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Arts and crafts in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire (including Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Richmondshire, Redcar and Cleveland, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, Stockton-on-Tees south of the River Tees and York ) is in the Yorkshire and The Humber of England. It has a population of around 1,261,000 and covers approximately 881,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cumbria, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Teesside, West Yorkshire.

County flag of North YorkshireApproximately 40 percent of North Yorkshire is covered by National Parks, including most of the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. They attract millions of visitors each year, who come to appreciate the beautiful landscape and enjoy outdoor pursuits such as walking. The county town of North Yorkshire is Northallerton, which is home to the Joe Cornish Gallery, that exhibits work by him and other photographers, as well as running photography workshops. Scarborough is the largest coastal holiday resort in the region and although the traditional fishing industry has declined, the town remains popular with tourists during the summer months. The University of Hull School of Arts and New Media is based at the Scarborough Campus and during recent years more gallery spaces have opened in the town for exhibitions of fine arts and handmade crafts, such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery. Together such facilities have helped to attract many artists to the area, which is working to encourage the growth of creative industries. Performing arts venues in North Yorkshire include Harrogate Theatre, the Grand Opera House in York and the Theatre Royal in York.

Founded by the Romans during the 1st century AD, on land previously home to the Celtic Brigantes tribe, the city of York became the Roman capital of the area that now forms northern England. Centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, York was again a capital city, this time of a Viking kingdom of northern England and the city continued to be an important trading centre under the Normans. Over the past two millennia many merchants and craft workers were attracted to York and the rich history of the city is reflected in numerous archaeological finds, historic remains and the old buildings. At more than two miles in length, more of York city walls survive than in any other English city and though most of what remains is medieval, some of the earliest sections date back to the Roman period. One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe, York Minster is admired for its magnificent architecture, stone carvings and stained glass windows. Jorvik Viking Centre is a reconstruction of a street from the Viking period a thousand years ago. Visitors can learn how people lived and see crafts from the time such as pottery, leather work, metal work and textiles. The Shambles is a medieval street, lined with timber framed buildings, which today serve mostly as places to eat and shops selling tourist souvenirs. Other attractions in North Yorkshire include Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Beck Isle Museum in Pickering, Skipton Castle, Ryedale Folk Museum and Beningbrough Hall and Gardens.

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 8 October 2022 (2 day event)

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Town Hall, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 8 October 2022 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 22 October 2022 (2 day event)

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Whitby Leisure Centre, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 22 October 2022 (2 day event)

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Town Hall, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 29 October 2022 (2 day event)

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Town Hall, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 5 November 2022 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Wensleydale Christmas Craft Fair

Wensleydale Christmas Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 19 November 2022 (2 day event)

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Town Hall, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 26 November 2022 (2 day event)

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 26 November 2022 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 3 December 2022

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Town Hall, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 December 2022 (2 day event)

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 17 December 2022

Spring Artisan and Craft Market

Spring Artisan and Craft Market

Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 16 July 2023 (2 day event)

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Helmsley Artisan Makers Fair

Town Hall, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 13 August 2023 (2 day event)

Violet Haze Handcrafted Silver Jewellery

Violet Haze Handcrafted Silver Jewellery

Yedingham, North Yorkshire

Handcrafted in our North Yorkshire Studio Totally unique pieces of Jewellery made from ...

La Chaise Crafts

La Chaise Crafts

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Welcome to our craft world, Nick and Julie are pleased you are here to have a look around. ...

Pebble Art Space

Pebble Art Space

Filey, North Yorkshire

My name is Debbie I am a Self employed Accountant with my husband and a mother of two, ...

Bisdale Bows

Bisdale Bows

Village, North Yorkshire

Bilsdale Bows is a traditional cottage industry business run from home in the beautiful ...

Robert and Rose Jewellery

Robert and Rose Jewellery

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Robert and Rose is a company that brings you a delightful jewellery collection. Specialising ...

Quercki Design

Quercki Design

York, North Yorkshire

We make all kinds of articles from eco-friendly cork leather, also known as cork fabric. ...

Sensories

Sensories

Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Hand made in North Yorkshire wax melts, candles, room sprays, simmering granules, wax ...

Camber and Kernz Jewellery

Camber and Kernz Jewellery

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

I wake up every day, thankful for being able to bring joy into people’s lives, a strong ...

Prim and Proper By Maxi

Prim and Proper By Maxi

York, North Yorkshire

I am a small rural business based in a very small York village. I have loved making candles ...

Catherine

Catherine

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

If you are looking for a unique gift, then every one of my items will fit the bill perfectly. ...

Martin Barrass

Martin Barrass

York, North Yorkshire

Pressing wild and garden flowers, leaves and ferns. I use clip frame as well as traditional ...

Julie Amanda Nature to your Home

Julie Amanda Nature to your Home

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

My story is a deep love of the Outdoors and a real passion for Nature, a desire to experience ...

Mini Bees Dolls house and gift shop

Mini Bees Dolls house and gift shop

Saltburn By the Sea, North Yorkshire

My retired husband makes up dolls house kits for customers, hand makes wooden room and ...

