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About Us

About Leicester House Gallery,

who are we, where have we come from and why?

 

Leicester House Gallery is the product of imagination created by a family run team, Mum, a daughter and a daughter in (out) law, it all came about over a cup of tea overlooking Freshwater East bay (of which there are many) when the opportunity to combine our varied creative and business backgrounds (they vary from retail and textiles to business and tourism) was suggested. 

Our aim was to curate and sell the work of Welsh artisans and celebrate the rich, diverse talent and creativity found within Wales alongside our own work too! At the beginning of November 2017 we opened the doors of our beautiful little gallery shop in the building that had been a longstanding family (our family) accountants. We are on Main Street nestled amongst the unique, independent business community here in the historic walls of Pembroke town and with the support of our wonderful customers we haven’t looked back. Slowly as we grow we have added handpicked gifts and interior accessories that compliment the artwork and have become official stockists for the versatile chalk paintTM range created by Annie Sloan in 1990.  

In 2019 we added creative workshops to the gallery and frequently run classes in linoprinting, woodblockprinting, Annie Sloan chalk paint™ techniques, lampshade making, silk papermaking, giftwrap printing and jewellery making from our studio, these classes have proved inspirational for both the teachers and the students.

As a small company are fully aware how fortunate we are to be surrounded by the beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast and countryside which we believe is evident as you slowly and peacefully walk around the gallery soaking up the art work that is so heavily inspired by our surroundings. We are very conscious of our impact on these special places and have moved fully towards being plastic free as a business. Our packaging is all now made from recycled materials and where possible we recycle all packaging from our deliveries. We use biodegradable card and print wraps. Our artists and makers share our dream of a plastic free world so it is amazing to pass it onto our customers too.

If you are an artist or maker who would like to sell their work with us please get in touch we are always on the lookout for new work to add to our growing collection. 

If you are a customer, thank you for visiting and supporting us, we are grateful as a small independent retailer for your visit.
 

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Word of Mouth

 

“I really enjoyed my silver ring workshop. Had a tremendous morning and totally LOVE the ring I made. Thankyou”

 

– Kate

 

“Had a fab morning learning the art of Annie Sloan painting! Can’t wait to try out the techniques at home”

 

- Karen


“Lovely silver ring workshop with Rachel. She was really helpful and friendly and it was a lovely atmosphere. I hope to go again”

 

– Holly


“Fantastic introduction to Annie Sloan paints with the lovely Jemma today.  Relaxed atmosphere and some great colours, techniques and effects to practice.  Looking forward to the next one and getting started on painting some furniture.  Thankyou Jemma, a great inspiration”

 

- Sharron


“Just wanted to let you know how muc I enjoyed the group last night. Such a friendly, relaxed group and excellent tuition. Will definitely book in for next month”

 

– Jeany

 


“The girls who run it are so welcoming, lots of lovely arty gifts and workshops”

 

– Sally


“Great linocut workshop and lovely shop selling some very beautiful things”

 

– Patricia


“I attended a Make a Silver Ring Workshop recently with Rachel and it was fantastic. My friend and I were delighted with the rings we made and wear them with pride. I would definitely recommend attending a workshop at Leicester House Gallery. Thanks Rachel”

 

- Amanda


“What a gem to Pembroke, beautiful handmade jewellery, unique pictures hand crafted and stunning individual furniture ideal in any home, well done ladies”

 

– Hannah

 


“A lovely gift shop with beautiful, unique gifts. Definitely worth a visit! What a talented family you all are!”

 

– Angela

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