Beverley and Nigel Caleno bought the Old Bank in Harwich two years ago. “Having brought up and educated a family in Colchester, we were looking for a change of lifestyle and an opportunity to build on Bev’s Interior and Textile business. We fell in love with the magnificent building and unspoilt rustic charm of Harwich town. We decided that the Hall would make a perfect studio to host artist’s workshops and would tap into the established and developing Harwich art scene”.
The Textile Studio opened in September 2012 and has been a great success, running courses and workshops. The Art studio has been more of a challenge due to extensive renovations and alterations, but at long last in June this year we were able to commission our first artist, Geoff Thorpe, kicking off with the Arts Festival on 29th June 2013 (all courses can be booked on this website). We are currently in the process of booking an exciting array of artists and tutors covering a variety of media and techniques. We look forward to welcoming you to the Old Bank Studios very soon.