Ailsa Nicholson

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Ailsa is a fused glass and ceramic artist based in Sleights just outside Whitby. With a passion for light and shape and drawing on inspiration from the land and seascapes of the local area, her work culminates in bold, abstract and tactile forms.


24 Iburndale Lane, Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5DP


Iburndale Lane is located just off the A169 Coach Road in Sleights at the top end of the village. The turn off for Iburndale Lane is situated between Eskdale Fisheries fish and chip restaurant and St. Johns Church, number 24 is the concealed drive after the 5th house on the right hand side. There will be a gallery sign at the bottom of the drive.


On street parking is available as the driveway is very narrow with no turning space at the top. Please get in touch if you have mobility issues to make arrangements for parking at the top of the drive.


Wheel chair access is difficult but not impossible for a small chair, the pathways to the exhibition space are narrow and there is one step. Access to the workshops are not possible for wheel chairs.


There is one downstairs toilet on site which is not wheel chair accessible, there are public toilets on Eskdaleside next door to the English Martyrs catholic church, Sleights.


Studio experience

Both Ailsa's glass and ceramic workshops will be open to visitors alongside her separate exhibition space where the pieces are displayed, all the studios are in her home garden. Ailsa is happy to help with any questions, give tips and advice and demonstrate how her tools and machines work. There will be work in progress and she is happy for visitors to watch her at work.