The Shop at Lakeside

The Shop at Lakeside is packed with unique and unusual handmade, design-led gifts for the extra special people in your life. It's a shopping destination in its own right, or the perfect way to round off a visit.

You can expect to find:

  • Contemporary crafts by artists and makers whose work has been chosen especially to complement Djanogly Gallery and Museum exhibitions and Museum Collections. 
  • Beautifully illustrated, full-colour coffee table books; books about the artists and historical movements that have informed our exhibitions; high quality exhibition catalogues; exciting and educational activity books for children - and everything in between. 
  • A diverse selection of memorable greetings cards and postcards inspired by the visual arts.
  • A range of prices: you'll find everything from considered additions to your home or jewellery collection (purchases which may be supported by an Own Art Loan) to pocket money gifts and souvenirs of your visit.

With stock updated seasonally and refreshed to reflect our current exhibitions and events, you'll want to come and visit us often. Find out more about how to locate us below or click the thumbnail links for more detailed information about what we offer.

Three craft makers will feature in our shop for the duration of Victor Pasmore: Towards a New Reality at the Djanogly Gallery 26 November - 19 February. Their work has been chosen for its affinity to Pasmore's style. 

Rachel Butlin

Rachel Butlin seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary interactive and wearable jewellery, producing a range of high-end mixed material, functional and wearable objects. Carefully considering material combination and placement, her work often explores non-traditional materials.

Intrigued by Japanese culture and tradition, inspiration is drawn from Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.  It focuses on harmony, colour, rhythm, and elegantly simple design.

Rachel is also fascinated by Japanese architecture that brings together natural materials and colours with dark and bright contrasts. Linear forms feature strongly alongside geometric shapes and spaces. These ideas and themes are explored in her work through bold strikes of colour and simple lines, bought together to create statement brooches, rings and neckpieces.

Imogen Taylor-Noble

Using the processes of hand-building with wet clay and juxtaposing images of half remembered experiences, Imogen creates surface pattern and texture which appears spontaneous in style and results in abstract pattern and tone.

Working with fleeting memories to create simple drawings in clay, images which often relate to place, she dissects them and then reassembles them in a new configuration.

These surfaces are then turned into vessels, which are in their turn stretched or pressed to their limits, exposing the fault lines that exist within each of the reworked images.

Imogen works in series, creating groups or families of pots. The pieces are then fired using foraged organic materials such as seaweed and seashells, materials that further root them in their locale, and which contribute to the quiet yet monumental tone of the finished work.

Polly Horwich

Using the simplicity of the drawn line, Polly celebrates the vibrancy of life in London by creating wearable familiar structures in iron wire and plastic. Like the city itself, this jewellery is for the bold and colourful.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4pm

Please note that the Shop, Galleries and Museum are closed on Mondays.

How to Find the Shop at Lakeside

We're at the South Entrance of University Park; situated between the the Museum of Archaeology, Djanogly Gallery and Gallery Café. Simply head towards the Djanogly Gallery by going through the main doors leading in from East Drive. You'll see us on your left.

We're easily accessible by tram, bus and car. We also have a cycle park nearby. For more information about travelling to Lakeside, see our main Visit Us page.

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Information for Craft Makers

For more information on becoming one of our featured makers, please visit our Information for Craft Makers page.