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Ribble Valley Borough Council

December Christmas Craft Stalls

December Christmas Craft Stalls

Artists' Christmas Craft Stalls

You are invited to a unique Christmas shopping experience in the heart of picturesque Ribble Valley.

The award-winning Platform Gallery will host a series of artists' stalls on weekends in December, when you can see craftspeople at work and buy unique pieces directly from them.

Each weekend will showcase the work of up to five top North West artists: December 8 and 9, 15 and 16, 22 and 23, stalls open 10.00am - 4.30pm on Saturdays, 11.00am - 3.00pm on Sundays.

The Platform Gallery is also hosting Winter Lux, a festive craft exhibition, until January 12, 2013, featuring a tantalising selection of handmade textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, lighting, decorations and cards.

December 8-9

  • Philippe Handford www.handforddesign.co.uk
    Sculpture and gift ideas, £25 - £250
    Mixed Medium sculpture / ornamentation and pictures
  • Don Porritt www.donporrittsilver.co.uk
    Silversmith £45 - £1100 
    Individually designed handmade functional silverware.
  • Anne Haworth www.annehaworth.co.uk
    Ceramics, £10 - £120 
    Handbuilt ceramics based on plant life.
  • Katy Wimbush www.katewimbush.co.uk
    Jewellery £10 - £100 
    Wearable figurative jewellery made from silver and 9ct gold with brightly coloured resin.
  • Jenifer Sutcliffe
    Cards and Scarves, £2 - £15 
    Cards using felt, batik and water-colour and knitted scarves.

December 15-16

  • Gary Thomas www.garythomasceramics.co.uk
    Decorative functional wheel thrown ceramics.
  • Anita Burrows www.anitajburrows.weebly.com
    Printmaker £5 - £90 
    Intaglio, relief prints inspired by local landscape, flora and fauna, handmade origami books made from unusual papers.
  • Jan Lord www.cowarkpottery.co.uk
    Ceramics £10 - £150 
    Sculpture figures and animals, Raku and stoneware, vessels, bowls and decorative items
  • Liz Brookes www.facebook.com/piethornevalleyweaver
    Handwoven Textiles £1 - £ 150 
    Unique handwoven items to wear or for the table... Luxury and unique yarns, traditional techniques - with a modern slant.

December 22-23

  • Daniel Bridge
    Ceramics £10 - £70
    Functional tableware and vases
  • Julie Miles www.juliemiles.co.uk
    Ceramics £5 - £150
    Sculptural and functional porcelain.
  • Priscilla Jones www.priscillajones.co.uk
    Textiles £5 - £250
    Embroidered textiles that capture the essence of nostalgia.
  • Jon Mitton www.mitton3d.com
    3D hand printed photographs £2.50 - £250
    Framed and unframed photographs to suit all pockets

Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre Opening Times:

  • Monday - Friday  9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturdays 10.00am to 4.30pm
  • Sundays in December 11.00am - 4.00pm

Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre
Station Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JT

t 01200 425566

f 01200414556

email platform.gallery@ribblevalley.gov.uk or tourism@ribblevalley.gov.uk