Incorporating everything you love about the Whitworth, our shop houses a wonderful array of products that compliment everything the gallery has to offer – the collections, the park, the programme and the people
From functional design – led products for your home to beautiful stationery and paper goods, we’ve curated a wonderful selection of the best brands, designers and makers - making for an inspiring and informative extension to your gallery visit.
Everything we sell has a limited run, meaning when it’s gone it really is gone – which is the perfect excuse to keep coming back for more!
If you would like to contact the shop directly or place a telephone order, call 0161 275 7498 or 07796996392
Work Shop – The Bukky Baldwin Universe Residency at Work Shop until Summer 2020
Welcome to Work Shop and Coffee Bar, a place to showcase creative entrepreneurialism. Grab a coffee, a piece of cake, come in have a chat and explore.
Limited Edition Prints
Callum Innes and Cornelia Parker have produced our first limited editions at the Whitworth. This will be a growing collection, as artists included in exhibitions will be invited to make special works just for the Whitworth.
A work from each edition will also be acquired for our own collection.
Cambridge Imprint design and produce a range of products focusing on joyful illustration with a hand-blocked artisanal feel. From their range we have a beautiful selection of Flat Wrap, Notebooks and Greetings Cards – all printed onto uncoated paper using a litho process with vegetable based colours.
The colour pallets used in these Reiko Kaneko ceramics have been especially designed to compliment the Whitworth colour scheme and are exclusive to the shop. Created in her Stoke-on-Trent studio and influenced by her early years in Japan, these jugs and tumblers are a wonderful fusion of two different ceramic styles.
Our selection of eco friendly greetings cards are designed and made by local photographic artist Helena Lee. The Beech leaves, ash leaves and twigs were all photographed in Whitworth Park. Helena uses her photography to highlight the beauty of everyday life using ethical approaches.
This wonderful set of colourful building blocks by Wooden Story is a timeless toy for all children. Each block has been crafted in sustainable wood, painted in eco pigments and finished with beeswax and botanical oils. This means not only do they smell, feel and look amazing but they are also free from any toxins.
Rag Makers, a mother and daughter partnership specialise in designing and making bespoke lengths of woollen cloth. Their items are all made from pre-consumer waste yarns, all sourced from the UK textile industry. This means that each of their products has a one-of-a-kind appearance and is uniquely special. Each item is made and finished in Yorkshire.