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Arts and crafts in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire (including Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) is in the Yorkshire and The Humber of England. It has a population of around 2,220,000 and covers approximately 200,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire.

County flag of West YorkshireThe county of West Yorkshire was formed in 1974 and is made up of the five metropolitan boroughs of Calderdale, Kirklees and the cities of Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. Located in Halifax in the borough of Calderdale, Bankfield Museum is within a listed Victorian Mansion, which has an impressive entrance hall, marble fireplaces, painted ceilings and walls decorated with classical designs. The museum collection includes textiles, costumes and the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment Museum. There are also a range of temporary exhibitions and events held at the museum. The Elizabethan manor house Oakwell Hall is in Birstall, within the borough of Kirklees. Visitors can appreciate the restoration of the interior decorations and furnishings of rooms inside the house and enjoy walking through the surrounding parkland and gardens. Performing arts venues in West Yorkshire include the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, the Theatre Royal Wakefield, the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds, the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds and Square Chapel Centre For The Arts in Halifax.

Many tourists are drawn to Bronte Country, that includes part of the city of Bradford, as Charlotte Bronte and Anne Bronte were born in the village of Thornton, which is within the borough. The city also hosts a number of cultural events each year, including the Bradford Film Festival and in 2009 the city of Bradford became the first UNESCO City of Film in the world. Leeds Art Gallery has a nationally important collection of British art from the 20th century, including paintings by Francis Bacon and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Other exhibits on display include work by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, as well as contemporary pieces by well known artists such as Bridget Riley and Antony Gormley and the work of new emerging artists who are not yet established. Opened in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield is an art gallery named after the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who was born in Wakefield. In addition to a number of works by Barbara Hepworth, there are pieces on display by many other artists, including Ben Nicholson, David Hockney and Henry Moore, as well as exhibits on loan from the national collections. Other attractions in West Yorkshire include Temple Newsam House in Leeds, Wakefield Cathedral, the remains of Pontefract Castle, Shibden Hall in Halifax, East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

Handcrafted Wood Products

Handcrafted Wood Products

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Handcrafted wood products by Peter McDonnell. Hi I am self employed and make individual ...

Terrific Traffic Toys

Terrific Traffic Toys

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

The manufacture of wooden toys with and without wheels for a range of childrens age groups. ...

Bea and Wild Designs

Bea and Wild Designs

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Im Bea, the designer and creator behind Bea and Wild Designs and also a teacher of Art, ...

Chris Rose

Chris Rose

Blackshaw Head, West Yorkshire

Inspired by the rugged and mystical, ever-changing landscape of West Yorkshire where ...

AURORA1

AURORA1

Keighley, West Yorkshire

My business name is Aurora and I work from home in my studio. I design and create unique ...

KaSta Craft Uk

KaSta Craft Uk

Bingley, West Yorkshire

KaStaCraftUk its a creative family team. Ka - Kate, S - Stan and Ta -Tania. The basis ...

Forever Glass Art

Forever Glass Art

Upton, West Yorkshire

We are based in West Yorkshire and work from home in our workshop. We have over 30 years ...

Donnas Crafts

Donnas Crafts

Bradford, West Yorkshire

I make knitted Gnomies and Puppies in many different colours, I can create them in your ...

Sarah Sanders Printed Aluminium Jewellery

Sarah Sanders Printed Aluminium Jewellery

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sublimation printed aluminium jewellery. I print my photographs or illustrations onto ...

All Seasons Photography

All Seasons Photography

Otley, West Yorkshire

We go on many an adventure Team Photo to take that inspiring image we would hope you ...

Denbies Candles

Denbies Candles

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Bringing beautiful fragrances to your home we hand-pour a range of luxury soy candles, ...

DizzyBea

DizzyBea

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

I started selling my knitting at college, making aran jumpers and cardigans for other ...

MJs pretty stitches

MJs pretty stitches

Leeds, West Yorkshire

MJs pretty stitches is a new small business that creates handmade knitted items myself ...

Kasia Stiches

Kasia Stiches

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

I am Kasia. I started my own handmade business 2 years ago. Ive loved sewing since ...

DJ Art Boutique

DJ Art Boutique

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

I am an artist who creates drawings and paintings from photographs sent to me. Each one ...

The Puppy Tailor

The Puppy Tailor

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Creators of luxury hand made pet accessories for spoilt furbabies. Champions of British ...

Crafty Mouse Interiors

Crafty Mouse Interiors

Burley in wharfedale, West Yorkshire

Crafty Mouse supplies beautiful items to help make a house a home. Whether it is for ...

krazyphils

krazyphils

Meltham, West Yorkshire

When I say to people I like to do Art, they sometimes say say what sort of Art do you ...

