2011

'Amore'

22nd Jan - 19th March 2011

Our annual mixed showcase of jewellery, ceramics and works in mixed media deemed perfect gifts for someone special over Valentine's and Mother's Day.

Featuring jewellery by Sally Pawson, Ebba Redman, Miranda Hughes, Rebecca Keast, Jenni Wilson, Heather Scott, Rose Hamilton, Lynne Morgan, Catherine Woodall and Helen Noakes.  Alongside a selection of ceramics, textiles and paper works by Katie Almond (pictured), David Pascoe, Linda Bristow, Janice Parker, Emma Dolan, Jane Strawbridge, Tracie Murchison, Hanne Mannheimer, Rob Whelpton, Abigail Brown and Sarah Westwood.

Nigel Lambert

​22nd Jan - 30th April 2011

Nigel's pots are both decorative and functional with a fabulous contemporary feel.  His inspirations have come from historic pots and potters themselves like Michael Cardew, Peter Smith and Jeff Oestrich.  Nigel uses warm colours influenced by old French and Spanish peasant ware and abstract designs inspired by painters like Terry Frost and Roger Hilton.

The collection includes platters, jugs, mugs and bowls  - a real feast for the eyes.

'Rings'

22nd Jan - 25th June 2011

Our annual striking ring exhibition has been researched to include ten established jewellers and their ring designs.  Rings will explore the technical and aesthetic qualities in this jewellery item and bring together a diverse collection for our visitors to admire.

Featuring work by Will Evans, Jacqueline Cullen, Mirri Damer, Pamela Dickinson, Mackay & Pearson, Disa Allsop, Cindy Ashbridge, Shona Carnegie, Bronwen Tyler Jones and Marianne Anderson.

'Once Upon a Time'

​5th March - 25th June 2011

This show presents the work of two printmakers who each explore the world of storytelling in their distinctive collection of prints.

Having spent most of his life working as an illustrator, Kevin Maddison sees drypoint and etching printmaking techniques as an extension of drawing producing both bold and delicate lines.

Ed Boxall (pictured) is an illustrator, writer and artist.  Ed's wood cut prints are wonderfully charming, delving into childhood thoughts and dreams.

'Remember When'

​26th March - 25th June 2011

A mixed showcase of jewellery, ceramics and works in mixed media which draw inspiration from memories, dreams and fairytales.  Using text, vintage imagery and a distinctive personal style these designers come together in this feel good exhibition.

Featuring jewellery by Betty Pepper, Lindsey Mann, Nick Hubbard, Clare Hillerby, Julie Allison, Becky Crow, Deborah Edwards and Zoe Duthie.  With ceramics by Jane Muir and works in mixed media by Samantha Bryan, Lynn Muir, Andy Hazell, Jan Zalud, Edwina Bridgeman, Alix Swan(pictured), Paola McClure, The Book Tree Press, Alice Rose Lewis, Helaina Sharpley, Anya Keeley and Sarah Morpeth.

'Life's a Beach'

​2nd July - 30th Sept 2011

​This exhibition showcases work by those designers inspired by the sea and the beach, whether this be in materials used, colours and textures explored or by a subtle reference to this diverse theme.

Featuring ceramics by Stephanie Black, Sarah Nicol, Anna Whitehouse, Adam Frew, and Carys Davies.  Mixed media pieces by Robert Race, carved wood by Jeff Soan, wall pieces by Clare Willard, Kate Samuels, Lynn Walters and Alex Malcolmson.  With jewellery by Jodi Wright, Penny Warren, Kate Rhodes, Jenny Pope, Sarah Perry, Anne Morgan, Liz Willis, Becca Williams (pictured), Barbara Price and Shirley Smith.

Sarah Young

​2nd July - 29th Oct 2011

Sarah Young is a painter, printmaker, illustrator and maker.  Her work is often narrative, inspired by and referencing myth, folk tales, circus and burlesque imagery.  Working as an illustrator for many years she has recently illustrated a major book of Greek myths for Walker Books as well as the illustrations for one of Michael Morpurgo's latest books, 'Running Wild'.

Sarah Young is predominately known for her lino and woodcuts, but also works in screenprinting and has recently been developing new methods of working in monoprint and collagraph.

Jane Perryman

​2nd August - 29th Oct 2011

This collection of sculptural work explores tension and balance where two forms are placed together.  The composite pieces are not static and invite interaction through repositioning their elements into new arrangements and compositions.  Jane's collection is handbuilt using slabbing, press moulding and coiling processes.  The clay she uses is a mixture of porcelain and stoneware mixed with organic material from the kitchen (coffee grouts and dried pulses) which fires out to give a pitted surface.

'Alchemy'

5th Nov 2011 - 14th Jan 2012

Twelve outstanding jewellers showcase their collections in this annual exhibition.

With jewellery by Denise Brown, Heather Fox (pictured), Tamara Gomez, Cath Hill, Sian Elizabeth Hughes, Bea Jareno, Kokkino, Jenny Llewellyn, Hannah Souter, Jill Stewart, Natalie Vardey and Andrea Thorpe.

'Glass in the Window'

​5th Nov 2011 - 14th Jan 2012

Three glass artists display their beautiful glass in our windows.

Featuring work by Sue Parry (pictured), Adam Aaronson and Kim Bramley

'Northern Lights'

5th Nov 2011 - 14th Jan 2012

A select group of 6 northern based designers showcase their inspiring collections.

Featuring work by Chris Jenkins, Sally Bradley, David Ashby (pictured), Sheila Spencer, Gwen Bainbridge and Catherine Green. 

'Animal Showcase'

5th Nov 2011 - 14th Jan 2012

Four designers showcase their animal inspired creations in a range of mediums.

Featuring work by Christine Moss, Rachel Higgins, Olivia Brown and Christine Cummings (pictured).

