MORE than 50 craftworkers and artists are exhibiting at a Clitheroe gallery’s annual festive showcase.

The Northern Star exhibition at the Platform Gallery in Station Road runs until Christmas Eve.

It features a wide selection of handmade items, including textiles, ceramics, glass, woodwork, jewellery, lighting, decorations and cards.

Exhibitors include pewterer Ella McIntosh who grew up in Clitheroe and designed commemorative bowls for local London 2012 Olympians Samantha Murray and Jon Schofield.

Other exhibitors include artist Penny Hunt, whose paintings and prints are inspired by the windswept mountains and moorlands surrounding her Yorkshire Dales home, and Chorlton jeweller Abby Filer, who works in silver, gold, precious stones and printed aluminium.

Stuart Carefoot, chairman of Ribble Valley Council’s community services committee, said: “Northern Star is one of the Platform Gallery’s most anticipated annual events and this year’s showcase features the work of some of the best artists and craftworkers in the country.

“We are inviting art and craft enthusiasts, or shoppers looking for a unique one-off Christmas gift, to join us for a fantastic day out in Clitheroe.”

Situated in a renovated Victorian railway station, the multi-award-winning Platform Gallery and Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, December 15 and 22.