Colin Purdy

Site Number: 54
Region: 
Leamington Spa
Artform: 
Metalwork, Woodturning

With a background in engineering and teaching design, Colin has developed an open-ended style unconstrained by traditional rules. He has exhibited for several years with Open Studios and in Art in the Park as well as with Leamington Studio Artists.

Biography:
On leaving school Colin worked on a tool making apprenticeship with a small firm in High Wycombe; he then took a furniture making course before a teaching career, teaching practical subjects in Bridgnorth, Shropshire for 30 years. On leaving teaching, he designed and made a wide variety of products in many materials.
He has been woodturning for about 25 years, exploiting the natural features in mainly found and discarded timber. Although much of his work is in wood, his work in metal covers many skills of engineering and silversmithing. His beaten steel work is an unusual approach, producing a mix close to forge work and silversmithing.

Contact details:
01926424132
07443643760
cpurdydw@hotmail.com

Venue

St Gregory's Church
Village Street, Offchurch
Leamington Spa
CV33 9AP
Directions: 
From Cubbington Turn R after the bridge, up hill to the church which is on your right at the top.
Telephone: 
01926 424132
cpurdydw@hotmail.com
Added Extras: 
Card payments accepted, Commissions welcome, Family Friendly, Glorious garden, Off the beaten track, Parking, Refreshments
Accessibility Level: 
Level 2 : Limited access - venue on two or more levels, subdued lighting.

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2020
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Times: 
10.30am-5pm (Sun 12noon-5pm)

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