Grizedale Arts

Making Everyday

New Exhibition & Opportunities to Get Hands On (16 June - 15 July, Wysing Arts Centre)

We are currently collaborating with the splendid Wysing Arts Centre just outside Cambridge, with our unique UK-Korea art / design exchange. We've brought together a crack squad of Korean potters and craft experts with our very own Adam Sutherland (quite handy himself at the wheel), Aaron Angell & Tom Philipson.

The team will design, test and create useful objects live on site and there are opportunities galore to get involved, including a marathon wood-fired kiln firing that needs as many hands on deck as possible to keep the fire burning....

Read some more & register to take part in workshops here

Sally Beamish

We're saddened to hear of the recent death of our friend and neighbour Sally Beamish, who was for many years Head Gardener next door to Lawson Park, at Brantwood.
Read a short remembrance of Sally here.

Vimeo Killed The Radio Star

We've a new Vimeo channel here where you can watch lots of free content of ours online.

Current highlights include the high stakes docu drama, 'Make Your Own Slippers' and the tantalising psychological thriller, 'The Rude Mechanicals', starring philosopher Simon Critchley.

We'll be adding to the channel with gems from the archive, so check back when you can.

Interns Ahoy

We've some spring interns, Zoe Guthrie & Emma Quinn working on the Artists section of this here website, and the Library at Lawson Park respectively.
Expect significant upgrades in both areas very shortly.

We Give Good Instagram

We're now on Instagram as @grizedale.arts
Follow us if you will.
Recent highlights include a wren, nice pottery and some snow.

Read All About Us

The publication, Grizedale Arts - Adding Complexity to Confusion (Edited by Jonathan Griffin, 2009) covers all the hi jinx of our first decade under present director Adam Sutherland. It sells like hot cakes, so why not treat yourself?
Buy direct from us online here

Peter Hodgson: Making, A Life


Featured as the Guardian's 'Pick of the Week' exhibition (December '17)

After a brilliant launch of Ambleside artist Peter Hodgson's first ever solo exhibition at Coniston Institute, the show continued at Castlefield Gallery in Manchester from Dec 8 2017 - Feb 4 2018.
Later this year its tour will continue to MIMA in Middlesborough and beyond. Thank you to everyone who has come along to see the show so far.

New Website For Coniston Institute

It has been a long time in the making but there is now a shiny new website for our 'village basecamp', the wonderful and historic Coniston Institute.

You can book rooms, see what's on and generally enjoy a look about this wonderful old building (complete with Liam Gillick-designed library and Honest Shop open daily) online here.


Mini mountain vase

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Sliced jug #makingeveryday all products should be easy to make for anyone

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#makingeveryday product ideas starting to roll - hacked cup

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Reminded of Olaf Breuning's Cat at Grizedale 2002, he is currently showing at CASS, good to see him in the UK

Posted by Grizedale Arts on Tuesday, 12 June 2018

2010 June Tate Late, Jesse Rae scares the locals as part of some kind of Grizedale thing Tate Britain

Posted by Grizedale Arts on Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Discussing the finer points of slug pubs, the Lawson Park luxury lounge soon to be unveiled

Posted by Grizedale Arts on Friday, 8 June 2018

Grizedale Arts is made possible by the ongoing support of Arts Council England and South Lakeland District Council

Grizedale Arts is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with Tate and the Plus Tate family of visual arts organisations

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