About Us

CRAFTSMEN AT THE PRIORY

Dacre Hall . Lanercost Priory . Brampton . Cumbria . CA8 2HQ

Our hugely popular Exhibition and Sale is held every year for the month of August in the magnificent Dacre Hall at Lanercost Priory.

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. 

The exhibition is curated by members of the 'Core Group' who organise the exhibition each year.

Our 2021 Exhibition has now  finished for this year.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN AUGUST 2022         Diary Dates:   August 2nd - 30th   10am-5pm

Richard Kennedy

Richard is a woodcarver and furniture maker. He runs Ram Workshop together with his wife Mary Kennedy, a decorative painter.

He lives and works in Cumbria and is a member of the core group which organise and present this annual exhibition each year.

www.ramworkshop.com

Denise Huddleston

Denise has been a member of Craftsmen at the Priory for many years. Previously an artist and teacher, living and working in South Lakeland, she currently lives and works from a tiny studio overlooking the sea on the Isle of Skye.

Her current work is mainly printmaking, often combining techniques to create unique art works. Her inspiration is the wildness of the natural world.

www.cuckootree.com

Carolyn Marr

Carolyn aims to make objects that arrest attention and invite handling. 

These may be hold-in-the-hand sculptures or smooth-glazed bottles.

Often using locally-found materials in her work, she also makes site-specific installations. 

*Carolyn is a member of the core group who organise and present this annual exhibition each year.

Based in Brampton, Northeast Cumbria, she is an exhibitor at Potfest in the Pens, EVAN and Brampton Art Weekend. She is a member of Northern Potters Association and Bensham Grove Pottery.

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www.carolynmarr.co.uk

Julia Neubauer

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.

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www.numonday.com/shop/chameleon

Tricia Meynell

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.

www.triciameynell.com

Mary Kennedy

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.

www.ramworkshop.com