Hesta Scene gallery, Caldbeck

22 June 2013, Arts, events and places, Would you like to leave a comment?

I’ve just been invited to display my work at Hesta Scene gallery in Caldbeck. Karen Kennedy and Julie Coghlan established the gallery in 2009, with the name Hesta Scene coming from the Cumbrian word ‘Hesta’ which translates to ‘have you’. They are both passionate about quality hand made produce and promote a great variety of work by local artists and craftspeople.

I've introduced a selection of my most popular pieces, which will be exhibited alongside work by some of the regions best artists. These include Lara Aldridge bespoke glassware and Julia Smith ceramics.

The gallery viewed from the roadside - just a short walk from the car park...


A sneak peek inside... there'll be some woodturnings on display soon!


Caldbeck is one of Cumbria’s most beautiful villages and is situated towards the north of the Lake District, not too far from Keswick. As you can see in the main photo, it really is quite tranquil, with every attraction being just a short stroll from the main (and free!) car park.

In fact, if you were heading into the Lakes, this would be a perfect stop off point. There are some fantastic short walks, which take in great views of the surrounding hills. From the top of Caldbeck common, you can see the whole of the Solway estuary, with views stretching from the west coast right through to the Scottish borders.

If you are looking for some refreshments during your visit, you won’t be disappointed. You can call into the oddfellows arms, a traditional village pub, which offers a good range of local ales and a restaurant in a converted barn. Also, Priests Mill offers some delicious home cooked food, set in a converted watermill and right beside the river.

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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  1. Gravatar of christine hudson
    christine hudson13 March 2015 15:46

    My grand daughter martha hudson attended your felt making course during her summer holidays and made a beautiful picture of a waterfall . She gave it to me in February for my birthday and I would love to have some ideas how to have this mounted in the best way possible.
    I live in Northumberland and am unable to pop into your gallery, can you possibly help me please ?
    Kind regards


  2. Gravatar of Jonathan Leech
    Jonathan Leech14 March 2015 22:12

    Hi Christine,

    I exhibit my woodwork at Hesta scene gallery, but am not involved with the felt making courses, I'm afraid. It's probably best to give them a call and they will advise you on the best way to mount your picture. You can contact them on 016974 78015

    Kind regards

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