STABLE – a project combining the talents of selected new and established artists from Teesside and County Durham, creating a series of striking new artworks to temporarily transform the historic stable block on the Festival of Thrift site.  Works will respond to the history of the site and the Festival’s commitment to sustainability.  They include a walk-through woven installation, a series of 80 cast sandcastle sculptures and a light and sound responsive suspended ceramic and glass installation.  Look out for Steve Messam’s transformation of the tower!

The emerging artists selected for the project are:

Self-taught glass and porcelain artist Janet Rogers from Durham
Teesside University Fine Art graduate film and sculpture maker, Kirsty Childs
Stockton-based Paul Theo Murray, a graduate in visual communications from Leeds College of Art
Textile artist, Christina Hesford, a graduate of Hartlepool’s Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD)
Former Ian Ramsey School and Stockton Sixth form pupil, Becky Nicholson, a graduate in stage production also from CCAD.


Durham School Chapel

This window was provided by the generosity of the Old Dunelmian Lodge No 8100 to celebrate the 600th Anniversary of the School.

The window was designed by Alex Douglas, a year 11 pupil, who was the winner in the Chapel Stained Glass Window Competition.

Dedicated by Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove,

Durham County Council Environmental Awards 2015 Award for Craftsman of the year

Spennymoor Town Hall

Refurbishment of the Town Hall clock face and council chambers glass dome.

2.5 metre, triple glazed electric towers for a Kevin Mccloud's Grand Designs Show. Bolsover Water Works. Commissioned by Artist Paul Fryer.

Commission from Rt Hon Michael Portillo for his home in Victoria, London.