Carnforth High School
Concert at St Johns
The Coppice Co-op
Denise Anne Gordon
Janet D Graves
Annabel J Humber
Lancs & Lakes Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers
Lunesdale Camera Club
Eric Pye Photography
Alison M Sandford
Silverdale Art Group
Silverdale Upholstery Group
Heather Marlow Stephenson
St John's Church
Vintage & Country
Wyn AbbotWyn's work is inspired by ancient cultures and their mythologies which she story-weaves into her pieces creating sculptures and pots which are unique, beautiful and rich in symbolism and lore.
Her work is highly collectable and is exhibited and sold worldwide. Wyn has won national and regional awards for her work.
Annakin SilverAnna France
This isn’t a hobby. This is what I do and what I'm passionate about.
I think that traditional crafts - like creating jewellery - can actually become art when they applied to the highest standards. And that's what I aim to do.
It's a combination of technique - which comes from experience - and creativity, which comes from who knows where?
I think it's also about where you take your inspiration from too. I don't stick rigidly to one style or movement. I might get that 'light bulb-over-the-head' moment when I'm walking in the woods near my home, spotting something new and interesting … a different texture. Or I could be admiring an absolute classic piece in the V&A and think 'what would my version of that look like?'
It’s not all po-faced theory either. I want my jewellery to be enjoyed and worn with a smile.
Because every piece is handmade from the highest quality materials and are hallmarked and each one of my pieces will be slightly different. But then, we're all different too."
My pieces of jewellery are designed and handmade from the highest quality and hallmarked solid silver. I also use natural materials to help create pieces which are both striking and original. There is no set 'look' to an Annakin Silver piece - I like to combine various techniques and enjoy trying something new and surprising to catch your eye.
I don't just work in silver either, but also gold and platinum and everything is limited with many items only produced a handful of times.
Margaret AugerI am looking forward very much to taking part in the Silverdale and Arnside Art and Crafts Trail. Something new for me but not altogether alien! My parents lived at Spring Cottage, Shore Rd Silverdale for 30 years and I started my painting "journey” with Kate Bentley at the Arnside Institute with weekly classes in 2000.
I am a member of Green Door Artists and have been a member of Cartmel Art Society for years. I paint whatever takes my fancy....... landscapes, seascapes, flowers, birds, animals ... in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. , inspired by this beautiful country of ours.
John BaldwinBest known for his experimental paint techniques and for the national success of works produced on Levi jeans and Adidas trainers, John Baldwin’s work revives his abeyant love of Tachisme. These gestural abstracts unashamedly recall the post-war work of artists such as Riopelle, Soulage and de Stael but have a revanchist charge, given that Accrington-born Baldwin was effectively disowned by the 60’s education system for refusing to reject tachisme in favour of contemporary fashions. The title, incidentally, is borrowed from the Catalan Marxist poet, Salvat-Papasseit.
William BaronWilliam is now 14 yrs old and has been a keen photographer since the age of 7. His subjects are nature and wildlife and lately bikes and cars too. William has produced a wide range of greetings card and canvases for you to enjoy.
Carole BennettI am a mixed media artist in that I am always experimenting and looking for different ways of working and using my art materials. I would define myself as a painter, who also loves textiles - one interest influences the other, and I frequently combine the two in my work. So a painted canvas may feature stitching, or a felt wall hanging will be inspired by a previous painting.
I tend to work (but not always), in a semi-abstract manner, and colour, shapes and pattern are always a key factor. I am never short of ideas and subjects to paint - I have far more than I will ever have time to develop in my lifetime.
One great source of inspiration is my travels to India. I adore Indian textiles dyeing fabrics, indigo, block printing and Kantha (simple running stitch) embroidery. This past year I have been exploring block printing and experimenting with etching techniques, and am excited by the possibilities of both methods of working.
I regularly exhibit my artwork and textiles and take part in Open Studio events and I have exhibited my paintings with Silverdale Art Group for many years. A number of people are keen collectors and I welcome commissions.
This year I will be exhibiting my paintings, textiles and etchings. I will also have some Giclee prints of my work and handmade cards.
I look forward to meeting you during the Art Trail weekend. 01524 822240
Bespokers ForgeI am an Artist Blacksmith working in the Lake District at my forge in Yew Tree Barn. My main influences are the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau. I work mainly to commission but also display and sell at Yew Tree Barn and several other establishments in Cumbria, and run bespoke courses at my forge.
I have always loved and been influenced by the purity and honesty of the objects produced by the Arts and Crafts movement and the flowing, organic shapes which typify Art Nouveau. Hot, forged metal is the ideal medium with which to bring these shapes to life.
Many of my pieces are made from scrap yard sourced steel, including real wrought iron salvaged from old gates and railings. These pieces show imperfections and wear from their former lives and have a patina and character that cannot be replicated with modern mild steel.
Ben BirkbeckI turn most of my bowls from storm damaged trees, or trees I have felled myself from the local area. I also scour rivers and coastlines for interesting pieces of timber. I like to keep the form of my bowls simple and use unusual pieces of timber with knots, burrs and spalting for beauty. I also make silver opal jewellery from stones I have mined in Australia, cut and polished myself.
Ann BondAnn Bond is a professional harpsichordist and organist with a special interest in music before 1750. She studied with Thurston Dart at Cambridge, and has written the definitive handbook to the harpsichord.
James BoswellMETAL WORK BY JAMES
With his welding experience, in his spare time, James designed and made various pieces of metal sculpture which adorn both inside and out at his home in Lancaster. He has since had commissions from friends as they are proving popular, particularly as gifts. So this year he has decided to show them on the Arts Trail.
Joan BousteadBook folding any name or place plus cards
Trevor BrownAfter 17 years of showing my work at galleries, fairs, hotels and other venues i have, with three othr trail members, opened the "pier lane gallery" in central arnside which is our venue for this year. The gallery is open throughout the year, and in addition to our own work showcases selected work from other trail members outside the trail dates. Pier Lane gallery will provide art and craft lovers with a year-round venue to view and acquire some of the best and most sought-after local art.
