The Cowshed Studio

The Cowshed Studio

The Cowshed Studio is a space primarily built as an art space for Botanical Artist Alice Harman, both for painting and holding classes. The Cowshed annually holds a Christmas exhibition which is perfect for those unique gifts with a great variety of crafts such as stunning art work, hand crafted jewellery, ceramics, wood turning, wood carving and ceramics all by local artists and makers.


SBA - The Society of Botanical Artists

Alice is participating in this online exhibition.

Our much awaited annual exhibition is now open online.
This year’s 426 exhibits have come from over 220 Members and Non-members from across the world and we are proud that we can showcase our collective love of and talents in Botanical Art in all its forms. We are delighted that you are now able to share in it during whatever stage of lockdown you may still be in.
Enjoy this celebration of botanical art....


A fabulous class with Sarah Duffield Artist book now!!


Only a few weeks before The Gallery at Kemnay House exhibition

Alice will be exhibiting her beautiful botanical art at KHG during NEOS too...


If you are in Aberdeenshire next month make sure you pop in to The Gallery at Kemnay House to see Alice’s and other work on display! As part of North East Open Studios (NEOS) 03/07/2019

Horsham Museum : A Garden of Botanical Art: Celebrating Original Works by Horsham District's Leading Botanical Artists

Resident artist, Alice Harman is participating in a wonderful exhibition which starts this week. Botanical art, the beautifully exquisite celebration of the natural world blending art and science in technical and artistic perfection, is a challenging and demanding art form. The ancient market town of Horsham has been the home of some of this country’s leading exponents who have not only devel...


If you are in London this weekend and like Botanical art make sure you head to the SBA - The Society of Botanical Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries. You’ll see work by our resident artist Alice, and our neighbour Katherine Lawrie Jewellery who are both fellows of the society.


Once again our neighbour Katherine Lawrie Jewellery at the Stable Studio is opening her studio, this time as part of the Steyning Arts art trail. We do hope that you can pop in to visit, say we sent you! There is plenty of free parking and refreshments too. 31/05/2019

Plantae - The Society of Botanical Artists | Mall Galleries

Our resident artist Alice Hartman SBA fellow and our neighbour Katherine Lawrie Jewellery SBA fellow have been selected to take part in the SBA - The Society of Botanical Artists biennial exhibition in London at the Mall Galleries. The catalogue is now live. If you can’t make it to the exhibition next week you can still purchase work. Take a look, it’s going to be an amazing show. Demonstrating excellence in all art that is plant related and bringing together artists of national and international repute


Both resident artist at the Cowshed Studio, Alice Harman and our neighbour Katherine Lawrie Jewellery will be taking part in this wonderful botanical exhibition hosts by SBA - The Society of Botanical Artists in June. Hope you can make a visits up to the big smoke.

Spread the word! 😁 🌺🎨🖌

Plantae is the exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists; exhibiting excellence in all art that is plant related.
The Society brings together artists of national and international repute.
As the forerunner of all other botanical societies our mission is to promote the skills of artists using a varied range of media who all excel in their ability to portray botanical forms in an accurate, unique or interesting way.

The exhibition of work by elected members and artists selected from open submission covers everything from botanical illustration to botanical art, jewellery to printmaking.
400 pieces of exquisite art will be shown at the Mall Galleries, London in June.

All artwork is for sale and folios (unframed originals) and specialist books will also be available to buy.

5 to 9 June 2019, 10am – 5pm (closes 1pm on last day)

Mall Galleries

The Mall

London SW1

Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4 (50% off with National Art Pass, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s)



Cow Shed Studio – Studio and Gallery in West Sussex

We've just updated our website. take a look.


SBA - The Society of Botanical Artists

If you are a fast painter you still have time to paint something for entry to our exhibition this year. Deadline is at the end of February.


Hope you'll support our neighbour at the Stable Studio this weekend.

Date for you diary. Sarah Duffield Artist Polly Finch . Papercuts The Little Kraken Emma Bird Anna Cates Wood Turner Handmade pottery by Sage Ceramics E Vincent Ceramics Debbie Forsdyke - glass and Frank Bull- photography will be joining me for my Open Studio in December for just one week!


We're not hosting our annual Christmas Exhibition this year. However, do not fear, our neighbour Katherine Lawrie Jewellery will be taking up the tradition and hosting an exhibition in her studio! Hope you can make it.


Botanical Painting Courses available at the Cowshed Studio.
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 10-1pm.
Discover the techniques involved in painting Botanical Art using watercolour. Alice Harman is a professional artist, a member of the SBA - The Society of Botanical Artists and has been awarded 3 RHS medals. Her work can be seen in exhibitions both in the U.K. And Europe.
Message or phone 01903 815503 for more details.


