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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.

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Laura Matikaite - In the Window, October 2022

Laura Matikaite - In the Window, October 2022

Liverpool Irish Festival Selection 2022 Continuing our annual In the Window partnership, the Bluecoat Display Centre, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Liverpool Irish Festival have selected emerging ceramics talent Laura Matikaite as our 2022 featured artist. “My take on the concept of ‘hunger’ lies in the contrasting worlds of monochrome and polychrome. My work goes through a cycle, in which, after a season of monochrome, monotone, creating surfaces on...

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Royal Mail Strike Dates, Autumn 2022

Royal Mail Strike Dates, Autumn 2022

As many will be aware, our hardworking Royal Mail staff will be undertaking extensive strike action throughout the Autumn. We will be processing and posting orders as usual, but please be aware that delivery times may take longer than stated and allow plenty of time for delivery, especially as we get closer to Christmas. Any delays are beyond our control and we ask our customers...

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Marta Maciuszek - In the Window, September 2022

Marta Maciuszek - In the Window, September 2022

Liverpool Hope University Design Graduate Award 2022 Marta has worked across the areas of ceramics, metal and textiles to create a series of bowls and vessels. “My body of work is inspired by the qualities found in nature, especially flowers, such as fragility and colours. Through drawing, I enjoy observing and interpreting structures and forms such as the protective qualities of petals and the powerful...

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Miranda Sharpe - In the Window, August 2022

Miranda Sharpe - In the Window, August 2022

Bdc Artist Member Selection 2022 We are delighted to announce Miranda Sharpe has been selected for our 2022 ‘In the Window’ Artist Member display. ‘Shades of Blue’ My jewellery is inspired by microscopic images, drawing on the vibrant colours and forms within them. I am intrigued by the revelation of detail when viewing something so closely. My love of colour is translated with vibrant vitreous enamels, experimenting...

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