'Up Front & In the Spotlight'

​5th Nov 2011 - 14th Jan 2012

This front of house exhibition is a mixed showcase of jewellery, ceramics and works in mixed media highlighting some of the unique work made by UK designers today.

Featuring work by John Maltby, Ray Key, Vic Bamforth, Christine Moss, Jane Ryan and Jack Doherty for the plinths.  Wall hung work by Claire Brewster and Mark Hilde.  Jewellery and small keepsake items by Jayne Childs, Emily Jo Gibbs, Li-Sheng Cheng, Bronwen Tyler Jones (pictured), Kirsty Eaglesfield, Shimara Carlow, Kathryn Partington and Loretta Harmer.

'In the City'

​5th Nov 2011 - 25th Feb 2012

Featuring prints by Clare Caulfield and Glynn Thomas. 

These two wonderfully talented printmakers come together in this exhibition highlighting vibrant cities from around the world as well as cities nearer to home.  Clare's drypoint prints and screen prints showcase her quirky illustrative style wonderfully and etchings by Glynn Thomas (pictured) showcase the meticulous detail found in his cityscapes which lend him such lasting appeal.

2012

 
​'Amore'

21st Jan - 17th March 2012

An exhibition celebrating the romance of British craft.

Featuring work by Shirley Vauvelle, Heather Fox (pictured), Julie Pettitt, Michael Peckitt, Elizabeth Smith, ‘Rare Notions’, Lucy Palmer, Kate Hamilton Hunter, Suzanne Smith, Mizuyo Yamashita,  Vivienne Ross, Lok Ming Fung, Rachel Elliott, Lauren Van Helmond, Rachel Ducker, Sarah Jane Brown, Gabriella Casemore, Julia Wright, Daisy Dunlop and Angela Evans.

Adam Hussain

21st Jan - 28th April 2012

Our first ever solo glass showcase, featuring kiln work by Adam Hussain.

“Working from my studio in Coventry I specialise in kiln formed glass processes to create contemporary artworks.  My artworks are handmade and they have a distinctive character, each one is unique.  I am inspired by the works of modern painters such as Mondrian and Rothko for their use of bold and vivid colours.  The abstract nature of my art is a fusion of all these factors.”

​'Rings'

21st Jan - 30th June 2012

This annual exhibition of rings showcases the work of ten fabulous jewellers which highlight some of the unique rings made by UK designers today. ​

From engagement rings, wedding bands and styles suitable for everyday wear, to  real statement pieces with stunning precious and semi-precious  stones for those occasions when you want to make a real imapct, there really is something for everyone in this stunning and unique exhibition.

Featuring work by Flowerie 88, Tamara Gomez, Emily Thatcher (pictured), Angela O'Keefe, Mark Nuell, Sarah Pulvertaft, Paul Finch, Laura Bennett, Anthony Blakeney and Ana Verdun.

​'In the Meadows'

3rd March - 30th June 2012

Katy Chard (pictured) and Jo Barry showcase their very different styles of printmaking in this exhibition inspired by meadows; incorporating beautiful landscapes and floral compositions Jo will be displaying a selection of etchings and Katy a selection of screenprints.  ​

Katy's work is inspired by natures ability to combine function with decoration.  she also draws on various interior and furniture design sources.  In addition Katy produces hand printed cards and stationery as well as textiles for interior furnishings.​

Jo Barry has been etching for many years and enjoys a considerable reputation in the art world.  She has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer shows and is a member of the Royal Society of Printmakers.​

​'Birds and the Bees'

24th March - 30th June 2012

A wonderful array of jewellery, ceramics, works in mixed media and glass inspired by nature.

Featuring collections by Debbie Joy, Abigail Brown (pictured), Faye Power, Cathy Miles, Gordon Broadhurst, Anthony Theakston, Deborah Miles, Jennifer Tetlow, Fiona Cameron, Jennie Hale and Claire Brewster.  With jewellery by Cathy Newell Price, Helen Shere, Julia Parry Jones, Hannah Louise Lamb, Becky Crow, Anna De Ville, Karen Christie and Christine Kaltoft.

​Kellie Miller

1st May - 28th July 2012

This  talented maker showcases her wall mounted two and three dimensional works made from porcelain.  Her cityscapes and landscapes are almost like aerial views depicting images of England and places around the world that have inspired her.  Her collections often include animals in the compositions giving the pieces a quirky feel.

​'Everyday'

7th July - 29th Sept 2012

This exciting front of house exhibition is a mixed showcase of jewellery and ceramics celebrating contemporary craft which can be functional and appreciated daily.​

Featuring ceramics by Alistair Young, Maria De Haan, Lubna Chowdhary, Karen McPhail, Kaori Tatebayashi, Louisa Taylor, Ken Eardley, Ian Rylatt, Graham Hudson, Nicola Tassie and Tom Butcher (pictured).  With wire wall hung work by Helaina Sharpley and jewellery by Charlotte Brown, Julie Allison, Rachel Hearne, Jenifer Wall, Teresa Samson, Valerie Mead, Diana Porter, Zelda Wong, Jenni Wilson and Penny Warren.

​'Two for Joy'

7th July - 27th Oct 2012

Brighton based artist Eve Poland (pictured) displays her witty selection of screen prints capturing the mischievous spirit of cats wonderfully.  Her work reflects her own quirky sense of humour and is a joy to display alongside the playful and colourful screen prints by Jane Ormes. ​

Jane Ormes prints reflect her take on the world often involving animals in absurd situations.

"I like to think that these creatures all have a secret life that we know nothing about."​

Together these printmakers created cheerful works that will put a smile on your face and brighten up your day.

​'Points of View'

31st July - 27th Oct 2012

Clare Conrad and Craig Underhill come together in this ceramic showcase, each exploring the theme of landscapes from the differing perspectives.​

A word from Clare

"My unique stoneware ceramics try and capture the poignant beauty and drama of weathering and corrosion.  I find the vessel form the most satisfying to use and enjoy the traditional method of wheel-throwing which adds to the sense of capturing time.

