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 P

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Sally Parkin

Studied at Leeds College of Art and Royal College of Art Printmaking Department. Returned to Yorkshire taught at Middlesborough College of Art, Bradford College of Art, head of Art at Woodleigh School Langton. worked as a designer and manufacture for Liberty of London linen department . Exhibited widely including. Young Contemporaries at the Tate . Royal Academy Summer exhibitions, Solo exhibitions include Zillah Bell Thirsk, Helmsley Art Centre, Nottingham Playhouse, and also included in many mixed shows. Work held in the Arts Council of Great Britain, Leeds City Art Gallery Print dept.and many private collections. Currently working as a practising artist mainly lino printing and based in Farndale North Yorkshire

Venue: Bethel Chapel, High Street

Medium: printmaker/painter/cushions

Janet Pell

Working in watercolour and acrylic, Janet paints wildlife, seascapes and landscapes, getting inspiration from the stunning Yorkshire coast.

Venue: Roraima House, 40 Staithes Lane

Medium: Painting

Brigitte Pemberton

I am a mature student doing an MA in Fine Art at Hallam university. After a lifetime of work ,at long last I am able to pursue what I have wanted to do all my life. I wish to communicate visually through my art and make art accessible to all.

Venue: Penny Nab, Church Street

Medium: Multi media/collage

Penny Cottage Pottery

Marina creates unique, decorative stoneware from her studio nestled on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors. She sculpts and fires each piece by hand, enhancing the details with delicate gilding. Pottery has been her hobby for over 30 years, a passion that began after studying at night school in Clevedon.

Venue: Dolphin Cottage, Church Street

Medium: Ceramics

Wold Pottery

I started my potting career in 1973 when I joined Aidan Dixon at Wold Pottery, having done my apprenticeship I stayed with Aidan until he retired in 1984 when I took over the Pottery. I specialise in slip decorated, domestic earthenware with fine throwing and glowing colours reflecting the area I live and work in.

Venue: The Garage, Singing Waters, High Street

Medium: Handthrown domestic pottery.