The Handworkers – featuring Angela Cole

We are thrilled to announce that one of our talented members, Angela Cole, will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum Gallery. The exhibition, called “The Handworkers” by Rachel Rimmel, celebrates the individuals who are keeping traditional crafts alive in the modern age.

Angela Cole is an award-winning basket weaver who specializes in creating both traditional and sculptural baskets using sustainable natural materials. She has been awarded a bursary by the York Foundation for Conservation and Craftsmanship to revive a C19th Yorkshire basket, which will be featured in the exhibition.

Rachel Rimmel, the photographer and artist behind the exhibition, has captured the intimate and insightful portraits of Angela and other craftsmen and women who are revitalizing traditional skills and techniques. Also featured in the exhibition are a master thatcher, botanical eco-printer, blacksmith, potter, and ceramacist, as well as a Yorkshire Wolds apple juice maker.

“The Handworkers” will be on display from Monday 20 March to Sunday 30 April (closed on Fridays) at Ryedale Folk Museum Gallery in North Yorkshire. This exhibition is supported by Ryedale District Council and promises to be a fascinating look at the important role traditional crafts play in our world today. Don’t miss it!