Suffolk Open Studios Archive.
Alison Calvesbert-Rearden was chairman of Suffolk Open Studios for four years and was instrumental in helping artists across Suffolk to open their studios and exhibit their art work.



  • 2D & 3D Mixed Media

  • Fine Art Painting

  • Mixed Media

  • Photography

  • Printmaking



All About Alison Calvesbert-Rearden


Opening once again at my original (and best) studio at my family home in Bawdsey - come and see me for a cuppa and a chat.

Collection of textured prints and photos and all coastal influences.

Inspired by the coastal environment of Bawdsey and working with the detritus from the beach creating imagery forming a constellation in memory of a rapidly disappearing environment.


Lots of things give me inspiration for my work but all reflect my 30 years of living with the Suffolk coast. Printmaking is my professional medium but I also work with ceramics and plaster, printing onto any surface and mixing media to create a final outcome to reflect my passion for the coast.


I work with a variety of themes locally including Sutton Hoo and other inspiration but all have a reflection of the ebb and flow of times and tides throughout.

Studio 2015
Studio 2015
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Studio1 2015
Studio1 2015
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Alison Calvesbert-Rearden

24 The Street




IP12 3AH

Tel : 07861 379642

Tel: 01728 746166


Studio Directions

From Woodbridge. Follow the B1088 from Woodbridge to Bawdsey village. No 24 is in the centre of the village on the right - next to the phone box and village hall. Look for the Open Studio signs. Please wander down the garden for a cup of tea and a chat in garden surroundings.


About Bawdsey

Bawdsey is a wonderful place to visit on a June weekend - or any time of year!


Boat house Café on the Jetty will give you a good cup of tea or coffee with homemade cakes or a spot of lunch with wonderful views across to old Felixstowe.


The foot ferry will take you across the river Deben to Felixstowe to the fresh fish stand (Please check opening times) and the sights of the river with Martello tower and boat yard.