Set in a spectacular 17thC barn on the banks of the Llangollen Canal, this hidden gem houses a stunning collection of Buffy Robinson's work spanning 50 years.
"The Gallery has no set opening times but my policy is to open when the sun shines - and when I feel like it! The entrance is directly off the towpath so it is popular with boaters and walkers (on the Sandstone Trail) as well as visitors who can email me for a special appointment"
This is a Gallery where you can buy her work and also a working studio where visitors can see Batik in progress and have the mysteries of the process explained by Buffy herself.
The '50 Years of Batik' Exhibition displays a collection of work which is catalogued in chronological order and takes you on a visual journey of the work of the artist
The wax in the fabric makes the Batiks translucent. When they are lit from behind the colours have the rich vibrancy of stained glass.
The framed Batik originals come back-lit with low voltage LED lights powered by a 12v plug top transformer
There is a selection of unframed originals which Buffy can get framed and backlit for you
and a range of greetings cards, A3 and A4 signed giclee prints, 7x5 mounted signed prints, bookmarks and paperweights, all reproductions of Buffy's original work
My much missed collie 'Charlie' as a pup outside the Gallery
"The Gallery is not normally open to the public but if you would like to make an appointment to meet me and see my work, just email to arrange a time to visit and I would be happy to show you round."
"I'd love to hear from anyone who has bought work from me in the past. Some of the original Batiks which are sold still feel like old friends and still appear in my range of cards and giftware. It would be great to hear where they ended up! Why not email and let me know?"
You could also make a day of it - it's not always this cold!
Not only are there lovely canalside walks including the famous Grindley Brook staircase locks but you can pop across to the Horse & Jockey pub for a good pint afterwards!