VMideias

VMideias

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

The VMideias offers him a wide range of products and unique solutions for all occasions ...

JY Candles

JY Candles

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Hello, My names Jason creator and owner of JY Candles. JY Candles started lockdown ...

HuPa Linocut

HuPa Linocut

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Welcome to HuPa Linocut, Im Matt Hooper and I create art and handmade linocut prints ...

Keith Price

Keith Price

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

My hobby is woodturnig which I have done for many years . I have turned many items lidded ...

Blue and Banks

Blue and Banks

Halifax, West Yorkshire

Two keen and experienced crafting sewistas with a love of fabric, creating individual ...

HQ Art and Illustration

HQ Art and Illustration

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Harriets work has a folksy, contemporary, painterly feel. She is inspired by the Pennine ...

GaliArtCraft

GaliArtCraft

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Started my Macrame Artcraft just as COVID hit on us and had to Get a bit of extra money. ...

Emily Dove Artist

Emily Dove Artist

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Im Emily, a 23 year old artist and recent Art and Design graduate from the University ...

Ember Rose Jewellery

Ember Rose Jewellery

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Handmade gemstone jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, earrings and bag/purse charms. ...

Jackie Knaggs

Jackie Knaggs

Wetherby, West Yorkshire

I make a variety of crafts and cards and also supply gorgeous jewellery and accessories ...

Mr Sparkle Shabby Chic

Mr Sparkle Shabby Chic

Pontefract, West Yorkshire

I create beautiful hand painted and decoupage gifts for your home or for special occasions ...

Sian Alison Designs

Sian Alison Designs

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Founded in 2017, I create handcrafted jewellery originally inspired by the natural landscape ...

Atyde Craft

Atyde Craft

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Everything unique is bEverything original is better - jeans, pounds, CDs, Barbie ... ...

Warrillow Studio

Warrillow Studio

Heptonstall, West Yorkshire

Paper quilling is a very traditional craft that is having a whole new lease of life! ...

Le Weekend

Le Weekend

Cornhome, West Yorkshire

Throughout the many roles I undertook over the past 25 years, overseas development, ...

MBDOLLStudio

MBDOLLStudio

Castleford, West Yorkshire

My dolls are very personal. My purpose in using this form of art is to show the beauty ...

Tillys Candles

Tillys Candles

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Tillys Candles are vegan, handmade using eco-friendly 100 percent soy wax and do not ...

Sharon Hargrave

Sharon Hargrave

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Mabel is my dachshund who sits with me while I make and create, hence the name.My business ...

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I have a large range of very individual, handcrafted wooden Christmas trees for sale. ...

Handcrafted for life

Handcrafted for life

Leeds, West Yorkshire

A life of learning from experience... Over the years, my handcrafted wood products have ...

Time to Spring Clean and Declutter

Time to Spring Clean and Declutter

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Now we have officially entered Spring - it is time to declutter your candles and wax ...

Drawings and paintings

Drawings and paintings

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

My name is Debbie and I have been drawing and painting all my life. My life changed enormously ...

Craft stall madness

Craft stall madness

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Ive just has the worst craft stall experience this last Fri/Sat. On Friday, I turned ...

5 Reasons why accessorising your home is important

5 Reasons why accessorising your home is important

Burley in wharfedale, West Yorkshire

5 Reasons Why Accessorising Your Home Is Important Have you ever taken a step back ...


David Hockney

(Born 1937 in Bradford in West Yorkshire), Painting, Photography

Voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.

Henry Spencer Moore

(Born 1898 in Castleford in West Yorkshire), Art, Sculpture

Henry Moore, British sculptor and artist, is known for monumental bronze sculptures, which are now displayed around the world as public works of art. If you visit Scotney Castle (Designed by Anthony Salvin) in Kent, you can see one of his works in the gardens.

John Atkinson Grimshaw

(Born 1836 in Leeds in West Yorkshire), Painting

John Atkinson Grimshaw, British artist, was born on this day in the year 1836. He painted landscapes and city scenes.

Anna Bronte

(Born 1820 in Thornton in West Yorkshire), Fiction, Poetry

An English Poetess and writer of fiction. Anna was perhaps most famous for her second and final novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Patrick Branwell Bronte

(Born 1817 in Bradford in West Yorkshire), Painting, Poetry

Patrick Branwell Bronte, painter and poet, was the brother of writers Emily, Anne, and Charlotte Bronte.

Thomas Chippendale

(Born 1718 in Otley in West Yorkshire), Furniture, Marquetry, Upholstery

A famous British cabinet maker.

John Harrison

(Born 1693 in Foulby in West Yorkshire), Automata, Clockmaking

As a clockmaker, Harrison invented the Marine chronometer, which kept time at sea. This meant that for the first time the crew could calculate their latitude.