​ A word from Craig:

" I want my work to evoke the feeling of landscapes that I have visited or travelled through.  For me, much of the fascination of making my work is in the exploration and discovery of finding new ways to express ideas."

'The Jewellery Show'

3rd Nov 2012 - 12th Jan 2013

15 jewellers come together in this spectacular showcase of beautiful jewellery highlighting new designers as well as those we have supported over many years.  Featuring work by John Moore (pictured), Kokkino, Moxon and Simm, Lucy Martin, Lesley Strickland, John and Dawn Field, Dot Sim, April Neate, Nettie Birch, Jane Moore, Jolene Smith, Jennie Gill, Helen Smythe, Alena Asenbryl and Louise Miller.

'Animals Up Front'

3rd Nov 2012 - 12th Jan 2013

A wonderful array of animal sculptures depicted by nine designer makers who bring out the characters of well-loved animals in their unique creations.  Featuring work by Barbara Franc (pictured), Susan O'Byrne, Annie Peaker, Zoe Whiteside, Jeff Soan, Loretta Braganza, Claire Guest, Christine Moss and Celia Smith.

'In the Spotlight'

​3rd Nov 2012 - 12th Jan 2013

Five designers showcase their unique collections of work in a dazzling display of jewellery and metal sculptures.  Featuring work by Zsuzsi Morrison (pictured), Nick Hubbard, Rachel Higgins, Jane Adam and Jed Green.

'Collect'

3rd Nov 2012 - 12th Jan 2013

Well established and highly reputable designer makers show their collectable pieces in this remarkable showcase of ceramics.  Featuring work by Elspeth Owen (pictured), Duncan Ross, Gabriele Koch and Walter Keeler.

'Glass in the Window'

​3rd Nov 2012 - 12th Jan 2013

Four designers showcase their sensational glass in our window display areas capturing daylight to really show off their unique properties.  Featuring work by Helen Slater (pictured), Jessica Irena Smith, Heather Gillespie and Ruth Dresman.

'Northern Lights'

3rd Nov 2012 - 12th Jan 2013

Eight local designer makers highlight the wealth of talent right on our doorsteps in this collection of ceramics and wall hung works in mixed media.  Featuring work by Emilie Taylor (pictured), Anna Whitehouse, Loretta Braganza, Stephanie Black, Brendan Hesmondhalgh, Alex Malcolmson, Catherine Green and Joanna Bramley.

'Treasured Moments'

​3rd Nov 2012 - 23rd Feb 2013

Renowned printmakers showcase a wonderful collection of prints exploring the tender and cherished interactions we come across in life.  Featuring work by Anita Klein (pictured), Trevor Price, Karolina Larusdottir and Mychael Barratt.

2013

 
​'Made with Love'

19th Jan - 16th March 2013

An exhibition celebrating the romance of British craft.

Featuring jewellery by Cindy Ashbridge, Janet Wass, Dilyana, Emma Gale, Clare Collinson, Amanda Coleman, Penny Warren, Kate Hamilton Hunter, Judith Brown and Natalie Salisbury.  With ceramics by Jane Booth, Gwen Bainbridge, Anna Mercedes Wear, Christine Cummings, Jane Johnson and Makiko Hastings.  Also featuring glass by Heather Power, wire and wood sculptures by Hayley Dix and wall hung works in mixed media by Julia Jowett and Liz Cooksey.

​'Turning the Page'

19th Jan - 30th April 2013

‘Turning the Page’ is a stunning collection of turned wooden vessels exploring the work of Kylie Coles and Peter Archer (pictured).  Their unique collections demonstrate how diverse wood can be as a material and each produces remarkable contemporary objects for modern living.

Peter Archer makes one-off pieces in temperate hardwoods. His vessels and bowls are stained, carved and finely finished using oil and wax. 

Kylie Coles works with recycled magazines, layering them onto wood and turning them on the lathe.  The contour effect created reveals intriguing glimpses of broken and hidden text and pictures.



​'Rings'

19th Jan - 29th June 2013

​This annual exhibition of rings showcases the work of ten fabulous jewellers which highlight some of the unique rings made by UK designers today.  From engagement and wedding rings to rings for every day, not to mention rings with stunning precious and semi-precious stones incorporated into them and rings with a real wow factor, there really is something for everyone in this stunning exhibition.

Featuring work by; Louise Parry, Donna Brennan, Shona Fidgett, Chris Boland, Marisa Arna, Nicola Becci, Adele Taylor, Susanna Hanl, Gerlinde Huth and Cathy Newell Price.

​'Birds Eye View'

2nd March - 29th June 2013

Four printmakers explore the beauty of birds in this group print exhibition.  Featuring work by Janis Goodman, Hester Cox, Pam Grimmond and Mike Smith

Janis Goodman:  With a background in architecture Janis has always enjoyed observing and recording the structure of inner city Leeds where she lives.Pam Grimmond:  Birds and the natural forms of trees and plants seen on walks around her home are a constant source of inspiration for Pam’s linocuts. Hester Cox:  Hester designs and makes relief and collagraph plates which are printed in layers to form one richly coloured and textured print.  Mike Smith:  Having worked in design and also taught for a number of years, Mike now works for himself focusing on the medium of lino block printing.  

​'A New Life'

23rd March - 29th June 2013

​An inspirational showcase of designer makers who bring new life to recycled, reclaimed and vintage objects.  With fantastic jewellery, sculptures and assemblage objects.

Featuring work by Edwina Bridgeman, Jennifer Collier, Anja Keeley, Tracie Murchison, Mirjana Smith, Ciaran McKay, Matthew Roby, Barbara Franc and jewellery by Rosie Bill, Katherine Richmond, Alys Power, Aiden Spencer, Judith Brown, Helen Adsetts, ‘Zinc White’, Heather Stowell, Kirsty Kirkpatrick and Leigh Shepherd.

