemporary woven textiles


No12 : 6 Regent Street CT5 1JD

Tracie Peisley fine art ceramics, painting and drawing


No13 : 52 Regent Street CT5 1JQ

Annie Taylor WhitstableTail illustrative and textile art


No14 : 165 Cromwell Road CT5 1NQ

Alma Caira fused, blown and flameworked glass

Jan Lewis textile and print


No15 : 161 Cromwell Road CT5 1NQ

Paul Elliott animations, paintings and stuff

Access through Stream Walk


No16 : 5 Westgate Terrace CT51LB

Marj Taylor fine porcelain and high fired stoneware

Janet Maxwell abstract mixed media

Marti Murchison textiles and vintage finds


No17 : 6 Woodlawn Street CT5 1LB

Adam Thorn pen and ink drawings

Mary Whelan cards and sea-inspired creations

Robin Louis printing, drawing, photography


No18 : 28 New Street CT5 1HF

Kate Garrett oil paintings and macrame hangers


The Made in Whitstable Art Craft & Vintage Trail

is brought to you by Alma Caira, Hannah Sydney and Annie Taylor
and has been an Oyster Festival Fringe Event since 2015