Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s winter 2021 product range is full of colourful and creative gift ideas. From exclusive collaborations with exhibiting artists Annie Morris and Mark Hearld, to an impressive coffee-table book by artist and designer KAWS, and some delicious sweet treats, the award-winning YSP Shop has something to suit all tastes.
All purchases help to ensure that YSP remains a unique place to enjoy art in the open air for generations to come by contributing towards the ongoing costs of operating as a registered charity and accredited museum, delivering world-class exhibitions and learning programmes, as well as managing the 500-acre historic Bretton Estate.
Annie Morris YSP x Plaey Stacking Sculpture, £24.95
A colourful, stackable sculptural toy for all ages, made exclusively for YSP. Create your own unique sculpture, taking influence from the current exhibition Annie Morris: When A Happy Thing Falls (25 Sep 2021–6 Feb 2022). This would make a fantastic gift, or a wonderful keepsake from your visit to YSP. Choice of a light grey, turquoise or royal blue bag.
Alison Milner for YSP – A Walk in the Park ‘Chapel’ Ceramic Coaster, £7.50
Created as part of Alison Milner’s summer 2021 exhibition Decorative Minimalist this illustrated ceramic tile was designed to be used as a coaster. It also fits together as one of 160 different ceramic tiles that make up a large-scale, illustrated tile mural entitled A Walk in the Park. Each tile captures the everyday life and soul of Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
More scenes available at ysp.org.uk/shop
Mark Hearld, Swallow and Bantams, 2021, woven jacquard tapestry wall hanging, £295
Woven jacquard tapestry created from original collage by Mark Hearld. Featuring an array of wildlife, flora and fauna together with Brio, Mark’s own dog. The tapestries are finished and backed and have a loop ready for you to hang. Size: 46cm x 46cm.
Melvyn Evans, The Family of Man, 2019, linocut print, £210 unframed, £315 framed
The Family of Man, by Melvyn Evans depicting the iconic Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man was printed exclusively for Yorkshire Sculpture Park to coincide with his solo exhibition, Imprinting The Land, in 2019. Edition of 80 and printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin paper by Melvyn from his small studio in Kent. Paper size: 52cm (h) x 62cm (w).
KAWS What Party, £49.95
Drawing from Pop Art traditions, KAWS’ work straddles the line between fine art and popular culture, crossing the mediums of painting and sculpture, along with fashion, merchandise, vinyl toys, and, most recently, augmented reality. This book, made in close collaboration with the artist, features his most well-known works alongside sketches, preparatory drawings, and never-before-seen images of KAWS at work, revealing the meticulous process behind his iconic artworks. Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, it captures the artist’s unique ability to reshape the ways we think about contemporary art and culture today.
Essays by Eugenie Tsai and Daniel Birnbaum. Daniel Birnbaum is a contributing editor to Artforum, art critic, curator, and director of Acute Art, an art and technology laboratory in London. Eugenie Tsai is John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
256 pages, 150 colour illustrations, four different covers, each produced in a limited edition.
YSP House Blend Coffee, £7.50 and YSP Fudge, £4.95
A medium flavour coffee roasted by hand using traditional methods in Sheffield. A mix of smooth blends from Colombia and Costa Rica, with well-balanced flavours of citrus, red berries, brown sugar, and caramel chocolate in milk.
Enjoy a cup of YSP coffee with this delicious, sweet and smooth handmade fudge made with added saltiness.
YSP Gin, £40
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Gin is back for Christmas 2021. Distilled in small batches by Black Bridge Distillery using hand-picked botanicals sourced directly from the historic Bretton Estate. Best enjoyed with premium tonic, crushed ice, a twist of orange zest and a small sprig of rosemary.
Juniper, Coriander Seed, Orris Root, Angelica (sourced at YSP), Apple Blossom, (sourced at YSP), Orange Blossom (sourced at YSP), Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Licorice, Cassia Bark, Spruce Needle (sourced at YSP), Lavendar (sourced at YSP). 40% abv.
YSP Wool Socks, £17
YSP has worked with one of the oldest textiles mills in West Yorkshire to manufacture a collection of individually designed socks. Whether you’re out walking in wellies or boots, or simply going to the office and looking for a comfy, well-fitting pair, these are your go-to socks.
