Open Quarter

Folkestone, Open Studio

The Woodshed

As part of Folkestone Creative Quarter’s ‘Open Quarter’

The Woodshed will be open on Saturday and Sunday afternoon

1- 4pm 17 & 18th June.

We’re on the map in the Open Quarter brochure


The Woodshed image for promotion

There will be art work for sale, including paintings, ceramics and jewellery. You can also see current, commissioned, work in progress.

The studio is located at the top of Bail Steps, in The Bayle CT20 1SJ

Come along and have a look around!

Amanda x




South East Open Studios


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South East Open Studios runs from June 3rd – 19th

I’m taking part for the first time and there’s a slight change of plan!

In the guide and SEOS website (information was submitted in the winter) my address is: The WoodShed, Bail Steps, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1SJ.

However due to delays with planning, my studio isn’t ready! The good news is I’m still working from Kitty’s Seaside Shop and studio –  2 minutes away  in the Old High Street (otherwise known as the Creative Quarter) – hoorah!

You’ll recognise my shop – there will be assorted animals in the window!

Kitty’s Seaside Shop and Studio, 53 The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 1RN

By the way, don’t attempt to drive down the Old High Street! You can find parking nearby at Payers Park or down by the harbour.

As well as hopefully visiting me, you’ll find many wonderful shops and studios run by other creatives.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with places to eat too

  • Congo Coffee, run by the lovely Marianne is directly opposite me.
  • Further up the hill: Steep Street Coffee House with amazing cakes and a book shop.
  • Googies Art Cafe is on Rendevous Street
  • Favourite pubs: The Pullman on Church Street; the historic British Lion in The Bayle.
  • The Lime Bar on Tontine Street is a music & chill-out venue with a great atmosphere

And don’t forget to visit The Harbour Arm – Folkestone’s new ‘place to be’!

Check out opening times:

You can find my opening hours and details on the SEOS website: under the ‘Find Artist’ listings. (Amanda Wood)

See you soon.



Shangri-La la la!


Have been scolded by journalist friend for not updating my blog!

So here I am again! It’s been several months – I confess. My excuse is pre-occupation with the house in Folkestone, which requires much painting, decorating, skip filling, etc. The studio is currently a workshop for plumbing parts, paint tins, various drills and tools.

If you walk down The Old High Street towards the harbour, cross the road and look back – you will see Shangri-La, an imposing Gothic house towering above you. Lucky enough to get an invitation to a garden party there last summer. Wonderful tiered gardens where you can sit unobserved and watch life going on in the streets below or just stare out to sea, la, la la………


My next post will be soon – really it will!