Our Decorative Arts collection of more than 3,000 pieces contains a wide variety of ceramics, glassware and other items.
The substantial collection of ceramics from Yorkshire potteries, dating from the 1600s until the 1900s, includes Rockingham, Creamware, Delft Ware and items from Yorkshire country potteries. Most of these pieces are domestic items such as teapots and sets, dinner services and tableware.
Our ceramics collection also includes tiles, drug jars, Toby jugs and other novelty items.
We also have a large collection of Chinese and Korean pottery, dating from 1700 until 1900, mostly consisting of plates, bowls and vases.
A large number of 18th and 19th century glasses, pewter, copper, silverware and clocks from York makers complete this fascinating collection.
- York Art Gallery selected as finalists for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit York Awards 2022
- W.A. Ismay’s remarkable ceramics collection to go on display in new exhibition at York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art
- Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings - Twenty-five recently attributed Gainsborough drawings go on show for the first time alongside major works
- Clay, Peat and Cage - UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery
- Work by world-renowned artist Damien Hirst on display at York Art Gallery