See my work at Lanercost Priory...

31 July 2014, Arts, events and places, Would you like to leave a comment?

I’ve been invited to display my work during the ‘Craftsmen At The Priory’ exhibition at Lanercost Priory, near Carlisle. Close to Hadrian’s Wall, this is a fantastic location, with many of Cumbria’s top craftspeople showcasing their work.

It’s been a few years since I last exhibited here, although I did offer a small selection in 2012. What really appeals to me is the location, as it all takes place within the magnificent Dacre hall. Built in 1168, the hall retains most of it’s original features and still has the remnants of a 16th century mural on the end wall.

The work of fourteen makers will be featured, including watercolours by Christina Hargraves, basketry by Philip Greenhalgh and sculptures by blacksmith David Stephenson (all featured in top photo). I will be offering a broad selection of my most popular pieces including some larger ones in burr oak and yew.

The photo below shows last years exhibition, with photography by Tricia Meynell and ceramics by Clare Farley on the right...

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The exhibition will run from 6th August until 2nd September and will be open from 10 am – 5 pm every day. The Lanercost tearooms are only a short walk away and offer a whole range of refreshments. You can find directions to the priory here.

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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  • Hi Chris,
    It's great you've got some yew coming in - as you can probably…
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