5th June, 2017

PDA Members at RHS Chatsworth

Eleven members of PDA will be participating in the inaugural RHS show at Chatsworth.

This week the RHS will open their brand new show, here in Derbyshire in the beautiful setting of Chatsworth House; there will be show gardens, free form gardens, the floral marquee, talks, food, live music and in among all of that you will also find eleven members of Peak District Artisans who will be exhibiting and selling their work at the show.

PDA members can be found in the lifestyle part of the show, which focuses on local crafts, crafts people and artists who will be housed in stylish wooden lodges. There are members exhibiting individually, sharing stands and also a PDA group stand which is being shared by five members of PDA.

On the Peak District Artisans stand, number 546 you can see a variety of work from five of the group; Karin Sheldon utilises ancient techniques from Japan and Korea in her jewellery; different metals are layered or fused together to create pieces which often tell a story about the Peak District. Rita Chang is an award winning artist, her intricate, photo realistic acrylic paintings are inspired by the intricacies of nature. Annette Petch creates handmade silver and gold jewellery which is inspired by gardens, woodlands and the natural world. Rebecca Lawley works in silver creating tableware of understated and tactile elegance. Her subtle one off pieces are designed to be used and seen together and have a fluid balance and harmony. Juliet Forrest works in both traditional kiln fired painted stained glass and fused glass she combines the modern and traditional techniques to create contemporary designs.

Jill Ray can be found on stand 485, Jill produces work inspired by the moors of the Peak District and woodlands including the trees at Chatsworth her work is drawn digitally and explore colour, light and rhythm within the landscape, the colours are built up in layers to create impact.
Cheryl Wilbraham will be on stand 550; Cheryl is an award winning botanical artist producing precise botanical illustrations as well as watercolours in a looser and more immediate style but still inspired by the botanical world.

Two of the group’s jewellers are sharing a lodge at Chatsworth Rachel Emmerson and Lucy Palmer can be found on stand 509 Rachel Emmerson Jewellery Design specialises in fine enamel jewellery in silver and gold her beautiful hand-engraved designs are overlaid with layers richly coloured enamels. Lucy Palmer specializes in precious metal jewellery using traditional hand worked techniques each one of her pieces is a wearable work of art, featuring the flora and fauna of sweeping meadows, enchanted woodlands and secret gardens.

Rebecca Joselyn will be hotfooting it to Chatsworth after taking part in The West Dean Arts and Crafts Festival, a silversmith Rebecca’s produces both tableware and jewellery and her work takes inspiration from the everyday objects and materials which we take for granted and throw away, you will find Rebecca on stand 523.

Lynne Wilkinson’s paintings are very popular, she utilises vivid colour and uninhibited brush strokes to produce works with a range of subject matters including, flora, fauna and landscapes , visit Lynne and her work in her wooden lodge in the lifestyle section of the show.

RHS Chatsworth runs from 7th – 11th June and is open from 10.00am – 6.30pm Wednesday to Saturday and 10.00am – 5.00pm on Sunday 11th June. For more information about the show and to plan your trip visit www.rhs.org.uk/chatsworth