An inspiring art gallery in the heart of North Yorkshire exhibiting eye-catching contemporary sculpture and exquisite ceramics from some of the UK’s finest artists and makers. One of our main objectives is to make sculpture and ceramics far more accessible. We, therefore, practice a hands on approach to the works we have on display encouraging visitor interaction whilst discussing the processes used in their creation.

Set in one of North Yorkshires most picturesque villages, Bils & Rye specialise in ceramics and sculpture from over 150 established and emerging British artists and designers, making it one of the largest collections of ceramics in the North. There are normally 40 ceramicists on show, enhanced with paintings and sculpture from another 10 to 20 artists.

We continue to evolve the gallery space and web site with the aim of becoming the place to find modern British and International ceramics, sculpture and paintings. 


We have a couple of changes to our opening hours on two dates in April:

21st April 2016 - Open from 12:30 to 17:00

29th April 2016 - Open from 14:00 - 21:00

As always we can be open outside of the normal hours by prior arrangement and we are more than happy to do home visits and trials of sculpture and paintings.


Simon Gudgeon - Lyrebird

Simon Gudgeon - Lyrebird

The year is in full swing now with lots of new works in the gallery including Simon Gudgeon.

Opening times are back to the normal Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 to 16:30. We can open the gallery outside these hours for private views by appointment.
— Kate & Nick Bentley
Laura Rich - A Hint of Autumn on the Moor

Laura Rich - A Hint of Autumn on the Moor


The Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo 2015 with Red Dot Events was a resounding success. As a first experience it will be hard to beat but we will do our very best to achieve that!
— Kate & Nick Bentley

This Year the Team at Bils & Rye are raising funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance via our Just Giving Page. Read more by clicking the image.
— Kate & Nick Bentley

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