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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 boxes, glass vases and candlesticks are hand decorated ...

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 but started ‘Nicholas Michael Photography and ...

Wishing You Watercolours

Wishing You Watercolours

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Moving on with a wealth of experience and paintings courtesy of Matthew I have now made the leap to doing my own work. I am also venturing ...

The Natural Dyer

The Natural Dyer

Old campsall, South Yorkshire

THE NATURAL DYER is a Yorkshire-based label created and designed by Rebecca Aydon. Rebecca graduated from Kingston University London with ...

Lupine Creations

Lupine Creations

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Lupine Creations is run by a jack-of-all-trades and her husband (he does the admin side of things)! We specialise in handmade customised ...

Beadsawear

Beadsawear

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

I take tiny glass Myuki seed beads, sparkling Swarovski crystals and a myriad of other glass beads and hand stitch them together to make ...

Sandringham Garden Crafts Ltd

Sandringham Garden Crafts Ltd

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

We are a small family run business based in the Heart of Yorkshire manufacturing Garden Stoneware. All our products are handmade and painted ...

Jimmysden2019

Jimmysden2019

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Hi, my name is James Neylon, my story starts with my love for furniture made with solid wood, and the satisfaction I get from Making things ...

Crochet by Anastasia

Crochet by Anastasia

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I make all sorts of scarves, hats, cowls and wristies for the winter. Classic ones for adults as well as fun ones for children. Baby sets ...

Paula Matthews

Paula Matthews

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I produce unique handmade jewellery made from sterling silver /fine silver and gold. I worked in the fashion accessory business for many ...

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 my jewellery to be easy to wear and I am drawn ...

Admohandmade

Admohandmade

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Started as a small idea of making candles for Halloween and Christmas, me and my partner started making wedding Favors in form of wooden ...

Ruth Allen Portraits

Ruth Allen Portraits

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Exquisite watercolour pencil portraits of pets and horses. I specialise in commissioned fine art portraits done in very fine detail. Clients ...

The Crochet Hook by Emma

The Crochet Hook by Emma

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Handmade crochet and knitted items, made lovingly by myself. I have been crocheting for over 10 years and I am very passionate about it. ...

Pins and Doodles

Pins and Doodles

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Welcome to Pins and Doodles. My name is Carole, I make handcrafted fabric accessories for the home and unique gifts for you and your loved ...

Coppercreations

Coppercreations

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Coppercreations was started during covid 19 lockdown in april 2020 i am a plumber by trade and Was working full time until lockdown. i ...

Karen Fiely Art

Karen Fiely Art

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I am an Abstract Artist. I specialise in using the palette knife to produce original pieces. Anything from block work, floral, landscape. ...

Seraphim Scents

Seraphim Scents

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

At Seraphim Scents we combine the highest quality fragrance oils, vegan soy wax and biodegradable glitter to create stunning wax melts ...

Kate Burns Designs

Kate Burns Designs

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Unique, original and collectable handmade craft figures to celebrate the great things in life, or simply to show someone that you care. ...

ZZ ceramics

ZZ ceramics

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I make modern thrown utilitarian ceramic items for every day use. I want my work to be both useful and pleasant to use and look at.

I Felt Like it is Deborah Gibson

I Felt Like it is Deborah Gibson

Harthill, South Yorkshire

Felt Like it is my art felt business. Mainly needlefelting, I make shapes with meaning and mirth. They are for sale. I teach. I make space ...

Sew You Home Boutique

Sew You Home Boutique

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I am a sewing enthusiast! I make things from cushions to keychains, and peg bags to memo boards. I like to make things that are a little ...

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 am self taught and I source my materials from across ...

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 of jewellery. Made to any length and colours have ...

Butterfly Effect Cambridge Weight Plan

Butterfly Effect Cambridge Weight Plan

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I am an Independent Weight Loss Consultant looking to assist people in losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle. I offer one-to-one ...

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 time business. I started with creating dimple dot ...

The Lavender Attic

The Lavender Attic

West Melton, South Yorkshire

I produce handmade goods for home. This can be anything from luxury cards, patchwork cushions, quilts, and handmade gifts. All produced ...

Woody Muddy Kitchens

Woody Muddy Kitchens

Hoyland, South Yorkshire

We make and supply handmade children’s mud kitchens and play stations from FSC responsibly sourced planed pressure treated timber. We make ...

Tiger Lily Crafts

Tiger Lily Crafts

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

We design and manifacture laser cut birch ply craft items, we personalise and privide a bespoke service.. We attend local craft fairs ...

Maryann

Maryann

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

I enjoy upscaling and Painting Vintage and new furniture .Especially Childrens Nursery furniture. I have worked with Children for 31 Yrs ...

ELA crafts

ELA crafts

Wath upon dearne, South Yorkshire

I make and hand decorated wooden letters and crafts , mainly aimed at decorative uses. My biggest sellers are unicorn letters and family ...

Gosh Babe Illustration

Gosh Babe Illustration

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Katie Read is an illustrator and mixed media based in Sheffield. Her artwork intertwines the natural world with the magical, and sometimes ...

Jones and Jones Bespoke Woodworking

Jones and Jones Bespoke Woodworking

Silkstone Common, South Yorkshire

Jones and Jones Bespoke Woodworking started out due to a passion for woodworking. After Our team is led by Alex who works alongside his ...

Sally Ratcliffe

Sally Ratcliffe

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

All my work is individually made by myself in my Sheffield workshop. I absolutely love to wander around the rough countryside, fields, ...

Kirby hall

Kirby hall

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I am a new start out business and specialise it making homemade items such as Bath salts, body scrubs and a selection of jewellery

LKC Crafts and Gifts

LKC Crafts and Gifts

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

We are a family business selling all handmade goods from babywear to gifts for all the family. We enjoy getting together to discuss ideas ...

never blogged before

never blogged before

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I am learning there is a lot more to selling my goods than the production side. all the website work, advertising, and now blogging. so ...

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

I have had a busy time recently, putting together some little Christmas decoration ideas. I decided to get ahead by making the component ...

Elsecar on May 21st The Next Stop for WYW

Elsecar on May 21st The Next Stop for WYW

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Look forward to going back to EHC next Sunday with the Wishing You Watercolour stand. Originals and mounted prints in a range of sizes ...

Food Gifts and Crafts in Wickersley November 6th

Food Gifts and Crafts in Wickersley November 6th

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Experienced organisers Charmaine and Melanie return to the Wickersley Community Centre from 10:00am – 3:00pm on Sunday November 6th. Whether ...

Put September 18th In the diary for Wickersley

Put September 18th In the diary for Wickersley

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Experienced organisers Charmaine and Melanie return to the Wickersley Community Centre from 10:00am – 3:00pm on Sunday September 18th. ...

What To Expect At Wickersley on June 19th

What To Expect At Wickersley on June 19th

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

June 19th sees the Wickersley Community Centre play host to a Food, Gift and Craft Event from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Put together by experienced ...

Stepping out on my own

Stepping out on my own

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Well it has taken a few years to build up the courage but I finally took the leap of faith and started doing my own pictures from scratch. ...

Into the New Year with a New Set

Into the New Year with a New Set

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

There is now a new triple pack available against which donations are accepted. It features these three scenes: -Boathouse on Windermere ...


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.