Pullens Yards Winter Open Studios, Elephant & Castle, London SE17

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Yards – taking in Clements Yard (above), Iliffe Yard and Peacock Yard – held their Winter Open Studios last weekend, with clothing, jewellery, ceramics, fine art, furniture, books and photography on offer.

Located near Elephant and Castle,  Pullens Yards were created in the 1850s as ‘live to work’ spaces, with the workshops still home to a diverse range of established arts and craft businesses.

Around the three yards, you can find potters, painters, furniture designers, architects, a lovely cafe and even a lute maker.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Yard Sale Project in Clements Yard.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

I couldn’t work out how to open this curious cabinet. The cabinetmaker had stuck a great big arrow pointing to the base of the thing but the expected button or catch was nowhere to be seen. So I opened it from the top and he told me off.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Inside a first floor studio.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Gordon W Robertson’s finely crafted etched metalwork.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Peacock yard entrance.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris, lutemakers.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Lovely old Rover.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Taking it easy.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

They had owls out on display. OWLS! I love them!

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Stone carvers.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Artist space.

Pullens Open Studios, Iliffe Yard and Crampton Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE17, December 2011

Traditionally, Pullens Yards has Open Days in June and December every year. Check out their website for details and updates.

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