Dotty Gallery's Front Showroom
Dotty Gallery's Front Showroom
Rear Showroom full of gifts and crafts
Rear Showroom full of gifts and crafts

Run by Lesley Harris in what used to be the old bakery in Twyford, Leicestershire - Dotty Gallery is a showcase for contemporary silver jewellery (including the unusual!), ceramics, gifts, original art and greetings cards - items not usually found on the high street. Dotty has two showrooms plus a small gallery.

Much of the work is hand made by artisans from around the country, so if you are looking for something different, come along, grab a complementary coffee, wander around the shop and enjoy! If you see some pieces that you particularly like, you're welcome to leave a 'wish list' with Lesley and for Christmas or special occasions, invite your family and friends to pop to the shop and select a gift that they know you will love.

Dotty is situated in the picturesque village of Twyford, directly opposite the church and next door to The Saddle Inn.

A short drive through beautiful rolling countryside, not far from Melton, Oakham, Syston and surrounding villages. Lesley hopes you will visit Dotty soon for that coffee and a browse and looks forward to meeting you.

latest news

My favourite weekend of the Dotty year ...

Two Dotty Gallery assistants!

This weekend I head off to Harrogate for the British Craft Trade Fair and I can't wait. I'll be choosing beautiful handmade items ready for the shelves of Dotty Gallery and believe me, I'll be spoilt for choice!  There is so much amazing creative talent in this country it makes my job of buying stock very simple ... and I love it! This will be my fifth visit and I'm never dissapointed. So in around four weeks time, new work will begin be dropping on Dotty's doorstep. Come and take a look. Dotty is open as normal this weekend, so please do visit! Coffee as always... best wishes, Lesley

Latest list of Dotty Creative Workshops ...

Watercolours with Ken Forrest

Lots of lovely new creative workshops coming up over April through to end of June. Take a look at the Workshop section of this website for details but book quickly as spaces are limited and they are very popular. New sessions on offer include Silver Clay Jewellery, Watercolours with Ken Forrest, Wax Cast Rings ... there must be something to tempt you. And of course, there’s always cake!

Late Night Shopping at Dotty ...

Christmas at Dotty Gallery

For one night only (unless it's a massive success!) Dotty will be open until 8.30pm on Thursday 30th November. So please come along and enjoy a festive shopping experience in Twyford. Lots of jewellery, glass, ceramics, art and gifts on sale, 99% of which is handmade in the UK. Hope you can join us.

Twyford Guild of Artists Exhibition

Twyford Guild of Artists Annual Exhibition

Over the weekend of 7th & 8th October the Twyford Guild of Artists annual exhibition took place in the Twyford Village Hall between. The Guild members who exhibitied their work this year were Jean Baker (stiched textiles), Paula Chapman (Silk Paintings), Lesley Harris (Silver Jewellery), Frances Lowe (batiks on silk) and Gay Mayes, (watercolour).  This year, the Guild were delighted to have the work of guest member Ken Forrest.

New Programme of Creative Workshops ...

Adire Aleko Workshop

A new and exciting programme of creative workshops has just been released taking us through to Christmas themed workshops in November and December ! Take a look at the Workshop section of the website to see what is on offer. Most workshops are limited to just six people so if you're interested in booking a place, give Lesley a call as soon as you can.