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Welcome to the Harris shop
Guild Hall Preston

harrisshop@preston.gov.uk

 

Discover beautiful gifts many of which are unique to us.
Pop into our shop or shop online by giving our friendly team a call on
01772 905414
to order your items, pay over the phone and arrange collection.

Wooden Animal Toy

Price: £2 each

Hear animal noises with these delightful small wooden animal toys

Preston Compact Mirror

Price: £12.50

Flip up compact mirror with the shield of Preston. Beautifully designed gift.

In Search of a Masterpiece by Christopher Lloyd

Price: £29.95

An Art Lover’s Guide to Great Britain & Ireland

Hardback book

Mental Riches Wooden Board

Artist: Happy Frank Signs

Price: £60

Dimensions: 65cm x 36cm

The Mental Riches you may here acquire. Abide with you always.

Literature | Science | Painting | Sculpture

Leigh is inspired by vintage advertising and now combines visuals and graphics influenced by traditional sign painters and graphic designers with themes from popular culture in order to create a style of quirky and high-quality artworks.

Leigh has created a small custom range of painted tactile tools and signs adorned with typography. The use of tools such as saws further connects to the heritage of The Harris’ collections and Preston’s industrial and merchant history. 

For these pieces inspiration was predominantly taken from the Discover Preston gallery, the heritage of The Harris as a building and a cultural centre, and colloquial language used in Preston and the North West.

Forton Services T shirt

Artist: Flora Martyr

Price: £20

Available in sizes S – 3XL

A standard, traditional t-shirt for everyday wear with a classic, generous, boxy fit.

Flora is an animator, moving image artist and photographer, based in Lancashire (UK). She produces her films through the Dot Dot Dash Dot banner, specialising in rotoscope animation. Her work is often experimental using a number of different media to create colour, texture and pattern.

Flora was also a part of our Meet the Artist series. To follow Flora through her creative process as she shows us how she creates rotoscoped visual art, click here. A technique you may have seen in music videos and films, combining hand drawn techniques with digital animation.

Wobbly Elk and Bear

Price: £4 each

Last Bus – Images of Preston Bus Station 2008-2009

Price: £24.99

‘Last Bus’ is a collection of photographs taken in 2008 and 2009 by Michael (d’agostino) Mackenzie. At the time, the iconic brutalist bus station was earmarked for demolition for a regeneration project, though it was later saved. Mackenzie’s photographs serve as a visual history of what were due to be the bus station’s final days, and include photographs of areas of the station no longer open to the public following renovation.

An A6 print of a Mackenzie photograph comes with every copy.

Concrete Concept

Price: £20

‘Concrete Concept – Brutalist buildings from around the world’ by Christopher Beanland

‘Concrete Concept’ is a display of brutalist architecture from around the world, photographed and described in immaculate quality. 

The book includes Preston’s very own iconic Preston Bus Station.

Sh*te – Angi Dixon

Price: £16.99

‘Sh*te [thanks for asking] A conversation about grief, loss and how it will knock the stuffing out of you’ by Angi Dixon.

Angi Dixon explores how we experience grief within the first year of losing a loved one. Though she chronicles the pains we feel and the reasons we feel them, her book is one ultimately to help give a sense of solace and hope to those who have lost

Lancashire Photographs

Price: £16.99

Collection of photographs of Lancashire’s most notable and stunning locations.

Compiled by Jon Sparks.

Preston Pride of Place Project

Artist: The Caravan Gallery

Price: £7.50

Excellent volume of photographs taken by local photography collective The Caravan Gallery.

Preston Pride of Place is one part of a national Pride of Place Photography Project which toured the UK in 2016 and 2017.

Transport Books

Price: £14.99 Each

North West Buses in the 1980’s – Paul Williams

Lancashire Traction – Ross Taylor

Lancashire Buses in the 1980’s – George Fairbairn

Map Jigsaws

Price: £19.99 Each

400 piece jigsaws measuring 47cm x 32cm once complete.

  • Historic Lancashire Map
  • Modern Preston Cityscape Map

Preston Skyline Travel Mug

Price: £5 Each

Brilliantly designed popular modern travel mug showing key Preston landmarks as a conceptual skyline, originally drawn in pen and ink.

Harris Stationery

Price: From 50p Each

Colourful basic stationery souvenirs from The Harris:

  • Harris Pencil – 50p
  • Harris Ruler – 75p
  • Harris Rainbow Rubber – £1

Preston Leather Bookmarks and Keyrings

Price: £2 each

Smart looking leather gifts of Preston.

