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Arts and crafts in Suffolk

Suffolk (including Babergh, Forest Heath, Ipswich, Mid Suffolk, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney) is in the East of England of England. It has a population of around 730,000 and covers approximately 380,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk.

County flag of SuffolkSuffolk is mostly flat, with few hills and the counties ancient open heaths and coast, with its beautiful beaches and picturesque towns, are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The county town of Suffolk is Ipswich, where you can visit Christchurch Mansion, a Tudor house which contains period furnishings, a contemporary art gallery and a collection including ceramics, costumes and Victorian toys. Paintings on show include works by two of Englands most famous artists, who were born in Suffolk, Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable, whose landscape paintings of the area in which he lived caused it be called Constable Country. Gainsboroughs House in the town of Sudbury was bought by the father of Thomas Gainsborough several years before he was born and was his childhood home. The 16th century house is now a museum devoted to the life and work of Gainsborough, with period furnishings and a collection of the artists work including paintings, prints and drawings. Performing arts venues in Suffolk include the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, the Haverhill Arts Centre, the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft and The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

There have been many archaeological sites found in Suffolk, but perhaps best known is Sutton Hoo, where an Anglo Saxon ship burial dating back to the 7th century was discovered. The body of the high status man, believed to be a local king, along with much of the nearly thirty metre long wooden boat and burial chamber within were destroyed by the acidic soil. However the shape of the ship survived along with its iron rivets and a wide range of artefacts that he was buried with, such as textiles and finely decorated metal work. They include clothes, leather shoes, coins, a cushion, armour, helmet, sword, silver vessels, bronze bowls and a gold buckle and clasps. Some objects, such as the shield, had to be reconstructed and the Sutton Hoo treasures are now on display at the British Museum in London. At Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, visitors can see a reconstruction of the burial chamber and replicas of the finds. Other attractions in Suffolk include Ipswich Museum, Melford Hall, Framlingham Castle, St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Southwold Pier, Orford Castle, Little Hall in Lavenham, Flatford Mill in East Bergholt, Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds and the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

Earthsent

Earthsent

Tostock, Suffolk

I love diffusers but there doesnt seem to be much choice for refill oils for them, so ...

Nicki Noodle Craft

Nicki Noodle Craft

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

I love to create unique and functional pieces of table art using the medium of wet felting. ...

Jewellery By Me

Jewellery By Me

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Jewellery By Me produces custom designed jewellery. We display and sell our products ...

April Blossom Studios

April Blossom Studios

Ipswich, Suffolk

Welcome to April Blossom Studios In my life, I possess two main passions, art and nature. ...

Keadle Woodworks

Keadle Woodworks

Ipswich, Suffolk

As a wood artist Keadle Woodworks uses natural wood products to explore shape color and ...

Daydreaming Jewellery

Daydreaming Jewellery

Ipswich, Suffolk

Hello, Welcome to my listing. Jewellery is a very personal thing isnt it?we have to ...

Ria Crosbie

Ria Crosbie

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

I have cards printed with my own designs, they are very varied in design. It is a small ...

Radiance and Aroma

Radiance and Aroma

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Radiance and Aroma a small local business based in Suffolk introducing our high-quality, ...

Bright Eternal Home

Bright Eternal Home

Ipswich, Suffolk

At Bright-Eternal Home I make beautiful hand poured soy wax melts in a variety of gorgeous ...

Reggie Couture by Trace

Reggie Couture by Trace

Woolpit, Suffolk

My craft seems unique. I have combined my passion for photography and sewing. I photograph ...

Rustik Love

Rustik Love

Mildenhall, Suffolk

Proudly supplying the finest yarn from Portugal for the purposes of crocheting. 100 percent ...

Farr

Farr

Colchester, Suffolk

Hi, my name is Veronica and I specialise in creating fused glass art pieces using Bullseye ...

Crafts with Lauren

Crafts with Lauren

Felixstowe, Suffolk

After years of thinking about it I am finally doing it... This is Crafts by Lauren. ...

