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Arts & Crafts

The Halecat Estate has its very own collection of working artists and artisans. They are always happy to stop for a chat and sell you their art and craft to take home. 


Fiona Clucas. Fiona is a landscape painter and wildlife artist who has exhibited widely in Cumbria, the UK and elsewhere.  

Caroline Brightbeck. Caroline makes original batik pictures.

Chris Rabone House and Gardens. Chris runs a high quality garden design and landscaping business. 

Jane Bradley Baskets and Speckled Hen Designs. Jayne makes baskets in every shape and size. 

Stephanie Conway Silken Fleece. Stephanie makes pure silk and wool accessories. 


Cumbria is well set up for arts and crafts; after all, it was the home of Ruskin. Local galleries include Blackwell and Abbott Hall. Sizergh Barn has a good selection of gifts in its shop. Wolfhouse Gallery in Silverdale is another great place for finding treasures. Arnside, Grange and Kirkby Lonsdale are packed with little gift shops selling just what you didn't realise you needed. 

The annual CArt Trail is held every September across the county. Witherslack artists hold their own month long annual exhibition in St Paul's Church, Witherslack, in September and October.        

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