Bils & Rye

Christmas Concert! 21st December 14:00 to 18:00

Christmas Concert! 21st December 14:00 to 18:00

We are delighted to have teamed up with the specialist piano tuners and renovators at The Piano Workshop and are now offering their completed projects for sale from the gallery. On top of that we will periodically be having a pianist come in and show off the pianos to their highest abilities!

The first event is on the 21st December and I'm sure a few Christmas carols will creep into the playlist. Drinks and snacks will be on offer whilst Robert Schmuck plays away on the 1928 fully restored Schiedmayer Boudoir Grand. 

Emerging Potters Exhibition

Emerging Potters Exhibition

After many hours of study and consideration we have made our selections for the forthcoming Exhibition for Emerging Potters. We have a selection of 30 artists all new to Bils & Rye. We are delighted in the quality of the work submitted and it was no easy task cutting it down to a manageable level for our first event of this type.

There is still heaps of work to do to get the show ready, but in the meantime, here are a few images of the successful entrants.

Stephen Murfitt - Raku Vessels

Stephen Murfitt - Raku Vessels

Stephen explains his work, processes and inspirations:

"The work is an on-going and sustained exploration of form and process. Influences are diverse and come from the natural and built environments. 
The forms, often vessels, are hand-built using a combination of methods. All the work is put through the Raku-firing process which provides an infinite range of possibilities.

How It Started

How It Started

Back in 2012 Kate and I were approached to take over a business in Helmsley, we immediately set out to find a bit more about the town and Bils & Rye was born! A quick Wikipedia search revealed that Helmsley is where the two valleys of Bilsdale and Ryedale meet. Kate shortened them to Bils & Rye and we registered the name.

A Quick Tour of our Four Rooms!

A Quick Tour of our Four Rooms!

Like the iconic programme on Channel 4, Bils & Rye offers our visitors four very different rooms, each packed with fabulous visual delights. The internet is a hard place to portray the passion we have for the artists and their work. Even images don't really tell the whole story, somewhat disproving the 1000 words analogy. 

A Host of Reasons to Visit Ryedale - Part Three

A Host of Reasons to Visit Ryedale - Part Three

Our third in a series of blogs on where to stay, where to eat and what to visit for those thinking of visiting Ryedale.