​'Ceramics Plus'

1st May - 31st July 2013

Aiga Sattler’s collection of slip-cast earthenware bowls covered with suede, fur and leather are created using a variety of patterned and coloured materials.  Her unique combinations of ceramic and fabric create an unusual effect which is both functional and decorative.  Tactile and visually very striking, this vibrant collection of bowls bring out the best in each material utilised in their making. 

Working in steel and porcelain Joanne Bowles explores her fascination with the natural world and the endless possibilities of form and pattern through a series of exquisite bowl forms.  Joanne has developed these interesting forms using hot and cold forging and welding techniques working with the steel elements of her work together with casting and hand building techniques within her porcelain.  "I try and bring lightness and space into my work."

​'Here Comes the Sun'

6th July - 28th Sept 2013

A vibrant exhibition of ceramics, glass, jewellery and works in mixed media capturing colour, pattern and sumptuous imagery in this display of beautiful work.  ​

Featuring work by Maria Wojdat, Rachel Gornall, Naomi Flowers, Ken Eardley, Lisa Katzenstein, Peter Layton (London Glassblowing), Peter Lane, John Pollex, Ingrid Saag, Emily Knight, Charlotte Lowe, John Moore, Lily Faith, Gail Klevan, Fiona Cameron, Carla Edwards, Hazel Atkinson and Sarah Perry.

​'Splash'

6th July - 26th Oct 2013

Dale Devereux Barker and Susie Perring showcase limited edition lino prints and aquatint etchings in this exhibition exploring swimmers, birds and fish in water.

Dale Devereux Barker’s lino  prints explore swimmers.  His imaginative imagery captures various poses in a quirky fashion.  With a vibrant palette of colour, lively mark making and a beautiful range of patterns featuring heavily in his prints his collection is a wonderful feast for the eyes. 

Susie Perring’s aquatint etchings reveal areas of pure bright colour and are combined with areas of overprint which produce dark velvety hues as a contrast.  Colour, light and movement  create a series of prints exploring fish gliding in dark but richly coloured depths and flamingos strutting in shallow waters.

​'Northern Sole'

1st August - 26th Oct 2013

Hilary’s work was inspired by visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park when her children were young.  There they were surrounded by the sculpture of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and the changing exhibitions of other international artists. 

Hilary showcases her Nautilus Collection of ceramics in this solo ceramic showcase, her first exhibition with the gallery.  The inspiration for these hand built, naked raku fired pieces came by studying shells collected from a deserted beach in The Gambia. The method of firing seems to bring the forms to life and Hilary feels there are endless possibilities using this firing technique.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​'Tribute to
Anne Turner'

1st - 26th Oct 2013

A short exhibition to celebrate the life and work of local ceramicist Anne Turner.  A long standing exhibitor with us over the years we are honoured to have the opportunity to display a collection of her work to continue to support and keep her spirit alive.

Anne, who turned her artistic talents into a second career to become a noted potter following her early retirement from teaching, sadly passed away earlier this year, at the age of 63.

She worked mainly in ceramics especially Raku, the Japanese stoneware and became known particularly for her use of the technique of putting horse hair on her pots which became her signature work.

'The Jewellery Show'

2nd Nov 2013 - 11th Jan 2014

8 designers showcase their beautiful jewellery collections offering unique earrings, bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks, rings and brooches in this annual Christmas showcase. 

Featuring work by Mandana Oskoui, Katherine Campbell-Legg, Annabet Wyndham, Emily Thatcher, Stephanie Johnson, Becky Crow (pictured), Hannah Souter and Shimara Carlow.

'Up Front'

2nd Nov 2013 - 11th Jan 2014

9 designers come together in this exhibition housed at the front of the gallery exploring colourful and characterful ceramics, exciting glass, wooden automata, functional ceramics and sculptures with real impact. 

Featuring work by Laurance Simon, ‘Opi Works’ – Jane Ryan, Ostinelli and Priest, Sarah Wiberley, Sarah Saunders and Karen McPhail.  Wall hung works by Samantha Bryan, Nina Archer and Hilke MacIntyre (pictured) offer additional impact as they explore the materials they work in.

'Birds of a Feather'

2nd Nov 2013 - 11th Jan 2014

4 designers showcase their unique collections in our window display areas exploring the wonderful world of birds with mixed media works by Robert Race (pictured) and ceramic collections by Susan O’Byrne, Anthony Theakston and Fiona Thompson.

'Centre Stage'

2nd Nov 2013 - 11th Jan 2014

This showcase of stunning ceramics by 4 designers explores the work of Oliver Mellor, Lisa Ellul (pictured), Jin Eui Kim and Susan Disley with additional glass wall hung works by Hannah Lovett for a beautiful contrast.

'In the Spotlight'

2nd Nov 2013 - 11th Jan 2014

8 designers showcase their intriguing jewellery, keepsake items and wonderful sculptural works in this annual Christmas showcase. 

Featuring work by Catherine Chester, Phiona Richards, Li Chu Wu, Anna Bagnall, Lindsey Mann ([pictured), Barbara Macleod, Laura Baxter and Angela O’Keefe.

'Wild Thing'

2nd Nov 2013 - 11th Jan 2014

Nichola Theakston’s limited edition and unique ceramic animal sculptures (pictured) are displayed alongside Claire Ireland’s Saggar beasts and bears in this themed showcase of beautiful wild animals. 

Accompanying these freestanding pieces are wall hung works by Rosie O’Connor, whose quirky automata delight audiences across the UK.

'Wild Thing'

2nd Nov 2013 - 22nd Feb 2014

Andrew Waddington, Sonia Rollo, Flora McLachlan (pictured) and Carry Akroyd showcase their beautiful prints exploring wildlife.  Lithographs by Andrew, etchings by Sonia and Flora and a selection of lithographs and screen prints by Carry provide a unique look at the way they have interpreted this theme including beautiful animals in their natural habitats and exciting landscapes.

