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Arts and crafts in Staffordshire

Staffordshire (including Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke-on-Trent and Tamworth)It has a population of around 1,097,000 and covers approximately 271,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands.

County flag of StaffordshireStaffordshire became famous during the 18th and 19th centuries for the production of pottery, as well as innovations in some of the processes used, leading to the towns involved being called collectively the Potteries. Among the famous names that emerged during this period were Wedgwood, Aynsley, Doulton and Spode, whose work is highly valued, with early examples appearing in many museum collections. People had long used the areas red clay soil to earn money as potters, but improving transport links enabled them to begin using white clay from areas such as Devon and Cornwall and to sell their work more widely. Staffordshire continues to export locally made ceramics including plates, vases, tiles and tableware around the world. Performing arts venues in Staffordshire include Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent, the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent.

The county town of Staffordshire is Stafford, where you can visit the Ancient High House, a timber framed Tudor town house which is the largest such property in the country and is now a museum with period furnishings and exhibits. The Gladstone Pottery Museum is the countries only remaining complete pottery factory from the Victorian period and visitors can learn how pottery was made. The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Hanley has on display thousands of pieces of Staffordshire pottery and provides an opportunity to learn about the history of the Potteries, as well as seeing exhibits of decorative and fine arts. Other attractions in Staffordshire include Tamworth Castle, Wedgwood Museum in Barlaston, Lichfield Cathedral, Apedale Heritage Centre, the ruins of Stafford Castle, Trentham Gardens in Stoke-on-Trent and Cannock Chase near Stafford.

Angela Lilley Photography

Angela Lilley Photography

Leek, Staffordshire

As well as being a wedding photographer I also undertake portrait photography, product ...

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Rugeley, Staffordshire

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Mark Harris Ceramics

Mark Harris Ceramics

Stafford, Staffordshire

I create Ceramics which are more Sculptures than pottery. I take ideas that pop up in ...

Bumbabooni Mosaics

Bumbabooni Mosaics

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

I love to create mosaic using glass, ceramic and found items, recycling where I can. ...

Print a Label

Print a Label

Stafford, Staffordshire

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Gillysquilts

Gillysquilts

Cannock, Staffordshire

I make beautiful patchwork quilts in my home studio. All the quilts are made from cotton ...

Sew Them Embroidery

Sew Them Embroidery

Stafford, Staffordshire

Bring Your Photos To Life With Our Amazing Photo To Embroidery Conversion Service. Our ...

Anneliese Delaunay

Anneliese Delaunay

Stafford, Staffordshire

I have a lifelong love of colour and pattern and after finishing my degree in Surface ...

Creative Cement

Creative Cement

Penkridge, Staffordshire

I love making beautiful unique items out of cement. I use recycled eco friendly where ...

Nicola Hayek

Nicola Hayek

Basford Newcastle, Staffordshire

Ive always been intrigued by the history of BUTTONS! There is a beauty and amazing detail ...

KB Resin Crafts

KB Resin Crafts

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

KBResinCrafts I Handcraft Beautiful Resin Gifts for any occasion Ornaments, Trinket ...

Bits of Colour

Bits of Colour

Norton canes, Staffordshire

My names Hannah, I started Bits of Colour a year ago as I wanted to add more colour and ...

Tonia Rose Designs

Tonia Rose Designs

Rugeley, Staffordshire

My name is Jan and I am the owner of Tonia Rose Designs which was borne from a longstanding ...

SNAGASAWA Crafts

SNAGASAWA Crafts

Stafford, Staffordshire

My name is Sylwia Nagasawa and SNAGASAWA Crafts is a family run Japanese craft and gift ...

Bluebellinda Personalised Gifts

Bluebellinda Personalised Gifts

Lichfield, Staffordshire

Welcome to Bluebellinda Personalised Gifts, we are a small family run business creating ...

Tinkertaylor

Tinkertaylor

Cannock, Staffordshire

Tinkertaylor is the name I use to cover a lot of crafting activities, I have trained ...

Lifesigns

Exhibitor

Burntwood, Staffordshire

A family company that specialises in hand made gifts and signs all from solid oak, including ...

CakeMyDayBakery

CakeMyDayBakery

Tamworth, Staffordshire

Small Bakery based in Tamworth Staffordshire with 14 years experience. Specialising ...

Sam Clark Design Ceramics

Sam Clark Design Ceramics

Lichfield, Staffordshire

Creator of beautiful high end ceramics Vases, Jewellery, tableware. Unique items

Foxredcrafts

Foxredcrafts

Biddulph, Staffordshire

I started my business in 2022 after a very long desire to create and sell my work. I ...

Amanda Kelly

Amanda Kelly

Rugeley, Staffordshire

Originally looked into , practiced and developed my candle making skills. Make my candles ...

Raven Angel

Raven Angel

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

I started my business last year making a range of jewellery for all ages, and I started ...

Wools by Jools

Wools by Jools

Little Haywood, Staffordshire

I create pretty much anything in needle felted wool. Each piece is mounted on a small ...

