Making your life more beautiful.
Gifts for your home and your soul
Odonata Studios is a small, independant business offering you a selection of unique, handcrafted, sterling silver jewellery, small artworks, unique gifts and other beautiful objects to intrigue, amuse and enjoy.
Our jewellery is all handcrafted by Gillian in one of our two studio workshops using sterling silver and either handcrafted glass or semi-precious gems; sometimes both.
We source the work of British craftspeople too such as glass-workers, painters, enamellers and potters. Everything we stock is hand selected by Gillian and is chosen especially for it's beauty or it's ability to bring a smile to your face.
Our shop is open 5 days a week Wednesday - Sunday, 10am till 4pm 52 weeks of the year (though we do tend to be closed for two weeks after Christmas Day so you may wish to double-check our Facebook page before setting out on a long journey to find us).
We consider ourselves very lucky indeed to be located within the Middleton Hall & Gardens Estate at Middleton Hall Courtyard. It's a unique and beautiful location on an SSSI and also on the edge of the RSPB Middleton Lakes Reserve with the shop itself nestling within the courtyard attached to a 17th century Tudor Barn. Built in 1604 the barn is now in need of restoration but this adds to the historical and quaint atmosphere of The Courtyard. We've put a photograph of the barn on our header page so you can see for yourself why we think it's just the best place to be.
Middleton Hall & Gardens is a hidden gem. A Grade II listed moated manor house which dates back as far as 1285 though the Hall's history goes back almost 1,000 years. By the 1980's The Hall had fallen into dereliction but thanks to the very hard work of a team of dedicated and determined volunteers The Hall has been restored and is open to the public Check out their website for details of their summer opening hours. www.middleton-hall.co.uk