THE name Green Door is synonymous with exciting and engaging exhibitions.

A popular art co-operative based in Kendal, within its creative ranks are some of the region's leading artists.

Green Door's Affordable Art weekend at Staveley Roundhouse is coming up, running from November 15-17 with a wealth of work from its 100 members - all priced at £150 or less.

As well as the striking art forms - such paintings, prints and ceramics - for which Green Door is renowned, the Roundhouse will be bursting at the seams with more bijou items such as jewellery, textiles, books, mugs, calendars, notebooks and the increasingly popular greetings cards.

Vicky Yates is among the scores of talented GD artists exhibiting. She says she hand builds animal and bird sculptures from stoneware clay which is then finished with oxides, underglazes and sometimes gold lustre and gold leaf:

"Each piece I make is individually made and unique. My inspiration comes from animals and birds around me; I am particularly fascinated by hares. I have worked in Tanzania so some of my pieces have an African theme with sculptures of animals I have seen on safaris and recent work has included some African figures.”

Liz Tracey will be showing work created in her studio in a static caravan in Crosby Garrett overlooking the North Pennines. The constantly changing skies, weather fronts coming in and wide vistas all form a basis for a lot of her work which can be described at times as semi abstract and at others more realistic. She works in situ from sketches and develops these on canvas using acrylic paint and inks. Many of her paintings have a lot of layers which she scratches through to get a particular effect. She enjoys experimenting using inks and paints to initiate, progress and develop new ideas to try to capture the ancient landscape.

Also in the frame is Ray Green, an artist and writer inspired by wild places. "I live in Kendal but my journeys take me all over Britain, Europe and Asia. My book, A Walk in the Wild, describes my journeys, through writings and paintings, into meetings with the wild, savage and beautiful heart of the wilderness. As a mountaineer and wilderness canoeist, I walk in the wild to create these meetings. In the book I join my paintings with the writings that the wild places generate; they are both about beauty, fun, risk, adventure, wild energy and meanings. My stories also include gentler ‘internal’ journeys and meetings on the journey of life.”

Meanwhile, Tina Allonby explains that she's interested in the "dynamic between what’s hidden, what’s shown and the space between."

"I love simplifying form and creating a more stylised version. Over the years since graduating in fine art printmaking, I’ve developed a style of painting, using thin glazes of either oil or acrylic for a light, more linear graphic effect.”

Green Door administrator Janice Benson says that the Affordable Art weekend has become a hugely popular annual event. “I always hesitate to use the word ‘unique’ but Staveley Roundhouse really is a unique space in which to display our members’ work. It has a very different feel to a formal gallery and it’s the perfect setting to show off those small but beautiful items alongside the larger work which visitors expect to see from Green Door. Whether you’re buying for yourself or making an early start on your Christmas shopping, this is the ideal place to start.”

Affordable Art at Staveley Roundhouse is open Friday and Saturday, 10am-4.30pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm.