The Old School Welcomes Rebecca Vincent

The Old School Muker is pleased to welcome the work of printmaker Rebecca Vincent into the Gallery. In our quest to add printmakers to our portfolio we’ve visited many exhibitions and events, and Rebecca’s work has really stood out. We love its vibrancy, patterns and textures, and the work adds colour and originality to our…

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The Old School Welcomes the Blown Glass of Thomas Petit

The Old School Gallery is pleased to welcome the hand blown studio glass of Thomas Petit. After searching for many months to find glassware that mirrored our surroundings Polly found Thomas’s work, perfectly reflecting the heather fuelled purple moors of August and early September. And in contrast to the colours of late summer, Thomas also…

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The Old School Welcomes the Jewellery of Kate Rhodes

The Old School Muker Craftshop is pleased to showcase the wonderful jewellery of Hebdon Bridge’s Kate Rhodes.Inspired by everyday patterns & natural forms, Kate’s jewellery is crafted from brass, titanium, copper and silver. Together they create beautiful items of jewellery, with striking, colourful and unique designs.

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Just Visiting Just Left, Sandra Parker

Sandra Parker’s wonderful Just Visiting (above) just left the Old School. We’re currently showcasing a selection of Sandra’s work at the Old School including three superb originals, one of which is the superb Swaledale study, Yan, below … … and we plan to get our hands on some more of Sandra’s work very soon. Watch…

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Hand printed Leaf Triptychs By Anne Craddock

We’re very pleased to showcase North Yorkshire artist Anne Craddock’s delicate hand-printed monotype leaf Triptychs. Each image is individually hand-coloured and printed using leaves than Anne has gathered. With each leaf lasting no more than 3 prints each image, and each triptych, is therefore absolutely unique. Richard & Polly 

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Denise Burden

We’re really pleased to announce a late entry to our Yorkshire Coast & Sea exhibition, in the form of the hand-printed linocuts and collages of Denise Burden. Denise originally hales from Bradford where she studied art before gaining a First Class (Hons) Degree from the Norwich School of Art. Luckily for us Denise now lives…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea, John Harrison

Our final (final) post profiling artists in the Yorkshire Coast & Sea exhibition focusses on Drawn in Yorkshire’s John Harrison, whose style will be familiar to all those who visit our small (but perfectly formed) gallery in upper Swaledale and to the tens of thousands of readers of the Dalesman Magazine that John features in…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea, Kate Lycett

The Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea exhibition starts on Saturday and today we profile our final two artists beginning with Hebdon Bridge’s Kate Lycett. Kate’s limited edition prints, hand embellished with gold leaf and thread, literately shine out from our walls, sparkling in the changing light, and kate’s passion for textile design is embedded into each…

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The Old School Welcomes Charlotte Morrison

The Old School is proud to showcase the wonderful ceramics of Charlotte Morrison, with jugs, vases and bowls from Charlotte’s blue and white porcelain Map collection, a “body of work, that through form & map inspired decoration, reflects ancient trails & roads across North Yorkshire used by drovers & packhorses.’ The contour vases represent some of Yorkshires most…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea – John Wood

John Woods oil paintings have been a fixture at the Old School for many years, with another of his original works, Swaledale Valley,  just having found its way across the Atlantic to a home in USA. Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea has provided a chance to showcase John’s coastal work with Whitby (featured image) and Runswick…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea, Richard Walls

For the Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea exhibition I’ve had three of my favourite Yorkshire Coast photographs printed on HD aluminium and framed: Saltwick Bay, Saltburn Pier and Broken Ladder, Spurn Point, each in a limited edition series of 20. Saltwick Bay (featured image above) was taken ten minutes after a mini cliff collapse from which…

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The Old School Welcomes Giles Davies

The Old School is delighted to showcase the work of Giles Davies, a new and welcome discovery for our little gallery in Swaledale.   Through the medium of collage Gile’s creates images reminiscent of the fells and mountains that surround us, carefully matching the colours, textures and shapes of the scene with cuttings from colour magazines. Look…

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Paul Berriff

Paul Berriff’s photographs of the Yorkshire Coast (featured image above Force 10) remind us of the power and unforgiving, biting, nature of the North Sea when its mood take a turn for the worse, and of the courage of those who choose to make their living from it. Shot on film, in black & white,…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea, John Sibson

Every so often, in our gallery, I find someone staring intently at a John Sibson watercolour; an eyes fixed full concentration do not disturb sort of stare. When I eventually break their focus they invariably explain that they’re working on a watercolour of their own, but are not sure how to do trees, or drystone…

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Up Hill & Down Dale, John Harrison

Between 30th June & 29th July, The Old School is proud to present Up Hill & Down Dale (with a short detour to the coast), a solo exhibition by Drawn in Yorkshire’s John Harrison, as regularly featured in the Dalesman, Yorkshire’s favourite Magazine. Rupert the Bear, the Eagle, Dandy & Beano, Superman, Batman … For Yorkshire…

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10 Winter Cow’uses, Upper Swaledale

According to the National Park figures there are 1044 field barns, locally called Cow’uses, in Swaledale alone and over 6000 in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, most built between 1750 and the end of the 19th century. The 10 below (shots taken over the last few weeks and days) are situated around Muker, Thwaite and Keld,…

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Giles Davies

We came across Giles’s collage work just a couple of weeks ago. What a find! … And included in his portfolio of mountains, hills and coastlines was this superb image of Whitby with its wonderful colours and reflections. Whitby, September Sun | Giles Davies Though we’d already printed all the signs, posters and leaflets for Yorkshire…

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Jill Ray

Jill’s stand was the first we encountered as we walked through the entrance to our very first Harrogate trade show as new gallery owners, almost 1 year ago today. What an introduction; I was gobsmacked! Jill’s work was just what was needed as we strived to bring different styles and a modern look to our…

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