EXHIBITORS FROM OUR PREVIOUS EXHIBITION IN 2016
|To keep our showcase fresh and vibrant, our invited exhibitors are selected annually.|
Tricia is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year. She creates painterly, abstract images with her own, unique photographic techniques.
She originally studied photography in the USA, then developed her artistic skills over time by experimentation to become an artist photographer.
Tricia's work blurs the line between art and photography.
Jenny is one of our invited exhibitors for 2016.
Under her business name 'OO'(an old norse word for wool) she uses both Harris Tweed and locally produced tweeds for her unique bags and accessories.
In addition to her Harris Tweed, Jenny is now making a "Totally Cumbrian" range.
Herdwick/Black Welsh Mountain tweed from the Duddon Valley is lined with a fabric designed in Great Corby by Cabbage and Curtainrail, and printed at Cummersdale.
Deborah of Dancing Peacock is a glass artist and jeweller. She has been making unique jewellery to her own designs for over 25 years. She specializes in the use of fused dichroic glass and is entirely self-taught.
New this year is her Translucent Collection.
She is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.
Sarah is one of our 2016 invited exhibitors. She studied textiles, surface pattern, ceramics and glass at Barnsley College. She finally specialised in ceramics at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle.
Sarah won 'Young Designer of the Year' in 1989 and was awarded a grant from The Prince’s Trust in 1990 to help set up a pottery studio. She moved to her current garden studio where she works, surrounded by inspiration.
Julia is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.
She has created handmade accessories for fashion and interiors since setting up Chameleon in 1984.
Her latest collection includes pure wool scarves and hats with funky felt embellishment, felted wool bags, purses, cushions and felted jewellery.
Luca is one of our invited exhibitors for 2016. He arrived in England from Sardinia in 1998 and studied at Newcastle College, obtaining a diploma and foundation degree in fine art.
Luca works entirely by hand, carving individual pieces inspired essentially by nature and music. He believes that you need to feel the wood to understand what is hidden in the grain. He works with various types of wood as each one has its own individual strength and character.
Living on the edge of Wark forest he is in the ideal place to find inspiration. He carves every day creating one off pieces for exhibition and also for specific commissions.
Denise of Cuckoo Tree Studio is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year. She creates hand printed artwork, interior textiles and jewellery inspired by the natural world.
After living in and being inspired by the Lake District for 20 years, a recent move to the Isle of Skye has introduced a coastal element to her work.
The colour palette and stylised graphic prints work perfectly within a contemporary or country style home.
Gillian is a Screen printer and mixed media Artist based in Brampton. She is one of our invited exhibitors for 2016.
Her work starts in the imagination and develops through the creative process. Gillian creates images embedded with emotion, telling stories drawn from life experience, spirituality and connection to the land.
She aims to impart an emotional content that can be felt when looking at the painting.
Mary of Ram Workshop is an artist and member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.
She paints scenes in the folk/decorative art tradition, on jewellery boxes and other woodwork.
She produces easel paintings and greetings cards of all her work.
Born a farmer’s daughter in the fells of the North Pennines, Christina now lives in Lanercost just across the road from the Priory.
She draws inspiration for her art from her country background, her deep love of the countryside and working in her beautiful cottage garden and paddock, full of wild flowers, honey bees and a few chickens.
Mostly worked in a 'wet on wet' technique, the watercolour paintings are in impressionistic floral style using mainly pastoral colours, creating an atmospheric pictorial image.
Nancye is one of our invited exhibitors. She is a qualified jeweller who designs and makes contemporary jewellery with silver and other precious metals.
She was born in Vancouver, Canada and has worked in London, Malta and now has a workshop in Brampton, Cumbria.
Her designs are mostly inspired by her surroundings such as the sea shore and landscapes of the Mediterranean and ancient artifacts and monuments in the UK.
A love of mid 20th century costume jewellery has always been a key influence.
Richard of Ram Workshop is a woodcarver and member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.
He makes furniture to his own designs, using English hardwoods, mostly to order. He specialises in carving.
David is one of our invited exhibitors and has had a long fascination with clay. For almost 20 years, he has produced a range of work from large hand-built vessels, to tiny culinary dishes.
He lives and works in Northumberland and draws inspiration from erosive forces, organic forms and architecture. Salt glazing and a wide range of wood firing techniques, form his distinctive pieces.
Lakeland Cabinet Makers design and make bespoke handcrafted furniture, gaming boards and boxes.
Mark works with customers to design and create one-off pieces. He uses traditional cabinet making skills and enjoys working with the natural beauty of the wood. All pieces are finished to a high standard.
Whenever possible, Mark uses Cumbrian timbers. The unique damp Cumbrian climate creates beautiful timber.
Colin has recently been photographing treasured everyday kitchen implements, giving them the utmost care and attention in lighting and choice of background colour. he then produces carefully crafted prints on the finest art paper.