15th June 2022

Exhibition: The Yorkshire Critters

17th May – 15th June

Tennants is delighted to be staging the first exhibition dedicated to celebrating the work of the Yorkshire Critter Carvers.  The Critter Carvers are a group of over 40 craftsman, working from the 1940s to the present day, who make oak furniture inspired by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson. Indeed, many of the Critter Carvers trained in Thompson’s Kilburn workshop. Using the same traditional materials and techniques as Thompson, each craftsman created a signature carved ‘critter’ to embellish their oak creations. The combination of fine craftmanship, beauty and practicality of Yorkshire oak furniture has endured for decades, and is reflected in their continued demand at auction today.

The exhibition will bring together carvings, furniture, furnishings and archival material from some of the most highly regarded Critter Carvers, with pieces loaned from the workshops or family collections of the likes of Stan ‘Woodpeckerman’ Dodds, Squirrel Crafts, Beaver Lodge, and Terry Harrington, alongside items coming up in the 20th Century Design Sale at Tennants.


Free Entry


Opening hours:

Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9am-4pm


Please note we are closed over the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend on Thursday 2nd/Friday 3rd/Saturday 4th/Sunday 5th June 

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