forthcoming events

The Witherslack Artists and Makers Group exhibition dates this year are Saturday 15th September till Sunday 14th October 2018.
Fifteen local exhibitors plus two special guests will be showcasing and selling their work in the annual Witherslack Show, which opens on Saturday 15 September 2018. The Witherslack Artists and Makers Show is a wonderful mix of the highest quality fine arts alongside the best of local crafts, including greenwood chairs, oak swill and woven reed baskets, pottery, glass, textiles, jewellery and more.
The paintings and original prints on display will feature everything from intricate still life subjects to landscapes and the natural world.

The exhibitors spend a week assembling the show, which aims to put these fine arts and crafts together to create a home environment, giving people ideas for their own rooms and spaces.

March 2017

current projects

I’m carving three poems in blocks of Orton Scar limestone. The poetry is specially written by Harriet Fraser for her Treefolds, a new Cumbrian landscape project being created in collaboration with partner Rob Fraser. ( The first poem, carved across 11 stones, is complete and has been built into a Treefold at Great Asby.

July 2017

Commissioned by Friends of Ullswater, I am carving verses into rocks in Hallin Wood, on the newly established Ullswater Way. The words were written by Kathleen Raine whose poetry was inspired by her many visits to Martindale.

Three extracts were selected from two of her poems: Night in Martindale and On Leaving Ullswater. The native rocks are situated a few meters apart along a contour above the footpath, where incidentally evidence of charcoal-burning has been found - look out for a low-level sign directing walkers up the hill.

March 2017

My collaboration with Simon Armitage and Tom Lonsdale on the Stanza Stones project continues with the publication of the book, Stanza Stones by Enitharmon (order from - in which we describe the making of the project. It is full of photos, with an introduction by Simon, descriptions by Tom and my journal notes.

October 2016

midlife creative diversion

Sketches underway for hoopoe cards - possibly wallpaper

July 2017