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Arts and crafts in Derbyshire

Derbyshire (including Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derby, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, High Peak, North East Derbyshire and South Derbyshire) is in the East Midlands of England. It has a population of around 1,000,000 and covers approximately 260,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire.

County flag of DerbyshireDerbyshire has within its borders a large part of the Peak District National Park and the southern part of the Pennines. The county town of Derbyshire is Derby, where you could visit Derby Museum and Art Gallery, which has collections of paintings, porcelain such as Royal Crown Derby, costumes, a toy theatre and natural history exhibits. A few miles outside Derby is Kedleston Hall, an 18th century mansion whose Neoclassical exterior and interiors were designed by the famous architect Robert Adam, who also designed the surrounding gardens. Performing arts venues in Derbyshire include the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield, the Buxton Opera House, Derby Theatre and New Mills Art Theatre.

Set among picturesque country side Caudwells Mill in Matlock is a working flour mill, built during the 19th century on the site of an earlier mill and is powered by the flowing waters of the River Wye. The mill machinery mostly dates back to the late 19th and early 20th century, when it milled grain into flour. Visitors to the nearby Craft Centre can see and purchase the work of artists and craft makers, such as paintings, jewellery, glassware and metalwork. Hardwick Hall is an Elizabethan country house near Chesterfield, built during the late 16th century, which has many tapestries and other furnishings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Other attractions in Derbyshire include Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Derby Cathedral, Bolsover Castle, Sharpes Pottery Museum in Swadlincote and the remains of Peveril Castle.

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Dobbies Garden Centre, Barlborough Links, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Friday, 30 October 2020 (3 day event)

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Sunday, 1 November 2020

A Dried Spell in Floral Art

A Dried Spell in Floral Art

New Mills, Derbyshire

Established in 2015, A Dried Spell is a cottage industry based in the High Peak in Derbyshire where dried and preserved plants and flowers ...

Sherlox Boutique

Sherlox Boutique

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Sherlox Boutique is a new venture inspired by my passion for jewellery and clothing, and a desire to work from home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ...

Sue Wilkins Childrens Author

Sue Wilkins Childrens Author

Matlock, Derbyshire

My five story books are suitable for children aged from birth to 8 years old. Each book has its own character soft toy, which is available ...

Thunderbug Textiles

Thunderbug Textiles

Ripley, Derbyshire

Hi, my name is Toni, and I run Thunderbug Textiles. Based just North of Derby, UK, Iím an alumna of Derby University, where I graduated ...

Its the little things

Its the little things

Alfreton, Derbyshire

I make and recycle items and gifts for the home and garden - my style is shabby chic, country farmhouse and vintage. All my items are either ...

Engravings on Glass

Engravings on Glass

Glossop, Derbyshire

Engraved glass items for sale and work may be undertaken on commission. All my work is engraved by hand. I have engraved portraits of people ...

Nature Witch

Nature Witch

Belper, Derbyshire

I paint pictures and greeting cards using watercolour paints and recycled card. I make rag wreaths from copper wire rings and recycled ...

Paul ward and Glen Allen bespoke furnishings

Paul ward and Glen Allen bespoke furnishings

Holmewood, Derbyshire

We refurbish chairs.sofas.chaise lounge.pouffe. We make scatter cushions and table runners. Place mats.cutlery holders. We embroider designs. ...

Hand Woven with Love

Hand Woven with Love

Derbyshire, Derbyshire

Hi My name is Kristen and I am passionate about crafts. I particularly love creating wool hangings, Soya Wax Candles with dried flowers ...

Little Lime Design Co

Little Lime Design Co

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Hi, my name is Veronica and I specialise in creating fused glass art pieces using Bullseye glass, frit, glass paint and millefiori beads. ...

Mazzasmonkeys

Mazzasmonkeys

Milford, Derbyshire

Handcrafted creatures soft sculptured from socks Hi Im am Marie I have two passions in my life and this is one of them,( my other is hypnotherapy ...

Breeze Fine Art

Breeze Fine Art

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

I am a portrait artist specialising in portraits of people and pet portraits. A portrait is a special way to celebrate or remember a loved ...

Silver by Victoria

Silver by Victoria

Dronfield, Derbyshire

I am an artist at heart and I canít imagine doing anything else Silver by Victoria is my passion, my baby and my dream. I have the privilege ...

Dandelion Silver

Dandelion Silver

Matlock, Derbyshire

We started Dandelion silver around two years ago from the spare room if our house located in the Derbyshire Peak District. It wasnt long ...

