Farfield Mill

Current Exhibitions

Anne Mackinnon- North and South

4 August -10 September

Anne’s  work has been inspired by her travels round the world and the cities, landscapes and gardens she has visited. In this exhibition ‘North and South’ Anne’s compares and contrasts these different destinations.

She paints in watercolours and mixed media. Her work has been inspired by the  patterns, shapes and repetition to be found in the natural world and she loves to work outside capturing the changing moods, colour and light in these dramatic landscapes

Young designer makers from the Crafts Council

5 August- 1 October

A collective group of exciting new young designer/ makers will be exhibiting their work. More news to follow!

Tom Phillipson Designer Maker

Tom Philipson is a designer and maker of furniture and products from wood. He designs through actual making, and constructs using traditional tools and techniques mixed with experimental processes. Tom lives and works in Ulverston in South Cumbria. He is the son of a silversmith and a fashion designer, and making has always been in his blood.



Beatrix Baker - Artist/Maker

I make playful objects, primarily using steam-bent wood. I am excited by the possibilities that steam-bending offers for creating curved forms and moments of tension. The beauty of wood and the act of transforming this natural material is a driving force behind my work.

Beatrix works with wood from the woodland behind the workshop where she is based in Cumbria in the North of England. Walking through the forest is the best way to select the most appropriate tree for bending. The chosen tree is felled and taken to a saw mill to be cut into planks. The wood is cut into strips and bent when green. This is particularly good for the environment as no energy is wasted in the transport or drying of the wood.

Contact: beatrix.baker@hotmail.co.uk

Charlie Whinney

Charlie Whinney Studio exists to explore the relationships between materials, people and the environment. Projects blur boundaries between fine art, architecture and design, and we make almost everything ourselves.  We work contextually, ecologically, and we like beauty and innovation.

Charlie studied Architecture at Kingston University, Furniture Design at Rycotewood, and 3D Design for Sustainability at Falmouth College of Arts.  He worked as an artistic blacksmith for brother Jos Whinney (1998-1999), and helped at Inflate Design (2002-2005).  In 2006 he co-founded Cornish design company sixixis designing many of the award winning products including the CurlyShade and the GallopyGallopy Bed.  In 2008 Charlie Whinney Associates was formed near Oxford, and in 2010 we moved to a beautiful stone barn in Lake District National Park.