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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 range of our favourite pieces selected by the Bdc team

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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

We recommend always visiting us via our entrance on College Lane. Thursday 15 December - Christmas Shopping Evening, 5 - 7.30pm Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve)     10am - 2.15pm* Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day)       CLOSED Monday 26 December (Boxing Day)            CLOSED Tuesday 27 December (Bank Holiday)         Noon - 5pm Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 &...

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Christmas 2022 Last Posting Dates & Free Shipping Offer

Christmas 2022 Last Posting Dates & Free Shipping Offer

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 2022 Christmas period are below. Please note that these dates are based on the Royal Mail recommended last posting dates,...

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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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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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