City of Preston Leather Bookmarks are available in Orange, Red, Green, Navy, Purple and Grey – £2 each

Preston Crest Keyrings are available in Orange, Red, Navy, Purple – £2 each

 

Preston Magnets

Price: £2.50 each

Wide range of Preston-related magnets available. Pictured here are:

  • Preston Lamb – Text reads ‘The Lamb is the Lamb of St. Wilfrid who is the Patron Saint of Preston. The letters “P.P” are taken to mean “Princeps Pacis” – Prince of Peace, or as some people would like it to be, Proud Preston’
  • The Harris with Lilacs
  • Preston Bus Station
  • Navy Preston Guild 2012 – Text reads ”Once every 20 years’ Preston Guild is a historic celebration dating back to 1179. People descended on Preston (Priest Town) to attend the Guild, trade their wares, participate in processions, balls and associated events. The Guild has played an important rule in the development of Preston as a thriving important Lancashire city. It is the only Guild still celebrated in the UK and as such is unique’
  • Tom Finney ‘The Splash’
  • Red Telephone Boxes on Market Street 
  • The Harris at Night
  • Preston Guild 2012 – Text reads the same as the Navy Preston Guild 2012 magnet
  • City of Preston Skyline/Landmarks

 

Ding Ding Accessories

Artist: Ding Ding Design

Price: From £12

Small Pouches- £12

Large Pouches – £14

Pencil Case – £16

Jenna has taken inspiration from the elegant detailing of the floors, windows, banisters and ceiling of The Harris. Specifically, Jenna focused on the Greek motifs on the floor and the key pattern in the glass of some of our doors.

She then re-worked those details into striking monotone patterns and hoped that this would encourage the visitor to look at the subtle details of the building with greater depth, as in such a grand environment filled with so many treasures, it’s easy to miss these details.

 www.dingdingdesign.com

Enamel Pin Badges

Artist: DrawandDreamer

Price: £7 each

Brilliantly crafted black, white and gold hard enamel pin badges from local artist ‘DrawandDreamer’.

Four designs available:

  • Dreamer
  • Space Beetle
  • Together
  • Touch It

The Lancashire Cookbook: Second Helpings

Price: £10

A celebration of the amazing food & drink on our doorstep, with clear and simple recipes from across the county

‘Christmas Classics’ Card Packs

Price: £2.99 or £3.99 per pack

Beautifully designed packs of Christmas Cards from Museums & Galleries ‘Christmas Classics’ collection.

 

 

Wooden Heart Decorations

Price: £2 each £1 each

Wooden Heart decorations with Christmas quotes

All I Want For Christmas is You !

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses!

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

It’s the Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Vintage Plates

Artist: Phoebe Foxtrot

Price: £17.50

Sam is an illustrator and community artist with a love for recycling old things, feminism and the power of kindness. Sam is based in Preston and has visited the Harris since childhood and feels that her cultural roots live here.

The ethos of her work is accessible art which promotes feminism, empowerment and accessibility in the arts. Her work includes watercolour illustration, mixed media 3D sculpture, and creative community arts projects.

She has created these hand painted vintage ceramic plates with empowerment and Preston related sayings.

www.phoebefoxtrot.co.uk

  • ‘Preston is my proper lovely Paris!’
  • ‘All you need is LOVE… and cakes, sunshine, cats, rainbows and kindness!’
  • ‘Spread kindness like confetti’
  • ‘Dance in your kitchen like a total disco diva queen!’
  • ‘Kindness’

 

Vintage Plates

Artist: Phoebe Foxtrot

Price: £30 - £40

Sam is an illustrator and community artist with a love for recycling old things, feminism and the power of kindness. Sam is based in Preston and has visited the Harris since childhood and feels that her cultural roots live here.

The ethos of her work is accessible art which promotes feminism, empowerment and accessibility in the arts. Her work includes watercolour illustration, mixed media 3D sculpture, and creative community arts projects.

She has created these hand painted vintage ceramic plates with empowerment and Preston related sayings.

www.phoebefoxtrot.co.uk

Design priced at £30:

  • ‘Be super kind to your self! Love every beautiful bit of YOU. The fleshy bits, brain cells, hairy spaces… EVERY PART!’

