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The best of handmade British craftsmanship

The Arc was founded in 1993 and is owned by Jan Arditti.  The gallery is run together with Karin Acton who shares an enthusiasm for fine craftsmanship and contemporary design. Jan’s background is in textiles whilst Karin’s first love is ceramics.

We are driven by a passion for the very best of British craft and design, selecting a constantly evolving collection of the highest quality and originality. We stock a wide range of inspirational handcrafted ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, wood, leather, metalwork and limited edition prints.

The gallery is housed in a beautifully restored 18th century brick and timber warehouse in Chester’s historic city centre. Our vision is to offer you a haven from the repetitive predictability of the high street.

Over the last twenty years we have established The Arc as the leading independent craft gallery in the North West of England; winning two prestigious awards for retail excellence along the way, in recognition of our expertise and friendly, knowledgeable service.

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