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Elizabeth Willow, 'Wait and See'

In the Window - December 2021

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The Bluecoat Display Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised contemporary craft and design gallery that has been established since 1959. We sell, exhibit and promote over 350 selected contemporary craftspeople each year working in a broad variety of media.

Elizabeth Willow: Advent Boxes 'In the Window'

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Christmas 2021 Shipping Dates

Christmas 2021 Shipping Dates

We hope you're getting excited for Christmas, and we've already had some early bird visitors in the gallery and online purchasing some beautiful and unique gifts for their loved ones. For those of you still searching for that perfect item, our last posting dates for the Christmas period are below. Please note that these dates are based on the Royal Mail recommended last posting dates,...

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Elizabeth Willow - In the Window, December 2021

Elizabeth Willow - In the Window, December 2021

“Wait and See is a collection of twenty-four shadow-boxes, one to be opened on each of the days of Advent, from the first of December until Christmas Eve.  Each box is unique, and is made using collage, printmaking and bookbinding techniques, with layers of opaque and translucent paper creating three-dimensional scenes.  The boxes can be lit from the front or from behind, creating a play...

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Verity Pulford - In the Window, November 2021

Verity Pulford - In the Window, November 2021

Verity Pulford is a glass artist living and working in rural North Wales. She uses a variety of processes to create her work – combining kilnforming and architectural techniques in unique ways to create vessels, sculpture, lighting, installation, architectural and public art. Verity’s work is inspired by organic structures – in particular the small details – the shapes and textures of algae, fungi, lichen, moss...

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