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

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with F

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Dennis Charles Farrell

My current work responds to light, line, colour and texture observed in rural and coastal landscapes. Details in the landscape, weather-worn eroded structures are of particular interest, whilst atmosphere and sense of place are important elements. Ceramic forms are produced by hand-built techniques using red earthenware blended with black stoneware crank clays. White engobe is applied to the clay surface sometimes being drawn through when wet. Brushed coloured engobes and underglaze colour are then worked together on the leather hard clay surface like paint on canvas. Forms are brushed with transparent glazes and fired to 1120˚C; post- firing some surfaces are reworked using diamond pads.

Venue: Clevelyn, 2 High Street

Medium: Ceramics & paintings

Kezy Feaster

Kezy’s love of the Yorkshire landscape and passion for experimenting with mixed media collide in her vibrant paintings. She sees the moors and coastal towns in all seasons, moods and lights and aims to encapsulate the feeling of a place in her work. From an isolated barn amongst the heather to the clusters of houses that nestle into coastline cliffs, she interprets these in her own quirky way. Kezy’s work is shown in several local galleries and she also enjoys working to commission.

Venue: Bay Tree Cottage, Sliptop

Medium: painting


Flick works in silver with semi-precious stones and 18ct. gold.She specialises in etching to create surface patterns on a variety of pieces from earrings to cuff links. Flick also sources and strings unusual semi-precious beads. Her inspiration comes from nature, museum objects or anything else that catches her eye. A move to Yorkshire triggered a change from designing for the textile industry to designing and making jewellery. After a few years of attending courses and experimenting she started to sell her jewellery to galleries. This was over 20 years ago and she has been selling to various galleries ever since.

Venue: East View, High Street

Medium: jewellery

Sue M Frater

Sue lives and works in the North East of England and is inspired by the beautiful landscapes, coastal scenes and wild life of the region. Using a variety of media from gouache watercolour to oil pastels she creates texture warmth and depth to her work. Sue paints from the heart and captures this in her beautifully observed paintings.

Venue: 4 Fishermans Cottage (Old Jack's) Cowbar Bank

Medium: painter

Michelle Freemantle

Michelle creates functional, stoneware ceramics that are tactile and visually pleasing. Using a mix of hand built, press mold and thrown techniques, lines and text, often snippets of thoughts or poetry written during travelling, are inscribed into the surfaces and slips applied. Each individual, handcrafted piece, strives to embody its own character enriching the eating and drinking experience

Venue: Sunnyside, High Barass

Medium: Potter