14 Colliergate York YO1 8BP 01904 411444 office@village-on-the-web.com

About village gallery

We sell a great selection of antique, less-old and new art, craft, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture and silver. We are Lalique specialists (and York’s official stockist), offer a bespoke jewellery service, and additionally have rolling exhibitions of work by local artists. We’ve recently welcomed in the work of three new (to us) local artists … Kit Hemsley is a ceramicist from Leeds. She loves exploring clay to see what she can produce with it. Her Parian and porcelain work mirrors coastal textures, colours and forms, whilst her other work uses stoneware or Raku clay to create very tactile forms based on shapes from nature. These she burnishes, sawdust fires and waxes to give a very organic texture and patina. Julia Williams is another artist who loves experimenting and, together with texture and pattern, the one underlying feature that gives her satisfaction is the balance of light and dark with enough space left around shapes and lines to let them breathe and be seen. Tim Bos is a retired languages teacher, and is yet another artist motivated by trying out different media and techniques. Both Julia and Tim are based in York.

Current 2D art selling exhibition

Suzanne Mcquade was born in West Yorkshire.  Her working life was predominately in customer services, and she painted as much as possible in her spare time. Five years ago, Suzanne made the decision to become a full-time artist allowing her time to work on her techniques and exhibit her paintings. Suzanne is passionate about watercolours and how this medium’s translucency allows light to flood into her landscapes and seascapes. “Using watercolours is like teamwork, I have to allow the watercolour to move and merge, and utilise the patterns it creates.” Suzanne’s inspiration comes from the diversity of the British countryside and coast, and she paints what she finds captivating, from a dramatic sky to underwater rocks. “I try to make the scene in front of me to be as beautiful as possible”. Suzanne’s paintings have featured in the popular Leisure Artist Magazine, and she also was selected for the Artist entry to the Patchings Exhibition in 2016 run by the Artist Magazine. The exhibition runs until 6th July.

New in

The 32nd challenge for the America's Cup took place in 2007 in Valencia, Spain. The challenge was won by a Swiss team, beating their rivals from New Zealand. To hail the 32nd running of the America's Cup, Lalique commissioned Javier Mariscal to design an official collection of objects inspired by the competition. The result was four pieces … a paperweight, a vase, a tumbler and a stylised yacht sculpture. All were only made for a short period of time, so all are quite rare. We currently have the sculpture in, priced at just £495. Royal Crown Derby continues to delight many, and we’ve recently acquired the two Scottish bears, Fraser and Shona. We’ve only one of each, so if they tickle your fancy, don’t leave it too long. And on the art front, we’ve managed to get hold of more Roz Jennings original fashion sketches. Roz was a fashion designer for, amongst others, Laura Ashley in the 1970s. Roz also had her own label and store, and her work exudes the Biba/Dudu look made famous by Twiggy. Each sketch is priced at just £22.50, mounted, and ready for you to add frames of your choosing.

Opening hours

village gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm. Of course, you could just stay in and shop from your pc - our website is open for business 24 x 7.

Finals

We know many of you are not able to just drop in to see the art and craft work, and all the other goodies, so we do try to keep our sister website village-on-the-web.com up to date with all the new offerings, not always successfully, but we’re pretty close at the moment. Even if you are more local, it might be worth a visit, as we have many more pieces that we don’t have space for in the shop.

Online

To browse through our stock, please visit our sister site at https://www.village-on-the-web.com. Don’t forget you can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - #wedounique. Sign up here if you would like to subscribe to our newsletter.