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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.

Love cheese live staffs showground

Love cheese live staffs showground

Staffordshire Showground, Stafford, Staffordshire

Friday, 1 July 2022 (2 day event)

Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta

Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta

Uttoxeter Racecourse, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Friday, 15 July 2022 (2 day event)

English Winter Fair staffs showground

English Winter Fair staffs showground

Staffordshire Showground, Stafford, Staffordshire

Saturday, 19 November 2022 (2 day event)

now thats good store

now thats good store

Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

At nowthatsgood.store we have a unit at an enterprise centre in Newcastle under lyme. ...

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Rugeley, Staffordshire

I have stumbled across chainmaille jewellery about 4 years ago and have never looked ...

Bumbabooni Mosaics

Bumbabooni Mosaics

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

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

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 ...

Sew Them

Sew Them

Stafford, Staffordshire

You can Create Unique Childrens Learning Cushion 19 x 19 Double Sided Embroided and Designed ...

KB Resin Crafts

KB Resin Crafts

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

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

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 ...

Handmade by Zena

Handmade by Zena

Burton On Trent, Staffordshire

Handmade by Zena, does an assortment of handmade gifts and most can be personalised to ...

Wishes and Dreams

Wishes and Dreams

Stafford, Staffordshire

Hand made cards and gifts personalised for you on request. Hand made jewellery with semi ...

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 ...

Bees Knees Scents

Bees Knees Scents

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Bees Knees Scents, a small business in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands was established ...

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 ...

Burton Candle Co

Burton Candle Co

Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

A family business (more like a side hustle). We produce high-quality soy wax candles ...

Sweet Blooms and Balloons

Sweet Blooms and Balloons

Tamworth, Staffordshire

An independent trader based in Tamworth, Staffordshire specializing in creating bespoke ...

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 ...

Jill Clay

Jill Clay

Stafford, Staffordshire

mirrors with original surround decoration, decorated with a variety of options, ie:glass ...

Rebecca Hill

Rebecca Hill

Tamworth, Staffordshire

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

Tinkertaylor

Tinkertaylor

Cannock, Staffordshire

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

Betsys craft company

Betsys craft company

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

A family business , taking inspiration from a toy bed made 50 years ago still being played ...

Creative

Creative

Brereton, Staffordshire

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

Dream big crafts ad gifts

Dream big crafts ad gifts

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Win a Free Beer Cap Opener for a Christmas gift

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Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

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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

Next Craft show

Rugeley, Staffordshire

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

Lichfield Guild Hall craft fairs

Lichfield Guild Hall craft fairs

Rugeley, Staffordshire

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

Making rings for my jewellery

Making rings for my jewellery

Rugeley, Staffordshire

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

New earrings

New earrings

Rugeley, Staffordshire

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

New Pendant

New Pendant

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.