Jan BurgessMill Pottery
I make functional stoneware pots and individual pieces with rich glazes. The tea bowl, or 'chawan' form has always interested me, and some of my recent work on this will be on display.
John CalverJohn has been making stoneware pottery in his Yealand Redmayne workshop for forty years. The firing process, involving high temperatures and a smokey/reducing atmosphere in the kiln, gives rich colours and exciting unpredictable effects on the pots. Most of the pots are classically simple functional shapes, thrown on the wheel. John occasionally alters the freshly thrown pots to produce one of the signature forms for which he is well known.
From 1989 onwards he has regularly exhibited and given workshops in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and throughout the UK.
In 1990 John was elected a fellow of the Craft Potter's Association of Great Britain.
Carnforth High SchoolThis is a set of work by 4 talented First Year A level students currently studying at Carnforth High school. Students have explored a variety of media and developed ways to express themselves and develop ideas through study of a variety of artists and techniques.
Holly Broadbent has developed a set of work on portraiture that tries to capture the portrait without glamour. After exploring famous artists such as Schiele, Auerbach and Close she has produced realistic and raw portraits.
Jodie Davies explores the portrait using a wide range of photographic and scanning techniques to experiment with the theme of distortion and its effect on the portrait. Her work is creative and exploratory.
Eden Russell has brought the city environment to life through watercolour and mono-printing. His work explores both the negative and positive spaces in what he sees to develop strong visual images.
Josephine Hill has developed a set of work based on buildings that explores intricate details through the use of pen and ink. She layers work with a mix of loosely applied ink and detailed pen techniques to explore the local urban environment.
Virginia ClucasAfter a career in fine art conservation Virginia now paints – in oils and watercolours – the wild landscapes and weather patterns of Cumbria and the Dales. While living in Rutland she was well known for her equestrian portraits and ‘garden memories’.
Jill ColquhounJill Colquhoun was born in 1963 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. She grew up in south Cumbria and studied fine art textile design and painting at Goldsmiths College, London. Prior to this, she trained at Lancaster and Cleveland schools of Art and Design, where she won a prestigious Royal Society of Arts Bursary award for textile design. The main emphasis of Jill’s work is vibrancy, pattern, and movement in nature. To achieve this, she has developed a novel method of combining wax resist batik techniques with acrylic paint. The resulting paintings are unique in style and rich in colour.
She also works in mixed media, using watercolour with other mediums, such as oil pastels, soft pastels, charcoal and inks, to produce contrasting texture and detail in her work.
Jill’s most recent paintings have been inspired by the flower-rich meadows and verges of the Yorkshire Dales, and the windswept coastal landscapes and woodlands of south Cumbria and north Lancashire, where she lives and works.
Jill has exhibited her paintings at many exhibitions and galleries, including the Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, Troubadour Gallery, Manchester, The Lake Artists Society summer exhibition, The Gavagan Art Gallery, Settle, and is a regular exhibitor at the Silverdale Art Trail.
Jill regularly paints to commission and also runs drawing and painting classes for adults close to her studio in Yealand Conyers, near Carnforth.
If you are interested in art classes or seeing more of Jill’s work you can view it at jillcolquhoun.blogspot.co.uk and on Facebook @jillcolquhounart Instagram @jill_colquhoun email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert at St Johns"A box of Delights"
Indulge yourself with this collection of musical surprises from our local and talented musicians of all ages.
There will be items to suit all musical tastes, vocal and instrumental; our performances will be your pleasure.
The Concert will take place at 7:30 pm on Saturday 24 June. There will be no tickets, but entry will be by donations in aid of Charity.
This is the fifth year of "Trail Concerts" - they have been very different, and reflect the range of creativity in this small community.
All are welcome to enjoy the music.
Debbie CopleyDebbie works with traditional stained glass materials to produce a range of unique bird and animal sculptures.
She tries hard to capture the jizz of her subjects by using traditional stained glass painting techniques to add detail and driftwood and wire enhancements to add depth and movement.
She also captures her favourite subjects in traditional stained glass panels and commissions are most welcome. She undertakes doors, windows as well as smaller or more personalised commemorative pieces.
You can keep up to date with her latest commissions and exhibitions by checking out her blog, debbiesshed.com.
Debbie works from her home studio in Silverdale, lovingly known as Debbie’s Shed and you can visit her there by appointment or pop along on one of her regular Open Studio days, (usually last Friday of each month). Details can be found on her blog. Debbiesshed.com
Duncan CopleyFrom design brief to concept, his ability to explore the relationship on how we interact with our natural world and our man made to produce a sensitive solution, which will enhance our everyday and spiritual wellbeing. Hand drawn plans and sketches form the bases of his vision, communicating ideas and inspiring. His eye for detail and fine craftsmanship draws on a wide ranging palette from earth pigments, lime renders, raw textured, shaped and carved timbers; and a wealth of knowledge in construction, green building materials to produce appropriate designs for old and new.
An artist, designer and maker/builder, with nearly 30 years experience in bespoke furniture and joinery, interior design and architectural structures. His work encompasses small interior treatments, individual furniture to large scale new builds, extensions and refurbishment of older historic buildings.
His workshop, studio and home are just inside the Lake District national park, an ancient yeoman’s farmstead dating from the 16th century. This in itself is a challenging project and Duncan is lovingly breathing new life into its walls.
For the art trail Duncan would like to explore our take on the humble shelf. Every household has one. So what’s your "shelfie" like?
Come and see him at Debbie’s Shed in Silverdale. He'll be showing some of his work, designs and examples of past commissions. He'll be on hand to discuss any future projects with new clients or simply come like flick through his sketchpads to discover your ideal "shelfie".
The Coppice Co-opWe are a co-operative of coppice workers based in Silverdale, working towards sustainable woodland management.
We supply local firewood, charcoal and a wide range of traditional garden products (bean poles, pea sticks, plant/hedging stakes, besom brooms, plant supports) as well as standard and bespoke garden obelisks, riven oak & ash gates, and hazel hurdles & screens. We also run craft and coppice courses from our beautiful woodland yard.
