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.

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