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Claire Allam



Inspired by nature and landscape, I produce pit fired and wood fired tactile forms in porcelain and stoneware.


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Sue Allanson

Nestling

‘Nestling’ is typical of the intimate moments I try to capture in my sculptures, conveying a warmth of human connectedness through the medium of stone.

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Richard Allen

Billowing Sails 2 

Derbyshire artist working in acrylics and watercolour. A diverse range of brightly coloured Seascapes, landscapes and some unique small artworks. 

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Heather Arbon



Pictures in fabric, paint and stitch inspired by wild Derbyshire corners. Prints, stitched books, vessels, dragonflies and smaller gifts.


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Sue Barber


As an artist I enjoy painting, especially in oils, and drawing in charcoal and pastel. Having been brought up on a farm I am naturally attracted to depicting (hopefully capturing the drama) of rural life, nature and the countryside

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Ann Bates


Individually handmade vessels and tiles made from stoneware and porcelain clays. The vessels are built in layers using oxides and cabonates for colour, suggesting landscape or rock strata. Tile decoration might sometimes relate to a theme at other times the surface is simply textured with
impressions from natural materials or carved with symbols found on ancient standing stones.


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Hazel Beddows



I am a mixed media impressionist and abstract artist from Derbyshire currently based in Manchester. In my painting practice I like to let the paint take the lead, allowing the qualities of the materials to shine through. I am inspired by nature and my surroundings, experimenting with colours and mediums to capture the variety of our natural world.


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Belysning


Acrylic painting on OBS 3 Board. Depicting black and white photography taken using a smart phone whilst sat in passenger car seats.


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Bob Bernard


Bob Bernard is a northern English painter whose landscapes, painted in situ and in the studio, capture both the striking rugged scenery and the light and colours of the Peaks.


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Lor Bird

Allestree

Striking and highly original semi-abstract paintings that are rich in colour, texture and depth. 



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Bonsall Arts Group



Artwork in various mediums. 

 


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Ian Coyle


Solitary Bee Ceramics
My current work is created using either the potter’s wheel or by hand building. I enjoy using texture and stamped designs sometimes incorporating wood and metal into my finished pieces.

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Ian Daisley



Ian’s photography captures the beauty of our landscape, showing you grand panoramas and the details within. 


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Ross Danby

Evolution II

Arnstrude Roche Claire Limestone .

Series of work inspired by the subtlety and delicacy of bone fragments.

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DesignsbyMia


Mia is a jewellery designer maker based in South Manchester. Working in both silver and gold I have a sculptural approach to manipulating precious metals, taking a rigid form and making it flow. Add to this the injection of colour in my work which I achieve by using jewellery enamel, stone setting or a combination of silver and gold or silver and brass.
I am passionate about traditional jewellery craft therefore my work is not mass produced and is carefully handmade, making every piece unique and one off.


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Laura Donaldson



I study colour, mark making and movement with an emphasis on landscapes and people. Currently I am working with mixed media, but I regularly produce work with oil paints, oil pastels, acrylics and inks. My love of the landscape and the ever changing weather conditions are often a starting point, developing my work through sketches that explore composition and colour. More recently I have started to use images of people in my work, looking at companionship and solitude. From here, I work to create vivid and stimulating final pieces. The fun of the process is key to my work.


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Fiona Drake



Framed original watercolours, oils and photographs of landscapes, flowers and birds, with a range of greeting cards. 

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Sarah Duncalfe, This Lady Makes


From the This Lady Makes studio, I produce both Stained Glass and Fused Glass pieces for both home and garden. My new collection of fused glass hanging decorations are a mixture of subtle colours and clear glass. I prefer to work organically to produce forms I find pleasing than spend time planning out a design. I then introduce copper that when fired has a warm red tone which contrasts nicely with the darkness of the wire. My stained glass work uses a combination of geometric and flowing designs to create simple patterns that capture the light from your window.


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Jane Elizabeth Ceramics


I am a ceramic artist based in rural Lincolnshire. I am a disabled artist and slowly make when I am well and able to. All pieces are slowly formed by hand over days, weeks, sometimes months depending on my health. I create unique, one of a kind, quirky ceramic pieces inspired by the wilds of rural Lincolnshire, folklore and my eccentric mind.
My pieces include Podling creatures and sculptural pieces inspired by fungi and seed-pod structures. All pieces are partially planned and organically develop as I mediate and play with the clay. Pieces are slowly hand formed using stoneware smooth and grogged clays and surfaces are decorated with juxtaposed shiny and matt stoneware glazes and oxides.


