16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm


Build your collection with Own Art


What is Own Art?

Own Art is a programme run in partnership with Arts Council England that is designed to make buying art easy and accessible; letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with exclusive interest-free finance.

How does it work?

When we say 'art' you might think of expensive paintings and imposing sculpture, but in reality it covers a broad range of original, handmade art and craft. At The Biscuit Factory this includes jewellery and homewares, as well as paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture to glassware, ceramics, jewellery, furniture, and textiles.

You can borrow between £100 and £25,000 meaning you can use the scheme to part finance a larger value purchase, or you can even combine the costs of multiple pieces from just £10 per month.

So... if you're on the hunt for homewares and have fallen in love with multiple pieces from our Craft Gallery, maybe you're looking for that perfect birthday or anniversary gift in our Jewellery cabinets or perhaps you're looking to buy that one off special artwork: Own Art helps you spread the cost without any extra fees!

Who's Eligible

Own Art is available to all permanent UK residents over the age of 18, subject to status. This means that you must be able to meet one of the following criteria in order to apply for a loan:

  • Working 16 Hours per week

  • A retired person in receipt of a pension

  • A person in receipt of a disability allowance


*Remember if you're applying for an Own Art Loan in the Gallery you will need to show proof of ID - this could be in the form of a utility bill or just simply your driving licence alng with your credit or debit car as roof of signature.

Further information

  • Loan is provided by Novuna Personal Finance
  • Online orders MUST be delivered. Delivery must be to applicant's billing address
  • If you wish to collect from the gallery please contact us to arrange an in-store appointment
  • Minimum order value of £100
  • Maximum order value of £25,000


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Peaceful Dishy Lady by Helen Martino | Contemporary Ceramics for sale at The Biscuit Factory Newcastle

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