Award-winning Dales artist opens new studio in creative heart of Pateley Bridge

An award-winning Dales artist has opened his new expanded studio in one of the loveliest towns in the Harrogate district.

By Graham Chalmers
Thursday, 10th September 2020, 12:26 pm
Yorkshire sculptor Joseph Hayton says his new larger studio and gallery at the town's creative heart in the King Street workshops is just what he needed.
Yorkshire sculptor Joseph Hayton says his new larger studio and gallery at the town's creative heart in the King Street workshops is just what he needed.

Yorkshire sculptor Joseph Hayton says the larger studio and gallery space at the town's creative heart in the King Street workshops is just what he needed.

Hayton, whose CV has been awash in achievement in recent years, had one of his sculptures selected For FACE19 in London in 2018 and, in the same year, was awarded a grant from the Arnold Machin arts Foundation to create works displayed at Fountains Abbey, near Ripon.

The talented artist, who works in bronze and stone, said: "It's taken about three weeks to prepare for the move. I wanted a much bigger space with gallery.

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His new studio follows nine successful years at the King Street workshops already.

The new space will allow Joseph to put his bronze sculpture and stone carvings on display and for sale.

And visitors will be able to see his craft in process as Hayton works in public.

The expert stonemason hopes to celebrate the new space next year with an exhibition of new works.

The King Street workshops, home to a group of individual makers/artists, were first opened in Pateley Bridge in 1992 by Harrogate Borough Council.

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