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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.

Sherlox Boutique

Sherlox Boutique

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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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 ...

Thunderbug Textiles

Thunderbug Textiles

Ripley, Derbyshire

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Its the little things

Alfreton, Derbyshire

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The Jellyfish Tree

The Jellyfish Tree

Derby, Derbyshire

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Engravings on Glass

Engravings on Glass

Glossop, Derbyshire

Engraved glass items for sale and work may be undertaken on commission. All my work is ...

Nature Witch

Nature Witch

Belper, Derbyshire

I paint pictures and greeting cards using watercolour paints and recycled card. I make ...

Powertex Mixed Media Workshops

Powertex Mixed Media Workshops

Somercotes, Derbyshire

Workshops run from my home in Somercotes, DE55, for small groups of up to 3 people or ...

Abby Browne Art

Abby Browne Art

Deeside, Derbyshire

I work from home in my studio/ gallery making beautiful atmospheric paintings. I started ...

Little Lime Design Co

Little Lime Design Co

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Hand Woven with Love

Hand Woven with Love

Cowhill, Derbyshire

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Silver by Victoria

Silver by Victoria

Dronfield, Derbyshire

I am an artist at heart and I canít imagine doing anything else Silver by Victoria ...

Mazzasmonkeys

Mazzasmonkeys

Milford, Derbyshire

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Daisy Girl UK

Daisy Girl UK

Glossop, Derbyshire

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Em Hoten Art

Em Hoten Art

Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire

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JL Studios

JL Studios

Alfreton, Derbyshire

As an art teacher for over thirty years, I am now focused on developing a studio where ...

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 ...

Soak Bath Products

Soak Bath Products

Riddings, Derbyshire

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Wharf Cottage Crafts

Wharf Cottage Crafts

Tibshelf, Derbyshire

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Squiggly Sue Designs

Squiggly Sue Designs

Derby, Derbyshire

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Jgrice Art

Jgrice Art

SHEFFIELD, Derbyshire

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Lesley Addison

Lesley Addison

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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The Ginger Cat

The Ginger Cat

Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Dave Buttery Photography

Dave Buttery Photography

Belper, Derbyshire

Dave has been taking stunning photographs for over 40 years. His images of wildlife, ...

madebygemc

madebygemc

Belper, Derbyshire

My macrame makes include rainbows, plant hangers, keyrings, mini wall hangings, macrame ...

Snazzy Tree

Snazzy Tree

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Handmade Driftwood Cottages

Handmade Driftwood Cottages

Derby, Derbyshire

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melwood

melwood

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Honey Lux

Honey Lux

Derby, Derbyshire

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Repton, Derbyshire

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Alison Stott Designs

Alison Stott Designs

Derby, Derbyshire

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Family Lights

Family Lights

New Tupton Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Hana Strnadova

Hana Strnadova

Derby, Derbyshire

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Clives Candles

Clives Candles

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Devonshire Deli

Devonshire Deli

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Abigail Rose

Abigail Rose

Matlock, Derbyshire

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Derby, Derbyshire

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Glossop, Derbyshire

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Glass

Glossop, Derbyshire

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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.