Past Exhibitions & Displays

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


January - May 2018: Katie Spragg, Ceramics


September - December 2017: Women of the Arts & Crafts Movement
June - September 2017: A Summer of Swallows and Amazons
February - June 2017: The Light Within by Griet Beyaert and Paul Miller


September 2016: A Bathymetric Atlas of The English Lake District
July - September 2016: Chris Keenan: "stuff i live with; stuff i love"
July - October 2016: houseplace by Chris Keenan
May - September 2016: Nicola Jarvis Studio Presents: The Art of Embroidery
March - September 2016: Laura Ford: Seen and Unseen
January - February 2016: Fifty Shades of White
January 2016: Spinning the Colours of Lakeland: Annie Garnett's Spinnery, textiles and garden
October 2015 - May 2016: The Baillie Scott Folio: House for an Art Lover
September 2015 - Feb 2016: John Harden: Artist of Leisure


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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




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


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


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


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