Designs priced at £40:

  • ‘Dance in your kitchen, make new friends when you can, eat cake, walk barefoot on lovely summer grass, laugh with all your heart, be bold for change and always be kind’
  • ‘The future is FEMALE!! and its so bold beautiful and bright’

Preston Parks Prints

Artist: Dave Robinson

Price: £12 Each

Dimensions: 29.5cm x 21cm

Prints from popular local artist Dave Robinson’s Preston Parks range. These vibrant designs depict recognisable scenes from Ashton, Haslam, and Miller Parks.

These prints are also available in postcard size £1.50

Other Dave Robinson print designs are available – please contact us on 01772 905414 or harrisshop@preston.gov.uk for any enquires

Avenham Park Prints

Artist: Dave Robinson

Price: £12 - £35

Prints of popular local artist Dave Robinson’s designs of The Belvedere and The Japanese Gardens in Avenham Park.

The Belvedere – (29.5cm x 21cm) – £12

The Japanese Gardens – (42cm x 30.5cm) – £35

Other Dave Robinson print designs are available – please contact us on 01772 905414 or harrisshop@preston.gov.uk for any enquires

Preston Baubles

Price: £10

Premium quality large baubles depicting Preston’s city crest with matching blue string.

‘Map of Preston’ Print and Tote Bag

Artist: Holly Francesca

Price: £15 - £20

Dimensions: Print - 29.5cm x 21cm

Holly Francesca’s modern and playful interpretation of a map of Preston landmarks.

Tote Bag with map design – £15

Print of map design – £20

‘Arty Farty’ Craft Sets

Artist: House of Marbles

Price: £3 Each

House of Marbles ‘Arty Farty’ range of craft activity sets:

  • Mini Stationery Set
  • Fortune Tellers Set
  • Mini Art Set
  • Paper Chains Set

‘Travellers from Antique Lands’ Tea Towel

Artist: Jenny Steele

Price: £12

‘Travellers from antique lands’ is a limited edition of 60 digitally printed, 100% cotton tea towels designed by artist Jenny Steele. For this piece Jenny has taken inspiration from our Egyptian Balcony. The design highlights the fascination and symbolism behind the balcony’s paintings and architecture.

Jenny’s practice is mainly motivated by 20th century architecture and design, a period that emphasised social wellbeing. She revives elements of its optimistic, restorative qualities through site-specific artwork, textiles, sculpture, printmaking and events.

Jenny has worked on many solo exhibitions and projects from Preston to Miami.

www.jennysteele.co.uk

Image shows 4 coasters printed with map black and white pocket watches and maps of the streets Preston with colour illustration in places in green, red, blue and yellow.

Coasters – Maps of Preston

Artist: Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Price: £8.50 each or £30 for 4

These coasters are designed by Elizabeth, who uses sustainable and reclaimed materials to create thoughtful, handmade and personal gifts.

She particularly loves to paint designs onto ceramics, creating a decorative item out of something that was previously a ceramic blank.

Inspired by the Harris collection, Elizabeth has decorated these coasters using a combination of digital ceramic transfer and hand painting. She has created three sets of designs based on maps of Preston, the Harris ceramics and Mrs French’s perfume bottles. These coasters can be bought individually or as a set.

www.elizabethemmens-wilson.co.uk

Image shows 4 white coasters with designs of coloured glass bottles in green, purple and blue. On the coasters there are extracts of handwritten style text.

Coasters – Mrs French’s Perfume Bottles

Artist: Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Price: £8.50 each or £30 for 4

These coasters are designed by Elizabeth, who uses sustainable and reclaimed materials to create thoughtful, handmade and personal gifts.

She particularly loves to paint designs onto ceramics, creating a decorative item out of something that was previously a ceramic blank.

Inspired by the Harris collection, Elizabeth has decorated these coasters using a combination of digital ceramic transfer and hand painting. She has created three sets of designs based on the  Mrs French’s perfume bottles, Harris ceramics and maps of Preston. These coasters can be bought individually or as a set.

www.elizabethemmens-wilson.co.uk

Image shows 4 white ceramic coasters printed with designs of blue and white ceramics including plates, jugs and cups.

Coasters – Harris Ceramics

Artist: Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Price: £8.50 each or £30 for 4

These coasters are designed by Elizabeth, who uses sustainable and reclaimed materials to create thoughtful, handmade and personal gifts.

She particularly loves to paint designs onto ceramics, creating a decorative item out of something that was previously a ceramic blank.

