New exhibition of my work now on at Pilling Pottery, near Knott End in Lancashire
One of the goals that most landscape photographers have at the top of their list is to have their work exhibited in a quality establishment or indeed simply anywhere that there is available space that someone is willing to give. I have exhibited at the Nichol End Marine Cafe in Portinscale near Keswick in the Lake District for the past three years but I wanted to branch out into other places of interest and when a recent opportunity came my way to showcase my work in a beautiful pottery shop and cafe in the small but beautifully formed village of Pilling on the Fylde Coast near Knott End, how could I resist?
Adrian Cross, owner of Pilling Pottery and its adjoining business Northern Kilns is a place where people can pop in for a coffee and a look around the many stunning works of art from across a wide range of genres. From pottery to art work, from photographs to paintings, the range is wide and varied and there’s always a great atmosphere in there making it a great place to visit and relax. There’s even a walled courtyard at the rear of the shop which allows you to sit out and catch the sun rays on a stunning summer’s day.
This particular project has taken weeks to plan and for those of you who know me well, I have thought of every last detail. The brief was to install nine framed prints on the wall with the same number mounted and cellophane wrapped in a free standing metal stand. You may purchase the prints framed on site there and then or buy a cellophane version to take to your own framers. I had Peter at Fulwood Gallery in Fulwood, Preston to produce the light oak veneer frames for my prints and as usual he did an outstanding job in a short space of time and at a very reasonable rate too.
Other special thanks to those who have assisted me in making this exhibition a reality is Chris Beard Images for his extreme kindness in printing the images on my behalf in such notice and to Stuart from Northern Kilns and my very good friend Mick Rawcliffe for their assistance in installing the images.
Here’s Mick and Stuart installing my art work while I photograph them (I had the hardest job of the day obviously).
It only took an hour to install which gave me enough time to think about how my images would be viewed by those who would be sat there in the cafe enjoying a bite to eat or a coffee. The usual questions are asked by myself. Will I sell any images? Will there be enjoyed by those visiting the shop? Will the investment be worth it in the end? But to me, the very reason I pick up a camera and shoot stunning views around the UK is to see my work in print, framed and hung on a wall as it seems that few people do this these days and that’s a real shame to me.
But when all said and done, both me and Adrian are very happy with the way it all looks and if you would like to venture down yourself to have a look at the place as well as my work, here’s the address;
Open times, 7 days a week, 10am – 4pm
If you would like to purchase one of the prints exhibited below, please see the price list below and my contact details. Thank you
A2 (centre image of the poppies)
A3 (both outside pairs landscape format)
Square (Both pair of inner prints)
Tel: 07813 950378