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Something old and something new at Priestley’s York

January 8, 2015


We love  antiques, collectables and contemporary homeware and so were thrilled to find it all at Priestley’s at Nº36 Bootham in York.

Its owner is Issy Doney who worked in the heritage industry and museums sector before launching her own store in the historic city. She also runs a sourcing service, www.sourcingformuseums.co.uk

“Our products cannot be characterised concisely, but as a general rule of thumb it is safe to say that they are not fashion-led. We try to stock beautiful and timeless things,” says Issy, who also sells work by local designer makers and artists, including textile designer Georgia Wilkinson.

We love these doggie cushions and these hare cushions by Georgia Wilkinson, £44;  the stripy Dutch Pols Potten beakers, £34 for a set of six, and this ceramic artichoke, £60.






The shop also has a dedicated gallery, The White Room,  and until January 18 it features wonderful Yorkshire glass makers Gillies Jones from Rosedale.


The exhibition, Winter’s Mark: Contemporary Blown Glass, marks a departure from their sensational, colourful designs, which are collected worldwide. Inspired by North Yorkshire’s winter landscape their latest work is in monochrome.

New designs from Gillies Jones

New design from Gillies Jones

Kate Jones says: “With winter snow the landscape undergoes a huge change, becoming pared back and redefined by structure and lines, resembling a black and white drawing. Our new monochromatic work captures the essence ofthe North York Moors at this special time of year.”

*Priestleys, 36 Bootham, York. The shop and gallery is open Mondays 11am to 5pm, and Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm, www.priestleys-york.co.uk



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