Anthony Blakeney

Anthony started his working life as an apprentice engineer, making Cheiftan tanks and fox armoured cars. Disillusioned With the prospect of being on the shop floor of a factory for eternity, he studied furniture design at the Jacob Kramer art college in Leeds.It was there he engaged in other art and craft activities, and found a love of hand engraving, which finally led him to making jewelery, under the tutorlidge of Ed and Anne O'Donnell. he has been a self employed designer - maker since 1986, and has produced work which has sold in Selfridges, House of Fraser and over 50 Galleries across the U.K. Anthony's work can best be described as minimalist.

Emma Dolan

Emma uses an eclectic recipe of 20thC design classics, prestigious traditional fabrics and playful nostalgia to produce a range of unique hand crafted teacups and saucers. The treasured and discarded pieces of domestic design  Emma surrounds herself with in her studio and her home provide the inspiration for her work.

Kathryn Welford

Kathryn Welford

Kathryn is a visual artist and uses a range of media, including paint, drawings, collages.  Rooted in observation and figurative representation, her work suggests landscapes and scenes which have an ambiguous narrative and don't quite make sense.  Inspired by images found in old books, postcards, packaging, illustration , she 'quotes' from these second-hand sources to create new stories and hopefully trigger familiar associations with the viewer.  Her work combines both painterly and graphic, precise and gestural qualities. Kathryn also paints and draws portraits in a variety of media.  Her portraits of children capture them and their world at a specific time, and can include children's own drawings and mark-making in a portrait which references their favourite toys, familiar clothes and storybooks in a semi-abstract design.  Kathryn can do portrait commissions on request.


Open Day
Sat 7th Nov, 10 - 6pm

Come and see the new Group Christmas Show and have a look around.  Tea, coffee, wine and snacks will be available.


Weetwood Studios is a work space for a small group of artist-designers in the heart of Far Headingley. The studio also has a flexible, public space which can be used for exhibitions, classes, open days and special events. Based in a former school house, Weetwood Studios is an inspiring place for makers and anyone interested in art and design.

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Weetwood Studios hosts exhibitions of work by its resident artist-designers and other invited artists and craftspeople. Exhibitions can be viewed every Saturday, 10am - 6pm and most times during the week while the studios are being used.

Next exhibition: Group Christmas Show, 6th Nov - 24th Dec
Open every Saturday, 10-6pm

Paintings, Drawings, Christmas decorations, Textiles, Jewellery, Photography and Prints. Unique gifts for sale direct from Designer-Makers at studio prices

Courses and Events

Exploring Drawing 
Learn techniques to use over and over to unlock the artist within.  Explore a range of traditional to unusual drawing materials.

Sat 24th April - Sat 29th May
5-week course (no class 1st May Bank Holiday)
Suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to try new approaches to drawing

Drawing the Figure
Loosen up, try new techniques and media, be inspired by the figure.  This is a taught course with specific exercises to train you to look, develop your style and hone technique.

Sat 12th June - Sat 10th July
5-week course (can be booked as extension of 'Exploring Drawing' course)
Suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to try new approaches to drawing

5-week course: £40
10-week course: £70
Contact: 07792 506652  email:

Life Drawing Group

Six-week block, every fortnight

Sunday 17th January - Sunday 28th March 

All abilities welcome. This is an untutored group - just come and draw! Basic materials provided along with coffee/tea and biscuits.

£10 per session or £50 for the block.

Sessions:  Sun 17th Jan, Sun 31st Jan, Sun 14th Feb, Sun 28th Feb, Sun 14th March, Sun 28th March

Kathryn Welford

Kathryn Welford

Kathryn paints, draws and makes collages.  She creates imaginative landscapes which are inspired by images found in old books, postcards and other random sources.  The landscapes or visual stories which she makes are familiar but don't quite make sense.  She also paints and draws portraits in a variety of media.