Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick www.whitby-photography.com

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with A

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Pocklington Art

James Pocklington lives on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, the changing seasons, and the huge variety of wildlife they bring, are a constant source of inspiration. James studied BA (Hons) Computer Games Art at the University of Teesside. While building on his traditional art skills, this also introduced him to the benefits of digital art in his workflow. During university James started to seriously experiment with watercolours, impressed by the variety of hues and textures that could be achieved. When James paints, he hopes to capture the vibrancy of his subjects, using loose strokes and strong colours.

Venue: Alma Cottage, High Street

Medium: watercolours

Pocklington Art

YiFan Liang is based in Middlesbrough and likes to try her hand at a variety of crafts and media in her spare time. She was recently inspired to take up drawing again by James! She enjoys depicting animals through art and also participates in textile crafts, woodwork and furniture restoration. Creative time helps maintain her work – fun balance!

Venue: Alma Cottage, High Street

Medium: penwork, linocut

Wild Grey Art

Sarah McKenzie - I trained in 3 dimensional art and design and specialised in silversmithing and jewellery and over the years have sold my jewellery in several galleries around the country. Having taken a break from jewellery making I am now enjoying creating hand formed wire wall art and 3d pieces. I have always been inspired by natural forms, specifically seedheads, flowers and trees, which I incorporate into my designs. A fascination for beach combing has also inspired a seaside theme of beach huts and oyster catchers. Contemporary colours enhance my work.

Venue: Dining Room 1, Trig Point

Medium: Handformed wire art

Meg Ashley Art

I am a painter and potter living on the North Yorkshire coast. I paint textural landscapes of the moors and coast and produce a wide variety of ceramics pieces, from fun, inexpensive, observations of seaside life, which are on sale also at St Peters Craft Centre Staithes, to more involved thrown ware and sculptures. My inspirations are always the changing light, colours and textures of this beautiful part of the world. My work can currently be seen at galleries and venues across the region.

Venue: Blue Porch Cottage, 2 Beckside

Medium: Painter and Potter

Lucy Addison Applied Artist

Lucy Addison is an Applied Artist specialising in both jewellery & ceramics. She works from her shared studio space in Teesside, mostly producing personalised silver jewellery commissions, small collections of silver jewellery & occasionally one off batch collections of slip cast porcelain pieces. Lucy’s silver collection is inspired by lettering and meaningful quotes which become sentimental to the recipient. Her most recent work draws inspiration from abandoned and derelict buildings. Exploring their shapes and structure and developing them into slick statement jewellery using silver and resin.

Venue: Sunnyside, High Barrass

Medium: Jewellery & ceramics

Jessica Langford Applied Artist

Jessica is a Teesside based Applied Artist who has a passion for bold wearable art, illustration and glass. Her tactile pieces express style, show personal identity and demand attention. She explores new weird and wonderful ways of using classic materials including sterling silver, Perspex, ceramic and glass. She is constantly inspired by everything around her and enjoys creating pieces which celebrate unappreciated beauty. Her most recent collections are based on the closure of Teesside Steelworks, the shapes and lines created by the process and movement of a journey and specimens and their curious, peculiarity.

Venue: Sunnyside, High Barrass

Medium: Jewellery, Glass Engraving

All Seasons Arts

Polymer Clay Artist My works leans heavily on nature for inspiration, and use the medium of polymer clay to produce 3D works which include a range of jewellery, necklaces and earring plus 3D framed carton pictures and mobile hangings.

Venue: Glencoe, Church Street

Medium: Polymer Clay Artist

Suzanne's Artscape

I am a full-time artist living in Leeds. I specialise in landscape and seascape using watercolour. I am passionate about our Yorkshire environment and the diversity of the countryside and coast. I am inspired by the small sections of a scene that I find interesting such as rock pools, streams or a section of woodland. My work has a slightly dream like quality emphasising on colour, texture and light. My main aim is to invite the viewer into my world, to take in the detail and atmosphere.

Venue: Crow's Nest, 9 Cowbar Bank

Medium: Watercolourist