All Together Different is a great title for a collaborative exhibition, in a unique location, making a contribution to a rather special charity, Calibre (Talking books for the blind). The artist, Caroline Meynell, came up with the concept of inviting nine Oxfordshire-based artists, working in different media, to show their contemporary art against the background of a Tudor house. The Tudor house is, in fact, her home and so turning it into a gallery for four days, involves quite a lot of furniture moving!

If you decide to visit this exhibition, between October 11 and 14, in Pettits House in Great Milton, near Wheatley, you may be tempted to do some early hassle-free Christmas shopping. I began by looking at Caroline’s paintings and was not surprised when she said: “I remember as a child being very aware of colour and light, always noticing and remembering the colour of people's eyes, and the colour and texture of things.” All nine exhibitors are professional artists who have regularly exhibited both locally and nationally and yet prices start as low as £10, with a percentage going to their chosen charity, Calibre Audio Library. Peter Lawrence is former Chairman of the Society of Wood Engravers and an elected Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Susan Moxley's prints and paintings have been exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. As well as fine art she produces illustrations and book covers for both children's books and novels. The third painter is Patricia Curry whose work is often inspired by the landscape of the Vale of Aylesbury.

There are two ceramicists and a mixed media sculptress (Annie Wootton} but without doubt they are altogether different. Jane Hanson trained and worked as an industrial designer in South Africa before studying ceramics at the Royal College of Art. After seeing the collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, she says: “I became fascinated with the endless possibilities for colour and texture in glazes at high temperatures.” The joy of her work is in the glazes. Crabby Taylor says: “I had spent a year in the glaze cupboard losing the will to live when I was introduced to Raku firing - immediately it captured my heart, a beautiful combination of chaos and control. I work out in the open air under the wild skies of stormy English weather.” Richard Shock produces beautiful and useful works in wood- in the tradition of William Morris. Elisabeth Balkwill, is a silversmith who has her own hallmark. Her skill with silver is combined with a fascination for beads and stones, especially the semi-precious variety to produce jewellery.

The exhibition is open daily from 11am-6 pm. Pettits House is easy to find opposite the village shop in Great Milton (OX44 7NT) but as the exhibition is spread over two floors, with stairs to climb, it sadly may not be suitable for people with mobility problems.

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