Christmas Gift Guide Edition 3: Jewellery

Simple and Stunning Jewellery

Here’s the third edition of our Christmas Gift Guide, designed to help you along with all your present buying needs. This edition showcases some of our beautiful and unusual jewellery, available from as little as £12.

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Noa Jewellery
From £12

Noa combine ceramics and metals to make their stylish and versatile pieces. Our collection are made from indicate miniature tiles set into Aluminium with sterling silver fastenings, and are popular with all ages.

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Vin Bootle
From £27

Vin works with silver and gold, and takes inspiration from celtic design to create his eye-catching jewellery. We have a large selection of rings, bangles and earrings in stock, and special commissions can be created.

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Barbara Cassell Recycled Jewellery
From £24

This bold and very individual jewellery is made from recycled metals, leather and rubber. It’s bold, warm and eye catching, and we love it!

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Clare Collinson Jewellery
£22 – £60

Clare takes inspiration from stories when creating her delicate silver and resin jewellery. Each piece contains a tiny line of text, like this “Can I tell you a story” necklace.

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Helen Shere
From £30

This sweet tree brooch is made from sterling silver, and is part of collection of garden-inspired jewellery by Helen Shere. Also available ares matching fir tree studs, and pretty pendants.

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Becky Crow
£26 upwards

Becky is a reowned contemporary jeweller, specialising in quirky animal-inspired pieces made from silver and oxidised copper (like these fox earrings). We have a small but lovely collection of Becky’s jewellery in stock.

Don’t forget until 31st December we also have the wonderful “Aged To Perfection” exhibition here.

Christmas Gift Guide Edition 2: Textiles

Pins and Needles!

This is our second gift guide in the run up to Christmas, helping you with unusual presses for everyone. This edition is all about our textiles collection, with gifts as £10.

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Hats by Carole Minett
From £24

Our hat collection is ever changing and always popular, and every one is made by Carole Minett, a local maker based near Harrogate. Our current selection are warm and festive and waiting for owners.

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Pebbles by Lindsay Tyson
£10 – £36

Each of Lindsay’s pebbles is hand made with felt and scraps of material, so every one is unique. They are beautiful on there own but even better in a little group!

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Woollen Purses by Janie Textiles
£18

Available in a range of colours and all adorned with either pretty stitching or bold geometric patterns, these purses are fast becoming some of our most popular textiles.

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Scarves by Valerie Broomhead
£17 – £28

These pretty silk scarves are hand painted and inspired by plants and flowers. A beautiful and unique gift.

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Brooches by Angela Knipe
From £12

This fantastic range of quirky brooches, hand made using wool and felt, never ceases to surprise and amaze. You’ve probably never given someone a knitted prawn before – well here’s your chance!

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Felt birds by Feltmeup Designs
From £12.50

Melanie Green of Feltmeup Designs creates these characterful little birds by hand. We have a range of Owls and lots of festive Robins in stock just waiting to fly away.

Don’t forget our exhibition Aged to Perfection is on display until December 31st.

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Christmas Gift Guide – Edition One

Welcome to our Christmas Gift Guide 2013.

This year, to make your festive shopping a little easier, we’ve taken a good long look at all the lovely things we have here at the gallery and selected 6 of the best of our textiles, jewellery, ceramics and paper collections. Each guide offers 6 unique makers, a variety of ideas and style, and most importantly, a range of prices. Each week we’ll be homing in on one of our most popular departments to bring you a cream-of-the-crop selection. All you need to do is decide who to buy them for!

Inked and Folded: 6 of the best from our Paper selection

Our paper collection comes in many forms – from beautifully hand printed pictures, to hand bound books and contemporary paper cutting. What they all have in common is unique, quirky style and an affordable price tag. From just £4.20 there is definitely something for everyone here….

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Notebooks by Kate Bowles
£5 – £25

Kate collects vintage and recycled papers together with unusual fabrics and hand binds them into these beautiful and unusual notebooks. Even the spines are stunning!

