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Arts and crafts in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire (including Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield) is in the Yorkshire and The Humber of England. It has a population of around 1,343,000 and covers approximately 155,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire.

County flag of South YorkshireThe county of South Yorkshire is located east of the Pennines, was formed in 1974 and is made up of the four metropolitan boroughs of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and the city of Sheffield. Barnsley is home to Elsecar Heritage Centre, which houses art galleries, studios and shops as well as running arts and crafts workshops and events including craft fairs. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery has collections of archaeology, local history, natural history and works of art, as well as hosting a range of temporary exhibitions. Clifton Park Museum in Rotherham has exhibits from local history and decorative arts, such as a collection of Rockingham Pottery that includes the impressive porcelain Rhinoceros Vase. Sheffield has hundred of listed buildings as well as a number of art galleries, museums and theatres. The city holds a range of cultural events throughout the year, including Open Up Sheffield which is held for two weeks each May and showcases the work of local visual artists and creators of handmade crafts. Performing arts venues in South Yorkshire include the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, the Cast in Doncaster, the Civic in Barnsley and the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.

South Yorkshire has a number of country houses which are open to the public. Cannon Hall and its grounds were redeveloped by the Spencer family during the 18th century, using wealth they amassed from the local coal mining and iron industries. During the 1950s the house and estate were purchased by Barnsley council and today visitors can explore the house and ornate gardens. Cannon Hall Museum has a collection, which includes paintings, furniture and arts and crafts exhibits such as pottery and glassware. Wentworth Castle is an 18th century country house located near Barnsley and visitors strolling through the estates gardens and parkland can enjoy the only South Yorkshire landscape that has been Grade 1 listed. There are also guided tours available of the interior of Wentworth Castle and a range of events are held in the grounds, including theatrical performances, craft workshops and historical re-enactments. Other attractions in South Yorkshire include Cusworth Hall in Doncaster, the ruins of Roche Abbey in Rotherham, the Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre, the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield and Mansion House in Doncaster.

Vintage Concepts by Zou

Vintage Concepts by Zou

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I love the magic and unique mood captured in every piece I have made. All these wooden ...

Nicholas Michael Photography and Woodcrafts

Nicholas Michael Photography and Woodcrafts

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Nicholas Michael Photography and Woodcrafts I have always been interested in photography ...

Deborah Designs

Deborah Designs

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I make unique jewellery from resin and polymer clay. I also enjoy working with mixed ...

Paula Matthews

Paula Matthews

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I produce unique handmade jewellery made from sterling silver /fine silver and gold. ...

Fledgling Designs

Fledgling Designs

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

My nameís Ben and I make stuff in an American 40ís / 50ís style because itís really cool. ...

Whatever Next Designs

Whatever Next Designs

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I am based in Sheffield and make all my jewellery in my work-shed in the garden. I want ...

Admohandmade

Admohandmade

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Started as a small idea of making candles for Halloween and Christmas, me and my partner ...

Ruth Allen Portraits

Ruth Allen Portraits

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Exquisite watercolour pencil portraits of pets and horses. I specialise in commissioned ...

Pins and Doodles

Pins and Doodles

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Welcome to Pins and Doodles. My name is Carole, I make handcrafted fabric accessories ...

Karen Fiely Art

Karen Fiely Art

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I am an Abstract Artist. I specialise in using the palette knife to produce original ...

Rainbow Sweets N Treats

Rainbow Sweets N Treats

Auckley, South Yorkshire

A small start up business bringing childhood memories of sweets and treats to you. We ...

Maryann

Maryann

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

I enjoy upscaling and Painting Vintage and new furniture .Especially Childrens Nursery ...

The Lavender Attic

The Lavender Attic

West Melton, South Yorkshire

I produce handmade goods for home. This can be anything from luxury cards, patchwork ...

Jim handcrafted pens

Jim handcrafted pens

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

I started producing bespoke hand made pens as a form of therapy when I had cancer. I ...

Made with love by Steph

Made with love by Steph

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Handcrafted jewellery made from purchased beads and from upcycling old and broken pieces ...

Lizas Blankets and Bibs

Lizas Blankets and Bibs

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Hi my name is liza and what started as a hobby, is now turning into a fledgling part ...

Woody Muddy Kitchens

Woody Muddy Kitchens

Hoyland, South Yorkshire

We make and supply handmade childrenís mud kitchens and play stations from FSC responsibly ...

Ida Soap Ltd

Ida Soap Ltd

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Im Abi, founder and one-woman soap-machine here at ida! I manufacture natural soap and ...

Nibz Bearz

Nibz Bearz

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Collectable mohair bears, designed by myself. Individual as no two bears turn out the ...

Bodyshop at home

Bodyshop at home

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

My name is ang and I sell body shop items shower gels body scrubs serums, facial items, ...

TALISMAYIC

TALISMAYIC

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

I create one of a kind individual copper, brass, silver, inkwork, floral craft, nature ...

Earth Sand and Fire

Earth Sand and Fire

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I called my business Earth Sand and Fire as Iím fascinated by the different creative ...

Sally Ratcliffe

Sally Ratcliffe

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

All my work is individually made by myself in my Sheffield workshop. I absolutely love ...

Zofia C Designs

Zofia C Designs

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I began by enrolling on a course after a visit to my Aunt in Canada six years ago where ...

Scrabby Dabby Doo Dah

Scrabby Dabby Doo Dah

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

At Scrabby Dabby Doo Dah we create personalised pieces of art using scrabble tiles where ...

David Green

David Green

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Creating hand made individual writing instruments. Creating pens from many mediums such ...

wood4tew

wood4tew

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

tuned/carved items decorative and novelty household items made from British and worldwide ...

Auntie G

Auntie G

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

I make Bespoke jewellery for special occasions, Balls, Weddings, Cruises or Proms, and ...

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

I have had a busy time recently, putting together some little Christmas decoration ideas. ...


Benjamin Creswick

(Born 1853 in Sheffield in South Yorkshire), Sculpture

As well as sculptor, Creswick also worked in metal and taught art. He is well know for his bust of the philanthropist John Ruskin.