Ailsa Nicholson

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Ailsa is a fused glass artist based just outside Whitby.  Her work is largely inspired by the land and seascapes of the local area, culminating in bold, abstract and tactile forms. Light and shape is a key aspect of Ailsa’s work and a driving force in her artistic process.


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


A169 Pickering to Whitby Road.  Iburndale Lane is towards the top of the village of Sleights, the turning between Eskdale Fisheries, fish and chip shop and the village church.  Heading down Iburndale Lane number 24 is the concealed drive after the first 5 houses on the right hand side.


Road side parking


There are 3 steps down and 1 step up into the workshops and 2 steps up into the exhibition space. The pathways are not wheelchairs accessible


Public toilets at Eskdaleside, in Sleights and one on site toilet


Studio experience

I will open both of my glass workshops to visitors alongside my separate exhibition space where the pieces will be displayed. All the studios are in my home garden.  I am happy to help with any questions, give tips and advice and demonstrate how my tools and machines work.  There will be work in progress and I am happy for visitors to watch me at work.