The Hunt for the Golden Ticket Just a few words on the Treasure Hunt and where we got to. As nobody has found the Golden Ticket as of March, and now we are fully in lock down as a result of the Corona Virus for several months, it makes sense to give the answer away and raffle the prize, the Golden Teapot, to April's Peak District Design's customers and put a little bit more joy back out there. What was the answer? Nobody cracked the clues and in all fairness there wasn't that much time from gaining all the clue [...]
Coming Soon Exhibition September 2020 N.O.W. - The Nature of Wellbeing. Starting new and important conversations… Right now we are in a state of change, everything is being challenged, our home is under threat and understanding our mental health is as vitally important as it has ever been, if not more so. Central to maintaining healthy personal balance is an appreciation of all the various aspects we need to juggle. This exhibition delivers an artistic insight into our ‘understanding of’ and ‘relationship with’ wellbeing. The work explores an all round inspection of the personal areas of a balanced healthy life. [...]
a NEW Exhibition Legend An INVITATION to the launch - Thursday May 16th 2019 All welcome. Time: 7 pm onwards Introduction: Si Homfray will make a short introduction about the work and talk about the motivation behind this project on the evening 7.45pm. Drinks and nibbles will be available. Venue: Peak District Design - Gallery and Workshop ( 2a Hathersage Business Park, Hathersage, next door to the gym opposite the railway station, S32 1DP ). This colourful exhibition of artwork from Si Homfray features new ways of looking at and mapping out our Peak District. It is a celebration of [...]
The Peak District makes a great loving partner. One way of looking at my relationship with the Peak District, may be that I am married to it. Well at least it feels a bit like that. A Ruby Anniversary... 40 years on. It all started at the age of 13 when I would be dropped off at the farm at the top of Winnats Pass with a tent, a geological hammer and some food for a few days. Armed with Geological Survey maps I would hunt out mine workings and try to find Blue John hydrothermal seams as well as [...]
Peak District Design is opening its doors, officially, for the first time on... Thursday November 1st. 7pm - 10pm. All are welcome. Si Homfray has been busy, and now, is proud to show off the first products, as well as a few more that will come later, from Peak District Design. On the evening... There will be artworks, giftware, and the start of the home furnishings collections underway to browse and to buy, at a special price for the day, of course. 'It'll be great to see you, to catch up and to hear all your suggestions and feedback on [...]
Grindleford was my home for 20 years... wow! I was a lucky fella. It's a place packed full of happy memories, great views, fresh air and above all a regular run up onto Froggatt and Curbar back along the White Edge and back down the woods, occasionally full of Bluebells. A very lucky man! I've been trying to find a piece of work that sums up my positive feelings and happy memories of this run for quite a while. Craig had been nagging me for work that works in two colours as we are so keen to start work on [...]
Peak District Design are proud to announce a date for the launch of their Exhibition of Peak District inspired art. 28th July 2018 Featuring Original Art, Prints, Giclée, Screen Prints, Clothing, Stationery, Giftware and Ceramics, we shall present unseen work from the last years projects. There will be plenty of new unseen work as well as work from the following existing ranges: • Contours • Idylls • I love the Peak • Sentiments and Sensibilities • Iconic and a new range titled: 'Wellbeing' will be launched.
I am torn between keeping private and sharing the most profound experiences of my life. I love Stanage, as I love life itself. It has been the place where I have had a great many of the most enduring experiences of my life. On one hand it is a very private place, albeit shared with some extraordinary people over the last 40 years. On the other hand I feel compelled to create work and a need to share the emotional space that comes from these happy memories and the great joy that it gifts me. I know that I am [...]