Monthly Archives: February 2017

Out on the Road

Tony Griffiths and Joanne Clarke travelled north, to Hexham, to photograph the acoustic guitar and mandolin maker, Stefan Sobell.  Stefan is one of those magicians who produce musical instruments of superb quality whilst making it look easy, which it certainly isn’t.  There are samples of photographs from that shoot below.

Dr John Clarke was amongst the group who went to photograph Marv at Muddy Fingers potters.  There, Marv makes unique items for high-end restaurants and Michelin-Starred chefs.

Dr John Clarke at Marv the potters

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Up Running

For the past month, we have been exhibiting some of our portrait panels at the Witham Gallery in Barnard Castle.  Fortunate indeed to have been given the chance to open at this modern gallery, recently refurbished with many facilities that make viewing any exhibition a pleasure.  This is the first of our touring exhibition, and from the reception we have had, it would seem to have been a great success.  There are several photographs below showing the exhibition and some of the visitors.

Here is how we were introduced at the Witham Gallery:

“Craftspeople of the North East is an uplifting and optimistic welcome to 2017. This exhibition of contemporary photography features portraits of eminent craftspeople from the North East of England, and has been put together by a group photographers from the Durham region who have made it their mission to photograph local people who have made an impact, in whatever way, upon life in the North East. In the case of this exhibition the photographers have focused their lenses on the talents of regional craftspeople.”

There are other venues where we will be exhibiting: in March we will be at Seaham Town Hall.  Washington Arts Centre has committed to exhibit our full collection throughout July and into the first week in August.

For future venues we are meeting representatives of Durham University at their Ushaw College site soon and then members of Sunderland’s Museum and Winter Garden for a chance to display there.  There are other venues in our sights so, please consult the website for further venues.

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