Gallery Reopening: Monday 12 April 2021

Entrance via College Lane

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John O'Loughlin

In the Window - April 2021

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Peter Lanyon

In the Window - March 2021

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Year of Craft

Display from February 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.

Featured: Gilly Langton

Featured Maker: Christine Toh

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John O'Loughlin - In the Window, April 2021

John O'Loughlin - In the Window, April 2021

Our featured In the Window maker for April is architect and paper / mixed media artist John O’Loughlin. JOL Workshop was established by John with the simple ambition of designing and making things – small things, big things, anything. John studied design in Helsinki, architecture in Bath and London, and has worked for Rogers Stirk Harbour and ShedKM Architects. “A grid is precisely drawn using pencil...

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Gallery Reopening: Monday 12 April 2021

Gallery Reopening: Monday 12 April 2021

We are delighted to announce that the gallery will reopen on Monday 12 April 2021, with entrance via College Lane. Opening Hours Mondays – Saturdays: 10.00am – 5.30pm Sundays: 12.00 noon – 5.00pm We are continuing to fulfill orders from our Online Shop and appreciate your patience during this time – please see details below. COVID-19 The team at the Bdc are working hard to ensure the...

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Peter Lanyon - In the Window, March 2021

Peter Lanyon - In the Window, March 2021

To celebrate the arrival of spring, our window for March features bird and bee boxes by Peter Lanyon. These delightfully simple and elegant nesting boxes are designed to be the perfect home for all your favourite garden birds and pollinating bees. Made from sweet chestnut and birch ply, with bamboo tubes in the bee homes, each piece is finished with a naturally preserving wood oil with...

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