Made from wool with a small amount of added nylon for extra strength, our socks have contrasting heel and toe sections and are available in three colourways and sizes to fit most feet. Wash at 30 degrees or by hand in lukewarm water.
Available in blue and green, brown and grey, claret and orange.
HOMEWARE AND GIFTS
Ovis Sheep Soap, £3.50
Ovis sheep milk soap has a very high protein and fat content, along with a high density of vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory agents. When used on skin it has a nurturing and soothing effect, making it moisturising and especially suitable for sensitive and irritable skin.
Available unscented (white) or with added patchouli oil (black).
British Colour Standard round metal candle platter in Olive, £20
British Colour Standard make sustainable, ecological and fairtrade design-led products for colour lovers. Made from powder-coated steel, these platters are 100% recyclable as metal recycles forever. The colour Olive is a descriptive colour name matched to the fruit of the olive tree. The name came into use in the middle of the 18th Century. The first recorded use of olive as a colour name in English was in 1892.
The platter has three metal cups to fit either dinner or taper candles with a diameter of 22mm. Mix and match across the two sizes and add coloured/striped dinner candles for a spectacular, tonal effect or fill with fruit and flowers to create stunning centrepieces.
British Colour Standard Pack of 6 Eco Dinner Candles in Olive, £14
Hand-poured by artisans, these colourful candles are a stylish addition to any home, perfect for entertaining or giving as a gift. Eco and fairtrade, they are hand poured in British Colour Standard Olive.
Shepherd of Sweden, Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle Covers, £26
A beautifully snuggly hot water bottle cover in sheepskin for softening tense and tender muscles. Available in two different colours of sheepskin, Cream and Stone, 2l capacity, with a zipped neck.
25cm x 35cm approx, to fit hot water bottle 19cm x 32cm.
The Owlery, badger print wash bag, £26
This wash bag features a badger print fabric and is ideal for cosmetics, make up, travel and stationery, making it a perfect gift for any loved one.
It has a zip opening across the top of the wash bag and is lined with a lightweight water resistant nylon fabric. It also has a pull tab on either side of the zip for ease of opening.
Hinza, plant-based shopper, £27
Hinza bags that belong to the Green Plastic range are a climate-smart choice. They are made of bio- based plastic where fossil plastic has been replaced with plastic made from the plant kingdom, more specifically from sugar cane which is a renewable raw material. Amazing for shopping, the beach, kid’s toy storage, using in the garden for weeding, a portable ice bucket, keeping the boot of your car tidy and organised.
Based on a classic 1950s Swedish design, this new take combines looks and practicality to become your go-to bag.
Ilex Studio, Acorn Vase, £27.50
Your love of avocados can thrive long after eating one; just save the seed, grow it and discover the extraordinary tree inside with the innovative Avocado Vase.
Ilex Studio have refined the traditional method of growing, skipping the toothpicks and utilising the opening to cradle the seed, keeping it dry as it sprouts and encouraging the roots to flourish freely. The sinuously shaped vase magnifies the roots as they prosper, creating a perfect focal point to witness the plant as it develops.
The vase includes a 36-page handbook.
Rose Brown, lambswool cross stich snood, £69
The Cross Stitch Snood Scarf has a detailed, geometric design knitted in a reversible jacquard; this makes the pattern reversible showing the inverse colours on the other side. This style of knit also means this scarf is double thickness making it exceptionally warm. Made in 100% lambswool, spun and dyed in Scotland.
Finished by hand in Margate, knitted in Greater Manchester.
Rose Brown, knitted lambswool beret in Marigold, £43
This hat is exceptionally soft, smart and guaranteed to keep you warm on a winter’s day. Perfect for a special occasion or everyday wear. This hat is fully-fashioned meaning it is seamless for the most comfortable fit, and topped with a contrasting knitted button in ‘cliff’ grey.
Made in 100% lambswool, spun and dyed in Scotland. The wool comes from farms that do not practice mulesing.
Finished by hand in Margate, knitted in Greater Manchester.