Our aims are:
• to restore old, coppiced woodlands to be productive again,
• to re-engage local people with the wonderful woodlands in our beautiful North West area of Britain,
• to encourage sustainable forest management and traditional crafts,
• to teach people the skills to carry out coppicing and greenwood crafts, • to work with local charities,
• to help to promote the biodiversity of our woodlands and protect our wildlife,
• to help our members provide high quality services,
• and to provide our local communities with ecologically produced products and services.
Dallam SchoolThis year Dallam School is proud to present the work of two of it's students. Kieran Ryder Lewis has just completed A level Art and Design at Dallam School. Portraiture features heavily in his work using a range of black and white materials. Mike Adair has just completed AS Art and Design. Mike works in an illustrative comic style. He hopes to study Art at university.
Kieran Ryder Lewis
Focusing around black and white drawing, I like to use water to create a blur, darkened portrait. But not only do I create portraiture, I have begun to start drawing architecture. Using fine liner and thinner pen, I like to create an image from many smaller dark lines.
Primarily using black markers, biro, sharpie and fine liners; my artwork often occupies a strong illustrative and caricaturist state – with strong influences from pop cultural elements such as film, tv, comic books, toy lines and more. I refer to this style as ‘warped reality’ due to the often bizarre nature and development of my pieces; often carrying the themes of technology, mycology and extravagant emotions.
Simon DonaldsonMoved to Silverdale two years ago to find inspiration for my landscape painting. When I am not in my studio I can be found walking on the fells of the Lake District or around Silverdale Bay area and it is these landscapes which inspire my work. I have had no formal training but have attended a number of evening and day classes with a variety of professional artists who have all in their own way influenced my work. I work mainly in watercolour adding other media to bring excitement and drama to my painting. After a successful first exhibition last year I will be exhibiting some new and exciting work this year in my working studio which hope you will have time to come and see.
Lesley EdmondsonPainting with watercolours, illustrating plants and flowers of northern England.
Katie EdwardsAn exhibition of Katie Edwards' latest silkscreen prints at Gallery H, Arnside. Conceptual illustrations focusing on metaphors and symbolism, reflecting her enjoyment for the natural world, evoking thoughtfulness and humor. Using traditional photographic and silkscreen printing techniques, each one being a unique, hand-crafted piece of art, full of texture, individually printed, signed and numbered by the artist. Katie will be demonstrating screen printing throughout the weekend.
Priscilla EdwardsI have been producing mixed media pieces since completing my degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. My practice explores ideas around the themes of memory and nostalgia using found materials to manipulate and rework. These processes of embellishment include fabric, wire, porcelain, stitch and more recently print. My work is often the result of reassembling fragments of my own imagination and childhood memories mixed with the materials I use.
I exhibit across the UK, Europe and USA, with many pieces held in public and private collections – including the Embroiders Guild Educational Archive. Awards includes ‘Award for Excellence’ British Craft Trade Fair 2002, ‘Best Product at Flair’, Belfast 2006, ‘Best Stand’ at The Art Market in Holmfirth 2009.
I have taught in FE, HE and Adult education for 19 years and currently work on the ‘BA Textile’ Programme at the Open College of the Arts. I also deliver independent workshops for schools, colleges, museums and galleries.
Jess EllerayJessica Elleray is largely inspired by nature, but her passion for the landscape goes far deeper than its picturesque surface. She also has a keen interest in anthropology and history. As such, her work is a reflection on relationships; between people and place, between fact and story, between past and present.
Jessica's practise is both field and studio based. The copper paintings take weeks to develop in her studio in Sedgwick, so she regularly takes research trips, often returning to the same site five times or more. Each time Jess returns to the studio, the next layer responds to her most recent encounter in that place. In this way, the paintings become a layering of moments, of conversations between the artist and the landscape.
The copper paintings represent this dialogue in a very physical way. Not only does Jessica work with natural processes, but also with risk. In any relationship, both parties have agency, and introducing the potential for chance allows for nature to join the conversation. These moments are often the most beautiful parts of the finished painting.
Jessica lives in Silverdale and is currently in her final year studying Fine Art and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Her degree show, '53 More Things to Do in Zero Gravity' will be running from the 20th-27th June at the Lancaster University campus. She is also co-curating and organising an exhibition titled 'Telling in Full' as part of the Lancaster Words Festival from the 6th-8th July.
Judith FavretI specialise in creating handmade plant fibre papers. Each piece of paper is unique obtaining its texture and colour from the original plant. I also utilise a range of natural dyes.
Using these papers I create a variety of pieces including decorations, jewellery, landscape collage, lampshades and paper making kits.I welcome commissions. The art of papermaking is a great passion of mine, and therefore I will be demonstrating how to make your own unique piece of paper over the weekend.
Fedha DesignsFedha jewellery is handmade by me, Michele, and embodies a passion for simple, elegant design.
I make the kind of jewellery I like to wear, inspired in part by clean architectural lines and forms. My aim is to create designs which are understated, uncluttered and simple.
The Fedha ethos is to create a limited number of beautifully crafted pieces without compromising on quality or traditional techniques.
I love the process of jewellery-making and am not interested in short cuts or "mass production”.
I hope this is reflected in the quality of my jewellery.
FettlesJourneys through the beautiful Lake District and AONB Landscape have inspired my textile creations. The splendour of the fells and scenery throughout the year and the wonderful colour of the land provides endless inspiration.
Lancashire born and bred and currently studying Textile Innovation and Design at Loughborough University, I enjoy experimenting with colour and texture and discovering new ways to develop my visions and ideas. I use a unique combination of printing and stitch techniques to create varied and exciting textile craft.
Julia FogginJulia works from her home studio in Lancaster under the name MIST Jewellery. She creates her distinctive designs by hammering sterling silver wire into organic shapes such as stylised daisies and simplified butterflies. She often combines these with freshwater pearls and rough cut gemstones using the irregular characteristics of the stones to compliment her unique style.
Julia also exhibits at local galleries & enjoys commissions, particularly for the bridal market that is always looking for something original and very personal.
