Hi again! Back on our tour of Art Trail Artists – From Harleston divert North towards Pulham St Mary. At the Pennoyer Centre turn Left into Station Road ( Excellent food at The Pennoyer Centre by the way, if you are feeling remotely peckish ) At the end of the houses fork slightly Right and keep going for 1 mile until signs for the playing field on Left. We need the 2nd house past the playing field and a small lie down to recover, success! Here we are…

Artists 4 and 5 Lark Images – Valerie and Chris Wheeler

Chris is a photographer who loves to explore the tiny details in leaves and flowers recording the incredible patterns and complex shapes that nature creates. Black and white photographs which simplify and modernise pattern and colour which adds to surface texture and decoration.

New Artist Alert! Valerie and Chris are new members having joined us in the Autumn, we wish them well and hope you enjoy seeing their contribution to the trail.

Valerie makes hand bound books using leather, cloth, wood and photographic images sometimes working with Chris’s photographs. The book making process is fascinating so much of the work is hidden from view, Valerie likes to expose the spines and all the stitching so it’s possible to see the structure, colours and patterns created by this timeless art.


Heading back now towards Pulham St Mary. This time on the otherside of the main road is Poppys Lane follow for 1/2 a mile, Isobel’s cottage is on the 2nd T junction with Barns Road.

Artist 6 – Isobel Auker 

Isobel is a textile artist who explores elemental timeless patterns, combining and manipulating natural fibres, mainly wool and silk. Dyeing, stitching, knitting and felting Isobel makes garments, as well as pieces intended for hanging in interiors.

She is inspired by animal patterns and the rhythmic markings of bird’s feathers.
By contrast her recent wall panels are a response to feelings of discomfort at the threat of fracking.

On leaving Isobel continue up Poppys Lane another 1 1/2 miles into Duck’s Foot Road, Duck’s Foot House (thatched) is at the junction with Bush Green.

Artist 7 – Graham Rayner

Graham is a life-long woodworker, with many years of professional experience designing and making bespoke furniture. Graham is an engineer as well as a skilled woodworker and cabinet maker. He has an adoring client base who are full of praise for his bespoke furniture. With amazing skills he takes great pride in providing his clients with a high quality service from the design on paper to the final assembly in their homes. Graham also provides a restoration service and makes his own range of contempory clocks.