Owned and run by local artist Josie Beszant, the gallery is a magnet for visitors to the beautiful market town of Masham - which is only a short drive from Harrogate and makes an excellent start to a day in the Dales. This informal and inviting gallery sells work by over 80 artists and craftspeople including Ian Scott Massie, Hester Cox and Janis Goodman. You will find an astounding selection of high quality individual pieces often unavailable anywhere else. Masham Gallery is where you’ll unearth gifts for people who have everything, unusual ceramics, paintings and handmade prints as well as a range of jewellery, toys and gifts. Also offered is a fabulous framing service so you can get everything done under one roof. I would also say that with their focus on finding and nurturing local artists you will truly find something unique when you walk through the door.
Josie and Ian Scott Massie also teach in the fabulous Artison program founded by Gaynor Pearson and Sue Palin who believe art can be something everyone can and should try. This being so Gaynor and Sue had the idea of starting the program giving anyone who feels inspired (no matter their skill level) the opportunity to try anything from Sewing for Beginners to Making Willow Birds - for the full program of classes and times see - http://artison.co.uk/?page_id=5978 - There is also a range of skill levels so please read carefully before booking.
A day at ArtisOn is an experience – “you time” where you take home more than simply what you’ve created. Treat yourself or come with friends, meet people with similar interests, be inspired! Wonderful homemade lunches are also provided as well as great tea, coffee and cakes so that your creativity will also be well fed! If you can muster a group they can schedule a date to suit you, tailor the workshop to your group and offer you a discount too.
Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EB phone 01765 689554