Craftsmen at the Priory
Dacre Hall . Lanercost Priory . Brampton . Cumbria . CA8 2HQ
Many Thanks to all the exhibitors and visitors to our 40th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale which took place from August 8th to September 4th 2018.
Details of the 2019 Exhibition will be available shortly.
Register an interest via the contact page to receive a personal invitation to our popular Preview Evening.Craftsmen at the Priory Exhibition and Sale has been held at Lanercost Priory, in the historic Dacre Hall for 40 years. Each year, new exhibitors and guests keep this event fresh and vibrant.
Close to both the Lake District National Park and Hadrians Wall, World Heritage Site, this well established show is an attraction for visitors and residents alike.
CRAFTSMEN AT THE PRIORY
The exhibition is curated by members of the 'Core Group' who organise the exhibition each year.
Mary loves painting on wood, and has decorated boxes and trays made by her partner, Richard, for over 20 years.
Her designs come from her interests in landscape and townscape, but also in the history of applied art . . patterns in carpets . . painted folk scenes on wooden furniture . . and the amazing effects of trompe-l’oeil.
She also makes easel paintings and produces cards from her designs.
*Mary is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.
Denise is an artist and jewellery maker. 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.
*Denise is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.
Tricia 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.
*As a member of the core group, she organises and presents this annual exhibition each year.
Julia creates 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.
*As a member of the core group, Julia organises and presents this annual exhibition each year.
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.
*Christina is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.
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.
*Richard is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.
Exhibition art display
Dedicated art space