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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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A curated selection of pieces, perfect to celebrate the arrival of Spring and the Easter festival.

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Blog Posts

Helaina Sharpley - In the Window, May 2022

Helaina Sharpley - In the Window, May 2022

Helaina Sharpley is a designer-maker, based at The West Yorkshire Print Workshop, creating 2D and 3D wirework. Inspiration comes from a love of tea and tea drinking, and many other areas including Victorian architecture and ephemera, grandfather clocks and cutlery. “Using old sepia photographs, I first create pen and ink drawings, capturing the aspects of elegance. These detailed line drawings are then translated into delicate and...

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Easter 2022 Opening Hours

Easter 2022 Opening Hours

10am – 5.30pm    Thursday 14 April 12 noon – 5pm      Friday 15 April 10am – 5.30pm    Saturday 16 April CLOSED:  Sunday 17 April 12 noon – 5pm      Monday 18 April 10am – 5.30pm     Tuesday 19 April It is advisable to visit via our College Lane Entrance as the Bluecoat main building hours may vary. Online orders placed after...

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Jessie Chorley - In the Window, April 2022

Jessie Chorley - In the Window, April 2022

Jessie Chorley is a London-based textile artist, specialising in embroidery and paper crafts. Born in Kent in1980, she spent her childhood in North Wales, before moving to London to study for the BA in Fine Art Textile Practice at Goldsmiths College. While still a student, she chose to dedicate her life to making beautiful things by hand and, shortly after graduating, she set up her...

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Francisca Onumah - In the Window, March 2022

Francisca Onumah - In the Window, March 2022

Hothouse 2020 alumna Francisca Onumah set up her studio within the community of Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield. It is from here she has developed her collection of sculptural objects and contemporary jewellery which have become a part of both public and private collections. Drawn to finding character and a human-like semblance in inanimate objects, the Ghanaian born silversmith creates ambiguous vessels and jewellery that reflect vulnerabilities and strengths...

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