Tuesday, 11 March 2014


View across the Solway to Criffel yesterday afternoon:
 Colours and textures to inspire:

And some of the jewellery it inspired!

Friday, 7 March 2014


Take a stroll along High Street, and glance into the windows of the Fountain Gallery. You will see our Artists of the Month- Hazel Jefferson, who lives and paints on the Solway Plain; and Ray Pearson, of Solway Pottery, who makes his pots from Solway clay. 

In the other window, it looks as if the tide has washed up sand, pebbles and a host of other interesting things. If like me you are an incurable beachcomber, you should enjoy spotting a number of small but intriguing objects among the pebbles. The window also carries a number of pictures of the Solway- both paintings and photographs, and there are more inside.

Can you see Hilary Harrison's delicate pots and Jenia Gorfunkel's glass fish?
Connie Jensen's sea glass jewellery

Annabelle Smith's delicate porcelain Bathing Belles