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Unique Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas On Offer At The Clitheroe Platform Gallery


If you’re looking for a unique Christmas present, with prices starting at just £ 3, head to the highly anticipated Northern Star exhibit at the Platform Gallery on Station Road.

The exhibit, which runs until Christmas Eve, features a festive feast of handmade items including textiles, ceramics, glass, woodwork, jewelry, lighting, decorations and cards.

Exhibitors include East Lancashire ceramist Katie Timson, whose work captures the beauty of the natural world, and goldsmith Lou Gillett, whose Atlantic Design Studio is based on the coast of Northern Ireland. Former architect Lou has been designing and manufacturing silver jewelry for over two decades, and her work features clean lines and organic shapes inspired by the built environment.

NORTHERN STAR – Ribble Valley Borough Council Arts Development Officer Katherine Rodgers at the premiere of the Platform Gallery’s annual festive glittering showcase.

Hampshire surface artist Claire Morosi, whose original, intricate, multi-layered prints and fabric pendants feature flowers, birds and fish interwoven with abstract elements, and Cornish textile artist Claire Armitage, whose luxurious silk scarves, clutch bags, handbags and brooches blend floral, avian and nautical imagery with poetry and folklore.

Ricky Newmark, Chair of the Ribble Valley Borough Council Community Services Committee, said: “Northern Star is one of the Platform Gallery’s most anticipated annual events and this year we have traveled the country bringing the best of the world. British crafts in Clitheroe for Christmas.

“We invite art and craft enthusiasts, or buyers looking for a unique festive gift, to join us at the Platform Gallery for a fantastic day in Clitheroe.”

Located in a refurbished Victorian train station, the award-winning Clitheroe Platform Gallery and Tourist Information Center is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 28 November to Christmas Eve. Further details on Northern Star are available in the Platform Gallery on 01200 425566.


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