Summerseat resident, June Winsche had fallen on hard times and wanted to open a studio to promote a small cottage industry selling her paintings. Then she had the idea to help other people sell their work here.
June told Your Local BURY, “What started as a few people, we now are a group of 21. What is unique and special about this is we are all local and literally all come from a similar place in terms of our wellbeing and mental health.
One of our painters is a veteran, he served in the Falklands and has found civvy street difficult to adjust to, he still suffers with PTSD and paints to alleviate anger and sadness he still encounters.”
The studio is a collaboration of local artists and crafters coming together to display local art and craft such as paintings, pottery and jewellery.
June added, “I think this is an amazing initiative, it’s been really successful and I have a desire to go forward and apply for funding pots to host workshops and help people in the community learn new skills and bring people together in a fun and creative way.”
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