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Arts and crafts in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire (including Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham and Rushcliffe ) is in the East Midlands of England. It has a population of around 997,000 and covers approximately 244,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire.

County flag of NottinghamshireNottinghamshire is famous for its association with the legend of Robin Hood, which helps to attract many tourists each year to locations such as Sherwood Forest. Nottingham is the county town and the cities attractions include Nottingham Castle Museum, which was built during the 17th century on the site of the earlier Medieval castle. It hosts a range of cultural events and along with artefacts from local history, displays collections of clothing, British and European paintings, glass, ceramics and silver. The Harley Gallery in Worksop houses a collection of artworks from previous centuries, as well as hosting events and exhibitions of work created by contemporary artists and craft makers. Performing arts venues in Nottinghamshire include the Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham and the Lakeside Arts Centre, which has also hosted arts and crafts exhibitions and workshops.

Set among hundreds of acres of picturesque parkland and gardens, Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built during the sixteenth century. It is also the location for the Nottingham Natural History Museum, the cities Industrial Museum and the Yard Gallery, where art exhibitions are held. Visitors to the Framework Knitters Museum can see cottages and workshops which have been restored to show how textile workers would have lived and worked during previous centuries. There are demonstrations of Victorian knitting machinery and a collection of knitted items on show. Other attractions in Nottinghamshire include Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre, Upton Hall, which has a collection of antique clocks and watches, Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, the ruins of Newark Castle, Southwell Minster and the Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Cams Wooden Crafts

Cams Wooden Crafts

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I am single maker where I create myselves with passion, where I create from the heart, ...

Alyson Philbin Mizzle Home Fragrances

Alyson Philbin Mizzle Home Fragrances

Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

I started making wax melts approx a year ago due to having to retire from my career early ...

Heartfelt Knits

Heartfelt Knits

Brinsley, Nottinghamshire

I knit all sorts of dolls, teddies and animals I also knit Doorstops and T Cosies. I ...

Gifts that resinate

Gifts that resinate

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I make a wide variety of bespoke and handmade crystal jewellery and resin gifts. All ...

Pour Vous

Pour Vous

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Hi my name is Charlotte and I started my small business Pour Vous during lockdown. Art ...

Karen Adam Pet Portraits

Karen Adam Pet Portraits

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I take commissions for pet portraits done mostly in pastel on velour which is just perfect ...

Waney Grain

Waney Grain

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

We are Karen and Nick Titmus from Waney Grain Artisan Woodworks. We’re a husband and ...

Mason Melts

Mason Melts

Warsop, Nottinghamshire

I am a wax melter and candle maker. All home made and local sourced products

Creative Interiors

Creative Interiors

Beeston, Nottinghamshire

I believe in form, function and beauty when designing and creating unique objects to ...

Bs

Bs

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Hand-made items including necklaces, bracelets, ear-rings and cuff links as well as cards ...

Lilypad

Lilypad

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

I make unique pieces of handmade jewellery, using Sterling Silver, Murano glass and Harris ...

Stuart Curry

Stuart Curry

Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

I am a home Potter from Nottinghamshire. I mainly make stoneware bonsai and plant pots, ...

Alex Williamson

Alex Williamson

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I am a jewellery designer from Nottingham who studied Jewellery and Silversmithing in ...

January Norway Ceramics

January Norway Ceramics

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I am a full time ceramicist making functional and decorative wares in my studio in the ...

Quirkywick Candle Company

Quirkywick Candle Company

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

High Quality Candles and melts with quirky themes and scents. Repurposed containers and ...

CRYSTAL ART FOR YOU

CRYSTAL ART FOR YOU

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Over the pandemic I chose to do diamond art kits I found them fairly easy to complete ...

Foraging Queen

Foraging Queen

Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire

I find beauty in things other people easily overlook. I often stop and examine petals, ...

Creative Activities Ready to Paint Box Set

Creative Activities Ready to Paint Box Set

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Creative Activities® is a small family run business providing resources to creative and ...

Bespoke Paper Crafts

Bespoke Paper Crafts

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

New business co owned by sisters Art for the home for everyone, handmade using mainly ...

Margarita Matyas

Margarita Matyas

Calverton, Nottinghamshire

The candles that I make are from natural (Soy, Rapeseed and Coconut)wax and high quality ...

Rags to Riches UK Gifts

Rags to Riches UK Gifts

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Hi I am Paula I have been in retails sales for 18 years, and have now retired. I have ...

Bodlins Crafts

Bodlins Crafts

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Myself and my Husband produce a varying amount of crafts including sewn products and ...

Sue Anne Crafts

Sue Anne Crafts

Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Bespoke children’s clothing, practical gifts for the home. spoke cards. Cake decorating, ...

Ella Rose Scents

Ella Rose Scents

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

We are a new business that makes hand poured, highly scented wax melts. Specialising ...

Nic Herrick

Nic Herrick

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Personal Greeting cards.. Bespoke handmade Wedding stationery.. Christmas Baubles with ...

Fiddlesticks and Flapdoodle

Fiddlesticks and Flapdoodle

West Leake, Nottinghamshire

I make and sell fridge magnets, key rings, greetings cards and mugs. All make excellent ...

Felting the Dream

Felting the Dream

Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire

I make scarves, hats, vessels, bags, clothing - anything, in fact, if it can be made ...

Handmade By Lauren

Handmade By Lauren

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

100% Soy wax candles, individually designed using decoupage techniques all vintage inspired. ...

ClaireLitchKnits

ClaireLitchKnits

Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

ClaireLitchKnits is a small business specialising in handmade knitted and crochet pieces ...

Saras crochet

Saras crochet

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Taking my first steps… Being brave… Crochet toys, a passion for colour mixing and matching, ...

Furry Fluff and Stuff

Furry Fluff and Stuff

Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

We make animals and mythical creatures by needle felting, we also sell hand made costume ...

Bespoke Flowers by Lucia

Bespoke Flowers by Lucia

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

I have always held a passion for flower arranging and have a very good eye for interior ...

Bole Laser Craft

Bole Laser Craft

Retford, Nottinghamshire

Laser cut wooden gifts such as presentation and gift and wine boxes.Alse decrotive items ...


Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond

(Born 1875 in Arnold in Nottinghamshire), Painting

Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond, British artist, painted industrial scenes and society portraits.

William Nicholson

(Born 1872 in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire), Painting

Sir William Nicholson, British artist,was known for his landscapes and portraits and also worked as a wood-engraver and illustrator.

Richard Parkes Bonington

(Born 1802 in Arnold in Nottinghamshire), Painting

Richard Parkes Bonington, English Romantic landscape painter, is best known for his paintings of coastal scenes.