Past Exhibitions & Displays

Since opening in 2001, Blackwell has staged contemporary craft and historical exhibitions.

2016

The Baillie Scott Folio: House for an Art Lover
John Harden: Artist of Leisure
Fifty Shades of White
Laura Ford: Seen and Unseen
Chris Keenan: "stuff i live with; stuff i love"
houseplace by Chris Keenan
Nicola Jarvis Studio Presents: The Art of Embroidery
A Bathymetric Atlas of The English Lake District

2015

Evelyn De Morgan: Artist of Peace
Yellow Wallpaper with Emilie Taylor
Emilie Taylor
Memorious Earth: A Longitudinal Study

2014

Collections of Form
Picasso and Co: Sherwin Ceramics
Moorcroft: 100 Years of a Living Art Pottery
Bernard Leach
After Ford 151 - Blackwell’s Dark Place
Glasgow Style: Arts & Crafts from 1890-1930

2013

Collect Cumbria
Lynn Chadwick: Display
Bodil Manz: Exploration of Form
Lynn Chadwick: Evolution in Sculpture
New Glass - Ancient Skill, Contemporary Artform

2012

A House for an Art Lover: MH Baillie Scott and Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Folios
Woven from Nature: Four Contemporary Makers
From Rossetti to Voysey: Arts & Crafts Stamped Cloth Book Cover Design
Exposed by Laura Ellen Bacon
Pilkingtons Royal Lancastrian Ceramics
Abbot Hall at Blackwell
Arts & Crafts Enamel: Lydia Cooke & Contemporary Artists

2011

Roger Fenton and Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British Photographs in the Royal Collection
Mixed Marriage(s): Ceramics by Philip Eglin
Blackwell Within: A Photographic Evocation Part I
MH Baillie Scott and CFA Voysey, The Lake District & Beyond: Arts & Crafts Houses and Furnishings
Blackwell Within: A Photographic Evocation Part II
Stanley Webb Davies: Domestic Furniture and Designs

2010

Aspects of the Arts & Crafts Movement
Beauty in Repetition: Metalwork and Jewellery, Junko Mori and Jacqueline Ryan
Catching the Light: Contemporary Glass
William Morris: A Sense of Place
LawnPaper by environmental artist Steve Messam

2009

David Nash: Sculpture Installations
James Powell & Sons of Whitefriars: Arts & Crafts Glass-makers
Making a Statement: Raku Ceramics by David Roberts
On the Surface: Contemporary Ceramics

2008

At Table: Part I Contemporary Ceramics Tableware
At Table, Part II: Contemporary Tableware in Metalwork and Silver
The Spirit of Klimt at Blackwell
Juxtaposition: New work by Kate Schuricht and Mizuho Koizumi
Michael Cardew: Ceramics from the Winchcombe Period (1926 - 1939)
Fantasies in Clay: Martin Brothers art pottery (1873 - 1923)

2007

Seven Smiths: new work in metal and silver
WAS Benson: Genius of the Arts & Crafts

2006

The Flowering of the Arts & Crafts in the Lake District
The Synge-Craven Collection of Regional Slipware
William Plumptre: New Pottery

2005

New Jewellers
A Line Around a Shadow: Edmund de Waal
Kate Malone: Ceramics
Talwin Morris and the Glasgow Style

2004

 

2003

David Watkins: Encounters
Arts and Crafts Metalwork
Sense and Perception: Ceramics by Felicity Aylieff
Nine Colourways: Contemporary Glass

2002

Kathe Kollwitz: Artist of the People
The Pottery of William De Morgan
Landscape of Light: Recent Photographs by John Swannell

2001

Magdalene Odundo: Clay Forms
The Japanese Craft Tradition: Kokten Korgei

 

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