A Northern Light by Claire produces handmade illustrated homeware that is inspired by the natural world. Claire creates lamps, lampshades and candle covers that all feature one of her original illustrations to create a cosy soft glow around the home. Claire's illustrations also feature in her range of stationery and prints.
Jim successfully introduced his framed carvings in 2017 at Craft in the Pen and subsequently introduced free standing all round abstract carvings at similar events. Since then, he has been a successful exhibitor at a number of venues across the North East. 2023 will see the introduction of a new theme on his framed carvings, where the frame will become an integral part of the carving and will allow the carving to have a more three dimensional aspects.
Alchemi Art is the work of artist Mara Louvain who uses historical processes such as the Victorian Cyanotype photographic processes as the basis for contemporary art. A sense of history, folklore and nostalgia combine with a pinch of magic into art and gifts perfect for bringing a little peace into modern life. Mara is based on the beautiful Durham Heritage Coast.
Alison's photographic art is achieved through a skilful mix of creative and traditional techniques used in-camera and post-production. Her multiple exposure images comprise of various exposure and blending methods. Sensitive application of intentional camera movement and varied focal range intensify textures and painterly effects. This genre of photography enables her to express her love of landscape and nature in a very distinctive contemporary style.
Alistair is an artisan wood turner whose work is crafted locally. He seeks inspirations from the characteristics revealed in the wood during the turning process. These occasionally appear to reveal 'flaws' in the wood. However, these are in no way to be regarded as defects, but merely the very nature of the wood itself.
Andrew Bennett is an award winning wildlife photographer. He sells his original images as fine art prints and greeting cards, through his online shop and at artisan markets. He supports Yorkshire Wildlife Trust by donating 20% of the sale price to this important conservation charity.
Andy Selmic is a Furniture Maker who creates beautiful, unique furniture. He works mainly in oak. He also produces a unique selection of handmade wooden products that feature a stunning range of one-off resin and ink marbled designs. All his work is completely hand crafted in Derbyshire.
Anethia is primarily a fused glass artist, working from her home studio in the lovely countryside of North Shropshire, where the inspiration for the Sweet Meadow range originates. She also enjoys silk painting and where possible likes to combine the two disciplines in the ever-popular Seascapes range. 2023 sees a new range of 'Safari Sunsets', a colourful range of silk and glass, based on holiday photographs and memories.
Anna is a self-taught paper cutter with a background in design and printmaking and now specialises in multilayered pieces that she designs, draws and hand cuts with a scalpel. Using a range of tonal papers and embossing tools, Anna sculpts the paper to build the layers and create depth and draws inspiration from the beauty of the natural world and its inhabitants. She strives to capture the personalities of her subjects in their natural habitat.
Anna is a long established commercial artist from Oakworth. On her journeys she discovered a passion for painting various wildlife, in particular birds and is also becoming a much sought after pet portrait artist. She specialises in miniatures, measuring no more than 5cm and uses acrylic medium to craft beautifully detailed artworks. Many of her paintings are transferred to multi-media print. Commissions taken.
Anousheh Uromehchi is a jewelry designer and jewelry maker specialising in cloisonne enamel. After graduating in graphic design, her interest in wearable art put her on the path to jewelry making. The love of nature, culture and colours led her to choose cloisonne enamel as a specific technique.
Belinda creates her needle felted animal figures from her workshop in the beautiful Lune Valley, drawing her inspiration from the surrounding nature. Each piece she creates is unique and quirky designed to make you smile.
Flo is an aroma company with a conscience. Their ethos is to work exclusively with natural ingredients to craft unique essential oil blends, which can be enjoyed on their own or within their candles, melts, reed diffusers and room mists. Flo have carefully studied the relationship between the aromas produced from essential oils and their positive impact on well-being to curate their beautiful collection. Flo products are approved as vegan and cruelty free by PETA.
Art 57 was created by Pam Chilton a needle felt artist based in Easingwold North Yorkshire. Specialising in felt art animal portrait paintings, using both traditional and needle felting techniques with natural and dyed wools creating beautiful artwork with soft textures and subtle blends. Pam also creates realistic needle felted 3D animal sculptures, each handmade, unique in design and full of character. Commissions are welcome.
Suzette uses Acrylic, watercolour and resin and likes to mix up the mediums to create some textural work that can be touched. By using bright colours, energetic marks and subtle light sources she brings her work to life. She not only paints landscapes, seascapes and magnificent sky's but also has a creative talent for bringing animals to life in her 3D artwork pieces.
ASCENT are Nathan and Amanda, a husband and wife team, based in Cumbria. They make hand-painted, laser-cut jewellery from wood. Wood represents a piece of the outdoors, a natural product and something that connects us to the earth and places we love. The names of the pieces are inspired by the shapes and elements of some of their favourite adventure spots, from the tip of Scotland, down to their beloved Lake District home.