THE CURRENT exhibition at Hedon Museum has proven popular. While the artwork of John Parks and the photography of Ray Duffill have both drawn in visitors, it is the woodturning creations of Morley Richards that have captured the imagination.
Morley, with his Hedon home-based lathe, has produced up to 200 items for the exhibition with many of them having been sold. Some pieces are unique and have been sold ready for collection on the last day of the exhibition on Saturday 27 November. Many others have been ordered and Morley has been busy making them in his workshop. Primarily a hobbyist, this is the first time that Morley has sold his creations and has been delighted with the response. “My wife Christine was keen that we gained some space back at home by selling some items, so it’s great that we’ve been able to do so. But I never expected to be having to make so much new stuff to meet orders, so it’s a wonderful surprise!”
Many of Morley’s pieces of work are intricately made and ornate. Others are just quirky with a really useful purpose – and all at affordable prices. You can get to see some of Morley’s work in the last few days of the ‘Artisans in the Museum’ exhibition which is open until the end of the month.
Open Wednesday and Saturday from 10am – 4pm, the last day of the Exhibition is Saturday 27 November 2021 when those who have purchased Artwork, Photographic images, and Morley’s work, should collect them.
** The ‘Artisans in the Museum‘ Exhibition is open especially for Hedon’s Christmas Lights night on Friday 26 November from 6pm. It’s traditionally a busy night, and the last opportunity to meet artisans John Parks, Ray Duffill and Morley Richards and talk about their work.