A NEW arts hub in High Wycombe has opened its doors to visitors as artists and makers celebrate Bucks Art Weeks.

DesBox - made out of more than 100 repurposed shipping containers - is a base for the creative community and it opened its doors for the first time on June 8.

Some of the artists exhibiting at Bucks Art Weeks have moved their creative businesses to DesBox including Patrick O’Callaghan in studio 30 and Julie Ball in studio 120.

Other artists have come to DesBox to be part of a special pop-up gallery for the arts fortnight. They are showing a whole range of contemporary, distinctive and quirky pieces in glass, ceramics and jewellery.

One of the artists is a cane chair restorer. Julia Ramsay Tasker lovingly restores hand made chairs and adds her own contemporary flourish.

Now classified by the heritage Crafts Association as an endangered craft, Julia is currently working on a restoration project and is giving demonstrations at DesBox until June 22.

“We’re investing in the town to help creative talent flourish,” says Cllr Steve Broadbent, from Wycombe District Council.