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Olinda Everett



Ceramics


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Nikola Evfrosine Jewellery


Nikola creates simple, modern, easy-to-wear jewellery from recycled and Fairtrade metals and ethically sourced gemstones. All pieces are handmade in her Sheffield studio; combining fluid handmade chains, organic water cast shapes and geometric components. Collections are inspired by
architecture and nature and how the two intersect.


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Ann Gibbons, The Firetree



Each piece of Firetree Jewellery is individually handmade in the Derbyshire Dales. Designed with nature in mind. 


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Amanda Glanville

Amanda is a glass maker who specialises in the miniature. Her quirky pieces feature food, animals, plants and quite a few bonkers things you wouldn’t expect to see made at the scale of 1-3cm. All ages love her work and it appeals to the magpie in us, She’s well known for her annual Great Glass Advent Calendar of wee hanging decorations (which has an army of fans on Instagram and Facebook), plant decorations for the smallest gardens and tiny pieces of hanging art and other things ideal for ‘Cabinets of Curiousities’.

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Amanda Graham



Sterling silver jewellery, highlighted by gold, enamel or precious stones. Influences include weathered textiles and industrial dereliction reclaimed by nature.

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Ruth Gray

School Gate Long Row

Artist, tutor conducting art demonstrations and painting workshops for Midlands art groups. Original acrylic artworks inspired by local heritage.
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Diana Green


My latest collection focuses on local trees and plants demonstrating their power, magic and mystery, using pigments mixed from foraged materials that are literally ancient and full of memory.

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Miranda Griffiths, MG Glass


Kiln crafted glass hand made locally.


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Claire Groves, Wirelifeart



Realistic oil paintings on canvas and wood, that capture the characters of the animal kingdom in all their glory.

 
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Caroline Hallett


Caroline Hallett paints Derbyshire places and people, reaching for emotional resonance and combining a momentary experience with the subject’s essence.


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Yuan Hickman


As a Chinese expat living in the UK, I found myself more aware of the difference between the lifestyles. I love western culture and modern designs, but I’m also fascinated with Chinese heritage and ancient philosophy.
Yuan’s instinctive abstract painting takes inspiration from nature, culture and music.


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Carol Hill

‘Autumn Joy’ – Cromford Canal

I paint in oils and watercolours, and paint landscapes, seascapes and still-life. I am a member of the Society of Women Artists and a member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. I am a qualified Adult Education Teacher and give demonstrations and workshops throughout the country.

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Amanda Hughes



Amanda is a free-spirited artist who enjoys creating bold and vibrant artworks in her Off-grid, Eco-barn in historic Melbourne


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David Hunns


Dealing with grief has caused a dramatic change to my work which has become far more introspective and expressively abstract. The theme ‘Fractured’ has led to a series of paintings in oil and acrylic.

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Andrea Hytch

Semi-abstract compositions in the medium of oil and cold wax. These pay homage to the features, patterns and myriad of marks found within Derbyshire’s rural landscape.

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Felicity Jackson


My lifelong passion has been the natural world, and this is reflected in my preferred subjects, wildlife and landscapes. I also paint domestic animals (including sheep – and guinea pigs!); old buildings mellowed into their environment appeal to me too.


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Allison James


I am a textile artist based in West Yorkshire who makes art quilts – that is, quilts that are designed to be displayed as art forms. The inspiration for my work comes most often from both the natural and built environment where I find colours, shapes and textures that prompt me to translate what I see in these environments into fabric. The work I produce is usually graphic and abstract, rather than figurative, and represents my response to the sense and quality of the spaces I am surrounded by.

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Steph Jansen Fine Felt


Stunning, painterly landscapes in wet felt, inspired by traces of history in the Derbyshire countryside and a passion for vibrant colours and rich textures


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Charis Jones


Elegant beauty is the ethos behind all of Artist Blacksmith Charis Jones’ unique sculptures. Hand crafted using a combination of traditional forging techniques and contemporary design, her work is both robust and surprisingly delicate. She draws on her love of stories and the natural world to inspire
beautiful hand forged items for interiors and gardens.. She aims to create a work of art that will make you smile each time you see it.


