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 M

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Fiona Gill creates textural wall art with wool fibres, which she fuses together using hot soapy water in a technique called wet felting. This technique combined with free-motion, machine embroidery creates works that are often mistaken for paintings. She works from home in Wensleydale and is inspired by her love of Britain’s beautiful countryside and wildlife. Being self taught Fiona has developed her own techniques and style which has lead to invitations to teach and exhibit as far afield as Australia and Hong Kong. Her work sells in UK galleries and online internationally.

Venue: Anchorlea, High Street

Medium: Felted Wool Art

Gay Massender

Gay is a lampworker using a duel fuel propane and oxygen torch, she melts glass to create small sculptural objects and unique glass beads which she fashions into wearable jewellery. Her work is inspired by the landscape and characters that surround her. She has developed a method of encasing enamel powder within layers of molten glass to create depth and texture, using fine strands of glass to draw detail onto the surface of her work using the heat of the flame to capture miniature landscapes. Gay exhibits and teaches lampwork, both locally and internationally.

Venue: The Old Lifeboat House, Cowbar

Medium: Glass Jewellery

Guy Masterman

Guy Masterman works with metal/wire, wood and concrete - he is a Professor in Sport with a passion to create work that is focused on form and movement. This showing of his work is a forerunner to his latest project, ArtSchool, a gallery and study centre to open in Wensleydale in 2018/19. Works include sculptures for inside and out.

Venue: Pelican, High Street

Medium: Sculpture/Installation

Charlotte Morrison

Charlotte is a ceramicist from the Yorkshire Dales, who hand-building her individual ceramics. She uses porcelain & stoneware clays, to create both functional & decorative items, which are decorated using underglazes, oxides & various glazes. Her work reflects the past in some form; as she has a fascination in researching times past. Her most recent ceramics, through form and symbolic inspired decoration, echo ancient roads, places & the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.

Venue: Greystones, High Street

Medium: Ceramicist