The Busy Box Room

The Busy Box Room

Dronfield, Derbyshire

I am first and foremost a jeweller working in precious metals though I also create a range of fused glass art. I initially trained in metalwork ...

Soak Bath Products

Soak Bath Products

Riddings, Derbyshire

Varieties of bath products handmade and sold through a family business. Items range from basic bombs to prize bombs ready and custom ...

Daisy Girl UK

Daisy Girl UK

Glossop, Derbyshire

at Daisy Girl Art UK we are photographers, crafters and makers. We both have day jobs and are starting now to branch out and share our ...

Wharf Cottage Crafts

Wharf Cottage Crafts

Tibshelf, Derbyshire

Hello, My name is Dave, a man in his shed who likes to makes things from wood and upcycled items. I make tea light holders out of whichever ...

Nash Woodcrafts

Nash Woodcrafts

Derby, Derbyshire

Our items are hand made from wood, created and inspirated from everything around us, all of our wood crafts are hand lathed, this is what ...

Stephs Sustainable Stuff

Stephs Sustainable Stuff

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

My main product is hand made beeswax good wraps ~ the Sustainable alternative to plastic food wrap. In addition to this I make useful ...

Squiggly Sue Designs

Squiggly Sue Designs

Derby, Derbyshire

Quirky mixed media abstract paintings that use colour in unusual combinations in paintings inspired by the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. ...

madebygemc

madebygemc

Belper, Derbyshire

My macrame makes include rainbows, plant hangers, keyrings, mini wall hangings, macrame leaf hangings and coasters. I also do big projects ...

Snazzy Tree

Snazzy Tree

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I have always been obsessed with beautiful patterns and use my designers eye to pick out stunning details from the lovely fabrics I collect. ...

Handmade Driftwood Cottages

Handmade Driftwood Cottages

Derby, Derbyshire

I have a supply of driftwood pieces which has been collected from around the shores of the UK and i design and make small quaint cottages ...

melwood

melwood

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Bandsaw Boxes. / Trinket Boxes. Jewellery boxes made from hardwoods using mainly a bandsaw with some carving and lots of abrasives. All ...

Honey Lux

Honey Lux

Derby, Derbyshire

I am a very small and new business. I have created a variety of Artisan soaps that reduce plastics used and only use recyclable packaging. ...

Richard Allen Art

Richard Allen Art

Heage Belper, Derbyshire

In am a Derbyshire artist working from my home studio . I am especially inspired by the countryside and the changing seasons. I paint ...

Discovery Trails

Discovery Trails

Repton, Derbyshire

We create Trails for everyone to explore throughout the UK. Follow the directions, solve the clues and see the sights, then submit your ...

Alison Stott Designs

Alison Stott Designs

Derby, Derbyshire

I have just started a small business making handmade mainly quilled gifts and cards some are not quilled but still made out of mainly paper ...

Family Lights

Family Lights

New Tupton Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Our family run business welcomes you to our web shop, show casing are personally handcrafted fragranced Candle and Melts. All our wax products ...

Harbours Bottle Lights

Harbours Bottle Lights

Nottingham, Derbyshire

We often have a huge range of bottles on offer, lots of gin, vodka and whisky bottles to name but a few. They are sterilised, cleaned and ...

Hana Strnadova

Hana Strnadova

Derby, Derbyshire

I and my partner are Temple of Crystal and retail silver, crystal and ethical feather jewellery with most of our products being hand made ...

Clives Candles

Clives Candles

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Running alongside my Ďday jobí as a Leadership Development Expert, Executive 121 Coach, (I have a background in Behavioural Psychology) ...

Mrs Harrison Makes

Mrs Harrison Makes

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I am passionate about creating truly personal gifts. A good number of the items that I make can be personalised to ensure that every design ...

Febesews

Febesews

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Experienced seamstress branching out to unique and very individual gist and household items from unique and one off tote bags, cushion ...

Maria s Card Corner

Maria s Card Corner

Derby, Derbyshire

I make a range of beautiful, stylish or just plain fun handcrafted greetings cards for any occasion. Personalised orders taken.

Preparation

Preparation

Glossop, Derbyshire

Hello all I hope everyone is keeping well I am trying to distract myself at the moment from the lack of opportunities to show my work by ...

Glass

Glass

Glossop, Derbyshire

I chose glass as my medium after seeing an engraver on holiday many years ago. He described it as working with light as the scratches trap ...