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Erica Just


Erica Just is an artist, illustrator, and paper maker who specialises in watercolour painting. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and has work in Public and Private Collections. Inspired by seasonal plant formations from seedling to seedhead, as seen in an ever changing natural landscape of wastelands, hedgerows, allotments and some formal gardens. Original watercolour paintings are inspired by plants, using ‘wet and wet’ techniques. Plant paper items, sheets, bowls, collages are made from natural fibres, nettles, banana skins, Iris leaves etc. All made by the artist.


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Sue Lancaster


My work evolves from observation of nature, land, plants and sea, using a sewing machine as a drawing tool to create surfaces with particular concern for colour, pattern and texture.

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Patricia Lane



Inspired by landscapes, my finished paintings are not necessarily exact representations of any single place at any one time, more about the essence of the place, colours and memories evoked.


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Mark Langley

I have been a fulltime professional artist since 2009, working from my home studio in Belper, Derbyshire. I am well established in the East Midlands regularly exhibiting at a variety of shows and through several carefully selected galleries. I am best known for my realistic and highly detailed pencil and colour pencil drawings of animals and architecture but in recent years I have also been working in oils and developing a modern pointillist style which I use to depict local landscapes.


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Julie Leggett


I create collages, draw and paint to capture varied subjects in indoor and outdoor elements working in abstract form, using sketchbooks and photographs collected on my adventures.

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Zaza Lewis

I am a mixed media artist whose tools consist of a scalpel, scissors, dark card and textiles #no paint.
I start with a sketch directly on the paper, spend hours cutting black or navy card with a scalpel, and layer the fabrics.
You can see both my French roots and recently more of my adopted country reflected in my work. However varied my subject matters are, the bold detailed designs show a side of me who loves to find a new fun angle to look at familiar scenes. I have a studio in Banks Mill in Derby.


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Caroline McFarlane

Girl in a Blue Jumper

Principally a portrait artist, Caroline’s work also encompasses figurative composition and landscapes. Caroline will be drawing pencil portraits at the event.

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Leigh Wood Metal Manipulation


Metal Manipulation specialises in handmade industrial style lighting, furniture, garden sculptures and gifts with a unique and creative design. All our pieces are individually made and bespoke and made in the uk on the Derbyshire border.


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Clare Morgan


Serene

Inspired by capturing a sense of being, Clare creates empowering figurative linocut artwork for mindful humans. The work is a reminder to embrace change and stay curious.

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Alix Nadelman


Alix’s work  as artists and printmaker is infused by a love of nature and the environment and a strong sense of place. Some of the key themes she explorers are change; birth, growth, statis and loss – the cycle of life.
Her work uses a wide variety of methods including silkscreen, etching, collagraphy, painting, collage, photography. She increasingly mixes processes and media. Her recent work mostly relates to themes of nature, environment, emotional landscape, and loss.


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Lesley & Terry Nason


Lesley creates porcelain wall pieces, vessels and jewellery. Terry throws functional multicoloured glazed stoneware both inspired by the Derbyshire countryside.


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Jenny Neale


I am driven by the love of nature and have always enjoyed photographing the land and coast, but recently I have developed an interest in more creative photography using techniques such as intentional camera movement and ‘in the round’. I really enjoy the sense of movement these images evoke.

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Georgia Peskett

Developing paintings of the environment, my works have been exhibited in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Discerning Eye and Figurative Art Now, Glass Series: Observations of views through windows of objects and figures. The effects of the environment play an important part in the making of these works; allowing distortions and additional layers to evolve in the paintings, light reflections from other sources bring an element of abstraction into these figurative studies. Made with a combination of acrylics, pastels, oil, liquin and wax on stabilised papers and silk.


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Northern Potters Association



The aim of the NPA is to encourage and support artists in the production of sculptural, functional, fine art and decorative studio pottery in all its forms throughout the North of England


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Sue Olumide

Susan Olumide specialises in sculptural ceramics inspired by Britain’s ancient landscape, rock art, prehistoric sites, and primeval trees.


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Jane Orton


A Derbyshire jeweller whose inspiration comes from textures working in silver, gold with gemstones using traditional jewellery making techniques.

