Four of the best set for Pateley’s Number Six

The Lip, etching blockprint by Katherine Jones.
The Lip, etching blockprint by Katherine Jones.
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Number Six Studio Gallery in Pateley Bridge is building on its reputation for exhibiting the work of leading printmakers with the launch of Prints and Pots II, its annual Christmas show.

Running from Saturday, December 6 to December 15, organisers are thrilled that the exhibition in the gallery in The Old Workhouse will include the work of two of the country’s top printmakers, as well as two acclaimed ceramic artists.

Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter who lives and works in Brixton South London.

Shortlisted for an Arts Foundation Fellowship Award in Printmaking in 2013, Katherine has won numerous awards for her work, most recently a residency for Cumbria’s Printfest 2013.

Paul Kershaw is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and a full Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

Recent projects include letterpress book printing and his first publication in 2009 under the imprint of Grapho Editions, Wings Take Us, is a beautifully illustrated collection of poems on the theme of Birds.

Michelle Freemantle, ceramicist, works from her studio in Wetwang in East Yorkshire.

Over the past 10 years she has gained inspiration from the Finnish landscape with its silver birches, lakes patterning the land, made from roads, fences and field boundaries intersecting through blankets of snow.

Debbie Barber combines and applies her love of colour, texture and pattern to clay, specialising in naked Raku and sawdust firing, enjoying this hands on, dynamic process.

Taking inspiration from the natural world, birds, trees and leaves, Debbie’s forms are simple and strong and she uses surface pattern to introduce complexity and interest.

She has been nominated twice for the prestigious City & Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence for her ceramics.

The exhibition opening times are December 7-15, 10am-5pm.

More information at www.numbersix.info