Eclectic work to go on show

Ceramic work by Clair Norris, who is currently exhibiting at Lady Waterford Hall, in Ford.
Ceramic work by Clair Norris, who is currently exhibiting at Lady Waterford Hall, in Ford.

New work from talented artists and craftspeople in Northumberland and the Borders is to be showcased in a series of small exhibitions at Lady Waterford Hall on Ford and Etal Estates.

The displays, which have all been selected either by Lady Joicey or curator and calligrapher Dorien Irving, will be an added attraction for visitors to the award-winning venue.

An eclectic mix of work will be on show throughout the year and the items will be available for purchase.

There is currently an exhibition of ceramics by Clair Norris, of Kirk Yetholm, which runs until Sunday.

Next up will be textile artist Jane Jackson, whose display will be staged from Monday until Sunday, May 31.

Others planned for the season are scrap-textile artist Julia Cunningham (Monday, June 1, to Sunday, June 28) and felter Laura Brittain (Monday, June 29, to Sunday, July 26).

Silver work by Anne Collin will be on show from Monday, August 31, to Sunday, September 27, while an exhibition by calligrapher Marlene Gray will run from Monday, September 28, until the end of October.

Lady Joicey said: “The aim is to showcase some of the local talent that all too often does not reach a very wide audience and for local folk it is a reason to revisit the hall as they too will find an added attraction, which will change monthly.

“The artists’ work appeals to me and I see it as a good way of introducing new work, made locally, into the hall. I have tried to mix the artists and the work that is on show.”

Earlier this year, the Ford-based hall won a Hudson’s Heritage Award.