2014

 
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Made with Love

18th January - 15th March 2014

​​Our annual exhibition celebrating the romance of British craft.  Featuring jewellery by Karin Sheldon, Robyn Kinsman-Blake, Bugged Up, Ebba Goring, Laura Creer, Zincwhite, Saima Jewel, Anna Backman, Elizabeth Chamberlain and Kate Chell.  With ceramics and mixed media pieces by Anna Collete Hunt, Rebecca Appleby, Caroline Lingwood, Lynn Walters, Dayle Green, Alison Gautrey, Bronwen Tyler Jones and Lara Scobie.

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Rings

18th January - 28th June 2014

​An annual exhibition showcasing rings by eight jewellers.  From engagement and wedding rings to rings for every day wear this years selection has something for every occasion.  Featuring work by Jean Scott-Moncrieff, Jennie Gill, Abigail Brown, Catherine Thomas, Frieda Munroe, Bek Genery, Bekki Churcher and Natalie Jane Harris. 

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Metamorphosis I

18th January -  30th April 2014

Fascinated by the beautiful textures and markings within slate, Daniel Cooper’s solo showcase explores this wonderful material with a series of vessels and relief pieces.  His inspiration comes from a visit to Elterwater Slate Quarry in the Lake District where after spending time with the local quarrymen he found himself inspired by them; their stories of riving slate, finding beautiful textures and strata markings within this incredibly unforgiving material. 

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Shoots & Leaves Print Show

1st March - 28th June 2014

Hedgerows are explored by two printmakers in this wonderful exploration of growth.  Stef Mitchell’s seasonal monoprints work directly with natural materials acting as recordings of walks which viewers can easily relate to.  Lynn Bailey combines several printmaking techniques in her collection including etching, collagraph, drypoint, mono print and photo etching which create an exciting and organic series of works.

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Down to Earth

22nd March - 28th June 2014

An exhibition showcasing work which has been inspired by the Earth either through use of texture, colour and materials used in the creation of the collections.  A variety of environments have inspired the participating makers including coastlines, woodland, moorland and mountain ranges.  Featuring work by Valerie Wartelle, Janette Lazell, Eleanor Lakelin, Alison Graham, Mandy Parslow, Ben Davies, Joanna Still, Jacqueline Leighton-Boyce, David Wright and David Mayne.  With jewellery by Elizabeth Terzza, Nicola Rawlings, Phoebe Sherwood-Moore, Kokkino, Christina Hirst, Goldfinch Jewellery, Claire Troughton, Anna De Ville, Catherine Woodall and Holly Belsher.

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Le Tour Comes to Yorkshire

27th March - 6th July 2014

We were really excited to be able to exhibit works by designers inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire; prints and token items to commemorate this remarkable event were made specially to mark this big occasion in sporting history.

Hedgerows are explored by two printmakers in this wonderful exploration of growth.  Stef Mitchell’s seasonal monoprints work directly with natural materials acting as recordings of walks which viewers can easily relate to.  Lynn Bailey (pictured) combines several printmaking techniques in her collection including etching, collagraph, drypoint, mono print and photo etching which create an exciting and organic series of works.

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DD4 Touring Exhibition

1st April - 1st July 2014

The collective DD4, consists of the jewellers Julie Allison, Emma Chalmers, Emma Kinnell and Nicola Morrison.  The four jewellers graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2003 with a degree with homours in Jewellery and Metalwork.  After graduating, they set up a workshop in Glasgow.  Here they shared a creative space where they developed their own jewellery collections, supporting one another along the way.  This touring exhibition is a celebration of a decade of making jewellery.

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Metamorphosis II

1st May - 31st July 2014

Mark Cooke explores the striking and timeless beauty of Welsh slate in this series of wall hung works and freestanding upright sculptures.  His sensitivity to the material he uses maximises the inherent qualities found in slate creating a contemporary collection of work.

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Bloom

5th July - 27th September 2014

Celebrating everything floral; buds, blossom, shape and colour. This exhibition intends to bring the natural glory of the summertime inside the gallery, showcasing work inspired by the beauty of flowers; drawing from not only their silhouettes but also textures and colours.  Featuring work by Shirley Vauvelle, Jenny Bell, Rose Dickinson, Lisa Katzenstein, Julie Murdoch-George, Susan Kemp, Julie Langan, Annette Vernon, Colette Halstead and Janet Browne.  With jewellery by Kate Hamilton Hunter, Alison Macleod, Sue Gregor, Jolene Smith, Penny Warren, Gabriella Casemore, Julia Wright and Jessica Hewitt.

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Bloom Print Exhibition

5th July - 25th October 2014

Ruth Green and Sue Vanderplank investigate the wonderful world of flowers with their unique prints.  Vibrant, exciting, colourful and fun this exhibition explores a whole host of beautiful flowers to brighten your day.

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Richard Phethean Ceramic Showcase

1st August - 25th October 2014

Solo show exhibiting stunning pottery by Richard Phethean.  Richard's earthenware vessels are classical in form and slip decorated.  The pots explore contour and shape, through a combination of throwing and slab built techniques; thrown elements are cut, altered and assembled, with additional rolled and textured slabs.  Slip brushing and sgrafitto is carried out on the leather hard surface.  After bisque firing, areas of plain clay are stained, and pieces are selectively protected from glaze by wax resist. 

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All I Want For Christmas

1st Nov 2014 - 10th Jan 2015

Makers come together to showcase their unique contemporary collections resulting in some fabulous gifts for Christmas and wonderful collectable pieces by some of our renowned makers. Featuring work by David Ashby, Geoffrey Bickley, Carolyn Genders, Delyth Jones, Richard Kennedy, Juliette Hamilton, John Maltby, Lynn Muir, Rosie O'Connor, Sarah Saunders, Lisa Slater and Ruth Shelley.