SaltSilksUK

SaltSilksUK

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Hand painted luxury silk scarves and accessories with metallic designs and salt crystal ...

Vegan Mummi Skincare

Vegan Mummi Skincare

Ripon, North Yorkshire

Freshly made, cruelty-free, natural Discover our multi award-winning range of skincare ...

Beachfront Jewellery

Beachfront Jewellery

Redcar, North Yorkshire

My name is Karen. I design and make silver and seaglass jewellery. I am based in North ...

Laurel Tree Gems

Laurel Tree Gems

York, North Yorkshire

My background as an Art and Design Teacher with a passion for nature’s colourful beauty ...

Motleys Marvellous Melts

Motleys Marvellous Melts

Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire

Handmade candles and wax melts made with love and care. All of my items are made with ...

Nicky Hall Art

Nicky Hall Art

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Aristotle said, “the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, ...

REENA Jewellery

REENA Jewellery

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

We have always loved crystals and working with them has taken us on a journey and given ...

Moonstone Apothecary

Moonstone Apothecary

York, North Yorkshire

All of our candles are hand-poured in North Yorkshire using natural soy wax. Our items ...

The Tuxedo Cat Home Fragrances

The Tuxedo Cat Home Fragrances

South otterington, North Yorkshire

I started back in 2015 making candled, since then Ive grown my fragrance range. Although ...

Hannah Marshall Interiors

Hannah Marshall Interiors

Saltburn By the Sea, North Yorkshire

The business of Hannah Marshall Interiors involves bespoke modern upholstery service ...

krazyphils

krazyphils

York, North Yorkshire

When I say to people I like to do Art, they sometimes say say what sort of Art do you ...

MLG Upholstery

MLG Upholstery

Stockton on Tees, North Yorkshire

Hi I am an upholstery with over 30 years experience in the trade I have a passion for ...

Carole Dolling Dollys Delights

Carole Dolling Dollys Delights

York, North Yorkshire

I create one off jewellery pieces. I mainly use semi precious/precious gemstones. With ...

Blush and Bloom

Blush and Bloom

York, North Yorkshire

Blush and Bloom create personalised items for the home including candles, storage and ...

Glenarrow Home

Glenarrow Home

York, North Yorkshire

I am passionate about quality eco friendly soap and so I and sell my own bars of soap, ...

Ebb Tide Resin

Ebb Tide Resin

Richmond, North Yorkshire

I use resin and rocks to create life-like beach scenes which are then finished off with ...

Chic and Unique Crafts

Chic and Unique Crafts

Yarm, North Yorkshire

I constantly try new crafts, for many years made and successfully sold jewellery. I am ...

Nickys wax melts

Nickys wax melts

York, North Yorkshire

Nicky’s wax melts was established in 2020! I make highly scented wax melts, Reed diffusers ...

Deliciously Soulful Wax Melts

Deliciously Soulful Wax Melts

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Deliciously Soulful . I live in Whitby North Yorkshire home of all things Dracula! My ...

LizzieSky Hall Art

LizzieSky Hall Art

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

I am Lizzie Hall of Sky Hall Art. I have a studio at The Old Parcels Office Arts space ...

Lindsey Zarif

Lindsey Zarif

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire born and raised, and now based after 2 stints in Africa both North and ...

Carol Robertson Scents

Carol Robertson Scents

Settle, North Yorkshire

I have run a successful luxury holiday let business in Yorkshire for many years and I ...

Staylor Art

Staylor Art

York, North Yorkshire

Hi! My name is Sonia, I’m an artist specialising in prints of my watercolours and acrylics, ...

Supporting the NHS

Supporting the NHS

Village, North Yorkshire

Dear Crafters and Makers, I feel sure many of you are already giving your time and services ...

Preparing for my first craft fair

Preparing for my first craft fair

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

So, I have booked my table and got loads of stock, and I am very excited! OK so its not ...

This gorgeous leather

This gorgeous leather

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

This is my first blog post. Ever. In my whole life. So I thought I would write about ...

Lets get Stokesley Town Hall Craft Fair underway

Lets get Stokesley Town Hall Craft Fair underway

Stokesley, North Yorkshire

We are starting a new craft fair in the Town Hall in Stokesley, We are looking for new ...


Ralph Hedley

(Born 1848 in Richmond in North Yorkshire), Art, Wood carving and Illustration

Ralph Hedley, British artist, was known for his paintings of life in Northern England, wood carving and illustrations.

Albert Joseph Moore

(Born 1841 in York in North Yorkshire), Painting

Albert Moore, British artist, was known for his paintings of female figures with classical settings. This can be seen in his works such as A Garden, Canaries, Seagulls, The Loves of the Winds and the Seasons, An Open Book, Seashells and Silver. He was one of the fourteen children of portrait painter, William Moore.

Frederic Leighton

(Born 1830 in Scarborough in North Yorkshire), Painting, Sculpture

Sir Frederic Leighton, English artist and sculptor, is best known for his paintings of historical and classical scenes.

William Powell Frith

(Born 1819 in Aldfield in North Yorkshire), Painting

William Powell Frith, English artist, is best known for his paintings of Victorian social scenes.