I staged an exhibition of my recent paintings and dovetailed furniture at the Cromford Mills Gallery Space, Cromford Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire, from 9/9/17 to 14/9/17.
The water powered Cromford Mills are situated by the River Derwent and were originally founded by Sir Richard Arkwright in the 18th century. It has the first known industrial factory building and is considered to be the birth place of the Industrial Revolution (with other nearby mills along the Derwent Valley running through the centre of Derbyshire) that eventually changed the world – now a protected World Heritage Site. The mill complex is well worth a visit not only for its history – there is also a cafe and gift shop run by the Sir Richard Arkwright Society (a charitable organisation) and other retail outlets. Visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk for more info.
In 2016 I exhibited several pieces of my dovetailed furniture in ‘Joy in Colour and Craftsmanship‘ at Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, Staffordshire, alongside wonderful abstract paintings by Geoff Machin and innovative textiles designed by Sarah Golding.
My work can be made available for exhibitions in the UK.
I have previously exhibited my furniture work in:
The Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham
Nottingham Castle Art Gallery (City Open)
Derby City Art Gallery and Museum
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham
(1st) British Craftsmanship in Wood Exhibition, Cheltenham, Gloucestshire
The Workshop Gallery of Gary Olsen (Furniture Designer & Maker)
The Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire
Rufford Craft Gallery, Nottinghamshire
Artizana Furniture, Prestbury, Cheshire
Artifex, The Mitchell Centre, Sutton Coldfield, W. Midlands
Craft galleries that currently stock/sell dove-tables inc. –
Opus Gallery, St John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 Tel: 01335 348989 www.opusgalleryashbourne.com (Currently in stock: sold out at present – new stock being made)
Avocet Arts, Dedham Art & Craft Centre, High Street, Dedham, Essex CO7 6AD. Tel: 01206 322666 www.avocet-arts.co.uk (Currently in stock: 2 Small Dove-tables)