Residency Frances Priest

Frances Priest, our artist in residence at Manor Oaks Studios has completed her residency and is exhibiting her new work: New Manor Ware at the Turret House, Manor Lodge, 197 Manor Lane in Sheffield.  The exhibition is open to the public every Friday between 11am and 4pm until 21st October.  

New Manor Ware will be exhibited at Persistence Works Gallery from 2nd and is open to the public from 11am to 4pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 11th November.  Everyone welcome.

New Manor Ware opened  in time for Green Estate's  'Field to Feast' Harvest Festival on the 24th September. The table setting was presented in the banqueting room of the Tudor Turret house beneath the plasterwork ceiling that inspired the pattern designs for the tableware.  

Befitting the original use of the banqueting room a sweet feast of ginger cake decorated with gold leaf was served to over 150 visitors.  17  of these delicious cakes were baked by Green Estate's farm-cafe chef Anthony Dunn. Visitors were encouraged to cut a slice of  cake using the handmade cake slices that had been produced in collaboration with pupils from Freeman College in the traditional Whittle Tang Cutlery workshop.

The table setting features original drawings generated through a series of workshops with groups from Enable Day Care Centre, Endeavour Sheffield and Manor Lodge over 55’s activities club. It was wonderful to see former workshop participants trying to spot their own artwork amongst the beautifully complex layered pattern designs.

For further details and exhibition times, please visit our exhibitions page".