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Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s award-winning shops have everything you need this Father’s Day, with gifts for the art obsessed, the budding chef to the green fingered gardener. Every gift purchased through the Park’s shops helps to support YSP, a registered charity and accredited museum in West Yorkshire.

With over 500 acres of parkland, woodlands and lakes to maintain, alongside its many inspiring exhibitions and activities, YSP offers a unique visitor experience.

Championing Yorkshire makers, YSP has brought together products from renowned designers and manufacturers. Yorkshire is bursting with creative and technical talent – our range of products are made locally to the highest of quality and will last for years to come.

Continuing its commitment to showcasing exceptional Yorkshire makers YSP is collaborating with Sheffield-based studio provider Yorkshire Artspace (YAS) this spring/summer to display and sell a collection of unique ceramics, jewellery, silverware and leather goods, all created by hand by artists based at YAS. The works in this special collection will be available to purchase from YSP Shops on site and a selection online from 15 April until 6 October 2024. All proceeds go directly to artists and to YSP Charity.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Zero Waste Waxed Cotton Wash Bag, £19.50

This striking and sustainable wash bag is part of YSP’s zero waste range which has been created using excess fabric from other products. Handmade using recycled zips and fabric saved from landfill, this waxed cotton washbag is manufactured locally and in limited quantities.

100% Staywax Cotton from The British Millerain Co in Rochdale, Lancashire, these products have been manufactured exclusively for YSP by The Stitch Society in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Yukihiro Akama: Hunter’s Lair Postcard Model Kit, £29.95

Create your own Japanese inspired house made exclusively for YSP. This flatpack model kit has been created by a family run business in Kent. Based on artist Yukihiro Akama’s original hand-carved sculpture which features in the artist’s largest exhibition to date which is on view at YSP until 30 June.

Paint sold separately.

David Mellor Birch Plywood Knife Block, small £79.00, large £110.00

Luxury kitchenware for the style conscious. This satin lacquered birch plywood large knife block houses the full David Mellor range of kitchen knives, carving fork and sharpening steel, while the smaller houses up to 11. (Knives sold separately).

Yorkshire Artspace: Maker Showcase, various prices

17 skilled craftspeople and makers, based at leading Sheffield artist studio provider Yorkshire Artspace (YAS), are set to display and sell their work at YSP this spring/summer. Each maker employs different techniques and is renowned for their individual specialisms, working with galleries and outlets across the UK and internationally.

Unique ceramics, jewellery, silverware and leather goods will be for sale at YSP Shops and a small selection online 15 April – 6 October 2024.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wool Socks, £17.00

A Father’s Day staple, these socks are perfect for those wanting a little luxury, with 6 colourways to choose from. YSP have worked with one of the oldest textile mills in Bradford, West Yorkshire to manufacture a collection of individually designed socks.

Erwin Wurm: Exhibition Catalogue, £25.00

The perfect gift for a curious art lover. Produced for Erwin Wurm’s major 2023 exhibition Trap of the Truth at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, this hardback book will add kudos to the coffee table. Erwin Wurm (b. 1954) is one of Austria’s leading artists, making sculpture, performance, photography, drawing and video. For more than 30 years he has challenged the rules of sculpture, the limitations of the human body and its relationship to the spaces we use.

David Mellor Provençal Starter Knife Set, £165.00

These knives exploit the latest techniques in manufacturing. The high carbon stainless steel blades are hot drop forged and then ice hardened to minus 80°c, producing an exceptionally sharp, hard and durable blade. Blades are then taper ground with acetal resin handles. These knives are not only technically excellent, they are especially well balanced and comfortable in the hand.

David Mayne Hillside with Stag, £110.00

Proudly made in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, this sculpture makes the perfect addition to any home. Using oxidised steel and hardwood, sculptor David Mayne creates works inspired by nature.

William Whiteley & Sons: 7” DIY Shears, £42.00

A must have for the toolbox, these handcrafted scissors are made in Sheffield using traditional techniques. Hot forged with chrome plated blades, they make light work of cutting through textiles, carpet, rope and much more.

Press enquiries

Gemma Donovan, Communications Officer, YSP / +44 (0)1924 832 515 /

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Listings information

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG

Near Wakefield and Barnsley – M1 Junction 38

+44 (0)1924 832631 | | @YSPsculpture

Book tickets at, 18 and under go free.

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