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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

Sherlox Boutique is a new venture inspired by my passion for jewellery and clothing, ...

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 ...

Wild Garden Cam

Wild Garden Cam

Erewash, Derbyshire

My name is Kelly and I am local to Derbyshire. I have been trading for a little over ...

Thunderbug Textiles

Thunderbug Textiles

Ripley, Derbyshire

Hi, my name is Toni, and I run Thunderbug Textiles. Based just North of Derby, UK, Iím ...

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, ...

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 ...

LindaS Art Glass

LindaS Art Glass

Birch Vale, Derbyshire

Nothing is ever too much trouble when I work with my clients to create a wonderful and ...

Nash Woodcrafts

Nash Woodcrafts

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Handmade wooden fruit with a choice of bowls for your fruit to be displayed in. A customer ...

Our Lovely Naturals

Our Lovely Naturals

Grassmoor, Derbyshire

Preferring the simpler things in life I thought it appropriate to make all our products ...

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

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

Mazzasmonkeys

Mazzasmonkeys

Milford, Derbyshire

Handcrafted creatures soft sculptured from socks Hi Im am Marie I have two passions in ...

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 ...

Sheepish Crafts

Sheepish Crafts

Derby, Derbyshire

Sheepish Craft is a new business where I sell all hand knitted items ranging from baby ...

Mrs Harrison Makes

Mrs Harrison Makes

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I am passionate about creating truly personal gifts. I focus on making amigurumi dolls ...

melwood

melwood

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Bandsaw Boxes. / Trinket Boxes. Jewellery boxes made from hardwoods using mainly a bandsaw ...

Daisy Girl UK

Daisy Girl UK

Glossop, Derbyshire

Daisy Girl UK is created out of a love to create and a coping mechanism for depression ...

Em Hoten Art

Em Hoten Art

Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire

Original artwork by Em Hoten Art printed on cushions based on the madcap activities of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Squiggly Sue Designs

Squiggly Sue Designs

Derby, Derbyshire

Quirky mixed media abstract paintings that use colour in unusual combinations in paintings ...

Wilde Girl Designs

Wilde Girl Designs

Buxworth, Derbyshire

Wilde Girl Designs A collection of cute and sometimes cheeky characters brought to ...

53a The Hideaway

53a The Hideaway

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Small family business, 53 a The Hideaway, est. 2022, operating from a summerhouse workshop ...

Kevin Wood Fine Art

Kevin Wood Fine Art

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Working with my partner Sue, we sell our artwork as prints, ceramic products, textiles ...

Lorraines Crafts

Lorraines Crafts

Derby, Derbyshire

Welcome to my listing, I specialise in pyrography ranging from coasters to keyrings, ...

Wild Ram Forge

Wild Ram Forge

Stanley, Derbyshire

Jack Ramsden, the Wild Ram of the business, has been blacksmithing for over 3 years. ...

Karen anne unique flowers and crafts

Karen anne unique flowers and crafts

Derby, Derbyshire

Beautiful quality dried flower bouquets and arrangements all made from the best dried ...

Violet Avenue

Violet Avenue

Derby, Derbyshire

Venturing into new fields as a self taught artist and crafter. I specialise in handmade ...

Lesley Addison

Lesley Addison

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

We are a couple of self taught artists who make a range of handmade items. These include ...

Dave Buttery Photography

Dave Buttery Photography

Belper, Derbyshire

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

Sue Pacey

Exhibitor

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

9 published novels, Beekeeper selling own honey and crafts

The Garden Woodsman

Exhibitor

Moira Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Hi, I am a qualified nurse, and in my spare time I like to work with wood in my garden ...

Devonshire Deli

Exhibitor

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I own and run a mobile food trailer and Im looking for events to trade this year. Im ...

Maria s Card Corner

Exhibitor

Derby, Derbyshire

I make a range of beautiful, stylish or just plain fun handcrafted greetings cards for ...

Anne Davies

Anne Davies

Charlesworth, Derbyshire

Hand knitted scarves, hats, headbands, gloves and the famous Fringe Fantasy Scarves. ...


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.