Dragonfly Acrylics

Dragonfly Acrylics

Ipswich, Suffolk

Hello, I’m Sarah, the owner of Dragonfly Acrylics® and maker-in-chief. Thank you for ...

Dottie Bears

Dottie Bears

Sudbury, Suffolk

Dottie Bears are ooak collectable teddy bears created from my own designed patterns using ...

Jane Laya Textiles

Jane Laya Textiles

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Customers can choose from a variety of scarves which are hand dyed using the Japanese ...

Rebecca Abbott

Rebecca Abbott

Hadleigh, Suffolk

Lino printing is a well-established process that many remember from school. The material, ...

Zone party Treatz

Zone party Treatz

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

We are Suffolk based. We ve been running for over 2 years. We can cater for any occasion ...

Lilyo By Jess

Lilyo By Jess

Sudbury, Suffolk

This business was gifted to me by my friend before she sadly passed away in 2020. She ...

Hope And Grace

Hope And Grace

Red lodge, Suffolk

Hope And Grace was founded in 2020 and produces luxury home fragrances to suit your lifestyle. ...

Aldeburgh Botanic

Aldeburgh Botanic

Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Aldeburgh Botanic hand makes container candles and tealights from rapeseed wax grown ...

Bearspoke Bears Limited

Bearspoke Bears Limited

Stoke by Clare, Suffolk

Hand made bespoke bears perfect gift personalised and made to order. Harris tweed decorative ...

Twisted Horseshoe Knives

Twisted Horseshoe Knives

Stowmarket, Suffolk

I make knives for various different uses following age old techniques with the advantage ...

Lyra Jewels

Lyra Jewels

Ipswich, Suffolk

We create sterling silver jewellery made with sea glass found on UK beaches. Our business ...

Hare Cottage Crafts

Hare Cottage Crafts

Liston, Suffolk

Having worked with animals for many years and being passionate about crafting, the time ...

Sue Jones Photography

Sue Jones Photography

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

I am landscape photographer living in Suffolk and particularly focus on East Anglian ...

Fian Makes

Fian Makes

Felixstowe, Suffolk

Handmade soap, using a variety of essential oils and natural clays. I do not use synthetic ...

Merlin Ironworks

Merlin Ironworks

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Vintage industrial style furniture in mild steel. Currently developing a small range ...

Rhoda Webb

Rhoda Webb

Felixstowe, Suffolk

I am a Suffolk artist and my work explores our fragile connection with the natural world ...

Jewellery Store Direct

Jewellery Store Direct

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

We are a husband and wife team and we make silver jewellery in our Suffolk workshop using ...

Claire Powell

Claire Powell

Mendham, Suffolk

I have been a textile designer and maker of patchwork quilts, bags, cushions, table runners ...

Vintage Creative

Vintage Creative

Nedging Tye Ipswich, Suffolk

Having learnt to use a sewing machine by my grandmother aged 8 helping her put the finishing ...

Author Pauline Manders

Author Pauline Manders

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Locally based author Pauline Manders writes crime novels (fiction) set in Suffolk. The ...

Cosyways

Cosyways

Lowestoft, Suffolk

We are a husband and wife to be team and we have turned our hobby into a small business. ...

Cards In Bloom

Cards In Bloom

Withersfield, Suffolk

For many years I have had a passion for photography and in particular floral photography. ...

The Craft Cabin

The Craft Cabin

Sudbury, Suffolk

Hello, my name is Catherine and i have been doing crafts for years. I started making ...


Thomas Woolner

(Born 1825 in Hadliegh in Suffolk), Poetry,Sculpture

Thomas Woolner, English sculptor and poet, RA. He was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

John Constable

(Born 1776 in East Bergholt in Suffolk), Painting

A romantic painter, known for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, now known as Constable Country.

Thomas Gainsborough

(Born 1727 in Sudbury in Suffolk), Painting

A talented English portrait and landscape painter. Perhaps his best known work would be The Blue Boy. He was noted for the speed that he applied paint, working more from nature.

William Alabaster

(Born 1567 in Hadleigh in Suffolk), Poetry, Theatre

Alabaster was a English writer who often wrote in Latin. For example his work Roxana which was a drama.