2024 Exhibitors

An enormous amount of 'behind the scenes' organisation is happening just now in preparation for our wonderful selection of art and design craft at this quality exhibition. WE ARE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ALL AT THE SHOW July 31st to August 27th 2024 *Website exhibitor details are almost complete . . just a few tweaks still required but plenty to whet your appetite for a superb show Here's a preview of some of the exciting work from our selected 2024 artists

David Whitaker - Weaver

David is a handloom weaver who recently moved to Brampton.  For over ninety percent of his weaving, he uses British wool and has a love of Herdwick yarn. He enjoys producing pieces for home use, that in part, reflect his own ideals.

David considers Scandinavian design to be an influence. His use of muted colour and a regard for how colours are found in nature, inform his use of yarns.  Weaving tweed is one of his loves together with . . on a different plane . . the three dimensional effect that can be achieved in waffle and honeycomb weaves.

He enjoys opportunities to talk with clients about their thoughts and ideas.

You can contact David by email: [email protected]

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Barbara Runkel - Wood

Barbara originally trained as a teacher before realising that her true vocation was craft based . . especially working with wood.

Over the years, she learnt to appreciate the characteristics of wood, it’s colour, texture, variation in grain, figure, fragrance, feel and versatility.

Fortunate to have access to local, sustainably harvested timber, she aims to give her pieces a finish which brings out the warmth, texture and character of every piece.

Barbara wants her products to be used for making, presenting and serving delicious food. Her collection of spoons, kitchen utensils, bowls, platters, boards and other artifacts wil be available to buy at the exhibition.  

Even after such a long association with wood, she still considers herself to be an amateur but her beautiful work totally belies that notion.

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