Silk Top Hat Gallery

Contemporary art gallery providing a showcase for original British paintings, prints, sculpture and crafts in Ludlow town centre. Open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 am – 4.00 pm.

Current Exhibition: CHRISTMAS SHOW 26th November – Spring 2017

Saturday 26th November: CHRISTMAS SHOW opens. Everyone very welcome. The last exhibition of the year is the Christmas Exhibition, showing both here in the Silk Top Hat and also in … Continue reading



Meet Don Smith between 11am and 4pm, when he will be demonstrating how he creates his beautiful drypoint etchings. Everyone welcome. Don Smith’s distant views of Ludlow placing the landmarks … Continue reading


Isaac Smart’s showcase: PHILIP NELSON Decoy Carving

  PHILIP NELSON: We are showcasing wood carvings by Philip Nelson. He has made decoy carving into an art appreciated by the connoisseur. His carvings are so realistic and the … Continue reading

May 28, 2016

Future Exhibitions

Saturday 26th November: CHRISTMAS SHOW opens. 2017: SIMON DORRELL will be showing his paintings and drawings in our first solo show of the year – March 2017. Later in the … Continue reading

July 6, 2015

Jill Howorth: 14th March 1949 – 7th November 2016

Jill Howorth, the owner of Ludlow’s Silk Top Hat Gallery, has died unexpectedly after a short illness. She has been a much-loved trader in the town for over 35 years … Continue reading

September 27, 2014