Contemporary Craven Christmas 2012

17 October – 22 December 2012

If you haven't been to the annual selling exhibition of work by Craven's professional artists and makers including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, photographs, prints, textiles, books and cards, wait no longer! And if you have been to the exhibition before, you'll know it's worth a return visit.

This year we have 10 new exhibiting artists, including three from out of the district – Gilles Jones with glass ( Charlotte Morrison with ceramics ( and Tim Johnson with basketware from the Isle of Wight ( These three artists have been invited to exhibit because their work adds to and enhances the great range of work already made by Craven's artists and makers.

We have also commissioned a fabulous papercut from Julene Harrison ( to provide us with the artwork for the posters for the exhibition. Julene's original is featured here to the right alongside our own exhibition version. Spot the difference! We will be raffling Julene's original papercut during the exhibition (tickets £1 each )so don't forget to pop in and buy some, along with all your Christmas treats for yourself and your family.

We will be running the Own Art scheme this year where, if you buy work that totals more than £100, you can apply for an interest free loan which is spread over 10 monthly payments. It makes great art work much more affordable so do ask our museum staff about it when you come and visit this beautiful show. See you soon!

Contemporary Craven Christmas
Artists featured in Contemporary Craven Christmas Papercut original by Julene Harrison