No More Bad Gifts
Shop handmade and original this Christmas at The Biscuit Factory.
Winter has arrived here at the gallery and the festive period is fast approaching, so this is an ideal time to think outside the box and buy that special someone that special something that you won’t find on the high street. Whether it’s a quirky mug, a statement sculpture or a one-of-a-kind painting, celebrate genuine craft and creativity, and make your gift stand out.
With a broad range of unique paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, homewares and jewellery available online and in the gallery, there should be no more bad gifts this Christmas.
To give you some inspiration, we’ve put together some handy gift guides that should ease you into shopping mode and might even deliver the perfect present straight to your screen.
Think art is too expensive?
We have a wide range of creative pieces that would suit any budget.
Here are some of our top picks for £50 and under.
MyBearHands is run by jewellery designer Sally Holyoak. Sally combines geometric shapes and intricate illustration to create pieces inspired by children’s stories; pieces from her Jungle Book collection are currently featured within our Winter Exhibition.
Emma Lacey is a ceramic artist; her work incorporates design features that connect the maker to the user of a particular product. For example the dent in her Everyday range showcases the softness the item once had when first thrown onto the wheel as clay.
Gift a workshop and not only will the recipient have a piece of art to take away and cherish, they can harness that creative spark and learn a new skill. We have a range of workshops scheduled for the New Year which would make a great gift this Christmas.
Are you looking for something a little closer to home?
Here at The Biscuit Factory we always have stock from local artists.
This winter our headline artist is Malcolm Teasdale; a Northumberland-based artist whose roots are firmly planted in the North East, and whose work evokes a special regional nostalgia.
Goldsmith Kirsty Taylor has been designing and creating for 12 years. Her work combines inspiration from ancient jewellery with cosmopolitan style to create simple but distinctive pieces.
Alan Ball is a ceramic artist from Durham and founding member of the Northern Potters Association. After many years working as a design engineer, he now works from a home studio where he produces one-off pots and bowls.
Looking to gift something extra-special this Christmas?
Our curators have picked their favourite one-off pieces from our Winter Exhibition that can’t be found anywhere else.
Still not sure?
Don't worry we have you covered with gallery gift vouchers from £10 - £1000. Or why not treat the foodie in your life with a gift voucher for our restaurant Artisan.
Spread the cost of original artwork over 10 months, interest free!
Own Art is a programme run in partnership with Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Creative Scotland. Our Own Art scheme makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan.
You can borrow between £100 and £25,000 so you can start your collection from as little as £10 per month, use the scheme to part finance a larger value purchase, or combine the costs of multiple pieces. The minimum you can borrow is £100 (monthly repayment of £10), but this can be used to cover a group of lower value items whose combined total adds up to £100 or more.