Masham Gallery’s Christmas Gift Guide. 1: For Writers, Doodlers, Readers and Planners….
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 gift guide is all about writers, doodlers, readers and planners – those people you know who can’t live without a list, or maybe love to draw. Or perhaps they adore words? We have ideas big and small, for even the most modest budget. Read on for inspiration…
Ideas and Lists books from Lovely Pigeon. £4.50
For the organiser, who loves to start the day with a list. These cute little notebooks are perfectly sized to slip in your pocket, for emergency ‘jot this down’ moments.
Twig pens from Flights of Fancy £1.50
For those who enjoy writing or drawing whilst strolling through woodland (or pretending they’re a hobbit), these funky rustic pencils are a must have item.
Stoneware mug from Harding and Palmer £9.50
Lets face it, how is anyone supposed to do their best work without a hot mug of tea on the desk? Hand made and generously sized, fill it with your choice of beverage and wait for inspiration.
Pencil necklace from Zinc White £17
Amazing jewellery celebrating the magnificence of the pencil! Made from recycled pencils, transformed into stylish rings, cufflinks and more. We particularly love this rainbow necklace.
Artist’s books, £15 – £30
We have a fantastic selection of books from some of our artists, including Ian Scott Massie, Hester Cox and Simon Palmer. Find out more about the artist, learn about how they make their work and explore more of their artwork.
Handmade Notebooks by Kate Bowles, £5 – £25
These stunning hand-bound notebooks are made with vintage fabrics and recycled papers, making each one totally unique. A very special notebook for someone who likes to write down their ideas in style.
Scrabble tile necklace by Leigh Shepherd £26.50
Leigh Shepherd collects old scrabble tiles and combines them with Chinese-inspired surface design to make these eye catching necklaces. Each piece features decoration on the front and reveals the scrabble tile in question when turned over. Come in a matching metal display box.
Porcelain by Charlotte Morrison £12 – 65
Something a little different for a lover of words. These beautiful and functional ceramics are inspired by vintage packaging, and are hand painted with phrases and words, as well as delicate patterns. Many designs are one-off but every piece is made by the artist and is unique.
Hand printed books by Hester Cox £65
Made as part of our Of a Feather exhibition, artist Hester Cox has created a selection of limited edition hand made books, inspired by the activities of birds. Unusual, delicate and breath taking, these treasures will delight any book lover.
Book Eating Bug by Particle Article, £82
New to Masham Gallery as part of our Treasure exhibition, and created by Particle Article (aka artists Claire Benson and Amy Nightingale) this bewitching little bug is made from recycled and vintage materials, and lives in a white box frame. A great pressie for a book love with a good sense of humour.
Papercut map collage by Rosie Scott-Massie, £125
Rosie uses old ordnance survey maps as the material for these unusual 3-dimensional artworks. Inspired by follies and other unusual buildings, each piece is original and one-off. A great gift for a map lover.
Limited edition papercuts by Sarah Morpeth £170
Artist Sarah Morpeth is inspired by stories, and creates limited edition laser-cut pieces from snatches of sentences and words from films, poetry and fiction. Each piece is hand painted and signed by the artist.