Welcome

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.

Please have a look inside our shop with this 3-D view.

latest news

New range of silk scarves by Deborah Bird ...

Deborah Bird Scarves

Local professional artist, Deborah Bird, has designed a wonderful, colourful range of silk and Crepe de Chine scarves. The design has been digilitally printed onto best quality silk or crepe de Chine and the edges hand turned by crafts people in Tewksbury.  Dotty is delighted to be stocking a range of Deborah's scarves in a variety of designs and shapes.

Latest list of Dotty Creative Workshops ...

Needle Felted Hares

Lots of lovely new creative workshops now available for the first part of 2019 (with more to come!). 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  Needle Felted Hares, Rag Rug Cushions, Handmade Lampshades and many more, as well as the usual favourites.

Creative Workshops at Dotty Gallery

Fused Glass Art Workshop

I'm delighted to say that Dotty Gallery is continuing to host lots of Creative Workshops over the coming weeks and months. Participant number for all workshops are kept deliberately small so that you are guaranteed to get the invidiual instruction required when learning a new craft. All workshops are suitable for complete beginners, they're relaxed and there is inevitably homemade cake served at some point in the proceedings.  See the Workshop section of this website for a list of what is coming up ...  more will be added soon and throughout the year.

Linda Warrick Ceramics

Porcelaine by Linda Warrick

Adorning the shelves of Dotty Gallery is a new range of ceramics. Linda is renowned for her semi-abstract porcelaine birds that are characterized by their purity of form.  Linda's inspiration is drawn from contant observation of form combined with watching the birds themselves. Each piece is burnished before firing, then smoked in sawdust. The result? Wonderful!

Xuella Arnold Jewellery

Xuella Arnold Hare Pendants

Following Lesley's recent visit to the British Craft Trade Fair, she now has a collection of beautiful silver and bronze jewellery by talented silversmith Xuella Arnold.