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A Portrait of Place – Exhibition – Bowes Museum

November 16, 2017

A portrait of the Barnard Castle & Teesdale in contemporary cameo glass.

A series of our pushed bowl forms, with colours moving through the seasons, exploring the landscape around Teesdale the Bowes Museum.

This beautiful Landscape has been an inspiration to artists including the famous poem Rokeby by Walter Scott which celebrates Teesdale and many watercolorists have chosen to paint this landscape, including John Sell Cotman & J.M.W.Turner.

Our exploration and Portrait of this landscape will use a perspective that has only recently become available. Using digital satellite technology,  enabling an over view of the landscape, revealing the geology and the marks carved into the land of Teesdale by natures hand and the active management of men and women over millennia.

The title ‘Portrait of Place’, makes reference to the English Water Colour Tradition, a time before watercolorists were appreciated as artists, a time when their role was purely functional, recorders of the world around them.

10th February 2018 – 13th May

The Bowes Museum

Northern Design Awards

We are really excited to be included as a finalist in the Designer Maker category – competing against some very tough Northern competition.

We are set to find out if we have won this prestigious accolade on Friday 24th November at the iconic Principal Hotel, Manchester when the winners are announced at a glittering gala dinner. One the judges, Linda Barker praises the awards “”It’s a privilege to be part of the illustrious judging panel and to be part of the growing phenomena that is ‘The Northern Design Awards’ “The award ceremony is always one of the most glamorous events in my diary, a fabulous event that celebrates the power of the North’.

Busy Week

November 10, 2017

We welcomed a film crew this week. Look forward to seeing and sharing the details of the days work in 2018.

Foraging for Sloe Berries

October 27, 2017

My favourite walk turned into a game of stay on your feet. Love the North York Moors at all times of year…. though next time I will wear wellies.