TWO young bakery staff are hoping for sweet success with an exhibition demonstrating the fine art of craft baking this Friday at Goodfellow and Steven’s Gallery café in Broughty Ferry.
Goodfellow and Steven’s bakery shop assistant manager, Kathryn Mackintosh (22), and sales assistant, Victoria Gazeley, will be unveiling an exhibition of their own watercolours, carrying on the traditions of Goodfellows founder who combined his passion for bakery and art, more than a century ago.
The young amateur artists are in their final year of their Fine Art degree at Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art in Dundee and will be showcasing a selection of still lifes including cakes, teapots, teacups, old-fashioned kitchen equipment, fruit and vegetables and cooking ingredients.
Their paintings will join other water colours already on display in Broughty Ferry gallery café, by the family bakers’ founder, David Goodfellow (1871-1941).
Mr Goodfellow was a keen amateur artist and was particularly fond of floral displays, still lifes and landscapes.
In 1897, along with Margaret Steven, he founded Goodfellow and Steven, where he was able to combine his considerable art skills with his talents as a craft baker, quickly establishing the bakery’s reputation as a leading cake decorator.
Those skills have been passed down three generations and the Goodfellows family reputation for decorated celebration cakes continues to this day.
David’s great grandson, and business director, Martin Goodfellow, explained: “My great grandfather was very passionate about both painting and baking. I think he would have been delighted to think that we were able to help young artistically gifted bakery staff in this way.”
Kathryn Mackintosh said: “Having worked with the company so long, it’s nice to be able to follow in the footsteps of the company’s founder in some way. It shows that traditional painting is as relevant today as it was when David Goodfellow painted his watercolours some 80 years ago.”
Alan Clarke, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, said: “There is a wealth of young talent in the Scottish bakery industry and its terrific to see local talent celebrating their craft bakery heritage for the good of the community.”
The public opening will be on Friday 3rd December from 7- 9.30pm and the works will hang until January next year. There will be a raffle and small works available for sale in aid of the Radio Tay charity Cash for Kids.
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Free to use (LtoR) Victoria Gazeley, Martin Goodfellow and Kathryn Mackintosh
Two young bakery staff are hoping for sweet success with an exhibition demonstrating the fine art of baking this Friday at Goodfellow and Steven’s Gallery café in Broughty Ferry.
Goodfellow and Steven’s bakery shop manager, Kathryn Mackintosh (22), and sales assistant, Victoria Gazeley, will be unveiling an exhibition of their own watercolours, carrying on the traditions of Goodfellows founder who combined his passion for bakery and art, more than a century ago.
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