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Top galleries to visit in Yorkshire this summer

We have compiled a list of our favourite galleries and exhibitions to visit this summer in Yorkshire.

At the top of the list is Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters exhibition at Harewood House, we have further information on this biennial on a previous blog post that you can see here. It’s an exhibition exploring why craft matters now and it sets out to question everything. As a part of the biennial Reiko will be demonstrating with fine bone china on the 1st June. Throughout the workshop Reiko will guide you through the differences in bone china compared to other ceramics and how the industry in Stoke is skilled in this craft. Book your place now by following this link.

A stone’s throw from Harewood is the historic city of York. You can find some of Reikos Studio glazed jugs alongside other studio ceramics and beautiful original posters at Lotte Inch Galleries new space Fourteen Bootham.

On the doorstep explore the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery which holds the largest collection of British Studio Ceramics in the UK. Currently exhibited are Lucie Rie’s ceramics and buttons.

It’s your last chance to see Magdalene Odundos exhibition of vessels and the historic objects that have influenced her work including sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Auguste Rodin. On until the 2nd June at Hepworth Wakefield . Find out more here.

At Yorkshire Sculpture Park with acres of countryside to explore, discover sculptures by Anthony Gormley and Henry Moore. Over the summer Ella Doran will be displaying a selection of bespoke furniture, furnishings and photographic prints. This is a culmination of her research into the importance of reducing waste. Find out more about her project here.

In Saltaire in West Yorkshire find the unique Salts Mill. Their 1853 Gallery displays a large number of David Hockney’s paintings and drawings as well as offering an ever changing array of events and exhibitions.

Tucked away in Hebden Bridge find Snug; a gallery known for their significant collection of contemporary objects including ceramics by Justine Allison and Keith Varney.

Continuing west, on the cusp of the Yorkshire/Lancashire border is Arteria Shop in Lancaster. Here Reiko is displaying a collection of Wave plates, Balancing Acts and Studio glazed jugs in company with a curated assortment of textiles, glass and prints.

It’s all happenning in Yorkshire, seems like there’s no excuse not to make a trip to the north.

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