Everest Base Camp Anniversary

It’s a year to the day since a small group of wanderers reached Everest Base Camp in Nepal. I was lucky enough to be among that group. It simply wouldn’t be right to let the anniversary pass without posting a couple (or more) photos of the trek, so some that didn’t make the initial cut…

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Avril Cairncross Raku Pottery

Introducing Avril Cairncross’s Raku Pots with Spouts and Pots with Pendants to the Old School Gallery. Avril’s passion for Raku ware, and for the process through which the patterns are formed, are embedded in her work. In Avril’s own words: “The pots are thrown with a porcelain body, modified to withstand the thermal shock of…

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Andrea Hunter Original Felt Artwork

It’s wonderful to be able to showcase three original felt artworks by Andrea Hunter, capturing the moods, contrasts and atmosphere, of the landscape in which Andrea grew up, that surround her studio in Hardraw, Wenselydale, and whose wild places continue to be a rich source of inspiration. Given the nature of felt work the pictures below…

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Whitby Breakwaters, Kate Lycett

The Old School is pleased to welcome the work of Hebden Bridge artist Kate Lycett into the gallery with this wonderful framed print of Whitby, embellished in gold leaf and embroidery, stretching our portfolio right across North Yorkshire to Yorkshire’s coastline. Title: Whitby Breakwaters Medium: Framed Embellished Limited Edition Print of 150. Size: W80 x…

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Malham Cove Winter, Sue Nichol

If ever a painting captures the scale, majesty and atmosphere of Malham Cove on a winter’s day, surely Sue Nichol’s original oil is it. Title: Malham Cove Winter Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 90cm x 90xm Price: £795 About Sue Sue Nichol’s paintings are of places she knows very well and visits over and over…

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Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith

We’re bowled over to welcome the work of Artist Blacksmith, Adrian Wood, to The Old School. Adrian is a university graduate with a degree in fine art sculpture from The University of London. A chance visit to a forge gave Adrian his first taste of blacksmithing. He recalls; “From the first moment I hit the…

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Sigma SD Quatto H – First Shots

I’ve only had literally 20 minutes shooting with the Sigma SD Quattro H (paired with a Sigma 18-35mm DC) but couldn’t resist pushing out these shots. I was blown away when I first processed images from a Sigma Merrill … and I pretty much have the same feeling processing these. Can’t wait to get out…

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Discovering Muker, 1950 Restored

A recently re-discovered print of Muker, measuring 6 feet by 3 feet, found in Reeth Memorial Hall, and dating to circa 1950, one year before electricity came to the village and four years before the creation of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Considering its age it’s in remarkable condition. Who took remains a mystery but…

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Conversations at the Old School – Sigma Foveon Cameras

A wonderful thing about working in the Old School Gallery is the many conversations we have with the folks who visit; whether it’s the American lady who suddenly recited three Robert Frost poems, or the ex RAF Nimrod pilot who told me tales of flying over the North Atlantic, or the Chinese film maker recently…

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