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Contemporary Papercutting by Rosie Scott-Massie £125 – £475

Rosie’s work is highly unusual, combining expressive use of paint with precise paper cutting techniques. Each piece is made from an old OS map which features the subject of the picture. Inspired by unusual buildings around Yorkshire, our current collection includes subjects from nearby Hackfall and Studley Royal.

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Gift Tags by Letterpress £4.20
A lovely little gift or a very cool wrapping solution – these hand printed tags contain a selection of different vintage-feel designs printed on recycled card. Christmas designs are also available.

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Map Notebooks by Elizabeth Shorrock £15
For a really personal gift we have these lovely handmade notebooks by paper artist Elizabeth Shorrock. Each one is covered with a real OS map of Yorkshire, so perfect for someone who lives on the map! Contact us if you would like to order a specific location.

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Etchings by Janis Goodman £60 – £130
Based in Leeds, Janis’ original prints are inspired by both urban and countryside everyday life, in particular plants and birds. The etchings are limited edition, and are all hand printed, meaning that there is sometimes a slight difference in the look of each one.

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Lampshades by Lush Designs and Hannah Nunn £18 – £100

We couldn’t possibly choose which of our lovely lampshades we preferred so we decided to include them both in the gift guide! Lush designs create quirky, funny and gorgeous drawings which are then turned into eye catching lampshades. We have an ever changing selection of their shades in stock, so enquire with us for our current collection. Hannah Nunn is based in Hebden Bridge and combines paper cutting with lighting to make her stunning nature-inspired shades (pictured) and tea light holders. 

It’s a wonderful summer…..

Claire West

Claire West

Hi!
We have just said goodbye to our amazing Paperworks exhibition, which went down a storm. But we have no time to waste as this weekend sees the start of ‘It’s a Wonderful life!’ – our new exhibition featuring dazzling mixed media work from three Yorkshire artists; Claire West, Sharon Winter and Rachel McEwan. The show comprises and collection of original paintings designed to cheer the soul and celebrate life – just want you need to compliment this beautiful weather. ‘it’s a Wonderful Life’ opens with a preview this Friday evening and continues until August 25th.

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Sharon Winter

Rachel McEwan

Rachel McEwan

 

We’ve have just taken our first step into the world of film making! We have started work on a collection of films about the artists we represent, beginning with painter and printmaker Ian Scott-Massie. Ian’s film follows him as he prepares for his forthcoming solo exhibition in Wensley Church, and sees him researching his subjects deep in the dales, as well as painting in his studio. The films will allow the viewer to put a face to the artwork they see in the gallery, as well as getting an exclusive look at the working techniques, and hearing first hand about the artist’s inspiration.

 

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Ian during filming…

We had a great time learning about the process of making a professional short film, from attempting to capture circling Curlews to keeping the tripod steady in the freezing ‘summer’ winds on the top of Penhill! Thanks to Ken Snowden at Proper Telly for the fantastic filming and editing. Our first film is available on the gallery’s website and on Youtube - we hope you enjoy it, don’t forget to look out for the next one!

Ian’s exhibition in ‘Tales from the Dales’ opens on 27th July  and  will be on display at Wensley Church until August 11th.

 

Do drop by and see our summery new exhibition and enjoy the sunshine with us.

A creative day out in Masham

Hello!

The weather seems to have finally come good (for now), so you may be considering taking advantage of the sun and having a day out this weekend. We have the perfect suggestion – why not visit Masham? As well as a lovely range of shops and galleries (including our own), the annual North Yorkshire Open Studios is taking place over the next two weekends, and there are 5 artists to visit in and around Masham (and more very close by), including Josie Beszant, owner of Masham Gallery,  locally based artists Ian Scott-Massie, Hester Cox and Charlotte Morrison and Paperworks curator Rosie Scott-Massie.

