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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.

Dobbies Garden World Chesterfield

Dobbies Garden World Chesterfield

Dobbies Garden Centre, Barlborough Links, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Friday, 26 October 2018 (3 day event)

A Dried Spell

A Dried Spell

High Peak, Derbyshire

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

Sue Wilkins Author

Sue Wilkins Author

Matlock, Derbyshire

My four story books are suitable for children aged from birth to 7 years old. There are also three character soft toys available. I have ...

Loon Emporium

Loon Emporium

Ripley, Derbyshire

Here at Loon Emporium we are passionate about creating unique, excellent quality pieces of jewellery that people can really treasure. Made ...

Posh Purse

Posh Purse

New Mills, Derbyshire

I like to create the unusual, something unique that others do not have. Although I try to follow fashion trends in my designs and use ...

Sue Unique

Sue Unique

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Crafting and creating beautiful, decorative and/or useful items is my passion. I make whatever my mood inspires. I make art quilts, ...

Plaustrum Crafts

Plaustrum Crafts

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I make gifts and household items out of wood and acrylic. I am a woodturner and general woodworker I also turn acrylic. I have a Folksy ...

Pretty Wild Things

Pretty Wild Things

Ripley, Derbyshire

Here at Pretty Wild Things, we produce photography of local scenic landscapes and landmarks, in various sizes, which is supplied framed ...

Sea Moon Designs

Sea Moon Designs

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I make semi-precious gemstone jewellery, including watches, and also incorporate gemstones into my small home decor items these are made ...

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. ...

TLC Riddings

TLC Riddings

Alfreton, Derbyshire

Mainly the popular novelty covered Terrys chocolate oranges but also seasonal related decorations and gifts. Fairy lanterns, sock monkeys ...

Stitches by Frieda

Stitches by Frieda

Matlock, Derbyshire

I make pet donut beds, pull on covers in denim or waterproof, pet sleeping bags, dog coats, as well as small bags, quilts, aprons, and ...

The Juicing Room

The Juicing Room

Matlock, Derbyshire

Hello. My name is James Voce from TheJuicingRoom. I work from a small studio based in Matlock in the Derbyshire Dales. My prints and greeting ...

Artist Simon Appleyard

Artist Simon Appleyard

Glossop, Derbyshire

An amateur artist new to Derbyshire my work is diverse and unique. Offered for sale are original framed works and prints in both A4 ...

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 ...

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 ...

John Thomas Crowley

John Thomas Crowley

Derby, Derbyshire

I presently write children books age group 9-12. In each book I write 5 short stories about 5 individual characters. The characters come ...

Roseanna Croft Jewellery

Roseanna Croft Jewellery

Bakewell, Derbyshire

I am a jewellery designer and goldsmith based in the beautiful market town of Bakewell, Derbyshire. I specialise in bespoke design and ...

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. ...

Indaco Creations

Indaco Creations

Draycott, Derbyshire

Indaco creations create original and digital bespoke fine art and provide a corporate image and design service to create unique personalised ...

Almost Totally Quackers

Almost Totally Quackers

Ilkeston, Derbyshire

My business is called Almost Totally Quackers and I hand paint and decorate wooden ducks, penguins and mice, I have been doing this for ...

Clarissas creations

Clarissas creations

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Clarissas creations offer beautiful hand decorated kilner/Mason jars aswell as large hurricane lanterns and unique personalised box frames. ...

Sweet Candy Carts and Trees

Sweet Candy Carts and Trees

Derby, Derbyshire

Candy Cart Hire. Adults and Childrens. Sweet trees for top tables. Seasonal Sweet trees I.e Valentines, Easter, Christmas etc We cater ...

Pure Epiphany

Pure Epiphany

Ilkeston, Derbyshire

We are passionate about clean, healthy, friendly products that dont hurt our planet, animals or skin. We have tailored our organic produce ...

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 ...

Daisy Girl Art 123

Daisy Girl Art 123

Glossop, Derbyshire

at DaisyGirlArt123 we are photographers and crafters. We both have day jobs and are starting now to branch out and share our creations ...

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 ...

Magpie Jewellery

Magpie Jewellery

Derby, Derbyshire

Hello I hand make bespoke dress jewellery mainly from crystal and silver plating, unique little gifts and wedding flowers and accessories ...

Deepmere

Deepmere

Buxton, Derbyshire

Deepmere is a new company which produces images by Phillip Day, a theatre lighting designer who is using a technique of single shot photography ...

John Hermansen Pottery

John Hermansen Pottery

Belper, Derbyshire

Nestled on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, John Hermansen Pottery produces individually designed pieces.

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) ...

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.

sheila

sheila

Foston, Derbyshire

Myself and my sister make a variety of hand made crafts

The Natural Edge

The Natural Edge

Derby, Derbyshire

My father and I share a passion for woodturning and he exposed me to this hobby at a very young age. Woodturning is at the intersection ...

Howard Pratt

Howard Pratt

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I produce a photographic calendar fo Derbyshire and the Peaks each year and prints of my images work can be found at markets and exhibitions ...

Anne Davies

Anne Davies

Charlesworth, Derbyshire

Hand knitted scarves, hats, headbands, gloves and the famous Fringe Fantasy Scarves. Original designs. Lots of embellished and hand finished ...

New Products launching

New Products launching

High Peak, Derbyshire

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

Quietly creating

Quietly creating

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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 ...

New Baby Nappy Ducks.

New Baby Nappy Ducks.

Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Wanting a gift for a new baby, I have these nappy ducks in three colours

Sorry not been proactive with my site

Sorry not been proactive with my site

High Peak, Derbyshire

Ill be back soon with more designs.

Last event

Last event

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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

High Peak, Derbyshire

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

Next fair attending

Next fair attending

High Peak, Derbyshire

Another fair booked, hope to see you there!

Bramhall Hall Christmas Market Thursday 27th Oct

Bramhall Hall Christmas Market Thursday 27th Oct

High Peak, 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

High Peak, 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 ...

Ive done it

Ive done it

High Peak, Derbyshire

First of all, Hi. Ive finally made the jump from hobby to selling and its exciting and scary. My Dot and Dash website is being constructed ...

Bespoke poshness for you

Bespoke poshness for you

New Mills, Derbyshire

Here is a picture of a handbag I made recently for a friend as a gift. Its a smaller version of a previous bag I have made in blue saffiano ...


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.