Shows

Shows

Glossop, Derbyshire

I suppose that we are all in the same boat waiting for news , if anyone heard of events being confirmed please let me know like you Im ...

New Products launching

New Products launching

New Mills, Derbyshire

Hi, My new products are being launched and I hope you like them.

Quietly creating

Quietly creating

New Mills, Derbyshire

I have quietly been creating and testing a completely new range of dried flower artwork and I hope to launch it all during the Spring 2018. ...

Its been a while since my last blog

Its been a while since my last blog

New Mills, Derbyshire

November is going to be important and exciting for me, as Im launching some new designs which I have been working on for the last few months. ...

A quiet Saturday

A quiet Saturday

Matlock, Derbyshire

Having just finished lunch and settling down for a lazy afternoon, I received a call from a lady who had tried one of our rings on at a ...

Sorry not been proactive with my site

Sorry not been proactive with my site

New Mills, Derbyshire

Ill be back soon with more designs.

Last event

Last event

New Mills, Derbyshire

Attended Handmade Hayfield Pop-Up Craft Fair last week. The fair was busy in fits and starts and my products received a lot of admirers. ...

Here we go again

Here we go again

New Mills, Derbyshire

Im back with some fantastic designs, some using wood, some fabric Im loving it! Im attending Handmade Hayfield on the 28th May and it ...

Sorry not been keeping you up to date

Sorry not been keeping you up to date

New Mills, Derbyshire

Plenty of ideas and creations on the go, and I have a new collection which I am about to launch. Please come back to my listing shortly. ...

January over at last

January over at last

New Mills, Derbyshire

Its good the first month of the year is over, time to plan and reflect and create. I have some great ideas for this year and am busy designing ...

A New Year and new creative ideas

A New Year and new creative ideas

New Mills, Derbyshire

Over the festive period I have explored some different ideas and products. Moving forward I am going to include alongside my dried products, ...

Hallmark

Hallmark

Matlock, Derbyshire

I was amazed when visiting a market recently how many traders are selling non-hallmarked items of jewellery. Please be aware that when ...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

New Mills, Derbyshire

Happy New Year to all the artisans and I wish you a great 2017 full of creativity and success.

A short rest over Xmas

A short rest over Xmas

New Mills, Derbyshire

Ive just attended the Christmas Wilmslow Artisan Market, 17th December and it was great. My products were well received and I had chance ...

Unable to attend Hale Barns Christmas Market

Unable to attend Hale Barns Christmas Market

New Mills, Derbyshire

Due to unforeseen circumstances I cannot attend Hale Barns Christmas Market but will be attending Wilmslow Christmas Artisan Market on ...

Handmade Hayfield success

Handmade Hayfield success

New Mills, Derbyshire

Handmade Hayfield Christmas Pop Up Shop was an really enjoyable day I think everyone would agree!

Handmade Hayfield Christmas PopUp Shop

Handmade Hayfield Christmas PopUp Shop

New Mills, Derbyshire

Really looking forward to Saturday at Hayfield, created some unusual arrangements, if youre coming along, it would be great to meet y ...

Its countdown to more Christmas fairs

Its countdown to more Christmas fairs

New Mills, Derbyshire

Really looking forward to Handmade Hayfield Christmas Pop-Up shop 26th November, not long now!!

2 more markets and fairs booked

2 more markets and fairs booked

New Mills, Derbyshire

Please come and see me at either of my booked events as listed here on my page.

Next fair attending

Next fair attending

New Mills, Derbyshire

Another fair booked, hope to see you there!

Bramhall Hall Christmas Market Thursday 27th Oct

Bramhall Hall Christmas Market Thursday 27th Oct

New Mills, Derbyshire

I attended the market yesterday, which was fantastic. The atmosphere was great, the weather stayed dry thankfully and the variety of artisan ...

Getting ready for Christmas Market

Getting ready for Christmas Market

New Mills, Derbyshire

Things are busy, busy. Foliage drying nicely and designs galore rattling around in my head. The next week or so will be great fun and as ...


Joseph Wright

(Born 1734 in Derby in Derbyshire), Painting

Joseph Wright was an English portrait and landscape painter. His work is significant for his use of the chiaroscuro effect, which highlights the contrast of light and dark which can be seen in his paintings of candle lit subjects. He has been celebrated as the first professional painter to demonstrate the mood of the Industrial Revolution.