Welcome to Masham Flock
Masham Flock is a new art and crafts shop which gives a home to local artists to show and sell their works.
Opening on the 17th May 2O21, Masham Flock is part of the popular designer/makers co-operative Fleece, which is based in Reeth, Swaledale.
Invited by Mashamshire Community Office to take over the running of their Blue Light Gallery, Fleece was delighted to become involved. Louise Curnin, one of the founding members of Fleece, said "Community has been a thread all the way through our setting up of the Fleece shop, and it felt so right that we should bring our community to Masham Flock."
As a co-operative, Fleece also saw this as an opportunity to further support its members who have found the recent Covid situation very difficult.
Sue Palin from the Mashamshire Community Office said 'We are very excited to host this new gathering of artists and makers in our gallery space. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase art and crafts from the Dales and just beyond. Our visitors will have a chance to appreciate consistently great quality work which will be regularly changing, so our regulars will always find something new. It is a great partnership, as this Masham Flock of Artists are a cooperative, so income from sales goes direct to the artists and generates a small amount of additional income to support the valuable work of Mashamshire Community Office. It’s a win-win and we look forward to welcoming them.'
The staff and volunteers at Mashamshire Community Office will be on hand to shepherd visitors and help with purchases, six days a week. The Flock of artists on display will change on a six weekly basis – see the calendar page or featured artists below. So, there will always be something new and interesting to see and different gifts to tempt you.