• Christmas cheer heads to the Gallery

    Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Dorothy Wightman | 0 comments

    Photo:  Joanne Woods

    Dorothy’s Country Christmas’ exhibition will open on the 1st November 2014. The exhibition plays host to our favourite artists from across the UK and brings a little flavour of Dorothy’s home at Christmas to the gallery – making it a real festive and welcoming exhibition.

    As a dedicated self-employed Interior Designer in Cumbria, Dorothy’s passion is her business and like many other business owners she often spends more time in her studio than at home. However, she is a very family orientated individual and loves how Christmas brings all the family together for the many festive celebrations. This year Dorothy has brought that essence of a ‘family’ Christmas into her gallery so everyone can really get into the Christmas spirit.

    Dorothy’s Country Christmas offers escapism and a tranquil place to take haven from the hustle and bustle of the shops whilst browsing and enjoying some of the fine pieces that are on display as part of the exhibition. The focus of the exhibition is around Dorothy’s love of a traditional family Christmas and with spending so much time at work, she has brought a little of her home into the gallery with a mock-up Aga being the centrepiece of the exhibition.

    Christmas is a very special time and this year I wanted to bring the idea of a family Christmas into the gallery. The Country Christmas Exhibition aims to capture the nostalgic essences of celebrating Christmas in a homely atmosphere. There are some fantastic artists showcasing their work in the exhibition and we hope visitors enjoy their designs as much as we do.

    The exhibition will include work of various artists from across the UK who specialise in a variety of art forms such as ceramics, glass and jewellery, which have been specially handpicked by Dorothy. Complimentary pieces will sit alongside Dorothy’s Aga, giving the impression you’ve just stepped inside Dorothy’s home ready for the Christmas celebrations to begin.

    Renowned for his high quality, skilfully executed dynamic forms and surfaces, glass artist Bob Crooks is showcasing his collection of glassware as part of the exhibition. Crooks is one Britain’s most highly recognised leading glassmakers and his pieces are very popular at the gallery.

    The exhibition will feature work by ceramicist Lisa Hammond. Her range of cookware embraces function, individuality and playfulness that has been developed and influenced from time spent in Japan.

    Another artist who has been handpicked for the exhibition is Scarlett Cohen French, who will exhibit her range of contemporary Jewellery which uses enamel in experimental ways to create unique designs.

    All of this festive artwork will be presented together with various other Christmas decorations and work by regular gallery artists, so be sure to head along and take a look inside ‘Dorothy’s Country Christmas’