2018 Exhibitors

Craftsmen at the Priory Exhibitors 2018

*Please note* We have only just started adding details of the talented artists and craftsmen, taking part in our forthcoming show. Please visit again as information about this exciting show will be updated throughout the coming months.

Tricia Meynell

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. 

*core group member


Julia Neubauer

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.

*core group member


Hilary Harrison

Hilary moved to Cumbria from Cambridgeshire in 2002 to attend Cumbria Institute of the Arts where she studied for a degree in Applied Arts. 

In 2012 she joined The Fountain Gallery in Wigton as a founder member, which has become the main outlet for her work. 

The inspiration for her current work is taken from fabrics, wallpaper and patterns of the 1950’s. Both hand built and thrown work are decorated with slips that are applied by monoprinting, or by hand painting. 

Her interest in ceramics began when she attended evening classes starting in the 1970’s. This extended into her work as an infant teacher where pottery making was encouraged amongst all staff, and in a school that had a large kiln.

She now lives in Cumbria and works from home making thrown, hand built and slip cast work. 

Glynnis Carter

Christina Hargraves

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.

*core group member


Kim Tillyer

Denise Huddleston

Denise of Cuckoo Tree Studio, 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. 

*core group member


Caroline Brogden

Richard Kennedy

Richard of Ram Workshop is a craftsman who specialises in woodcarving.

He makes furniture to his own designs, using English hardwoods, mostly to order. 

*core group member


Mary Kennedy

Mary of Ram Workshop is an artist.

She paints scenes in the folk/decorative art tradition, on jewellery boxes and other woodwork.

Mary produces easel paintings and greetings cards of all her work.

*core group member