Halecat Arts & Crafts

A group of artists and makers based in the English Lake District - at Halecat House, Witherslack, Cumbria LA11 6RT

Together we host OPEN STUDIOS and group exhibitions - usually opening up our studio spaces in April and September and at Christmas with other invited makers and artisans

Fiona Clucas

As a painter Fiona is inspired by the landscape - the wildlife and flora as well as the constantly changing light and weather. She paints out in the landscape whenever possible and sees it as a wonderful way to connect with nature in a manner that can be totally absorbing In her work her desire is to convey the atmosphere and the sense of wonder that certain places can give www.fiona-clucas.co.uk

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Lara Clahane

As a potter Lara throws decorative and functional domestic pots in stoneware and porcelain. With decoration inspired by the local landscape, her desire is that her work delights the heart, hand and eye to enhance everyday living www.artweb.com/artwork/771316_lara-clahane-ceramics

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Danny Clahane

Danny began carving stone and immersing himself in the world of sculpture during his degree at Canterbury College of Art - and it was during this time that he first worked as an assistant with the Sculptor Stephen Cox carving very large Granite sculptures destined for the Broadgate in London From his studio Danny continues to create work primarily in stone for exhibition and to commission, completing various projects including work for many public and private commissions www.dannyclahane.co.uk

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Ben McLeod

A painter whose work is heavily influenced by the surrounding landscape of wherever that is: painting as a response to living, working and walking in that landscape. Often composing paintings with thick, textured paint - loosely applied - it is to convey a sense of place, with the physical process of mark-making an engagement with the environment www.benmcleodfineart.co.uk

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Mountain Oak Woodcraft

Located here at Halecat in Witherslack - which is nestled in the foothills of the Lake District and the largest area of ancient woodland in Cumbria - Jack has a purpose built barn known as 'The Cruck' on site where his sustainable woodcraft draws its inspiration from the enduring strength and curve of the forest The craft used by Mountain Oak Woodcraft crosses generations and draws on historic cleaving and hewing techniques in traditional timber frame building and green woodworking. The work involves timber frames, gates, fences and garden structures www.mountainoakwoodcraft.com

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We have our Sept OPEN STUDIOS event at Halecat coming up and you are warmly invited to come and view new work from all the artists and artisans who have their studios based here at Halecat House on the Witherslack Hall Estate in the South Lakes: 24-25th Sept 2022 - open from 10:30 till 5pm (And just to give a heads-up for our CHRISTMAS FAYRE this year - which will be the 2nd weekend in December: Sat 10-Sun 11th)

  • Date: 24/09/2022 10:30 AM - 25/09/2022 05:00 PM
  • Location: Halecat House, Witherslack Hall Estate, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6RT (Map)

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  • Halecat House, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, England, United Kingdom