Angela GardnerExploring the many shades of naturally coloured British wool is inspiration for Angela as a feltmaker, spinner and knitter. Working with whites only she creates subtle textures and silhouettes for her range of lightshades; contrasting with dramatic colourful pieces
Miki GillettI enjoy drawing and painting the beauty of animals around us - from beloved pets to exotic wildlife. There's something joyful about capturing the character and spirit of an animal.
I turn my artistic impressions of animals into many things; including canvas paintings, stone pendant necklaces and greetings cards.
I mainly use acrylic paint and pencil, but also enjoy dabbling in digital art.
Denise Anne GordonMy name is Denise Gordon, I live in Warton. Many years ago I trained as a primary school teacher my main subject being Art It is my first time exhibiting although I have sold some of my work before. Throughout my career I have painted for my own enjoyment. Due to retiring I now have more time to spend painting subjects that inspire me.
My inspiration comes from flowers and the beauty of the Lake District I love using lots of vibrant colours and textures.
Janet D GravesMy paintings are abstract landscapes which I create in response to the emotions I feel about nature. I've used mixed media for many years and incorporate found objects, such as twigs,leaves and stones, in my mark making processes. My paintings have become more colourful and abstract now as I come to terms with a deteriorating eye condition. I am optimistic and see my Paintings as brighter and full of emotion. Nature and painting will always ground me and give me hope.
Sarah GreenallMy name is Sarah and I am 14yrs, I have been crocheting as a hobby for almost 2 years now. I have made various items for friends and family and can create anything I can find a pattern for; including animals, flowers, teddies, baskets, hats and recently made myself a bikini and a crop top. This will be the first time I display my work outside of my home, so I will be interested in your comments/ideas. Please come and visit. 01524 701324
Sue GreenwoodFollowing early retirement and a number of art based courses in Adult Education, I decided to undertake a degree in Fine Art. This gave me a wonderful insight into a wide range of artistic approaches eg ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, computer art, figure drawing etc. The theoretical part of the course was fascinating and involved visiting a number of European galleries to view striking examples of art through the ages that has shaped the approaches and concepts we see today.
I'm predominantly a painter now, strongly influenced by our wonderful local scenery and visual experiences on my travels. My commissioned work is often focused on buildings and animals, so I enjoy a wealth of subject matter to keep me open to new ideas and approaches.
Naomi HallamPiskie Bella Jewellery
br> My jewellery journey began with the delights of Indian jewellery. Their vast array of adornments is beautiful to behold and their techniques flawless. I seek to create pieces of silver and gold jewellery that are of a very high standard and are unique, with a twist of quirkyness. My jewellery encorporates semi precious stones and a technique of applying tiny silver balls to give my contemporary jewellery an ancient twist. My ambition is to create gorgeous pieces that are at affordable prices, so everyone can enjoy wearing my jewellery.
Val Hebble-ThwaiteLocal artist painting in a variety of media.
Annabel J HumberGrowing up in the Lake District instilled in me a love of nature that is reflected in the jewellery I create.
I pierce my designs into silver sheet with intricate detail, using traditional techniques.
Amanda HunterThis year I am continuing my focus on making jewellery in silver and gold that explores the contrasts in our natural environment. I enjoy the fused differences we encounter in pretty weeds growing through rusty cogs and nails, sea creatures moving around seaweed and sea glass, and buddleias growing in gutters and gravel.
This year I've been exploring Gait Barrows, with a particular fascination for the way common plants, like vetches and miniature pines, grow through the eroded lime stone pavement.
Jan Huntley-PeaceFigurative porcelain sculptures, portraits, small vessels and jewellery.
br> Using print, clothing, objects from the forest floor and bird imagery to express ideas of transition & regeneration.
She started her career in couture dressmaking with Zandra Rhodes, Jean Muir, David and Elizabeth Emmanuel and also in an international capacity for the Queens dressmaker, Norman Hartnell, and has exhibited her work widely.
Jan also has a degree in Sculpture and Fine Art and it is this interface between creative inspiration, innovative techniques and exquisite detailing which make her work truly unique. Jan works and teaches from her studio and home at Crofts Farmhouse, Leasgill, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7EX.
Simon HutchinsonUnder the name "Junkpunk" Simon creates fantasy sculptures for the house and garden, using locally found items, natural materials and discarded junk. He designs, builds, sculpts and paints strange beings and magical characters inspired by our diverse local habitats and wildlife.
These include curious goblins that comb the shores for washed up treasure, twisted root spirits from the woods and delicate faeries. Some of the creations are inspired by the rich local folklore and mythology, whilst others are inspired by medieval gargoyles and carvings, classical book illustrations and other places where our imagination has been let loose!
Wendy JohnsonWendy Johnson’s ceramic and jewellery creations reflect her love of the outdoors, of travelling, and of linking people to each other and to the natural world. Designing from her own inspiration or to bespoke commissions, Wendy’s designs recreate these passions in three dimensional space; blending ceramics with glass and metal. Wendy captures the eternal yet ephemeral shapes, colours and textures of the Lancashire coast in a fusion of bare stoneware and rippled glaze. A delight to touch, hold and turn over and over in the hand, each unique ceramic re-images the tidal zone; where land, sea and sunlight interact to create, and recreate anew.
Iman Kakai-LazellI can’t recall any of my creations being intentional, all of them developed and progressed over time. People always ask for my artist statement so here it is.... I've never liked to explain a certain piece of work. If you've created it and that's how you wanted it to be then hopefully it can speak for itself and whatever it says to the viewer is between the art and them.
Jayne LancasterJayne’s work conveys the sense of the living animate being. The loose style captures the myriad possibilities of the subject’s presence. Media is varied and applied to suggest strength, agility and expression as well as texture and form, challenging the observer to look again. Jayne promotes her work through exhibitions, art fairs, commissions and public art trails. Her style continues to develop through various projects on her artistic journey, exploring new and visually inspiring subjects.