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The Jewellery Show

1st Nov 2014 - 10th Jan 2015

This year 30 makers come together to showcase their unique contemporary collections resulting in some fabulous gifts for Christmas and wonderful collectable pieces by some of our renowned makers.  Featuring work by Jessica Briggs, Georgina Franklin, Tamara Gomez, Bea Jareno, Lucy Martin, Stephanie Ray, Kate Smith, Adele Taylor, Jenifer Wall and Kate Wood.

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In the Spotlight

1st Nov 2014 - 10th Jan 2015

5 makers come together to showcase their unique contemporary collections resulting in some fabulous gifts for Christmas and wonderful collectable pieces by some of our renowned makers.  A select showcase, 'In the Spotlight' features striking jewellery and small scale sculptures and keepsakes by  by Colette Bain, Lorraine Corrigan, Rachel Higgins, Rozie Keogh and Cristina Zani.

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David Mayne Showcase

1st Nov 2014 - 10th Jan 2015

David is a sculptor of national repute who produces work for galleries, public spaces and the domestic environment. His artwork has been commissioned through-out the country and can be found in town centres, rural locations, public buildings and private homes and gardens.  Working in mild steel, stainless steel, bronze and cast-iron David creates a range of sculptures exploring landscapes with trees and animals.

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Kerry Tremlett Solo Print Show

1st Nov 2014 - 28th Feb 2015

Kerry studied textile design and specialized in printed surface decoration. Her love of rich colour, pattern and design in general, is clearly apparent in the work and she finds printmaking is an exciting way to explore these passions.  All of the prints are produced by hand on her treasured 1861 Victorian Albion printing press using oil based inks and Fabriano cotton rag paper.  The work uses two techniques - Lino Cut and Monotype.

 

2015

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Made with Love

17th Jan - 14th March 2015

​​Our annual exhibition celebrating the romance of British craft.  Featuring jewellery by Buddug, Judith Brown, Clare Collinson, Natalie Jane Harris, Sian Elizabeth Hughes, Anne Morgan, Helen Shere, Gillian Stein, Jill Stewart and Gwyneth Williamson.  With ceramics and mixed media pieces by Kirsty Adams, Luke Bishop, Laurence Brand, Buddug, Alison Counsell, Sarah Dunstan, Miriam Jones, Marmoo, Janine Roper and Jenny Southam.

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Rings

17th Jan - 27th June 2015

​An annual exhibition showcasing rings by ten jewellers.  From engagement and wedding rings to rings for every day wear this years selection has something for every occasion.  Featuring work by Ruth Bridges, Leoma Drew, Andrea Eserin, Sue Lane, Carole Leonard, Alison Macleod, Laura Thomas,

Shivani and Kate Smith.

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Charlotte Jones Ceramic Showcase

17th Jan - 30th April 2015

Solo showcase by Cornish based ceramicist Charlotte Jones.  Cornwall with its dramatic land and seascapes inspire Charlotte to make her ceramics, observing her surroundings so design decisions become intuitive.  Shells, pebbles and natural found objects are explored in detail by drawing and painting to inform the pots.  Her distinctive pots are made from coloured stoneware clay, using oxides and self dug clay.  

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Emerson & Mayes Print Exhibition

7th March - 27th June 2015

Group print exhibition with Victoria Keeble and Emerson Mayes.  Victoria and Emerson showcase their limited edition collagraphs and drypoint prints in this exploration of animals in their natural habitats; expect to see birds circling and swooping, hares bounding and crouching in long grass and a truly enchanting collection to inspire you.

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A  Walk in the Park

21st March - 27th June 2015

This collection of jewellery by ten British jewellers showcases the very best of contemporary jewellery today.  Each collection has been inspired by the experiences of the maker and the natural world around them.  Featuring jewellery by Liz Samways, Katie Stone, Charlie High, Glenn Campbell, Kate Rhodes, Karen McMillan, Alison Haddon, Anna De Ville, Christine Kaltoft and Joanne Tinley.

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Hare We Go

2nd May - 25th July 2015

An exhibition celebrating hares by makers who interpret this wild creature through different materials and artistic styles.  Featuring work by Jan Beeny, Lilia Umana Clarke, Rachel Elliott, Juliette Hamilton, Brendan Hesmondhalgh, Rachel Higgins, David Mayne, Annie Montgomerie, Martin Norman, Rosie O'Connor and Penny Phillips.

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Jacqui Atkin Ceramic Showcase

2nd May - 31st July 2015

Solo showcase by ceramicist Jacqui Atkin.  Having been potting for twenty years now, the main focus of the work has encompassed low firing techniques and especially resist Raku.  However, in an attempt to move away from this extreme firing process, recent work has been exploring new surface treatments where texture forms the background for botanical imagery.  Using under-glaze for dramatic colour variations, Jacqui's aim is to replicate, to some extent, the look of raku fired clay. 

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Green & Pattullo Print Exhibition

4th July - 24th October 2015

Group print exhibition with Catherine Green and Mandy Pattullo.  Mandy and Catherine Green offer up their latest works in this beautifully bright and vibrant exhibition of screenprints and monotype prints.  Mandy explores still life compositions and flowers with a strong colour palette and Catherine’s new screenprints explore the sights of Yorkshire, her home county.  

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Paul Jackson Ceramic Showcase

1st August - 24th October 2015

This series of pots focuses on the recent development of a new range of slips and patterns.  The resulting decoration has given Paul the freedom to be able to paint directly on to the pots in a more abstract and painterly way, layering colours to create a tapestry of incidental tones and impressionistic brush work. Named ‘Madrugada’ (meaning dawn in Portuguese), this collection hopes to give an impression of the vibrancy and warmth of the Mediterranean.

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Figure That

1st August - 31st October 2015

An exciting exhibition studying the human form.  A diverse group of makers who explore various materials and techniques in their collections come together in this showcase of contemporary craft. Expect to see spectacular sculpture, wonderful wall hung works and fabulous functional pieces.  Featuring work by Rachel Ducker, Sue Hanna, Christine Hester-Smith, Christy Keeney, Sally MacDonell, Lynn Muir, Guy Routledge, Rhian Stone and Chiu-i Wu.