This year's Christmas Exhibition has a change of venue. In celebration of 20 years in business, Katherine Lawrie Jewellery will be hosting an open studio event 'Christmas at The Stable Studio' between 8th & 16th December. More details will be posted here, or head over to her page for more details very soon.


Sarah Duffield Artist

Schools back and so are my workshops at the Cow Shed in Steyning. Find out more about Septembers workshop "Abstracted Landscapes" here -

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It's the Annual Exhibition's last weekend. Our artists and makers are all from the local area! Come and meet the team. Open from 1pm tomorrow, 11-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Don't miss it! Sarah Duffield Polly Finch . Papercuts Katherine Lawrie Jewellery Little Mouses Jenny Wightwick Ceramics Emma Bird


Well we had a busy few days! The exhibition is closed until Friday at 1pm. Don't miss out. Next weekend is the last weekend, otherwise you'll have to wait 'til next November!!!


Wow we've been busy today! This weekend and next we are selling these beautiful poppies made by our very own Alice Harman from recycled drinks cans to raise money for the British Legion.


Here's a snap shot of some of the show today. More to follow later.


And we are open!!! 1-4pm today, 12-4pm tomorrow and Sunday!


Only a few days left before we open the doors once again! We'll be having a November theme twist this year, to celebrate our earlier dates!! Spread the word.

Consider your self invited!!


Less than a week to go before our annual winter exhibition


The studio's very own Alice Harman, doing what she does best! At Westminster Central Hall.

My neighbour Alice Harman demonstrating at the Annual SBA - The Society of Botanical Artists exhibition at Westminster Central Hall.


Consider your self invited!!


News just in:
The Cowshed Christmas Exhibition will take place at Hammes Farm on the Friday 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th & 12th November. On Fridays we will be open from 1pm. Weekends we are open 11-4pm.
We'll be offering mulled wine too, so put the dates in your diary now!!


Billy Showell

This years Society of Botanical artists show now has some new feature events, if you are planning a trip to the exhibition why not book a talk and demo too. Meet and watch wonderful artists with experience and knowledge to share. Click on the link to grab yourself a ticket. Please do share this post, see you there


Come say hi, if your up in the Big Smoke.

Alice Harman SBA will be demonstrating at the exhibition on Thursday the 19th of October. Her topic will be 'Bold and Vibrant Watercolours'. Tickets can be booked prior to the event;please use this link for more info.


A new addition to the Cowshed family, any ideas on a name??


Come rain or shine, you'll get a warm welcome today! 11-4pm!


Open today from 1pm until 4pm. Then Saturday and Sunday this weekend and Fri/Sat/Sun next weekend too.


emma bird

Emma Bird will also be taking part in the Cowshed Exhibition. Her work has evolved from a love of making and crafting. Featuring Emma Bird artist and art teacher - paintings, jewellery and sculpture.


Alice Harman – The Society of Botanical Artists

Alice and Peter Harman are the owners of the Cowshed near Wiston. It is a wonderful exhibition space that is only open to the general public once a year. Alice uses the space to work on her own art and teach others the skills of Botanical water colour. Alice Harman Iris 'Ghosttrain' Iris 'Naples' Magnolia lilliflora 'Nigra' Biography Alice Harman spent her early childhood growing up in the wild foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa before relocating at the age of ten to her mothers family’s estate in the rugged highlands of north…


Paul Cox

Only a few days to go before the start of the Annual Winter Exhibition, the weather has certainly changed hinting to our proximity to the Christmas season. Get in early and buy some original, unusual Gifts. Paul Cox will be joining us again!

Paul Cox is an award winning sculptor. He trained at the Royal Academy Schools, London and has been a practising artist and sculptor since 1999.


Polly Finch will once again be exhibiting at the Cowshed Studio this November!

Here is a list of places where I will be exhibiting and selling my work in the run up to Christmas.

Cowshed Studio at Christmas

Washington Road, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3DA

Friday 11th & 18th November 11am - 4pm

Saturday/Sunday 12/13 & 19/20 November 11am - 4pm

Sussex Arts Collective 'Celebrate', a festive exhibition of Art and Craft

at the HOP Gallery

Star Brewery, Castle Ditch Lane (off fisher St)

Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ

26th November to 18th December

(Please check Sussex Arts Collective website for exact opening times)

Steyning Arts at Christmas

The Steyning Centre

Fletchers Croft

Steyning, BN44 3XZ

Saturday 3rd December 10.30am - 4.30pm


VK Gallery

18a Bridge Street

St Ives

Cambs PE27 5EG




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