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Toft Hill artist creates sign for Barnard Castle business
10:10am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A CERAMICIST of 12 years has won her first commission to design the artwork for an eclectic shop in Barnard Castle.
Teacher Catherine Lister, 39, has created a new sign for Bohemia, in Galgate, that will be installed shortly.
She secured the contract with the help of arts support organisation Durham Creatives’ first commissions programme.
The brief was to design and build a sign that could be fixed to a blacksmith-made swinging bracket.
Ms Lister, of Toft Hill, near Bishop Auckland, had to submit designs to the planning authority for advertising consent, as Bohemia is in a conservation area.
She said: “I was absolutely delighted to win the commission and I thoroughly enjoyed doing it, I hope it reflects the nature and character of the shop.”
Jules Deehan, (CORRECT) owner of Bohemia, said: “The sign is made from ceramic and is inspired by the bohemian world.
“I opened Bohemia in October 2012 and we sell a range of textiles and clothing.
“The sign is the finishing touch to the shop and I can’t wait to see it up.”
Ms Lister has practised pottery for more than ten years and usually makes smaller items like ceramic plates and personalised mugs.
She is now moving towards larger household items and produces bespoke and hand painted pieces on request.
Ms Lister added: “Jules was lovely to work for and I have really enjoyed working with her.”
Other projects created by Ms Lister are available to view in the NeST Art Gallery, in Barnard Castle.
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