Brett Gallery Website
If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to ring John on 07900 260256 or Suzanne on 07913 613162.
Our website is not intended as a replacement for visiting the Gallery, more a place to browse to see some of what is currently available. It is catalogue to return to if you want to see what might have caught your eye on your last trip to us. It is somewhere to first see what might tempt you to visit us for the first time. Having said that, customers from outside our region are buying through the site and we thank them for their support and interest in what we are trying to achieve. Hopefully we will see you in person one day!
There are two Gallery sections on the site for Exhibitors:-
1. Examples of from Exhibitors' Portfolios, not necessarily all available for sale in the Shop. These are intended to show a broad range of their creations but it is not exhaustive.
2. Our Gallery On Line Shop which is updated each evening for sales that have taken place during the day to avoid disappointment. The majority of our regular deliveries of new stock are added to the site shortly after arrival.
The site is constantly evolving, so do re-visit it regularly to see what has arrived. Better still, pop along and see what appeals to you in real life, there will be some pleasant surprises!
A Brief History......
Brett Gallery is situated in the pretty Suffolk village of Monks Eleigh. It is part of Bridge Farm Barns, a collection of several unique and independent retail businesses offering the customer an unparalleled selection of distinctive products and good service. The outlets include a restaurant and tea room, gift shop, vintage collectables, vintage fashion, quilting and felting, the Outrageous Cake Company as well as a garden nursery. It all began life as the family concern of “ Corncraft” in 1970.
One of the founders, Win Gage, opened Brett Gallery in 2015 with the aim of promoting the work of East Anglian based artists and makers. There are some 50 regular Exhibitors displaying a range of work covering original fine art and prints, pottery, jewellery, glass, photography, textiles, woodturning, sculpture and metal art.
Win had decided to retire at the end of March 2020 and this now well-established centre was taken over by husband and wife team, Suzanne Perry and John Reading in October that year following the early stages of the pandemic, extending their opening times to 10.30 to 16.30 for the months of April to December.
Hopefully those pandemic days are behind us all. The expansion of the Gallery area, with its homely feel, allowed the introduction of several new artists, as well as additional space for regular Exhibitors. The new owners hope you will find Brett Gallery even more inviting than before and that you will want to come along and browse out here in rural Suffolk. A visit to the calm atmosphere of Brett Gallery within the Bridge Farm Barns rural complex has always been an unequalled retail experience – one in which you will feel safe and hopefully thoroughly enjoy again, leading you to re-visit.
Most of the new artists' and makers' work has been very well received, including pieces from Colin Boatman ( woodturner ), Sue Eaton, Carol McKue, Clare Rizzo, Lisa Thurkettle ( all artists ) and an additional range of locally made jewellery from Shelley Watts. Oswaldo Menchor, with his renowned bronzes has also joined the extensive ranges available with the summer of 2022 seeing the addition of the well respected photographer, Bill Hiskett, and Sarah Kraszewski, another glass maker. The list is not exhaustive! All of the Exhibitors re-stock regularly, introducing their new work as well as versions of collectable old favourites.
In this relaxed, safe, rural setting, John and Suzanne believe they have created an even more welcoming experience, enhancing Win's original vision. Do come along and see the inspirational work of over 50 local artists and makers, we are so fortunate to have such a pool of talented people. We have two guest contributors too, one artist and one potter.
There is also free parking, and good disabled facilities.