 

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Josie Beszant

 

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We are delighted to be using Artison as our venue on Saturday and Sunday 8/9 and 15/16 June. Over 100 artists are taking part in the Open Studios this year. It’s a great chance to find out how the artwork is created and meet the artists to see what inspires them (we’ll all be there on all days). They’ll be plenty of tea and coffee all day and (of course) plenty of cake too! Full details of the event are at www.nyos.org.uk.

 

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Rosie Scott-Massie

 We have the most amazing exhibition Paperworks in progress here at Masham Gallery, where you can see even more of Rosie’s work, and both Nolon Stacey and Nikki Corker will have their galleries open in Masham too. If you are making a weekend of it there’s lots more detail about what’s in and around Masham here.

So if you fancy a weekend of creativity, sunshine and most importantly, lots of cake, you can’t do better than coming to visit us!

Enjoy the sunshine x

 

Paperworks…Open!

Hi there

 

Just a brief blog today to remind everyone that our second exhibition of 2013 Paperworks is now open and ready for visitors. The exhibition opened with a brilliantly well attended preview on Friday – we got loads for great feedback from intrigued and fascinated guests who loved the diversity of the show. It was great to have a chat with two of the exhibition’s artists Clare Lindley and Elizabeth Shorrock who popped by too.We’d love for you to come and see the exhibition, which runs until June 28th, but if you are unable to make it, here are some pictures of whats going on…

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The exhibition features eight artists in total, based all over the country and with one common passion – using paper as the main material in their work. As you can see though, the outcomes are all very unique and equally beautiful, from Elizabeth Shorrock’s amazing map books to Li-chu Wu’s lovely silver and paper jewellery. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

 

 

Paper, Scissors, Pebbles…

Hello!

This month we have been getting lots of new exciting deliveries after our annual visit to the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate. New ceramics, jewellery and textiles are all on offer, and in coming months much more will be arriving. Read on for details…

We are also coming to the end of our first exhibition this year, the wonderful ’35′ show of John Degnan’s paintings and prints. We’ve had a great response to the show, and the accompanying book, written by Ian Scott-Massie has proved very popular indeed. Now we are looking ahead to our next exhibition, opening mid May, - this one dedicated entirely to one material – paper. Paperworks explores the versatile and fascinating world of paper art – from collage to papercutting, to using paper in sculpture. It is a medium that’s been around for many years, but with designers such as Paul Smith and shops like Fortnum and Mason using papercutting as inspiration, the artform has become hugely popular in recent years. We wanted to celebrate the brilliance of this humble material by bringing together 8 of the best paper artists from across the country in what promises to be a most exciting exhibition. Have a first look at some of the artwork and get to know a little about the artists below.

We’re really pleased to have nationally recognised paper artists taking part in the show, including Helen Musselwhite, a Cheshire-based artist whose distinctive designs have been used in national and international advertising campaigns for Audi and Nokia to name a few.

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If you’ve read a few children’s books in recent years then you may well have browsed Kate Slater’s beautiful illustrations, which adorn the pages of titles such as Magpie’s Treasure.

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Closer to home, you may have spotted Clare Lindley’s romantic paper-cuts on display at The Station, and Sarah Morpeth’s breathtaking paper-cut window display in 2012 at The Georgian Theatre, both in Richmond.

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Browse March/April’s issue of Craft and Design Magazine and you will find the work of Jennifer Collier gracing the front cover!

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Yasemin Wigglesworth has designed paper-cut inspired clothing for Painswick Couture, and Elizabeth Shorrock’s handmade paper map books can be spotted at book fairs across the country, including the Leeds International Artists Book Fair.

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Curator of Paperworks, Rosie Scott-Massie, has exhibited her paper-cut collages in galleries around the country, as well as in the North Yorkshire Open Studios 2012.

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Although you may have spotted our Paperworks artists elsewhere, we can guarantee that seeing their work all together in an exhibition like this will be a first! We are delighted by the diversity of artwork in this exhibition and hope you will be too. See you in May!

New things…

You may have been wondering what the ‘pebble’ element of our blog’s title relates too. We’ve had  a lovely new selection of felt pebbles, handmade by Lindsay Tyson, delivered! Each one is unique and embellished with embroidery and print.