Lancs & Lakes Guild of Weavers, Spinners & DyersThe Lancs & Lakes Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers formed in 1953 and became affiliated to the national organisation in 1962. We have been based in various locations in Lancashire and Cumbria but now hold our monthly meetings in Yealand Redmayne Village Hall.
We aim to educate and inspire our members and others in the heritage arts of weaving, spinning and dyeing as well as many other textile-related crafts. Our meetings include talks by visiting speakers, practical demonstrations and workshops to enable our members to learn new skills from each other or from professionals.
We welcome beginners and experienced weavers, spinners and dyers. If you have an interest in any of these crafts you are welcome to visit us.
We exhibited at the Art Trail in 2015 for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the event. This year, we are returning for the 3rd time.
Landscape TrustThe Landscape Trust is a charity with over 1000 members who support the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Cally LawsonCally works from her home studio on the family farm at Burton in Kendal.
She works in mixed media in a variety of subjects. She prefers a loose wet-in-wet style and likes to experiment in a variety of media, she particularly likes drawing with ink using home-made dip pens. With a loose and expressive style, her most recent works have become progressively more abstract.
Tracy LevineAward winning artist and elected Lake Artists Society member, Tracy Levine has an extensive list of successful solo exhibitions in recent years. Her contemporary paintings and prints are exhibited extensively throughout the U.K. From June 17th Tracy has a major solo exhibition at Brantwood Coniston. The art trail is an ideal opportunity to visit Tracy's studio in Arnside where her landscape paintings and original prints will be on sale. There will also be available a large selection of newly released reproduction prints and greeting cards. The studio is open at other times by mutual arrangement, just email Tracy to make an arrangement.
07811 826 387
Phillippa LeeI make fused glass jewellery layered with Dichroic glass in rich colours and finished with sterling silver. I also create stained glass Angels, chakra wands and fused wish sticks. I am inspired by nature, the mystical and ancient cultures.
Christine LileyBrought up in the area and now retired, my inspiration comes from the local scenery, mountains and seascapes. I work mainly in acrylics and love painting the natural world and man's relationship with it.
Shelagh LindI love all textiles and enjoy up-cycling vintage and unloved textiles giving them new lives in the 21st century. Colour and texture are my passion. Rag Rug demonstration and chance to make silk rag rug brooch.
Ruth LiveseyMy world is 3D, even when i use paint it has rich texture, my love of exploration with materials leads me to create many forms which I love to place in the landscape. Come and feel free to explore my garden.
Lunesdale Camera ClubWe are an amateur photographic club who meet fortnightly in Halton on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. Our aim is to help you enjoy photography.
Our members are interested in a wide range of subjects such as landscape,portraits and wildlife. Our members vary from beginners to serious experts with every grade between these extremes.
Everyone is welcome.
We have technical sessions, members' evenings and competitions, each with the overall theme of enjoying each others images and stories the same time trying to introduce new ideas, improve techniques and improve composition.
If you are interested in photography, come to our workshop on the Arts and Craft Trail. We will help you get the best out of your camera. We will also enthuse you with a wide range of images, mainly local, that illustrate our members varied interests.
If you cannot come to the workshop or if you would like further information, please contact our trail co-ordination tel. 01524 732531 or our chairman Shaun Roberson tel 01524 720601
Jane MallinsonColour and texture are vital influences in my felt work. The balance of colour and form is essential in my work. Inspiration can come from many places, but nature is my chief influence.
Clare MartinPredominantly local photography with a particular interest in details of this region, trying to capture images, which can be easily overlooked.
Main "focus" is on the environment and the abstract forms and patterns we can find in Nature.
Clare is currently developing ideas of combining watercolour, pen and layers of photographic transparencies to create a sensation of depth and mystery in the images.
Exhibition includes limited edition prints on a range of surfaces, transparencies, cards - where possible, recycled materials are used. All cards are individually made and printed at home, and are blank for any use.
Janice McGloineSince moving to the area 10 years ago, I have been developing a unique quirky style which relates to happy memories of my childhood, my love of architecture and this beautiful part of the country. Working mainly in acrylic, my paintings reflect a simple, idyllic world.
Annie McNaughtonI like to give new life to cast-off furniture and miscellaneous items. I experiment with shoes, mannequins, teapots, mirrors, clocks, chairs .... turning them into mosaic, decoupage or mixed media pieces. Some pieces are themed, with Alice in Wonderland being popular, some pieces have a more random quality.
I also work in clay, hand building stoneware frostproof items for the garden - fairy doors, green men, plaques and all kinds of creatures, using Indian printing blocks and fabrics for texture.
I make brightly coloured glazed ceramics for indoors, including plant pots, buttons, jewellery and decorative items.
We will be serving coffee and cakes, including cakes to order or take away. We can offer WC facilities and limited parking on the drive.
Delcia McNeilAs well as being a practising artist, I am also a psychotherapist and energy healer, having worked in the field of mental and physical health for over forty years. Together with a love of nature and landscape, I am deeply connected to emotional processes and the movement, form, light and colour of subtle energies. My paintings are inspired by metaphysical and human themes, such as healing, spirituality, relationships, and the unconscious mind.
I work mostly in mixed media selecting appropriate materials that will reflect the mood, intensity, colour, light and purpose of my vision. I constantly experiment. Sometimes I will have a clear picture in my mind of a theme and this can come through the meditation process. At other times the meaning of the work emerges and becomes clear on completion. Over the last four years I have been developing skills in ipad painting and using the ipad as a tool to develop my paintings and photography.
Edexcel BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Studies Art & Design, (2004)
NCFE Intermediate & Advanced Certificates in Creative Craft in Drawing and Painting (2004)
I have sketched and painted most of my life and attended many adult education classes. In 2003-04 I was a full-time student at Kendal College Department of Art & Design. Since then I have continued my art education through attending courses provided by the high standard network of art teachers in Cumbria. I am a member of Green Door Studios artists’ network in Cumbria.
