About village gallery
We sell a great selection of antique, less-old and new art, craft, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture
and silver, including Lalique, Royal Crown Derby, Royal Worcester and Scottish Silver.
We regularly showcase the work of contemporary artists including Edward Waites,
Rebecca Mason, Malcolm Ludvigsen, Narissa Mather and Ralph Shuttleworth. The gallery also hosts
selling exhibitions of art – both 2D and 3D - by local artists. These run back-to-back, each lasting for
around six weeks.
Current selling exhibition
Susan (Lottie) Holliday
Susan was born in York, where she still lives.
Painting was something Susan always wanted to do from childhood after watching her mother
sketch. But it wasn’t until mid-life that she did anything about it, having been cajoled by her family,
and then it was mostly just dabbling. She didn’t really start to paint seriously until she got a job in
an art shop in 2005.
Susan had enjoyed photography, and painting became an extension to
this. With no formal art training, she preferred to experiment and find her
She started with watercolours, sometimes adding ink, washing the
picture and generally feeling her way to a result she was satisfied with.
Acrylics and pastel featured later on.
Susan’s pictures often depict dramatic scenes, not based on exact
memories, but a combination of landscape, rocks and sea that begins with one idea … and then the
picture takes on a life of its own.
Susan maintains that her art is just a hobby. She enjoys painting for its own end. That other people
like it too, serves to encourage her to do more, and gives her a buzz too.
New to village gallery
We are delighted to be selling the work of Ruth Foster from Holmfirth. Ruth is a fused glass artist
working with vibrant colours to create sculptural and functional pieces. Each piece starts as flat
sheets of glass. These then go through the process of cutting, fusing and shaping, with pieces
going in and out of the kiln many times until the finished piece emerges.
Ruth’s work revolves around her interest in designing coloured patterns and shapes which are then
stretched by the flowing of the molten glass, creating individual pieces of artwork. She is
influenced by natural colours and geometric shapes often found in nature.
We have just started stocking the work of self-taught jewellery designer/maker and sculptor
Paul Allinson, and have some of his great bold statement pieces in store. But we can go further, as
we can get bespoke jewellery designed and made to your specification and budget - do drop in and
have a chat.
village gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm.
To browse through our stock, please visit our sister site at https://www.village-on-the-web.com.
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