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Craig Fellows

From a distance Craig Fellows’ purses and notebooks may simply look like prettily patterned fabric, but get closer and you’ll soon see wings, legs and antenna….Craig creates incredibly detailed ink drawings of bees, bugs, slugs and plants, and uses these illustrations to make his contemporary fabrics, which in turn is used to make scarves, cushions, purses and handkerchiefs. We have been lusting after some of these beautiful accessories for a while now, and are delighted to finally have them on our shelves.

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Katherine Lees

Katherine uses porcelain to create her delicate range of jewellery and ceramics. We fell in love with her tiny bottles and key necklaces when we saw her work at the British Craft Trade Fair in April. Each piece is unique and intricately glazed and textured.

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We also have a great new selection of felt pebbles from Lindsay Tyson, each one uniquely printed and embroidered. In the coming months we will be welcoming more new artists and suppliers, including Clare Collinson jewellery, Jessica Hogarth stationary and Hannah Nunn lampshades, so keep popping in to get a first look at what’s new.

Spring at Masham Gallery

The sun is just about coming out so we’ve decided it must be spring – we also have lovely new stock appearing all over the gallery, and a new exhibition round the corner, so winter has been definitely shaken off!

Our first exhibition of 2013 opens in just a few weeks, and is our very first solo show for local artist John  Degnan, who has been producing stunning paintings and prints for over 35 years.
From ceramics to toys, we have a lot of new and exciting items in stock, so if you can’t get here to see them yourself, read on for images and information.

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Our first exhibition of 2013 is our first ever solo exhibition for popular local artist John Degnan. The exhibition will mark 35 years since John became a full time artist, and features etchings and original watercolours inspired by Yorkshire – the landscape, animals and communities within the dales. An accompanying book will be available, giving a retrospective look at John’s career.

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We are immensely excited and honoured to be showing the largest collection of John Degnan’s work ever exhibited, and can’t wait to see everything on the walls. We hope you’ll drop by to visit the exhibition too.

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New Printmakers

This year visitors will be able to see a number of new artists in our exhibitions and on general display. To kick things off we are very excited to welcome the work of printmakers Emerson Mayes and Anja Percival to the gallery.

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Emerson Mayes (work pictured above) is an award winning artist originally from Harrogate, whose paintings, drawings and prints can be seen in galleries across the country.  Emerson’s work is inspired by local architecture (including Fountain’s Abbey), animals, birds and plants, and has become highly collectable. We now have a collection of Emerson’s work in stock.

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Anja Percival is a printmaker based in Durham, whose incredible etchings have atmospheric, photographic quality. Anja began her career in science, but has been working as an artist for over 10 years now, and exhibits her etchings in galleries and art fairs. We will be exhibiting a collection of Anja’s work in our Autumn exhibition ‘Simplicity of Colour’ later in the year, but we will shortly be stocking a selection of her prints in the meantime.

New stock!

Now that the quieter months of January and February are out the way we are celebrating with lots of new and lovely things in the gallery, so if you are looking for a perfect present you couldn’t pick a better time to call on us.

We are delighted to have replenished our collection of ceramics by Katie Almond, including cups and jugs in unique, handpainted designs. These beautiful items have to be seen up close to be fully appreciated for all their exquisite details!

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If it’s a gift for someone a little younger you need, we have a toyroom full to bursting with new things from Bigjigs Toys, including spinning tops, wooden farms and more.

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Hopefully we will see you in the coming weeks, don’t forget to drop in on our new exhibition – for more information visit our website.

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Valentine’s Day at Masham Gallery

The day celebrating romance is fast approaching, and we are full of inspiring gift ideas, whether you’re looking for a tiny token of affection or something a little more extravagant.

If something small and lovely is what you’re after, we have lots of pretty treats for under £10, like our romantic hanging hearts and birds by Lush Designs, or sweet-smelling lavender bags made from vintage fabrics by Sumptuosity. Or what about a sprinkling of ceramic buttons in the envelope of your Valentine’s card?