Since 1997 I have exhibited in my therapeutic premises in London and Cumbria, and widely in the North West including the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria; the Alexandra Gallery, University of Lancaster; StudioArts Gallery, Warrington, Cheshire; Up Front Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria; Farfield Mill Arts & Crafts Heritage Centre, Sedbergh, Cumbria, Garstang Community Arts Centre, Lancashire. In London I have exhibited at the Kougan Gallery, N10. A great deal of my artwork has been sold in the UK and some pieces are in Italy, New Zealand, France & the United States.
Miles-Moore CeramicsMiles-Moore Ceramics; husband and wife Martin and Siobhan, create studio ceramics, dining and table ware as well as ceramic sculpture. Taking inspiration from the landscape and the foraged materials that we integrate into our work we produce striking, complementary work.
Martin’s work has a Japanese influence in terms form, function or finish and demonstrates his love of the Shibui principle of simple subtle and unobtrusive beauty. His specialist area of focus is the creation of both wheel thrown and hand built tea bowls, ceremonial and every day. This fascination with how different cultures approach and value drinking and eating vessels has lead Martin to work with chefs as well as private individuals, producing bespoke fine dining ware.
Siobhan creates microcosms; ceramic sculptures for domestic and corporate settings. These explore perspective, and the fact that where we choose to stand and how we choose to look, alters our emotional engagement with both internal and external landscapes. She integrates precious metals and unrefined foraged materials into her work.
Tony MorganTony Morgan makes leather items by hand using traditional techniques.
Belts (made to fit within half an hour), wallets, glasses cases, notebooks, bracelets, laptop cases, tool sheaths, phone slips and more available to buy or order.
Mostly using UK hides, naturally tanned in Britain, he will be demonstrating these techniques during the Art and Craft Trail.
Diana MorrisonSince graduating in Fashion/Textiles I developed as a professional textiles artist exhibiting throughout the country alongside teaching Fine Art and Textiles at various Further Education colleges.
My current practice includes dyeing, stitching and feltmaking using a variety of experimental techniques developed over many years.
My latest designs focus mainly on the fusion of these disciplines to produce unique and original wearable art pieces using a wide and eclectic range of vibrant colours and textures.
Jenny OatesTree of Life Inspirations: Jenny and Richard write and design a range of greetings cards and bookmarks that include uplifting and inspirational words, messages of friendship and appreciation, cards for celebrations such as birthdays/ baby birth and words of comfort in times of difficulty and bereavement. Many customers seek out our bereavement cards as they feel they express for them exactly what they want to say, when perhaps it’s hard to find the right words. The cards also have additional words on the back that add depth to the original text.
Our designs use a combination of original artwork, photographs, silk screen designs, and digital art. We work hard to ensure our cards are bright and colourful, and that the colours and images compliment the words well. Each card also comes with a matching coloured envelope.
We hope our cards inspire and enhance the special moments and thoughts you may share with your family, friends and other important people in your life.
Claire OrangeClaire creates a diverse range of sculptural art and has recently collaborated with the fashion house Burberry to produce a wearable piece of ceramic sculpture for the Spring 2017 collection shown at Maker’s House London in February. As a development from this, Claire is now creating unique polished decorative vessels, which have an element of unpredictability due to the materials used.
James ParkGrowing up and living in the AONB of Silverdale in Lancashire, I have always been surrounded by stunning and stimulating sceneries. I consider myself lucky to experience such a variety of places amid an ever varying backdrop on a daily basis and could not imagine living or working anywhere else. Believing that even the most familiar spaces offer a novel and inspiring background at different times and seasons, I rarely leave the house without my camera in case an opportunity arises. I also regularly enjoy venturing out into new places, (even still discovering these in Silverdale!).
My passion for photography has gradually developed over the years. I especially enjoy experimenting with different techniques in order to get the most out of an image. I love using the dramatic effects that you can get from different techniques and enjoy creating powerful monochrome images as well as colourful landscapes. My images tend to reflect the overall beauty of the Lancashire/Cumbria borders, as well as highlighting the intricacies in the objects of nature that we so easily pass by in our walks.
I hope you enjoy my pictures as much as I do taking them!
Eric Pye PhotographyEric’s desire to take more than holiday snaps on a big holiday a few years ago ignited his passion for photography. He found the learning curve steep but enjoyable and rewarding and he can now regularly be found in the quieter corners of the Lake District looking for his next composition. He likes to look for images that tell something about a place and embraces the use of colour in his images.
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Steve RipleyI first began taking photographs to capture my rock climbing and general mountaineering experiences. Then the photographs became a passion in themselves. The mountain environment is still important to me but I now find pleasure in watching the changing sky and seeing birds and animals eke out their living in wild places. I learn more about taking photographs with each press of the shutter button and am still searching for that elusive, perfect shot.
Helen RobinsonHelen creates a range of jewellery including pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings from various metals and some textiles.Her work reflects her interest in the textures of fabrics and various textile techniques such as crocheting and stitching.
Christine RooneyChristine's paintings use strong and vibrant colours to express herself and to match her lively positive personality. She shows on paper what she sees and feels in the world around her.
Christine uses brightly coloured inks, acrylics and watercolour and her subject matter often incorporates local village life, harbours and landscapes.
Alison M SandfordI am a printmaker who lives in Arnside and have been a member of Hot Bed Press print workshop, in Salford, for the last three years. As part of a group of ten printmakers called Reveal we took part in the 2016 art and craft trail, also exhibiting at Farfield Mill, Manchester and London last year.
I love the physical process of printmaking to produce linocut, screenprint and waterless lithography images. My themes are natural organic forms and interesting signs, sometimes incorporating old book and map text.
Elizabeth ShorrockI am a mixed media artist specialising in the creation of handmade books. Some of these are intended for practical use as notebooks and sketchbooks. Many, however, come into the category of artists' books.
I enjoy experimenting with different folding methods and book structures to create artwork that the viewer can interact with and explore.
Much of my work uses recycled materials; old books, maps, sheet music etc. These material are turned into miniature books which can still be read in a fragmentary way. I enjoy the glimpses of text and hope the viewer does too.
Other work is inspired by the landscape and I use my own photographs and prints sometimes in combination with the recycled materials to create both artists' books and wall pieces.
