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Arts and crafts in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire (including Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough) is in the East Midlands of England. It has a population of around 691,000 and covers approximately 236,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire.

County flag of NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire has its main council offices in the county town of Northampton, which during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was a world leader in the production of shoes and other leather goods. This heritage is reflected in the large collection of historic footwear from around the world to be found in Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, which also houses collections of paintings, ceramics, glass and other artefacts of local historical interest. Lamport Hall is a Grade One listed building, with finely decorated and furnished interiors and is set among picturesque gardens. It has served as a venue for a range of events, including arts and crafts fairs, exhibitions and workshops. Performing arts venues in Northamptonshire include the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering, the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton and The Castle in Wellingborough.

Located in Northampton, 78 Derngate was built during the early 19th century and during the early 20th century the interiors were remodelled by the designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is the only house in England that Mackintosh was commissioned to design and the property was restored during the early 21st century. There is also a gallery where visitors can purchase contemporary arts and crafts, as well as a calendar of events and exhibitions. Canons Ashby House is a National Trust property and dates back to the 16th century. Inside the house there are impressive Elizabethan wall paintings and fine plasterwork, whilst outside visitors can stroll through the grounds, appreciating the great variety of plants. Other places you might like to visit in Northamptonshire include Althorp House, Cottesbrooke Hall, Wellingborough Museum, Rushton Triangular Lodge, Towcester Museum, Stanwick Lakes, the partly ruined Kirby Hall near Corby and Daventry Country Park.

Owl Studios

Owl Studios

Northampton, Northamptonshire

I am a freelance artist working in pottery, painting and relief printing in my studio ...

HandMade Spoons Wood Sculpture

HandMade Spoons Wood Sculpture

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hand-carved wooden objects, adorned with traditional folk motifs that are found throughout ...

Whitlock Wooden Designs

Whitlock Wooden Designs

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hi, my name is John and I started woodworking in 2000. I make handmade fountain pens ...

Amelia Hemmings Printmaker

Amelia Hemmings Printmaker

Brackley, Northamptonshire

I am a printmaker and I also teach Art and printmaking at a school. My method is carving ...

Twinkles Hand Made

Twinkles Hand Made

Towcester, Northamptonshire

Twinkles Hand made is a sole trader craft stall, selling hand made Sterling silver jewellery, ...

Karans Kreations Ashes Jewellery

Karans Kreations Ashes Jewellery

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Karans Kreations was set up in memory of my daughter who sadly passed away, very unexpectedly ...

etui coterie

etui coterie

Kettering, Northamptonshire

We are .... Crafts women who are passionate about having the right tools for the job. ...

Glass by Sally and Margaret

Glass by Sally and Margaret

Moulton, Northamptonshire

After 36 Years of working in an office I decided it was time to try something new. Iíve ...

Scribblerman ART

Scribblerman ART

Thrapston, Northamptonshire

unique Drawings and paintings using black pen (micro) as main utensil all subject matter ...

Poppy Petals

Poppy Petals

Daventry, Northamptonshire

I design and make pure silk lingerie and wedding accessories. All my items are made from ...

Vintage Displays

Vintage Displays

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Clock, Radio camera and other old machinery parts brought together with chosen wood and ...

Jackie

Jackie

Brackley, Northamptonshire

I make a wide variety of Christmas decorations, decorated led trees, pictures with lights, ...

Tirastan

Tirastan

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Amongst my jewellery I try and use a range of techniques from wire wrapping, Macrme to ...

She Paints Seaglass

She Paints Seaglass

Corby, Northamptonshire

I am a miniature artist painting sea glass which I craft into hand painted, wire wrapped ...

Charles Taylors Workshop

Charles Taylors Workshop

Kettering, Northamptonshire

I hand make and finish bird, insect and animal houses, plus wooden gifts for the home ...

Spencer Sewing Service

Spencer Sewing Service

Charwelton, Northamptonshire

I love working with vintage William Morris, Sanderson and Liberty prints mostly. I also ...

MTR Creative

MTR Creative

Kettering, Northamptonshire

My exhibitor business is not quite ready yet as I am also studying web design so I can ...

Badgers Sett

Badgers Sett

Thrapston, Northamptonshire

Refurbish Rattan furniture,particularly Bergere suits. Supplying DIY kits with help line. ...

Craft Fair at Uppingham Town Hall Sunday Nov 10

Craft Fair at Uppingham Town Hall Sunday Nov 10

Ringstead, Northamptonshire

Places are filling up but tables are still available. We are actively looking for someone ...

Craft Fair at Uppingham Town Hall Sunday Nov 10

Craft Fair at Uppingham Town Hall Sunday Nov 10

Ringstead, Northamptonshire

Still places available for this years craft fair (November 2019) so contact us for more ...


Frank Cadogan Cowpe

(Born 1877 in Wicken in Northamptonshire), Painting

Frank Cowper, British artist, was known for paintings of historic and literary scenes.

Christopher Whitworth Whall

(Born 1849 in Thurning in Northamptonshire), Stained glass

Whall was an independent stained glass designer and maker. He also ran courses at the Central Schools of Arts and Craft plus the Royal College of Art.