Little Morton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire by David Ferry is a signed limited edition Archive Digital Print with glaze and glitter in an edition of 10 by British artist David Ferry, it is part of the ‘Cakes’ series of works and is a collaboration and celebration of our passion for the ‘Great British Bake Off’ and having afternoon tea in Stately Homes so we can image we are Lords and Ladies for a day!
David Ferry RE was born in Blackpool. He was expelled from school, as he wanted to become a professional racing cyclist, and sacked from a series of worthless jobs connected to the tourist industry on Blackpool’s famous promenade. He later studied art and general studies at the Blackpool College of Technology before attending the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. His award winning book on the process of montage and collage ‘Painting without a brush’ was published by Studio Vista in 1991 and translated into French and Spanish, and is an established curriculum book in many North American colleges and schools.
David Ferry was awarded a Pollock/Kransner Award in New York in 2002 and was a medal winner at the First International Book Arts Competition in Seoul in 2004. He was awarded the Rexel–Derwent drawing prize for his work recording the building of Sizewell B nuclear power plant in Suffolk in 1987.
His works are in the following museum collections;
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Ginsberg Collection, South Africa, The National Art Museum of Estonia, the Museum of Modern Art New York (library collection), The National Museum of Wales, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, National Art Library London, The Jingling Museum, China and The Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as many private, corporate (British Airways and John Lewis and international university collections in North America and the UK.
He is the current President of The Royal Society of Painter- Printmakers RE, and a Trustee of the Sidney Nolan Trust UK, and was Chairman of the Chelsea Arts Club, 2016-18.
David Ferry is the Emeritus Professor of Printmaking and Book Arts at the Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Hon Doctor of Arts at Solent University. He was the Honorary Artist in Residence at the Australian Federation University in Ballarat in 2016. His most recent museum solo exhibition was at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, earlier in 2019.