Museum Shop

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Our Museum Shop has a great range of cards, gifts, jewellery, souvenirs and features a wide range of products from local independent artists, designers, makers and small businesses in the UK. You’ll find plenty to choose from inspired by our heritage and The National Forest.

Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Sharpe’s Pottery Museum Shop gift card, available in store.

By purchasing directly from us, you are supporting our efforts to conserve and preserve our Grade II listed building, iconic bottle kiln and collections.

FEATURED ARTISTS

We support local artists, designers and makers, helping them to develop and grow their craft inspired by heritage and The National Forest.

Here are a selection of artists currently in our museum shop.

Crafty Glass Studio

Jyoti Hawley is a designer and creator of decorative fused glass artwork homeware and jewellery. Glass fusion is her passion and she has been creating in her studio in Derbyshire since 2017

Jyoti believes in beautiful design and careful execution while allowing the natural variations that are a result of the firing/melting process to enhance the finished piece. She takes inspiration from the natural world to produce simple and beautiful designs, flowers, trees and oceans are all captured in her work. 

Find out more about Crafty Glass Studio

Derwent Woodturning

Claire R. Zwozny-Bestwick, aka CRZyBest, is an eco-friendly silversmith & sculptor, working from her Shedquarters in Derbyshire. Claire creates in metal clay: which once kiln fired turns into metal. Her silver creations are hallmarked as 925 sterling silver, if they weigh over 7.78g and her copper-clay, when fired turns into pure copper.

Find out more about CRZYBest

Louise Mary Designs

Derwent Woodturning Club has roughly forty members and is based here at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum. The skill levels in the club range from absolute beginners to those with decades of experience. These woodturning pieces for sale are all produced by members using a range of techniques and materials. Though members use electrically powered lathes, the work is handcrafted and each item made is unique!

Find out more about Derwent Woodturning Club

Made in Swad

Louise Mary is a contemporary artist silversmith and jeweller, author and jewellery tutor based at her workshop in Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, South Derbyshire. Louise loves creating stylish, handmade jewellery and silverware designs, inspired by nature.

Find out more about Louise Mary Designs

Me & Dee Charity

Made in Swad illustrations are a celebration of Swadlincote and South Derbyshire heritage as well as our flourishing future. The illustrations are available to buy as postcards, A4 prints, and tea towels and make great gifts for local folks, souvenirs for holidaymakers, or can rekindle fond memories of Swadlincote for ex-pats.

Find out more about Made in Swad

Me & Dee

Me & Dee is a self funding charity, based in Melbourne, Derbyshire, where smiles and memories are created for families who are facing short and uncertain futures together.

meefa boo will be a legacy from the founder, Maria Hanson MBE, appearing on hand crafted items and eventually, a children’s story book.

Find out more about me&dee charity

Ticknall Pottery

Born in Derbyshire and inspired by the hills, history and communities. Maria’s art pottery is created by using a pottery wheel to ‘throw’ vases, bowls, plates and mugs using stoneware and porcelain clays. Mixing her own glazes ensures the colours are unique and vibrant. Maria also creates her own handmade Tower poppies.

If you are an artist, designer, maker or supplier and would like to sell your items in our museum shop, please get in touch! Click here