Pennine Artisans

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Tricia Meynell is an arts photographer who sees herself primarily as an artist using
photography as a medium, rather than as a classic photographer
of landscapes or people. Her work is mainly abstract in form and her approach is to turn the mundane into something special. She is particularly drawn to colour and is continually surprised by how much of it there is in nature and indeed in man-made objects within that natural environment – for example the sea-worn hull of an old boat may go unnoticed by many, but to Tricia it cries out to be made into an image.

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Jenia Gorfunkel, Designs in recycled Glass. Rakita Craft, based in the North Pennine hamlet of Farlam, takes used materials such as glass bottles and turns them into things of beauty and function. From platters to bowls and from lamps to chandeliers our fused glass creations enable you to decorate your surroundings while endorsing sustainable life style.  All our pieces are crafted individually by hand to a very high standard of quality.  Each item is unique and signed with our symbol and the year in which it was produced.

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Linda Watson is a sculptor residing in a quiet village at the base of the Cumbrian fells. She studied Creative Arts at The University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and later completed her MA at Cumbria Institute of the arts. She often works intuitively with natural materials, physical contact with these being essential for both maker and recipient. The sculptures are intended to communicate initially on a sensory level.

Linda describes her work as a constant striving for balance and an ongoing investigation into the public and private aspects of sculpture. Timber and stone have become increasingly important in Linda's work. Previous works have been site specific and include work at Grizedale forest. Latterly, she has taken part in various joint exhibitions and is a co founder of Pennine Artisans.

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