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Arts and crafts in North East

North East has a population of around 2,692,633 and covers approximately 3,185 square miles. Here is a list of counties in North East: Durham, Northumberland, Teesside, Tyne and Wear.

Glassic Glass

Glassic Glass

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

I work full time in education as transition between Primary and Secondary. I have always ...

Rich Dobson Artwork

Rich Dobson Artwork

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

I make artwork about things of interest either visually or conceptually, often painting ...

ALB Pyrography

ALB Pyrography

Hartlepool, Durham

Hi, my name is Amy! I create bespoke, hand decorated and pyrographied wood that can be ...

Beautiful things

Beautiful things

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

I started going my craft work while i was suffering from a mental illness which helped ...

Kirst Wilson Artist

Kirst Wilson Artist

Consett, Durham

I love photography as well as painting but my main creative streak is using watercolour ...

Mick johns Woodturner

Mick johns Woodturner

South shields, Tyne and Wear

I served an apprenticeship as a carpenter back in 1975 but from a very early age I took ...

Dewy crafts

Dewy crafts

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Crafting is my hobby and I wish I could do it full time in future. I like to try my hand ...

barneycraft

barneycraft

Wolsingham, Durham

I am a craft jeweller who likes to use gemstones and minerals that are said to bring ...

Ten and Six Crafts

Ten and Six Crafts

Darlington, Durham

Uniquely hand crafted gifts designed and made by myself, inspired from everyday objects ...

Jelly Georgia Clothing

Jelly Georgia Clothing

Hartlepool, Durham

Hi Im Jo, the founder of Jelly Georgia Clothing. I have 2 young girls (2 and a half ...

Gillian Swaile Art

Gillian Swaile Art

Hexham, Northumberland

I gave up the day job in 2020 to fulfil my dream of becoming a self employed artist, ...

Resinista Design

Resinista Design

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

I have been an avid crafter for over 20 years and Im still learning new ways to make! ...

Mollymacart

Mollymacart

Morpeth, Northumberland

I am at the start of my art career, having recently retired from 25 years in the NHS. ...

Raven Arts

Raven Arts

Shildon, Durham

Raven-Arts is a family run business bringing 4 family members together, each with their ...

Heart of the Homebird

Heart of the Homebird

Darlington, Durham

We offer a range of handmade greeting cards, gift boxes and seasonal home decor. Our ...

Book Pixie

Book Pixie

Stockton on Tees, Teesside

Hi Iím the Book Pixie and I adore providing gorgeous books to children of all ages! ...

Sew Boolie

Sew Boolie

Stockton on Tees, Teesside

As a textile artist and craftsperson I use my creativity to produce a range of products ...

Loony loomer

Loony loomer

Middlesbrough, Teesside

A part time hobby that has escalated into a full time project. All items made are bespoke ...

Handmade jewellery

Handmade jewellery

Peterlee, Durham

Handmade, sterling silver jewellery, made with Seaham sea glass. The sea glass is collected ...

Fiona Gray Originals

Fiona Gray Originals

Horden, Durham

I make pictures and cards using a mixture of paper crafts - quilling and die cutting. ...

Bee Healthy Candles

Bee Healthy Candles

Morpeth, Northumberland

Bee Healthy Candles and Melts are handmade in Northumberland. The beeswax is sourced ...

Pauline Devenish

Pauline Devenish

Chester Le Street, Durham

I make a variety of different things. Special soft, individual baby blankets and quilts. ...

Bibs and Bobs Handmade by Tracey Garrett

Bibs and Bobs Handmade by Tracey Garrett

Peterlee, Durham

My daughter and my step daughter have both had babies, both boys and only nineteen days ...

S and K Craft Treasures

S and K Craft Treasures

Darlington, Durham

Mother and daughter team making unique, handcrafted, framed designs in a variety of styles ...

Pamela george

Pamela george

Stockton on tees, Teesside

Handmade bespoke crafts made from the finest wool and felting. Specialises in animals ...

Smellifiscent

Smellifiscent

Marske by Sea Redcar, Teesside

We are a family run small business specialising in handmade eco/vegan friendly dye free ...

Hope Travels Creations

Hope Travels Creations

Cramlington, Tyne and Wear

I spent a good chunk of my childhood in my fathers jewellery workshop/store, working ...

Craft Yourself Silly Ltd

Craft Yourself Silly Ltd

North Shields, Tyne and Wear

We are a craft workshop running lots and lots of lovely crafty courses. Textile classes ...

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Hi my name is Rebecca Finch and live in Newcastle and i am new to Ukcraftfairs. I hope ...

RavenArtsblog1

RavenArtsblog1

Shildon, Durham

It is February and the Christmas rush has passed. Many people are grateful that the financial ...

new craft business in tyne and wear

new craft business in tyne and wear

South shields, Tyne and Wear

Hello every one My name is Mick Johns I am a woodturner I have been turning for over ...