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Hanging heart, £5.95

Looking for a creative alternative to the obligatory box of posh chocolates this year? We have unique presents for special people, from hats to prints, ceramics to notebooks. Here are a few of our favourite ideas…

Charlotte Morrison’s ceramics are all one-off and hand painted, so your gift really is unique.

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Hand-painted porcelain jugs, from £22

For writing sweet nothings, or anything else for that matter, we have a lovely collection of notebooks bound in recycled leather, or covered with vintage fabrics, from £4.50 to £25.

Notebooks by Art Box, Kate Bowles and Lovely Pigeon.

Notebooks by Art Box, Kate Bowles and Lovely Pigeon.

Is there somewhere in Yorkshire that reminds you of your loved one? We have paintings and prints of Masham, and of places all around the North from only £20, and many of our artists accept commissions if you wanted to plan a future romantic gift.

'Masham from Lanquit' by Ian Scott Massie

‘Masham from Lanquit’ by Ian Scott Massie

We have a lovely range of jewellery for both men and women, from classic to more quirky styles. So if you’re looking for some Valentine’s bling, look no further!

Mpon and Sun cufflinks by Becky Crow

Moon and Sun cufflinks by Becky Crow £94

Two for Joy necklace by Helen Shere

Two for Joy necklace by Helen Shere £76

We love this romantic little sculpture, by Sarah Jane Brown.

'Semi Detached' by Sarah Jane Brown, £45

‘Semi Detached’ by Sarah Jane Brown, £45

Tea for Two? Share a cuppa and a cupcake on Valentine’s day in one of our brilliant teapots!

Red teapot by David Pantling £28. Handbuilt 'Squeak Free' teapot by Charlotte Morrison, £75.

Red teapot by David Pantling £28. Hand-built ‘Squeak Free’ teapot by Charlotte Morrison, £75.

Don’t forget the card…We’re very proud of our collection of Valentine’s Day cards this year. They’re enough to make hearts flutter!

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We have lots more ideas on our website, and in the gallery, so why not visit us and pick up a little something special?

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Masham Gallery’s Gift Guide #4

Masham Gallery’s Christmas Gift Guide #4; Have a Handmade Christmas

We can help find the perfect present for those who are hard to buy for, whether young or old, or somewhere in the middle. This week’s guide is all about having a handmade Christmas; from decorations and table adornments to special stocking fillers and unique gifts, we’ve got everything you need.

Ceramic Buttons £1.20 – £4

Our ceramic buttons are popular all year round and are a great little decoration or stocking filler. Choose from our funky mixture from stockwell ceramics (pictured) or go for handpainted and unique from Charlotte Morrison.

Festive Decorations £1.50 – £12.50

We have a great selection of handmade christmas decorations this year, including adorable felt baby robins by Feltmeup designs, papercut baubles from Sarah Morpeth and porcelain reindeers by Charlotte Morrison. So if you fancy a change from the usual baubles and fairy lights, come and take a look!

Fairies by Shirley Vauvelle £15

For a bit of instant Christmas cheer hang one of these in your house! Handmade for our Treasure exhibition, each fairy is unique.

Handmade jugs by Katie Almond £12 – £65

Katie Almond uses transfers of vintage packaging and photos, along with hand-painted patterns to create her eye catching ceramics. Beautiful and useful!

Fused glass tealight holders by Sally Page £27

These amazing tealight holders are made by Yorkshire based glass artist Sally Page, and would make a beautifully eye catching centre piece at the dining table.

Winter Hare by Hester Cox £85

Local printmaker Hester Cox takes inspiration from animals and wildlife, particularly hares, to make her limited edition collagraph prints. A prefect pressie for any lover of the outdoors and the seasons.

Screenprint by Ian Scott Massie £75 – £119
This lovely wintery piece, titled ‘Stags in the snow’, is one a a large selection of original screenprints by Masham artist Ian Scott-Massie. Check out our website for more pieces.

Merry Christmas!

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