Supporting British artists, makers and designers

The Mulberry Tree has been a fixture on Swanage High Street for many years and we're one of the south coast's most popular independent galleries with a passion for all things beautiful and creative. 

At the heart of why we do what we do is that we believe passionately in supporting British artists, makers and designers and in particular those that have a connection with our wonderful county of Dorset. It's a wonderful privilege to be part of their lives and to help them find new audiences for their work and support them in building a sustainable career as an artist and maker. We're lucky to have forged close ties with some of the most talented artists and crafts folk working today in Britain. We're also firm believers in giving, you our lovely customers, fresh inspiration for your homes - it's all about "making your home more beautiful"

We have an in-house framing service run by co-owner Steve who has been a framer for over 25 years, in fact since he left school at 17. We're very proud of our framing reputation and experience and all our frames are made to order. 

Come and visit us or browse our collection online for original paintings, limited edition prints, hand-crafted ceramics,  contemporary craft, custom-made jewellery, lifestyle and homeware products, and our legendary greetings card ranges.

Our tastes are as unique as the individuals we serve so you're bound to find that perfect gift for someone special, be it yourself or a loved one.

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Sarah Ross-Thompson is a Fine Art Printmaker specialising in hand-inked, collagraph prints, originally inspired by the Dorset landscape. Relocating to the beautiful West Coast of Scotland in 2012, her work now has a slightly more rugged feel and has undergone a subtle shift in palette. The Dorset themes still continue.

Using carefully built collage blocks, her work combines the vibrant colours of oil-based printing inks with the textural qualities of the materials she uses. This combination produces a distinctive look that makes her work instantly recognisable.

Having experimented with a number of printmaking techniques Sarah now works almost exclusively through collagraphy. Experimentation with new materials such as chopped chives, lichen from the birch trees in her garden and oatmeal in conjunction with the more conventional string, kitchen salt and corrugated card, ensures that her work is constantly evolving.

Alongside Sarah are the wonderful driftwood figures from Lynn Muir, ceramics from Mollie Brotherton and Kara Leigh Ford as well as those luscious candles from local maker The Botanical Candle Company and not forgetting our new mirrors and photoframes from Nkuku.