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Artisans Emporium 2015

1 May 2015 - 28 May 2015

L to R: Shirley Kinsley, Julie Preece, Maureen Morris, Angela Morris, the Artisans' Emporium group

The Artisans' Emporium is a group of friends who came together as quilters and discovered that between them they had developed a range of skills and expertise in other areas.

Julie Preece makes Teddy Bears and dolls for "grown ups". These are not just toys but wonderful works of art with characters of their own.

Angela Morris has lived in Africa for many years and the colour and vibrancy of that country is reflected in her wallhangings and quilts.

Shirley Kinsley has a natural flair for colour as well as being an expert needlewoman and felt maker. Look out for her hats.

Maureen Morris hand dyes fabric to use as backgrounds in textile hangings and quilts. She also makes hand knits.

Together the friends formed the Artisans' Emporium as a showcase for their work and the work of other artists.

You can download a flyer for the exhibition here.








 Artist Peter Watson will also be exhibiting.

He says: "The inspiration for my current work is derived from the Yorkshire landscape and in particular the Yorkshire Wolds. I  am interested in the juxtaposition of modern farming methods on the natural terrain giving an ever changing variety of shapes, colours and patterns. This is an area of high intensity cultivation which produces beautiful almost abstract landscapes of vivid colours such as rape, poppies and linseed but also subtle variations of ochres and earth colours to be found in ripening wheat fields. I am also interested in some of the man made sea defences and the effects of erosion on the coast of East Yorkshire and remnants of concrete structures from Second World War defences.

I have also recently produced paintings based on the route of  “The Tour de France Grand Depart” which began in Yorkshire and I have based these pictures on some of the dramatic viewpoints encountered on Stage1 from Leeds to Harrogate which I hope encapsulate The Dales landscape."

Aberystwyth Printmakers are also exhibiting