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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.

Craft and Gift Marquee within Food Festival Hardwick Hall

Craft and Gift Marquee within Food Festival Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Friday, 30 July 2021 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Chesterfield

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Chesterfield

Dobbies Garden Centre, Barlborough Links, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Friday, 22 October 2021 (3 day event)

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, I’m 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 ...

The Jellyfish Tree

The Jellyfish Tree

Derby, Derbyshire

Polymer clay creations designed to put a smile on your face! All of my models are handmade – no moulds or paints are used and I am always ...

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 ...

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. ...

Hand Woven with Love

Hand Woven with Love

Cowhill, Derbyshire

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

Silver by Victoria

Silver by Victoria

Dronfield, Derbyshire

I am an artist at heart and I can’t imagine doing anything else Silver by Victoria is my passion, my baby and my dream. I have the privilege ...

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 ...

Violet House ltd

Violet House ltd

RIPLEY, Derbyshire

Using resin, acrylic paints, silver jewellery and lots of colour, sparkle and imagination, Violet House creates beautiful art, home decor ...

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. ...

The Ginger Cat

The Ginger Cat

Melbourne, Derbyshire

Handmade fabric storage bags for children, such as toy bags and out and about bags. Available in a range of modern fabrics, inspired by ...

Dave Buttery Photography

Dave Buttery Photography

Belper, Derbyshire

Dave has been taking stunning photographs for over 40 years. His images of wildlife, especially birds and motor sport events make superb ...

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 ...

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 ‘day job’ as a Leadership Development Expert, Executive 121 Coach, (I have a background in Behavioural Psychology) ...

Abigail Rose

Abigail Rose

Matlock, Derbyshire

Lovingly handmade Art and Crafts is what Abigail Rose Creative does best! Taking inspiration from nature and books, I make embroidery ...

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 ...

Anyone else feel like their spinning plates

Anyone else feel like their spinning plates

Derby, Derbyshire

So, this is my very first blog having just joined this site and already I am impressed by the amount of crafters who really seem to have ...

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 ...


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.