Entering West Ox Arts, one is struck by the inventiveness and liveliness of the work on display. John Stephen is influenced by early cubism and expressionism; his oils on canvas are more abstract that realistic. Inspired by a wall painting in Pompey his Flora, depicting a woman picking flowers, recalls the flat planes of Stanley Spencer’s broad figures. In his striking The Milkmaid, a tribute to Vermeer, he keeps the tenderness of the figure, the gentle but insistent light and the way each homely object relates to the next.

Teresa Munby makes delicate pots and sculptural pieces by moulding clay, porcelain or earthen-ware on to paper pulp which burns away during firing, leaving an almost transparent form like her delicate tea-light holder allowing the candle light to shine through. Her wrap-around waterproof Yellow and Blue Inlaid Vase (pictured), patterned inside and out in a different design, comes alive when filled with flowers. Her marbled and lace imprints are different, delicate and desirable.

Christine O’Sullivan lives in rural Oxfordshire but is drawn to the “urban structure of the city”. Her geometric vibrant patterns of lines and squares are life affirming, like her acrylic on linen Colour Code Square, a rhombus of brilliant magenta, turquoise, yellow, salmon and green strips that shout for attention. In Bowery Garden she transforms the salvaged dull paving stones of New York into a vivid design.

Jan Ritchie’s expertise in textile design and fabric printing is evident in the fluidity of her prints of the circus, the Cotswolds, farming, and Oxford. The familiar buildings of the Radcliffe Square are seen with new eyes as the soft bulge of the Camera leans towards the inward curving building of All Souls. On her potter’s wheel in her Chipping Norton studio Jane Sears makes useful, attractive stoneware ovenproof bowls, pots and jugs as well as more unusual oil burners and garlic pots.

Town Hall, Market Square. Until February 7. Tues-Sat 10.30-4.30, Sun 2-4pm.