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WOODEN VASE

WOODEN VASE by JOHN SHORROCK These wooden bowls and vases by John Shorrock have been made from various hardwoods grown in the North West of England and sourced from local tree surgeons. John creates each piece by using its natural features according to the grain and edges to retain the trees unique character. The featured  vase […]

Handwoven Silk Scarves by Francis Moore

    We now have a wonderful selection of scarves in stock, designed and woven by Francis Moore. They are made from 100% silk  making them beautifully lightweight, ideal for the autumn.

SANDRA MARTIN GEODES

  These geodes are an excellant way to brighten up your garden and are completely frost resistant.  They are currently planted up with alpines but if you prefer to have them inside your home you can replace them with cacti and enjoy looking at them all year round. The sizes, colours and prices all vary […]

Lesley Risbey Sculpture

Guest exhibitor Lesley Risbey is showing new work at The Arc. Lesley uses mainly porcelain and inchrome wire to create stunning natural skeletal sculpture inspired by living organisms. A refreshing style of work combining art with craft.

Gallery Assistants Required

Our wonderful and able Gallery Assistant Briony is leaving us and heading to London, so this means that we have to fill her shoes! Gallery Assistant – Part Time We are looking for a creative, friendly, outgoing person who enjoys retail  and understands how important our customers are. Ideally with knowledge or keen interest in […]

Arc new site goes live

Wow, we’re delighted with our brand new web site, our online shop gives our customers a tantalising flavour of  some of the beautiful  things we sell at our shop in Chester.  

SPRING EXHIBITION: WALK DRAW SEW by DIONNE SWIFT

20th March to 10th May 2014 Beautiful expressive landscapes by contemporary textile artist Dionne Swift. Dionne  loves nothing more than to take a long walk, starting from her Yorkshire based studio the stunning surroundings offer endless inspirations, she makes drawings and sketches capturing the moods, colours and changing shapes all around her. These are energetically […]

Big in Japan

Japanese TV film crew on location in The Arc Following our feature in a Japanese travel magazine, we were asked to star in a travel documentary  showcasing the best of Chester. Due for broadcast in December 13 and January 14, the programme will follow the presenter on her travels in and around Chester. Jan helped […]

Chester Retail Awards Best Independent Retailer 2013 – Winner

Its official, we are Chester’s Best Independent Retailer, and Best Retailer! Based on the results of independent mystery shopper visits, these annual awards aim to recognise, reward and showcase the excellent levels of customer service Chester retailers provide. The Arc scored an exceptional 100% rating – wow!