2021

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Meet the Maker event with Toby Cotterill

4th September 2021 

We were delighted to welcome contemporary jeweller Toby Cotterill to the gallery to talk about his collaboration with ceramicist Anna Whitehouse.  Visitors were able to explore his exciting sketchbooks, see the inspirations behind his collection, ask questions about the processes and techniques behind the work, see the tools of his trade and take a closer look at his jewellery.  

 

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Rambling Exhibition

26th June - 25th September 2021

 This wonderfully eclectic show revelled in the pleasure of rambling; the path never trodden before, those tiny treasures picked up along the way and the ever-changing landscape.  Makers from across the UK came together in this exhibition to offer their interpretation of the natural world through the mediums of jewellery, ceramics and mixed media.  Work by Jane Bevan pictured. 

 

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Solace Print Exhibition

26th June – 30th October 2021               

Solace is a print exhibition which encourages you to take a mindful moment.  Many of us have felt an affinity with nature over the course of the last year, this show is a celebration of that connection.  Solace brings together work from 5 prominent UK based printmakers, each using a print in a different way to encapsulate the great outdoors.Solace is a print exhibition which encourages you to take a mindful moment.  Many of us have felt an affinity with nature over the course of the last year, this show is a celebration of that connection.  Solace brings together work from 5 prominent UK based printmakers, each using a print in a different way to encapsulate the great outdoors.Solace is a print exhibition which encourages you to take a mindful moment.  Many of us have felt an affinity with nature over the course of the last year, this show is a celebration of that connection.  Solace brings together work from 5 prominent UK based printmakers, each using a print in a different way to encapsulate the great outdoors.

Solace was a print exhibition which encouraged visitors to take a mindful moment.  Many of us felt an affinity with nature over the course of the last year and this show was a celebration of that connection.  Solace brought together work from 5 prominent UK based printmakers (Julia Ogden, Phil Greenwood, Alice Pattullo, Tim Southall and Ashley Hutchinson (pictured), each used different printmaking techniques to encapsulate the great outdoors.

 

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Anna Whitehouse & Toby Cotterill Showcase

27th July – 30th October 2021               

Anna Whitehouse is a contemporary ceramicist and Toby Cotterill is a contemporary jeweller.  Through their combined passion of nature and insect life, the pair are coming together and showcasing two new exclusive collaborative pieces in this fabulous exhibition as well as complimentary collections of their own.

Anna Whitehouse is a contemporary ceramicist and Toby Cotterill is a contemporary jeweller.  Through their combined passion of nature and insect life, the pair were brought together and showcased two new exclusive collaborative pieces in this fabulous exhibition as well as complimentary collections of their own.

 

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Lorna Jackson Currie Ceramic Showcase

6th November 2021 - 8th January 2022            

One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   

One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   

 

The Winter Show

6th November 2021 - 29th January 2022            

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Our Winter offerings at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery have always been an exciting celebration of the very best of UK contemporary craft and this show was no exception.  Handcrafted ceramics, textiles, 3D printed collections and works in mixed media by some of the most inspiring makers on the craft scene were showcased to tempt visitors over the festive season and beyond. One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   

 

The Winter Jewellery Show

6th November 2021 - 29th January 2022            

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One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   One of the UK’s most celebrated ceramic designers and a firm favourite at   the gallery, Lorna Jackson Currie is celebrated in this special solo showcase of her bold and beautiful tableware.  Underglaze pencil designs, slips in vivid colours, often on a black background are all hallmarks of Lorna’s designs on a variety of handmade bowls, platters, cups and jugs.   

With life returning to some kind of normality we curated a jewellery show to excite visitors when getting on their glad rags again to socialise.  Stunning conversation starters for the unique individual by some of the most talented jewellers the UK has to offer.  Sensitive to the changing world we now live in the galleries selection of works encouraged a mindful shopping experience where visitors could feel connected to the small businesses they bought from.  

 

In the Spotlight

6th November 2021 - 29th January 2022            

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Intriguing jewellery, intricate paper artworks, ceramics and textiles with a twist; this year’s In the Spotlight makers were selected for their innovation in their chosen craft.  Visitors were able to delve into amazing collections by Anna Cook, Helga Mogensen, Faye Hall, AliJoe Designs and Rachel Larkins.

 

Wild Print Exhibition

6th November 2021 - 19th February 2022            

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A Winter you could carried away to the places talented printmakers Hester Cox and Niamh Geraghty Morris explored in this group print exhibition.   A deep love of their surroundings were brought to life by their wonderful printmaking allowing the viewer to reflect on their own relationship with nature.  Hester's colourful and richly textured collagraph prints reflect her appreciation of the natural landscape and are often inspired by things that she sees whilst out fellrunning.  From Niamh’s Devon studio, coast, moor and riverside are all nearby.  With a desire to evoke and convey the sense of a place she combines drypoint and woodcut techniques with monoprinting to create a painterly quality to her printmaking.

 

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Nick Vorstermans Wood Showcase

15th January - 16th April 2022            

Craftsman Nick Vorstermans of Studio Critical focuses his practice on using locally and sustainably sourced materials.  He creates tactile handmade spoons, bowls, vases & other objects, out of green wood salvaged from urban trees that were trimmed or felled naturally.  Nick received our very special Exhibitor Award at the Winter 2021 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.  Our Artistic Director Florence awarded Nick the award for his amazing craftsmanship and sensitivity shown towards the materials he uses.  We were delighted to offer him this special exhibition in our showcase space where his work was explored in all its glory!

 

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Spring: Blossom -
40 Years in the Making

5th Feb - 30th April 2022            

An exhibition full of the joys of Spring!  Jewellery, ceramics, sculptures and wall art by a selection of blossoming talented makers we've never worked with before accompanied by makers we’ve rediscovered from our remarkable 40 year archive including some real Yorkshire treasures.  Vibrant colours and pattern, nature in all its glory and amazing wildlife were all explored by some of the most talented makers on the craft scene at the moment.