In the Window – Conversations in Craft

Throughout 2024


Our In the Window displays throughout 2024 will include a changing selection of pieces ‘in conversation’ by makers working across ceramics, glass, wood, textiles and jewellery.

Image: Trug by Jane Crisp, Pleated Scarf by Nawal Gebreel and Dew Drops by Elin Isaksson


May 2024 

To celebrate the arrival of spring, we will be displaying a group of makers who depict birds and flight. The makers featured are Tom Hill, Guy Holder, Tiffany Scull & Irena Sibrijns.

April 2024

Makers featured in April have included Maree and Paul Allitt, Gail Klevan, Gilly Langton, Loco Glass, Lee Mattocks, Margo Selby, Anna Silverton, Keeley Traae & Elizabeth Willow.

Easter 2024

To accompany the ‘Harry the Hare’ Easter Trail in partnership with Liverpool BID Company, our window on College Lane features a special selling display of Emma Rodgers’ ceramic hares between 22 March – 5 April 2024.

Emma has always been inspired by nature, especially the dynamic movements of hares and rabbits.

Her ceramic rabbit was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and won the Contemporary prize 1996. She has continued to regularly feature hares in her work and her understanding of the shape of animals and how they move comes from her close observations. Emma has kept rabbits and even fostered a hare alongside a sheep and a fox!

Amongst her many public commissions and international collections, Emma is responsible for the statue of Cilla Black in Matthew Street as well as the world’s largest Liver Bird fabricated from Meccano style pieces which is located on Edge Lane’s retail park. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Writing about her work, the critic David Whiting has commented that Rodgers is, “…now recognised as one of Britain’s leading ceramic sculptors…”, adding that her animal and human figures have, “…a heightened sense of movement or tension, absorbed in the trials and dramas of existence.”

Image (Below): Artwork for the ‘Harry the Hare’ Easter Trail.

March 2024

Makers featured in March have included Jane Adam, Helen Beard, Jessica Briggs, Kirsti Hannah Brown, Adam Buick, Jane Crisp, Stephanie Davies, Sue Gregor, Níamh Grimes, Gail Klevan, Gilly Langton, Lee Mattocks, Rentaro Nishimura, Beth Pegler, RubyKite, Margo Selby, Michael Taylor, Jo Williams, Elizabeth Willow & Mizuyo Yamashita.

February 2024

To tie in with the opening of our new display, EveryDay, our window on College Lane features a selection of everyday functional pieces which are a joy to use in the home. Including textiles by Neil Bottle, ceramic tableware by Eva Radulova and Michael Taylor, kitchenware by David Mellor Design, and glass vessels by emerging maker Jahday Ford.

February 2024 | Valentine’s Day

Makers featured in our Valentine’s Day window included jewellery by Rosina Beech, Jessica Briggs, Rentaro Nishimura, Misun Won & Annabet Wyndham; textiles by Neil Bottle & Mr.PS; glass by Mark Fenn; floral paper sculptures by Kate Kelly; ceramic mosaics by Cleo Mussi; and cards by Karen Edwards & Christine Toh.

February 2024 | Chinese New Year

For Chinese New Year, which in 2024 celebrates the Year of the Dragon, we are delighted to feature work by Jacob Chan and Anthony Wong.

“During my time creating my work, the dragon has become a huge part of my practice. Sculpting this mythical creature feels like it has become second nature to me but each time I get the same joy and excitement upon completion. Each dragon I sculpt always develops its own personality and its own individual movement, the possibilites in which you can place, move and bend one into its final position are limitless and I think that this is what keeps me making more.” – Jacob Chan

“The extremely potent yet mythical character of the Chinese Dragon this year in 2024 allows the opportunity for clarity of vision; it allows transformation through heart health both physically and emotionally.

The collection In the Window is the keenest distilling of the dragon symbol, showing a tenacity and strength of line and movement, with a sprinkling of gold.” – Anthony Wong

January 2024

Makers featured in January have included Rosina Beech, Neil Bottle, Jane Crisp, Nawal Gebreel, Elin Isaksson, Kate Jones, Reiko Kaneko, Selwyn House & Miranda Sharpe.