Inspired by the Harris collection, Elizabeth has decorated these coasters using a combination of digital ceramic transfer and hand painting. She has created three sets of designs based on the Harris ceramics, Mrs French’s perfume bottles and maps of Preston. These coasters can be bought individually or as a set.

www.elizabethemmens-wilson.co.uk

Image shows rectangular woven basket in made from light and dark brown willow. The basket has a large upright curved handle with a tag attatched.

Handmade Lancashire Baskets

Artist: Julie Livesey

Price: £95 including a free print

Dimensions: Print 46x38cm

Julie specialises in basketry and garden design and has created these baskets for us to sell at the Harris. For these baskets she was inspired by the traditional rectangular basket that is featured in the painting Whitsuntide – A Gala Day by Alfred James Munnings, that is in the Harris’ collection. The baskets striking shape also mirrors the angular façade of The Harris.

Julie crafts her baskets and outdoor structures from a mix of Lancashire and Somerset grown willow using traditional English techniques. She also delivers a variety of training and workshops to help individuals, schools, organisations & community groups to develop their green-spaces.

Price includes a free print of Whitsuntide – A Gala Day by Alfred James Munnings

www.pipcottage.co.uk

Image shows 4 pastel art kits on a table, 3 lying flat and one standing up. In the centre right of the image is a Roe Deer Pastel kit with a photo of a deer on it.

Pastel Art Kits

Artist: Su Melville

Price: £20

Su has created these pastel art kits inspired by animals and art in our collection for you to recreate at home. The kits include all of the materials required and make a brilliant present for any budding artists.

Su runs her own art company full time taking art into corporations as part of their wellbeing programs. She loves teaching others and regularly holds workshops in Lancashire and creates YouTube tutorial videos.

‘There is nothing more fulfilling than a person walking into a session saying they can’t draw and leaving with their own masterpiece and renewed sense of pride!’

Su has exhibited both in the UK and USA. She was particularly honoured to win the domestic animal category in the Association of Animal Artists 2014 exhibition.

There are four kit designs available: Roe Deer, Common Frog, Blue Tit and Avenham Park

www.sumelville.com 

Image shows 4 small bottles, 2 made of yellow glass and 2 made of blue glass. They are in different shapes with clear glass lids.

Handmade Glass Perfume Bottles

Artist: Grace Sharp

Price: £45

Grace is a craft practitioner specialising in hot glass with an interest in exploring colour and form.

She has has exhibited her work across the UK and won several awards for her beautiful glass designs.

Grace regularly visited The Harris and was always incredibly impressed with the collection of glass that we have, this initiated her interest in glass.

The Harris’ glass collection includes a vast number of scent bottles collected by Mrs. French, Grace has used this collection as her inspiration to create these unique Preston designs.

www.gracesharpglass.com

‘View From Preston Flag Market’ Ceramic Pot

Artist: Joseph Travis

Price: £250

Dimensions: 12cm diameter x 26cm height

Joseph Travis grew up in Coastal Lancashire and often visited The Harris as an undergraduate student at UCLan. He was fascinated by our ceramics collection and always dreamed of seeing his work on display at the Harris.

Joseph has captured the essence of Preston architecture using hand carved friezes that wrap around the large vase. This mirrors the Harris’ own six imposing columns. Each of these vases are unique with a selection of the buildings of Preston including the Harris, Miller Arcade and St. Walburge’s church.

Joseph has also made a video of the full process of making these Preston inspired vases. You can find this video on his Facebook page. The image below shows an alternative view of the vase.

 

www.redfoxpottery.com

Vintage Plates

Artist: Phoebe Foxtrot

Price: £20

Sam is an illustrator and community artist with a love for recycling old things, feminism and the power of kindness. Sam is based in Preston and has visited the Harris since childhood and feels that her cultural roots live here.

The ethos of her work is accessible art which promotes feminism, empowerment and accessibility in the arts. Her work includes watercolour illustration, mixed media 3D sculpture, and creative community arts projects.

She has created these hand painted vintage ceramic plates with empowerment and Preston related sayings.

www.phoebefoxtrot.co.uk

Designs priced at £20:

  • ‘Climb up big hills, bake cakes and enjoy eating them, hug your best mate, dance like no one is watching, smile at the folk on the bus and always be kind’
  • ‘Kindness is my superpower’
  • ‘I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. Not all of us want to be in calm waters’ Jane Austin – Writer
  • ‘Kindness… thrown around by the bucket load’

I Love Lancashire Mug

Price: £7.50

A perfect souvenir – medium sized white mug showing the Red Rose of Lancashire in a red heart.