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Artist Interview – Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Artist Interview – Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Last weekend we visited a traditional Victorian Fair taking place in a historical square in central Preston and discovered the wonderful work of Elizabeth Emmens Wilson.  The artist decorates an array of ceramics with her beautiful, intricate patterns; adding her magical touch to crockery, broaches, hair accessories, tiles and more. I wanted to find out more about … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Laura Hunt

Artist Interview: Laura Hunt

Music and art have long since stumbled through the years hand in hand. Inspired by the grisly attire of Preston’s lunatic doom-mongers, Evil Blizzard, artist Laura Hunt created a collection of water-colours featuring the band. Fans loved them and a limited edition run was snapped up within an hour. The band, which consists of four bass … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Lauretta Rapley

Artist Interview: Lauretta Rapley

This month Oxheys Mill Studios celebrates it’s third birthday. What better way to help the artist-led co-operative celebrate than see the latest exhibition in Oxheys Mill gallery space? Between the Lines features recent etchings, paintings and drawings created by two of the resident artists, Simon Plum and Lauretta Rapley. Lauretta often incorporates patterned textiles within … Continue reading

Artist interview: Ceramic artist Agalis Manessi

Artist interview: Ceramic artist Agalis Manessi

As the Spring sunshine pours through the window it seems a fitting day to be writing about the work of Agalis Manessi. The ceramic artist’s portfolio exudes warmth and playfulness; from her quirky cat shaped vessels to her delicate, folksy figurines and smiling, contented animals. Manessi works within the tradition of Maiolica, a ceramic process … Continue reading

Artist interview: Pam Potter

Artist interview: Pam Potter

One of the most encouraging aspects of hunting out local artists has been discovering the supportive arts community that exists within the region. Pam Potter, chair of Preston Arts Society, tells me more about her work, the local arts scene and how new artists can get involved. I loved your painting of Preston Railway Station … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Portrait Artist Linda Massey

Artist Interview: Portrait Artist Linda Massey

It was a small portrait of Ofélia, the young girl from the dark, magical Spanish fantasy film Pan’s Labyrinth that caught my eye. I hoped I would be able to track down the creator, occasionally artists can be somewhat elusive with little or no online presence, as I wanted to know more. After some online … Continue reading

Artist interview: Kathryn Poole

Artist interview: Kathryn Poole

Once again this year’s Harris Open Exhibition showed a wealth of artistic talent from Preston and the surrounding area. One of the pieces that stood out was libellula frondossa, a detailed print of a dragonfly by artist Kathryn Poole. I wanted to find out more about the inspiration for her beautifully rendered work and Old … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Photographer David Kirby

Artist Interview: Photographer David Kirby

This beautiful image wasn’t created and edited on a computer. Local photographer David Kirby shot, developed and created the image at home in his dark room. Such is his passion for traditional photographic methods he has set up his own blog, Twelve Small Squares, complete with tutorials on shooting and developing photographic film. Here he … Continue reading