Recently I have been doing more printing. I have experimented with etching and drypoint but at the moment am working mainly in lino or rather Japanese Vinyl which is easier to cut. I am basing this work on flowers, especially the wildflowers of the Machair.
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Keith ShorrockI have worked with wood since I was eleven years old. I love turning a piece of raw timber into an attractive piece of furniture or box. The designs are my own. Something will set my mind working and a piece of work will develop. Recently a picture of planets ended up as a hall and coffee table.
Silverdale Art GroupSilverdale Art Group has been in existence for nearly fifty years. Our members are drawn from the local community, and we range from complete beginners and 'improvers' to experienced professional artists. We meet on a weekly basis from September to June, and enjoy regular demonstrations and workshops, as well as 'extra' work days' which enable members to work on projects, uninterrupted by other commitments for several hours. We have around forty members who together form an active and lively social group.
The group objectives are to engage with, and promote all aspects of the visual arts in the local community, and to assist in the personal improvement, art education and recreation of members.
This is our tenth year exhibiting as part of the Art Trail and we really enjoy the experience. We are fortunate to be able to stage our exhibition in the Gaskell Hall which is in the centre of the village, and we believe that our exhibition gets better every year. You will discover a large and diverse display which covers all aspects of painting, and showcases the talents of many of our members.
We are open at 10am each day - including Friday, other venues are open from 10.30am, so we are an ideal starting point for the trail. Why not come in, and sample our homemade fayre, while you browse through your Art Trail catalogue and plan your day. We are a good source of information about Silverdale and all aspects of the trail. If you have time, come back and see us later in the day. We never sell out of cakes!
We look forward to meeting you.
Silverdale Upholstery GroupSilverdale Upholstery group meet on Thursdays and learn all the skills of the craft of upholstery, both modern and traditional. They have individual tuition and use professional tools and equipment, and work on their own projects. Frames are repaired, cleaned and finishes restored. Work covered includes caning, rush work and all upholstery styles, and soft furnishings.
Gilli SlaterMy work is inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Arnside and Silverdale area. I find the estuary light and gnarled trees that grow on the limestone particularly interesting. Some of my pictures are more ethereal, where whimsical beings emerge from woodland copse and moonlit dells.
I have lived in this area for 35 years. After recent retirement form teaching I now find time to follow a more artistic path.
Forty years ago I gained a degree from Southampton University in Textile Art and Education. Lying dormant has been an idea to create 3D pictures from textiles and colour them using raw powder paint and dye.
My pictures can now be seen in local galleries and exhibitions. I have also undertaken several private commissions.
Each of my pictures is sculpted from its own piece of dye-friendly fabric. Then the powdered dye-crystals are applied when the fabric is still wet to create unique textures and colour markings. I never know exactly what the fabric or dye will do. All my pictures are completely individual, inspired by the colours and forms found in the local scenery.
Julie SpencerI love to sew, working with quality tweeds, sumptuous Liberty Lawn cotton and stunning designer fabrics. Bold prints to delicate floral designs, funky retro 50's fabric, cute animal designs, there is a fabric to suit everyone.
I make a range of cushion covers, tote bags, toiletry bags and practical peg bags.
I come from a family of seamstresses and curtain makers. So a passion for fabric is in the blood! As is an eye for colour and patterns.
My husband Pete joined me last year making beautiful handmade lampshades out of the same fabrics I use for my cushions.
I also make curtains and roman blinds either in the fabric I have in stock, see our website, or I am happy to make them up in your own fabric.
Christine StanfordChristine Stanford completed a BA Hons Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000 and went on to develop her work in mixed media textiles, exhibiting nationally and selling bespoke textiles. She has taught art and textiles for 16 years and runs workshops on a range of techniques and processes.
Lizzie StarI have always loved working with my hands whether it's with stone, pen to paper, textiles, a love of gardening or working with clay. I need time for my ideas to simmer; this time is spent going for a walk in the woods nearby; watching and listening; feeling the seasons as they unfold. Enriched by these moments I then work them into my hand thrown or hand made pieces which are then fired in an electric kiln.
Heather Marlow StephensonThe Isle of Skye in January was always going to be a risk. Short days and wintry weather can limit a photographic artist but as I turned left from the Great Glen towards Kyle of Lochalsh the low ceiling split and a clear blue windless sky spread before me. It was to last for two days.
Grateful for the sun on my face I was perplexed at the calendar-like vistas that Skye presented for me. I had envisaged brooding mountainscapes or sheep in snowstorms but perfect reflections – not really me. However, armed with 2 large iced buns and a flask of hot water for my travelling cafetiere, I set off down the Elgol peninsula.
The legends and myths of the Western Isles often parallel those of the Isle of Man (which was my home for many years). Pausing to look at a roofless church I remarked to myself “the Buggane has been here”. He was a malevolent ogre with a habit of blowing the roofs off churches. In fact the church, Cill Chriosd had become a ruin after the Clearances in 1853/54. Thirty-two families had been evicted. A witness wrote of seeing a “ long and motley procession…everyone in tears…a cry of grief went up to heaven”. The homes were destroyed to prevent anyone returning.
Around the next corner seemed the perfect spot for coffee and bun and then I saw the enigmatic Loch Cill Chriosd. Skye had given me a gift and for this year’s Art Trail I will be presenting some of the work I did over the next two days.
Tail piece – I also found out that this loch was once inhabited by, what we would call in Manx, a Glashtyn. A handsome stranger who calls on maidens who are never to be seen again – he morphs into a water horse and the only signs of the visit are the distant sound of hooves and a trace of seaweed on the hearth!
St John's ChurchSt John's Parish Church is open for visitors to admire the building, especially the wood and stone carvings, old and new stained glass, the tower screen and eight woven wall panels with embroideries. There will be a display of vestments and artwork by the young and older congregation members: also a craft stall for charity funds.
Barbara Winkfield will be demonstrating religious icon painting using traditional materials and techniques. Friday 1pm - 5:30pm, Saturday 10:30am - 5:30pm.