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Sarah Parkin


Watercolour paintings of Derbyshire Dales retaining recognisable elements of the lived-in landscape in a sketchy style. Reproductions, cards and mugs


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Sarah Perkins Art

Sarah Perkins is based at Banks Mill Studios in Derby. She specialises in animal artworks & commissioned pet portraiture. She is a proud member of the Association of Animal Artists. With her unique style using acrylics, she creates original paintings which are also reproduced into limited edition prints & greetings cards.


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Jannice Read

All my life I have been fascinated by the diversity and beauty of the natural world.
My painting endeavours initially started with botanical illustration with its countless range of forms, colours and textures. More recently I have encompassed British birds and butterflies, and some natural history specimens e.g. shells and feathers.
I love the delicacy that is achieved with watercolour paints and I like to portray my subjects with a minimum of background in order to accentuate the detail of the colours and forms, whilst also illustrating their natural habitat.
I paint flowers and still life objects from “real life” but birds mainly from photographs, the latter being less accommodating.

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Sue Reddish


Peeling paint, cracked pavements, the taut corroded line of a wire fence; my art is influenced by the urban landscapes and abstract marks that surround me. Symbols of ‘wear and tear’ can be beautiful, haunting and evocative, offering a very particular sense of place. To me they act as signposts, hinting at the layers of life that have inhabited a specific place over time.


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Stephen Smith 



I am intrigued by trying to capture the essence of the world around me; this can be facial expression, gestures, or movements. 

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Ken Taylor


My mental well being has benefited greatly from my involvement in ceramics. I try to promote this and any hand based creative pursuits to all. I hope my work reflects this and brings more than just pleasure to the people who use it.


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Chris Tkacz

Chris is influenced by the Derbyshire Dales with all its beauty and dynamism have been the source of inspiration  for over 20 years. Techniques include oil painting and egg tempera.


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Jenny Tozer


For the last 20 years I have been experimenting with textures and colours using a range of materials and techniques. My latest pieces are created using acrylic paints poured and manipulated onto canvas.

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Miranda Trojanowska


Miranda is an abstract expressionist painter using geometric shapes, lines and colours, painting intuitively, interpreting movement through symmetry and fluidity, building on structure and form. She is constantly evolving and experimenting; every piece is an evolution – an evolution of thought, creativity, emotion, passion, love, personality and more importantly, the essence and soul of herself. The end result is vibrant geometry – colourful, linear and elementary.


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Alison Wake, Cognissart


Living in the heart of the Peak District National Park, I am inspired by the landscapes surrounding me. My fine art works are hand stitched, predominantly using locally sourced, hand dyed wool. Using a free hand technique I “paint with thread and yarn”. Whilst walking the paths and trails of the Peak District I see, hear, smell and feel everything which make the area so unique; communicating my
experience through the colour, texture and imagery of my work


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Mark Watkins



Mark Watkins makes collage which explores the minutiae of human existence using fragments from vintage books, magazines and paper.


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Hannah Watson

Knitted copper wire necklace

Hannah Watson makes ethereal contemporary knitted textile art and jewellery, inspired by the intricate forms and patterns found in nature.

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Sarah Watson Jewellery

Etched Silver Pendants

Handmade sterling silver and copper jewellery decorated using various textures. Also a range of jewellery made using sterling silver cutlery. 

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Wabi Sabi Group


Wabi Sabi is a group of people living with dementia who meet together to make pottery. They are lively and creative, both in their art work and their attitude towards life.

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Waneygrain

Karen & Nick Titmus create candlesticks, sommeliers, tealight holders, tactile play people, jewellery, Christmas trees and other imaginative decorative pieces from beautiful world woods. Our Fantasy Forest of gilded trees has been created using leaf silver and metal flakes in an array of colours that create myriad patterns and textural illusions.

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Karen Williams


My sculptures are different from what people think of as traditional outdoor sculpture. I use recycled fabrics, I get much joy from transforming discarded items into a work of art. I treat the fabric with a special resin that hardens & weather proofs it, making them suitable for both home & garden. Although you may imagine the sculpture to be delicate they are in fact quite robust. I hand paint the sculptures to look like metal. Along with the sculptures I also make wire wrapped faeries.


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