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Intrinsic - Touring Exhibition

5th Sept - 17th October 2015

A touring exhibition of textile jewellery by seven jewellers; Hannah-May Chapman, Joanne Haywood, Yu-Ping Lin, Mandy Nash, Kathryn Partington, Liz Willis and Julie Usel.

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Simply Silver

8th Oct - 17th Nov 2015

A variety of making techniques are explored in this exciting showcase of contemporary jewellery and small objects of desire.  Expect to see pierced, etched, knitted, hammered, polished, reticulated and layered silver by talented jewellers Charlotte Brown, Shimara Carlow, Becky Crow, Fiona De Marco, Cath Hill, Kate Holdsworth, Anne Massey, Teresa Samson, Joanne Thompson and Gerlinde Huth.

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Manifest - Touring Exhibition

21st Oct - 28th Nov 2015

Manifest is a touring exhibition of jewellery designed for the hand to celebrate forty years of extraordinary jewellery designed and handmade in Britain by past and present members of the Designer Jewellers Group.  Featuring work by Petra Bishai, Michael Carpenter, Faith Chapman, Shelby Fitzpatrick, Catherine Hendy, Catherine Hills, Christina Hirst, Ulli Kaiser, Christine Kaltoft, Jennifer Kidd, Sabine Konig, Sarah Macrae, Elizabeth Maldonado, Jo McAllister, Tom McDowell, Jane Moore, Jill Newbrook, Kerry Richardson, Ute Sanne, Harriet St Leger, Bettina Starke, Annie Ruthven Taggart, Georgina Taylor, Jan Truman, John Weiss, Jo McAllister, Emma Farquharson and Jeanne Werge-Hartley.

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Natural Balance - Blandine Anderson

28th Oct 2015 - 9th Jan 2016

Solo showcase by ceramicist Blandine Anderson.  This wonderful collection of ceramics by Blandine Anderson has drawn inspiration from Myths and Folklore.   Several pieces refer to ancient creation myths; many of which involve the sea.  These peculiar and enigmatic tales add another layer of ingredients to the mixture.  The ceramics are individually hand-built in either porcelain or stoneware.

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Winter Shows

September - December 2015

Every month from September through to December we introduced brand new makers to the gallery as part of our Winter Shows programme. We also worked with some familiar faces who had developed new ranges.  Featuring work by Hyu-Jin Jo, Norman Yap, Melanie Kew, Jenny Ayrton, Hannah McAndrew, Laura Birdsall, Zoe Hillyard, Mel Day, Wendy Kershaw, Louise Darby, Jonathan Rogers and Paul Young.

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The British Jewellery Show

18th Nov 2015 - 9th Jan 2016

The very best of British jewellery is showcased here for a truly stunning selection of classic, contemporary and innovative jewellery.  Featuring work by Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Catherine Thomas, Katherine Campbell-Legg, Nick Hubbard, Anna Wales, Anne Massey, Gerlinde Huth, Becky Crow, Shimara Carlow and Joanne Thompson culminating in 10 fabulous displays.

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In the Spotlight

1st Dec 2015 - 9th Jan 2016

Inspiring jewellery created from a variety of materials including silver, gold, enamel, patterned plastic and pattinated copper as well as small sculptural keepsake items made from ceramic, etched copper and silver.  6 makers come together in this annual showcase of some of the most talented makers in the UK today.  Featuring work by Nancy Pickard, Esme Parsons, Sophie Currie, Morna Darling, Chris Boland and Elizabeth Campbell.

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Carry Akroyd Print Exhibition

7th Nov 2015 - 27th Feb 2016

Carry showcases a beautiful selection of screen prints and lino cut prints which explore fields and fens, the natural habitats of birds and other wildlife and rich landscapes.  Her style is bold and her colour palette vibrant and exciting.  Carry lives in the rich arable landscape along the valley of the River Nene and nearby Fens.  Her images examine the relationship between humans, landscape and wildlife, alongside formal concerns about colour, pattern, shape and balance.

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Made with Love

16th Jan - 12th March 2016

Our annual exhibition exploring the romance of British Craft.  These talented British makers come together to showcase their beautiful jewellery, ceramics and works in mixed media resulting in an array of ideal gifts for Valentine’s and Mother’s Day.  Featuring work by Charlotte Bezzant, Gracie May Designs, Nicola Becci, Becca Williams, Rachel Brown, Natalie Vardey, Ane Mi Design, Mandy Nash, Donna Barry, Rebecca Wilson, Victoria Lindo, Charlotte Miller, Angela Mellor, Kerry Hastings, Brittany Delaney, Jane Johnson, Rhian Malin, Antonia MacGregor, Temporary Measure and Linda Miller. 

2016

 
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Rings 

16th Jan - 25th June 2016

Every year we select jewellers to display with us whose rings offer a unique alternative to what you might find out on the high street.  Stunning engagement and wedding rings, rings to mark special occasions or just a ring to wear every day; there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  Featuring work by Mark Veevers, Emily Thatcher, Ruth Wood, Anna K Baldwin, Rachel Jones, Amy Keeper, Barbara Bertagnolli, Jennie Gill and Cindy Ashbridge.

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Gin Durham Ceramic Showcase

16th Jan - 30th April 2016

Solo showcase by ceramicist Gin Durham.  A truly enchanting collection of sculptural animal ceramics inspired by traditions of folklore, fairy stories and nursery rhymes. 

