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 mainly local artists. We’ve recently welcomed
in the work of two new (to us) artists …
Penny Page and Francesca King are both York based artists. Penny uses a variety of media
including watercolours and oils, and we’ve also some of her etchings. Francesca is a
(predominantly) ceramics artist, producing wall hanging ceramic art. Francesca works a lot on wall
mounted decorated head profiles and also jewellery. Some of the head profiles are actually
portraits of real people, with the decoration being symbolic interpretations of things important to
and pertaining to their life. Francesca will take on commissions. Come and talk to us if you would
like your own portrait done in this way.
Current 2D art selling exhibition
Our current exhibition showcases the (separate) work of husband and wife duo Jem and Zoë Main -
“Series works” by Zoe Main and “Between arriving and knowing” by Jem Main.
Zoe works mainly in pastels, taking a theme or idea, and then developing it through abstraction.
Work from three of her series, “Spectrum Scotland”, “Jazz Wave” and “Wild woods”, form part of
the exhibition. Additionally we have some of Zoe’s cards, photographs, poetry books and hand
Jem’s “Between arriving and knowing” is part of an ongoing suite of drawings and reliefs, the
theme of which reflects on past migration, costal landscape and weather that echo one’s tribal
affinity and geographical sense of place. Three drawings and four reliefs are included in the
The works in the exhibition will not be available on-line, so you will have to make a trip – we’re
sure you will find it worth your while.
The exhibition runs until 26th October.
Under the title of “The essence of speed”, the second of a series of three limited edition car
mascots by Lalique in collaboration with McLaren has arrived. Last year the model was a racing
Cheetah. This year’s is the Falcon. The superb sculpture is being produced in a limited edition of
just 375. The base, fashioned to look like an engine’s piston, contains an LED light, which lights up
the sculpture to dramatic effect (it’s also a nod to the very early days of car mascots that were lit
from below when mounted on the bonnet of a car). Both the Cheetah and Falcon mascots retail at
£1,750 and both are in stock. A larger version is also being made in a limited edition of just 20 …
happy to order it for you, but will not be carrying it in stock (rrp £45,000!).
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.
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
To browse through our stock, please visit our sister site at https://www.village-on-the-web.com.
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