Mandys Makes

Mandys Makes

Tamworth, Staffordshire

I make crocheted superheroes and soft toys. I also make various bags and purses. I can ...

St George Crafts

St George Crafts

Cheddleton, Staffordshire

I specialising in reproducing vintage and retro knitwear from original vintage patterns. ...

Hannah Jane Designs Co

Hannah Jane Designs Co

Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire

Welcome to the home of happy and cute greeting cards, prints and gifts for all occasions ...

Heidi Belcher

Heidi Belcher

Gnosall, Staffordshire

I have been a crafter for many years and specify in decoupage designs on wooden boxes ...

Maggie

Maggie

Tamworth, Staffordshire

I make skull moulding in plaster paris or resin..I do ornaments.keyrings.magnets.plaques.and ...

Rebecca Hill

Rebecca Hill

Tamworth, Staffordshire

In my little studio I paint my beloved watercolours. A lot of love goes into each one. ...

Meadowsweet Home

Supplier

Tamworth, Staffordshire

Highly fragranced Reed diffusers. Eco soya candles and wax melts. All cruelty free and ...

Creative

Exhibitor

Brereton, Staffordshire

A mixture of artwork including fabric art, acrylic paint work, assemblage and general ...

Dream big crafts ad gifts

Exhibitor

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Custom Printed Stickers

Custom Printed Stickers

Stafford, Staffordshire

We use the latest digital label printing equipment and its ideal for printing short run ...

Art Exhibition at Haughton Staffordshire

Art Exhibition at Haughton Staffordshire

Stafford, Staffordshire

St. Giles Church Haughton, Staffordshire, is holding an art exhibition displaying oil ...

Half Priced Self Adhesive Labels for your Products

Half Priced Self Adhesive Labels for your Products

Stafford, Staffordshire

We are offering 50 percent off our self adhesive a labels for all UK Crafters. Just visit ...

Sticky labels for Bath Bombs

Sticky labels for Bath Bombs

Stafford, Staffordshire

Our self-adhesive sticky labels are ideal for labelling all your craft products. Weve ...

Dippy Craft Fair Bakewell

Dippy Craft Fair Bakewell

Stafford, Staffordshire

I have visited Dippy Craft Fair at Bakewell today and have met many great crafters, from ...

Sticky labels do really work

Sticky labels do really work

Stafford, Staffordshire

Keep your customers coming back to you by sticking your name, address and contact details ...

My latest trip

My latest trip

Leek, Staffordshire

The weather was kind and I visited Elterwater, Chapel Stile and The Langdale. Stunning ...

Exciting times ahead in 2023

Exciting times ahead in 2023

Leek, Staffordshire

In looking to develop this group of Staffordshire makers and small businesses I met with ...

Christmas ornaments

Christmas ornaments

Rugeley, Staffordshire

As the festive season is approaching, Ive been making some chainmaille snowflakes

Jewellery making lessons

Jewellery making lessons

Rugeley, Staffordshire

Ive been hosting chainmaille jewellery making lessons in Rugeley town sentre 20

Next Craft show

Exhibitor

Rugeley, Staffordshire

I will be in Lichfield Guild Hall on Saturday 9th of May

Lichfield Guild Hall craft fairs

Exhibitor

Rugeley, Staffordshire

One more craft fair left to do this year. 20th Dec

Making rings for my jewellery

Exhibitor

Rugeley, Staffordshire

Recently I have been making jump rings for my jewellery. There is a lot to make so I ...

New earrings

Exhibitor

Rugeley, Staffordshire

Ive created 6 pairs of earrings today. This is new design. I will sell them at 3.00 ...

New Pendant

Exhibitor

Rugeley, Staffordshire

Recently Ive made dragons eye pendant which you can see in my current profile picture. ...


Patrick Lichfield

(Born 1939 in Staffordshire), Photography

Patrick Anson was the 5th Earl of Lichfield. He became one of the most famous photographers of the 20th century.

Susie Cooper

(Born 1902 in Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire), Pottery and ceramics

Known as a prolific ceramic designer famous for her work on pottery which was produced in the Stoke-On-Trent pottery industries. Her work is sought after and valued by pottery collectors.

Clarice Cliff

(Born 1899 in Tunstall in Staffordshire), Pottery and ceramics

Known as a ceramic artist starting her career in the pottery industry at the age of 13. She produced artistic ceramics and was popular with the public and royalty.

Henry Salt

(Born 1780 in Lichfield in Staffordshire), Illustration

Salt was the secretary and draftsman for George,Viscount Valentia on his journeys. His drawing from their journeys were later used in Valentias Voyages and Travels to India.

Josiah Wedgewood

(Born 1730 in Burlslem in Staffordshire), Pottery and ceramics

Josiah Wedgewood started his long career in his family pottery at the age of nine. He set up his own pottery works in Burslem and during his career developed revolutionary materials, notably basalt and jasperware. In 1771 he built a factory called Etruria and in 1782 this was the first factory to install a steam-powered engine.