Arts, Crafts & Collectables Exhibition opens 12th June

Daventry Museum is holding an Arts, Crafts and Collectables exhibition from 12th June to 24th August to celebrate Daventry Arts Festival (16th June to 24th June).

Daventry Arts Festival logo.

Alongside historical pieces in the museum collection, such as the handmade Daventry May Queen Crown, exhibits include beautifully crafted ceramics by Charlotte Hupfield, who recently won the Giftware Association Award for Excellence at the British Craft Trade Fair. Charlotte designs and handmakes bespoke items such as vases, decorations and coasters.  Charlotte draws inspiration from her travels as well as from British hedgerows and seascapes that feature in much of Charlotte’s work. Please see Charlotte’s website to view her work:

Local landscape artist Ralph Davies will be displaying a selection of his oil paintings, featuring scenes from the local area, including this one of ‘The Olde Coach House’ at Ashby St Ledgers.

'The Olde Coach House', an oil painting by Ralph Davies.
‘The Olde Coach House’ by Ralph Davies

Ralph says:

“Drawing and painting has always been a great passion of mine, and has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember, having been involved in all things artistic since childhood”.

As a primary school teacher and head teacher, Ralph was qualified to teach many forms of art, and has been painting busily, particularly since retirement and mostly in oil, which is his favoured medium. He has sold over 300 landscape pictures including many commissioned works.

In this new exhibition, a range of arts and crafts are being showcased including country craftsman Bert Manton’s Corn Dollies amongst other creations, and a display of quilts by Danetre Quilters.

Collectables will also feature in the exhibition including vinyl records, pocket watches, and a Daventry Millennium tea set, which pictures the museum as it was once located at the Moot Hall.

To find out more about the exhibition or to get involved, please get in touch by contacting 01327 301246 or emailing [email protected] or by visiting the museum at 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT.

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