Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

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

Festival 2024 is on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, with preview night 7pm-8.30pm Friday 13 September

Doors of cottages are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

Celebrating the history and heritage of Staithes with a programme of walks, talks, 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 P

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Janet Pell

Janet lives and works on the coast having moved to Filey from York ten years ago. Working mainly in watercolour her preferred subjects are wildlife, seascapes and landscapes. She is a member of Filey Art Society and exhibits regularly.

Venue: Roraima House, 40 Staithes Lane

Medium: Painting

Amelie Philips

Amelie is an artist and printmaker based in Brampton, North Cumbria. She is inspired by nature, wildlife and the countryside in which she lives. Her favourite mediums are lino cut and gouache paint. Her linocuts are produced using both the single cut and the reduction methods. She particularly likes this medium because of the distinctive and characterful effect it produces. Her linocuts mainly feature florals and plants, using a colour palette inspired by nature. Her gouache paintings include birds observed in the garden and on woodland walks, as well as flowers and potted plants.

Venue: East View, High Street, Staithes TS13 5BQ

Medium: Pattern, florals, print

Ceramics, Penny Phillips

Penny Phillips is a ceramic sculptor who creates contemporary wildlife sculpture using heavily grogged clay and textured slips to create a raw but subtle finish, capturing the untamed nature of her subject matter.

Venue: Staithes Chapel

Medium: Ceramic Sculpture

Ceramics, Helen Pickard

Handmade pottery, thrown on the wheel. Glazed in layers of colour and texture inspired by the contrasting landscapes of Teesside; coastline and industry, urban and moorland

Venue: Village Hall

Medium: Ceramics

Jo Pickering

I have always painted. As a teenager I would paint with my family and we continue to paint as a family. I have taught painting for many years from secondary schools to now teaching adults. I love painting birds in oils against large dramatic skies which I feel shows a sense of depth and mystery.

Venue: Mrs Tomans cottage

Medium: Painter of birds

The Northern Potter

My work is based in the studio pottery tradition of ‘slipware’, using local terracotta clay and depicts local landmarks and abstract patterns taken from my environment around Saltburn and the Yorkshire coast. I handthrow and hand build domestic ceramics for use in the home. I also design for high street stores such as Marks and Spencer, Dunelm and Next.

Venue: The Museum apartment

Medium: Hand made Ceramics