Getting Ready for a Craft fair

Getting Ready for a Craft fair

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

I have a place at a craft fair in Helmsley at The Feathers in a couple of week on Saturday ...

Glassic at The Biscuit Factory Gallery Newcastle

Glassic at The Biscuit Factory Gallery Newcastle

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

I am delighted to have some of my work available at The Biscuit Factory Gallery in Newcastle. ...

Glassic Glass at Thornthwaite Galleries Keswick

Glassic Glass at Thornthwaite Galleries Keswick

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

I am delighted to have been accepted as one of the artists exhibiting at Thornthwaite ...

Saturday at Tynemouth market

Saturday at Tynemouth market

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

I just wanted to share my thoughts on my day at Tynemouth market last Saturday. I would ...

Hello i am newbie

Hello i am newbie

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Good afternoon everyone, my name is Rasa and I am new in Craft fairs world. I have been ...

Just Makers RHS Gardens

Just Makers RHS Gardens

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

I am pleased to be exhibiting at Just Makers event at the fabulous RHS Gardens, Harlow ...

Glassic Glass in Living North Magazine

Glassic Glass in Living North Magazine

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

Now appearing in Living North - Living With Art. The essential guide to art and design ...

Glassic glass in Living North Magazine

Glassic glass in Living North Magazine

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

I am delighted to have an article in the November edition of Living North Magazine. This ...

Glass in the AFF centenary edition of Army and You

Glass in the AFF centenary edition of Army and You

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

My first advert for the Army Families Federation (AFF) magazine Army and You. Glassic ...

Glassic in the news

Glassic in the news

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

I have recently been in several local newspapers including the Northern Echo featuring ...

Glassic at NeST Barnard Castle

Glassic at NeST Barnard Castle

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

I currently have some fused glass work on display and sale at NeST Art Gallery, 25 Newgate, ...

Glassic at North East Art Collective NEAC

Glassic at North East Art Collective NEAC

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

I am pleased to announce that I have had some of my fused glass pieces accepted by the ...

Sedgefield Christmas Craft an Food Fair 291114

Sedgefield Christmas Craft an Food Fair 291114

Newton Aycliffe, Durham

Thank you to all customers who visited me at Sedgefield at my first official Glassic ...


Catherine Cookson

(Born 1906 in South Sheilds in Tyne and Wear), Fiction

An English author of mainly historical fiction, Catherine Cookson became the most widely read novelist in the UK. Her first novel was Kate Hannigan which was published in 1950 and she went on to write almost 100 books. Many of her novels were transferred to film, stage and radio. She received an OBE in 1985 which was elevated to a DBE in 1993.

Flora Robson

(Born 1902 in South Sheilds in Tyne and Wear), Theatre

An English actress who made her stage debut in 1921 at the age of 19, appearing in theatre, film and television. She received a CBE in 1952 which was elevated to a DBE in 1960.

Elinor BrentDyer

(Born 1894 in South Sheilds in Tyne and Wear), Fiction

She was an English childrens writer, whose first novel Gerry Goes to School appeared in 1922. She wrote adventure and school stories and was known for the Chalet School series. In her lifetime she wrote over 100 books.

Thomas James Cobden Sanderson

(Born 1840 in Alnwick in Northumberland), Art, Bookbinding

A friend and neighbour of William Morris, Cobden-Sanderson was a member of the Art Workers Guild and was the founder of the Doves Bindery back in 1893. He also started Doves Press, that was a well known private press in London.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(Born 1806 in Kelloe in Durham), Poetry

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a poet whose first known poem On the Cruelty of Forcement to Man was written at the age of six or eight. She became one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era.

Robert Surtees

(Born 1805 in Durham in Durham), Fiction, Nonfiction

Robert Surtees was an English novelist and sporting writer. He began writing for the Sporting Magazine before he started out on his own on the New Sporting Magazine in 1831. He went on to write novels and create comic personalities. One example of his work is Mr Sponges Sporting Tour which was written in 1853.

Henry Taylor

(Born 1800 in Bishop Middleham in Durham), Fiction, Poetry

Taylor was a dramatist and poet. He became quite famous and had been compared to Shakespeare. For further reading his plays included Isaac Comnenus, The Virgin Widow, St. Clements Eve and Philip van Artevelde.

Bryan Donkin

(Born 1768 in Sandhoe in Northumberland), Papermaking

Donkin was the engineer responsible for the manufacture of the first Fourdrinier machine for making paper.

Thomas Bewick

(Born 1753 in Mickley in Northumberland), Illustration, Nonfiction

An engraver, writer and illustrator.

William Shield

(Born 1748 in Swalwell in Tyne and Wear), Music

He was the principal violinist at the Opera Covent Garden which is now the Royal Opera House. He was also a composer and got a lot of his music from old Northumbrian folk music.