Guided Visit: Artist Studio tour – Mark Fenn & Simon Shaw

Monday 7 November 2022

Meet at Bluecoat Display Centre for 1.00pm – a member of Bdc staff will walk with you to Northern Lights. Alternatively, meet inside Northern Lights at Ryde cafe for 1.30pm.

Studio visits start at 2pm.

Please note – this event must be paid for in cash (see details below).


We are delighted to announce our next guided visit will be to Northern Lights Studios to visit two of our local makers.

After a cup of tea or coffee at Ryde cafe on arrival, we will visit Mark Fenn’s glass studio to see him glassblowing his unique honey-infused glass, and we will also enjoy a visit to Simon Shaw’s ceramics studio to hear him speak about his working methods and see him demonstrate making a ceramic vessel. Each studio visit will last approximately 45 minutes.

You can buy Simon’s work here and buy Mark’s work here through our online shop.

Northern Lights Studios contains artist studios, gallery spaces, workshop units, a music rehearsal space and Ryde cafe. It is a subsidiary of Baltic Creative who house a range of creative minds. The studios are based in Baltic Triangle, an area of the city which has been regenerated into a hub of culture and creativity.


£10 per place (includes tea or coffee on arrival). Please pay in *cash only*, either on the day to Gill or Linda or at Bluecoat Display Centre, to secure your place. (We have a limited amount of spaces available for this trip so book early to ensure your place.)

For further information or to book, please email us at or call us on 0151 709 4014.

Getting to Northern Lights Studios

The studios are located at 5 Mann Street, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, L8 5AF. There is a Pay & Display car park next to Northern Lights. It is a 25 minute walk from the Bluecoat Display Centre to Northern Lights Studios.

Images: Mark Fenn honey infused Glass and Simon Shaw Ceramics (Above) & Northern Lights Studios (by Pete Carr Photography) (Below).