Free event


The festive Makers Wonderland has just launched at The Art House.

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Visitors are invited to step into a wonderful world of gifts created by local independent artists, makers and designers, transforming the beautiful Tiled Gallery of The Art House for a fresh take on the winter craft market. The specifically curated exhibition brings together an exciting range of affordable and inspiring gifts for the festive season.

The immersive, winter display invites visitors to cosy up on armchairs with seasonal warm drinks, whilst browsing artworks, gifts, prints, ceramics and furniture, all available to purchase and take away today.

The Art House is an art gallery, café and shop that champions local makers and designers. Each gift and product in Makers Wonderland have been thoughtfully selected to showcase exceptional talent in Yorkshire.

Those who visit can browse through Yorkshire-based printer Ali Appleby’s illustrative lampshades and upholstered furniture inspired by found patterns, nature and everyday objects. Leeds-based illustrator and textile artist Cait McEniff brings her stunning hand-crafted tapestries to the gallery walls, featuring her bold, folk-inspired collaged designs.

The wonderful Wakefield-based makers include Lucy Norton’s, aka Lucy Quilts, colourful, cosy handmade quilts and Sophie Amelia’s screen-printed homewares focusing on colour and texture.

Discover a beautiful selection of hand-thrown candlesticks and ceramic vessels made in The Art House Ceramic Studio by designer Hannah Way. Exclusively available at The Art House are Ian Stephenson’s bespoke lamp bases, repurposed from original organ pieces from the Chapel in Wakefield’s Bretton Country Park, now part of Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

From small and thoughtful gifts to generous presents, the Makers Wonderland is a unique opportunity to shop for exclusive and special products, handmade locally.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE