Hampshire Open Studios 2013
28th July 2013
We are currently preparing to take part in this years Hampshire Open Studios Event
We shall be open Saturday 17th - Monday 26th August inclusive
11am - 7pm every day

Homemade cakes and drinks are available - with all profits being donated to our chosen charity "Parkinson's UK"

Hampshire Open Studios 2012
18th August 2012
Be great to see you all during the week...
please call round.

2012 Hampshire Open Studios event
18th July 2012


All the razzmatazz of the Queen's Jubilee heralds a new exhibition at Purbeck Cottage Studios in Durley, near Bishops Waltham. Opening on Saturday 18th August, the exhibition is part of the Hampshire Open Studios 2012 Event.

One of the few studios in the Event to concentrate on photography, the exhibition showcases the work of eight photographers* with very different styles and there is a wide range of subject from landcapes and seascapes to nature and abstract, in monochrome and colour. In addition, silver jewellery by Helen Plant with handmade lampwork glass beads of shapes and patterns inspired by the natural world will be on show. Photography and art go hand in hand and a small number of canvasses will also be exhibited, and there will be a wide range of greeting cards.

Zoe Hemsley, who owns the Studios with her partner, Simon Mann, says:

"This is a great opportunity for us to show our work to a large audience. We are all keen amateur photographers who belong to local camera clubs. Many of the pictures on show have won trophies and certificates in competitions and the standard of presentation is very high."

The event runs from Saturday 18th August to Monday 27th August 2012. Opening times are 2-6 pm Monday to Friday and 11 am - 7 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday. Refreshments will be available. More information and directions to the Studios are on the website:

(*Zoe Hemsley, Simon Mann, Anne Ruffell, Helen Plant, Margaret Rideal, Martin Farrow, Nigel Plant and Rosie Aldridge)
Opening Times set for HOS 2011
08th August 2011
Purbeck Cottage Studios has set the Days and Times it will be opening it doors for the Hampshire Open Studio event.

Both Saturday,Sunday and the Bank holiday Monday 11.ooam through to 7.oopm
Weekdays 2.oopm to 6.oopm
Purbeck welcomes Louise, Christine and Cairney to the team
18th May 2011
Louise Brown, Christine Packer and Cairney Down will be joining the team at Purbeck and exhibiting in the Hampshire open studio event.

We all look forward to seeing their work.

Watch this space for an updated on everyones portfolios here at PCS.....
Purbeck says goodbye to Anne and Nigel
07th April 2011
Due to work and other commitments Anne Bruke LRPS and Nigel Plant ARPS DPAGB will not be exhibiting in Hampshire Open Studios 2011.

We would like to take this chance to thank Anne and Nigel for all their help and support and hope they will have time to rejoin the team in the future.

Simon & Zoe.
Hampshire Open Studios 2011
28th February 2011
Purbeck Cottage Studios would like to announce their participation in this years Hampshire open studios event running from August 20th to 29th

Watch this space for more updates from the team.

for more information please click on the link below.
Parkinson Donations
30th November 2010
A big thank you to all who visited over the "Making Merry" week and donated money to Parkinson's UK, in return for mulled wine and mice pies.

Thanks to your generosity we raised £62.50.
13th November 2010

Eight photographers turned their talents away from the camera at the weekend to form a working party. They were preparing Purbeck Cottage Studios at Durley, near Bishops Waltham, ready for Making Merry, the Winchester City Council open studios event which begins on Friday 19th November.

The award-winning photographers are presenting a diverse range of photographs including landscapes, seascapes, flowers, nature and abstract work. In addition, hand-made silver jewellery and lampwork glass will be available. The event is an opportunity to talk to the artists and hear about their work, and have a glass of mulled wine or coffee whilst browsing the displays, which are in the studio and adjoining barn.

"We're very excited to be participating for the first time", says Zoe Hemsley who owns Purbeck Cottage Studios with her partner Simon Mann. "The photographers taking part all have distinctive styles of their own and the pictures come in different sizes, both framed and unframed, so they are affordable as Christmas presents."

The event runs from Friday 19th November until Sunday 28th November, and Purbeck Cottage Studios will be open afternoons from 2 to 7 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. Exact opening times and further information is available on the studio website or on