Exhibition: 'Tannery' photographs by Paul Glendell - Fri 05 Jan 2018 -Sun 04 Mar 2018

Riverside Galllery. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm. Free.

Black and white photographs by award winning documentary photographer Paul Glendell of the last oak bark tannery in the UK at Colyton, Devon. 

The tannery has been processing leather in this traditional way for centuries on the same site to produce top quality leather which is favoured by distinguished shoemakers and top stables for its quality, durability and finish.

This exhibition will explain the tanning process, emphasising the time and care taken, as well as showing some beautifully made items crafted from the oak tanned leather.

Opening event: Friday 19 January, 6 - 8pm. More ...     PRESS ...

Meet the Maker event: Sunday 21 January 2-4pm. Free. More ...

At: Riverside Gallery, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF /  01626 832223

Image: Paul Glendell, b/w photographic print of Bakers Tannery Colyton. Visit Paul's website...

WATCH a slideshow of images of Colyton tannery (by Paul Glendell, Vimeo):

The last oak bark tannery in the UK from paul glendell on Vimeo.

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