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Tessa Asquith-Lamb & Mary Gillett Print Exhibition

5th March - 25th June 2016

Atmospheric prints by renowned printmakers Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Mary Gillett are displayed together in this group exhibition of etchings, collagraphs and mono prints.  Tessa’s etchings reflect her love of stories and storytelling.  Each image she creates is assembled from drawings in her sketchbooks of beautiful things founds in museums, remembered moments, carefully observed self portraits, and objects from her collection of Victoriana and childhood treasures.  Mary’s images, many of Dartmoor and the North Cornwall coastline are contemplations on how our surroundings can reflect our histories, our moods and our thoughts. 

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Another Life

19th March - 25th June 2016

An exhibition of jewellery, sculptures and wall hung works by makers who reclaim, upcycle and re-invent materials into beautiful contemporary craft pieces.  Innovative, inspiring and truly stunning collections to marvel at.  Featuring work by Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joanne Tinker, Bryony Rose, Isobel Cortese, Jennifer Collier, Jane Bevan, Aimee Bollu, Barbara Franc, Anya Keeley, Tracey Murchison, Lindsey Mann, Rosie Bill, Tina MacLeod, Maria Whetman, Sally Ayling, Emma Farnworth, Kathleen Smith, Sabira Silcock, Clare Lowe and Katherine Richmond.  Featuring additional work in ‘Little Treasures’ by Society of Little by Eunice Beeching, Tania Covo, Uncommonly Beautiful, Kate Hamilton-Hunter and Priormade.

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Beneath the Surface Ceramic Showcase

3rd May - 30th July 2016

This trio of new designers are making their mark in the world of Contemporary Craft and come together in this remarkable showcase of emerging talent. Kate Welton, Hannah Tounsend and Josie Seymour-Jones explore stoneware, earthenware and porcelain with a variety of making and decorating techniques.  Each individual shares the love and beauty of mark making with their richly animated surfaces treating the clay as the canvas.

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Jane Ormes & Julia Ogden Print Show
2nd July - 29th October 2016

Group print exhibition with Jane Ormes and Julia Ogden.  Whimsical and decorative prints by Jane Ormes and charming screen printed works by Yorkshire printmaker Julia Ogden are showcased in this beautiful group exhibition sure to brighten up any interior.  Julia’s depiction of woodlands, birds and changing seasons are a source of inspiration for her, meanwhile Jane’s inspirations come from a wild imagination involving animals in comical scenarios.

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Seeing Colour Jewellery Show

2nd July - 24th September 2016

These inspiring jewellers come together in this fascinating showcase highlighting the beauty of colour in jewellery; explored through various techniques and made from a variety of exciting and innovative materials by inspiring British makers across the UK.  Featuring work by Cecile Gilbert (Tiki), Emily Kidson, Jenny Llewellyn, Yuka Jourdain, Sarah Lindsay, Emily Knight, Gail Klevan, Sarah Perry, Hazel Atkinson and Zincwhite.

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Glass Now

2nd July - 24th September 2016

An exciting exploration of glass by makers at the cutting edge of contemporary glass design.  Highlighting beautiful collections from makers who explore colour, technique, materials and form in their works.  Featuring work by Morpheus Glass (Stephanie Bowen), Catriona MacKenzie, Vinegar & Brown Paper, Alison Lowry, Pia Wustenberg, Jane Charles, Samantha Sweet, Hayley Gammon and Stephen Foster.

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Moyra Stewart Ceramic Showcase

2nd Aug - 27th October 2016

The ceramics Moyra makes are a response to the challenges in life, the personal journey that is taking place at a deep level in all of us.  She strives to make vessels that feel as though they are alive and vibrant, objects that resonate in the mind and the hand, in the way that a favourite rock brings us inner calm.  By working to make sense of inner turmoil and transforming it into objects of beauty, she hopes she will inspire others.

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Up Front

5th Nov 2016 - 7th January 2017

A diverse range of contemporary ceramics, wood, wire, textiles and works in mixed media are brought together in this exceptional front of house Christmas exhibition.  Techniques and processes are explored and stories are told as we bring the best of contemporary craft to visitors of Leeds.  Featuring work by Jane Strawbridge, Christine Pike, Samantha Bryan, Frances Noon, Vivienne Sillar, Debbie Page, Jean Tolkovsky, Roger Bennett, Jasmine Simpson and Sally Burnett.

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The Jewellery Show

5th Nov 2016 - 7th January 2017

Every Christmas we select jewellers who are at the cutting edge of contemporary jewellery design to showcase pieces of jewellery in our Christmas exhibition programme.  This year is no exception as we explore brand new and exciting makers and those more established.  Silver, gold, acrylic, precious and semi-precious stones and much more besides is explored making an inspiring show for visitors to discover.  Featuring work by Kathryn Williamson, Mandana Oskoui, Wendy Sarah Pacey, Rachel Jones, Alison Phillips, Rauni Higson, Julia Smith and Rebecca Sarah Black.

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In the Spotlight

5th Nov 2016 - 7th January 2017

Intriguing collections of jewellery, turned wood, porcelain, small keepsake items and lots more besides are showcased in this annual exhibition where we explore the intricacy and diversity of contemporary craft by some of the most talented British makers today.  Featuring work by Emily Richard, Mauri Ann Beardshaw, Jennie McCall, Angela Learoyd, Stephanie Tudor, Ann Povey, John Parsons and Jane Strawbridge.

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On Yer Doorstep

5th Nov 2016 - 7th January 2017

Celebrating award winning makers from around the region to showcase the talent that’s right on our doorstep and discovering the links makers have with Yorkshire.  Featuring star of The Great Pottery Throw Down 2015 Sandra Whyles, Emily Stubbs, Rowena Brown, Chris Hindley and Rebecca Appleby.

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Christine Cummings Ceramic Showcase

5th Nov 2016 - 7th January 2017

Christine is a ceramic sculptor, her unique style and love towards the natural world is captured by her beautifully hand crafted pieces.  Using a mixture of crank bodied and stoneware clays she brings her research and sketches to life, the finished pieces complimented by her own unique method of Raku and smoke firing.  

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John Duffin Print Exhibition

5th Nov 2016 - 25th February 2017