Julia SwarbrickJulia Swarbrick finds inspiration in the natural world around her, in the historical, in the personal and the imagined. Found elements from the natural world combined with mental biography are the rich source for the images she creates; using painting and printmaking as mediums that compliment and inform one another her work explores her external and immediate environment alongside the internal world of imagination and personal narrative.
Julia has exhibited across the UK and internationally. Galleries include The Bluecoat, Liverpool; the Spectrum Gallery in Perth, Australia. Currently her work is on show at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery where she has been working as Artist in Residence.
Stuart SykesI have been a professional cabinetmaker and woodturner for over 35 years. Many organisations have bought and sold my work including The National Trust, English Heritage, The Forestry Commision and many more.
I spent 10 years as resident woodturner at Brockhole National Park Centre. I now spend my time making wooden folk art from recycled wood which I then hand paint, or leave in it's natural state to create individual pieces of art.
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Morgan TantonI am interested in experimentation. I work with multiple media to express visually complex feeling, ideas and concepts. Sometimes I want to work using a limited palette of blacks and whites, pencil, ink and chalk etc. and sometimes I work in strong bright vivid colours, oils, acrylic and even watercolour. My work is influenced by Cy Twombly, Howard Hodgkin and more recently William Kentridge.
Edward ThomasA love of nature and the beauty of creation has inspired me for many years. The Lake District, when I discovered it, became my stimulation. Working in oils with fine detail was the style that developed over the years Problems with my vision today means I have hung up my brushes - at least for the time being.
Jenni ThornleyThis year at the famous Silverdale Art Trail, I have a mix of mostly mountains and a few colourful gardens in affordable pastel paintings illustrating the versatility of the medium.
I also have a selection of my self-published novels.
Caren ThrelfallCaren studied Fashion design at the University of Salford and worked in industry as a designer of Ladies’ and Childrens’ wear for well known high street stores.
A career break to have a family enabled Caren to rediscover her love of art and she began to experiment with different forms of Textile Art.
She uses wool & silk fibres in a 'painterly' way in order to create textural moody pieces that depict, landscapes, seascapes & floral designs.
As well as felt, Caren works in other textile media, including, Batiks and Silk Paintings.
In addition to creating & selling her own work, Caren teaches classes & workshops for Cumbria Adult Education Service as well as privately & also teaches Art in primary schools throughout Cumbria and Lancashire.
Peter ThrelfallPeter studied 3D Design at the University of Salford.
After qualifying he worked briefly for a company designing the interiors of pubs, clubs and hotels until setting up in business with a friend. Their business was producing artist’s impressions for architects and interior designers, which still forms a small part of the business today.
Peter has also developed his own painting style and has been selling his work successfully over the last few years.
He paints mostly in acrylics. His subjects range from Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes & also his popular figurative paintings of Cross Bay Walkers. All are vibrant & colourful & full of texture as well as being expressive.
Recently Peter has begun teaching both privately & for Cumbria Adult Education Service.
Clare TyasThrough the use of watercolour and ink., Towns and villages captured with all the quirky buildings, landscapes and daily life.
Sue TyldesleyThe idea of painting with beeswax is not new, but modern heated tools and equipment make the process a lot easier. Sue enjoys exploring the use of beeswax as a painting medium on various different surfaces including card, canvas and textiles. Whilst much of her work comprises greeting cards she also produces large paintings and various other objects including books, bags and key rings. Come and try a painting workshop with susiewax.
Vintage & CountryAt Vintage & Country we source, restore and re-upholster vintage and antique furniture, make bespoke lamps and traditional handmade jointed teddy bears. We also up-cycle items of furniture with our range of Vintro chalk paint.
Pat WalkerI enjoy felting and painting on silk, and through sales raise funds for Marys Meals, a charity which feed over a million children a day in Africa and Asia.
Donna WalshDonna Walsh lives in Arnside, and left full time employment to set up her craft business, Unique Handmade Bunting, in 2014. She makes buntings for all occasions, and can also take orders for bespoke and personalised items. She has traded extensively, particularly from her VW Campervan at VW Festivals, and offers bunting for home, garden, camping, celebrations or any occasion plus dog bandanas and decorated bottles. Images (eg pets) can also be printed from photographs onto fabric or glass. She has recently also begun spinning and offers some homespun natural wool products. Everything is unique and handmade.
Jules WhitfieldMy goal has always been to enjoy the creative process and to stay versatile and create work that spans a variety of different subject matter and media. My diversity in subject matter, style and media allows me tremendous freedom in creativity and personal expression.
Professionally trained as a wallpaper and textile designer after completing a long apprentice in this field I went on to produce entire collections for many well-known national and international manufacturers, today I love to paint without any restraints to follow the fashion world.
Utilising the elements of design from my original profession I begin each piece with a pattern composition and a chosen technique, being an impatient painter this has to be done quickly with intuition and spontaneity, this loose approach allows contemporary paintings to come to life; a dynamic movement between texture and paint.
I believe my creativity and passion for art enables me to appreciate and enjoy painting in many mediums from watercolor to experimental techniques working in mixed media and texture to form depth and life to my paintings. Most of my work looks beyond what is a photo image but is more an interpretation of my artistic world.
My more recent work was described lately from a friend as “showing incredible style and beautiful interpretation” using adjectives...... young, energetic, bright, colourful, whimsical, childlike, fun loving, playful and fun of life. I sincerely hope this is how you see my work?
Angela WoodsI love to paint, for me its my down time, my quality and selfish time..
Find no better means of escape than when I leave the world of work and single parenting behind and get wrapped up in a canvas.
This is truly "my time,” all about me and every canvas I produce is guaranteed to come with a little of me too.
Even now the thrill of a piece of my work being "re homed" is just as fantastic as the first time. One feeling I hope will never change as when it does there will be no passion and for me without passion I wouldn’t wish to continue painting.
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Sylvia WoodsUsing my beautiful surroundings as inspiration, I use various clays, sometimes with metals and glass, to produce pieces for nature, home and garden. What I make comes from within and is made with thought and care.