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.
Current 2D art selling exhibition
From the Dales to the Coast is an exhibition of the works of York artist Julie Lightburn.
Working mainly in acrylics and more recently pastels, Julie’s exhibitions takes us on her ideal year-
long tour of the county … starting in the Dales in the spring when the grass is at its greenest and
the wild flowers are at their most vibrant; York, the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds in early
summer, before heading for the Moors in August, to catch the heather in full bloom; Staithes and
its Art Festival is Julie’s chosen destination for September; and finally it’s down the coast to arrive
in Scarborough for winter walks on the beach.
Julie’s exhibition is on until 30th November … the works can also be seen online.
Following Julie we will be opening “Wanderings”, an exhibition of works by Sarah Garforth. Sarah
is a Yorkshire based artist, living and working in Ramsgill, a rural village in Upper Nidderdale. Her
work normally starts when she’s out walking, hence “Wanderings”. The Yorkshire Dales and its
rivers, reservoirs and bridle paths are her inspiration. Sarah says that “often the painting starts a
long time before the paint touches the board, they are in mind, churned over, ideas disregarded,
fine tuned, and even then a eureka moment can quickly fall by the wayside when put into
Sarah’s exhibition opens 3rd December, and runs through to 11th January.
Downstairs in the gallery we’ve welcomed the works of another York artist to our walls. Jill Solich’s
work includes water-colours and linocuts of local scenes. Jill’s work will be with us until the New
Continuing with our support of local artists, we’ve also introduced jewellery by York artist/jeweller
Richard Whitelegg to compliment the range we have on offer. Richard works mainly in silver.
Please remember - if you can’t find that special piece of jewellery you are looking for, we now have
two artist/jewellers, Richard Whitelegg and Paul Allinson, who are happy to undertake
commissions, designing and making to your ideas and budget.
From our ceramicists, Meg Ashley has provided us with some more decorative vases and other
small ornaments; Kit Hemsley has brought in more of her vases, bowls and jewellery designs in her
“tidal wave” decorative finish, and now her “volcanic” and “coastal” finishes too. And sticking with
ceramics we still have the wall art and jewellery of York artist Francesca King.
With all this and the work of Ralph Shuttleworth (wood turning), Ruth Foster (fused glass),
Rebecca Mason (batik scarves and other items), Edward Waites (sculpture), the art of Roz Jennings
(1970s fashion designs) and the photography of Katherine_of_Yorkshire (Yorkshire in black and
white), and our extensive range of new and old Lalique, we hope we can inspire and help with your
village gallery is open during December from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 5pm. (4.30pm on
Sundays). Of course, you could just stay in and shop from your pc - our website is open for
business 24 x 7.
Each year Lalique produce new Christmas decorations. This year’s designs feature Reindeer and
Pine cones, in either clear or red crystal. They are instore now, and hopefully online soon … we also
have some previous years’ designs. This year Leeds ceramicist Kit Hemsley has also produced some
decorations; four different designs only £5 each.
Christmas cards … please note to keep things special we only stock Christmas cards produced by
local artists, Including Fiona Calder, Allen Humphries, Julie Lightburn and Rebecca Mason … and
sorry, they are instore only.
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