Desirable Contemporary Craft to Buy at The Atkinson

Opens 28 November

As part of The Atkinson’s brand new ground floor offer, the selling exhibition displays contemporary Craft from some of the best makers across the UK, all inspired by the Love Stories exhibition running until April 2014.

The Exhibition Love celebrates the romance of British Craft. Bringing together twelve makers from across the country who portray Love in a variety of ways and mediums. Featuring jewellery by Gine B Clarke and Philippa Dutton, ceramics by Amanda Mercer,Claire Baker and Helen Russell, Wood by Edward Wild, Letterpress prints by Print for love of wood, Textiles by Louise Taylor, Paper works by Alix Swan along with Glass and mixed media pieces by Tink GlassClare Knox- Bentham and Debbie Smyth.  

The collection has been selected by Jenny Rutter and Rose Hamilton, two of the leading craft curators in the North West. There will be seasonally changing exhibitions to reflect the themes of The Atkinson’s programme. Visitors can look forward to craft on a seaside and on a floral theme.

We have deliberately chosen affordable craft to feature alongside the more exclusive pieces, for discerning buyers.

Along with the Bakery The Atkinson’s new shop is another reason for people to come and spend time in The Atkinson with family and friends. It is situated in a prime retail location on Lord Street – Southport’s main shopping street and it hopes to maximise on its footfall of 20,000 visitors per month.

More information on the exhibition of contemporary craft please visit

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside PR8 1DB


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