Bluecoat Display Centre: JÓL

Bluecoat Display Centre: JÓL
Bluecoat Display Centre: JÓL

Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre
Dates: 30/11/2019 - 18/01/2020
Times: All Day

Saturday 30th November 2019 – Saturday 18th January 2020
curated by Julie Falkingham

JÓL – the old Norse Winter Solstice celebration of the returning of the light after the short days and long nights of winter.

This exhibition will concentrate on beautifully handcrafted works in wood, metal, textiles, leather, ceramics and glass by leading makers from the UK and beyond to either give as gifts or use over the festive period.

With a strong emphasis on simplicity and quality the exhibition will aim to evoke the sense of peace and tranquility reminiscent of winter nights gathered around the fire with friends and family sharing stories and food as a welcome antidote to the frenetic, throw away culture of the modern Christmas celebration.

The makers will include

Basketry – Lorna Singleton and Nadine Anderson
Glass – Benefield Spencer
Wood – Alex De Vol, David Mellor &
David White
Textiles – Laidain Aiken, Mourne Textiles, Louisa Loakes
Ceramics – Mizuyo Yamashita, Anna Silverton, Wood Woven, Yasha Butler,
Luna Lighting, Reiko Kaneko
Jewellery – Mari Ishikawa, Nikolay Sardomov, Rachel Eardley, Deborah Tseng, Hannah Upritchard, Ria Fell
Leather – Sheena Hamson
Metal – William Waterhouse, Malin Applegren (image above right)
Painting/Prints – Daniel Crawshaw, Jo Waterhouse
& Decorations by various makers.

We will also be holding a swag or mantle wreath making workshop hosted by one of Liverpool’s finest florists Kate Ellis of Agnes and Bee on the Sunday 8th December giving you the opportunity to create your own beautiful wreath either for your door or as a table decoration.

For further JÓL exhibition or workshop information please contact us at