From the Studio: Stephen Guyon Bird

sgb The run-up to North Yorkshire Open Studios is always busy – clearing away the debris and removing trip hazards so people can actually get in to the studio to view the work!. But this year has been extra busy because as well as getting the studio ready in Ampleforth, I also have work showing in Ripon Cathedral. Yesterday I spent the day putting up display boards in the cathedral library … Read More →

From the studio: NYOS17 cover artist, Tina Mammoser

blog-painting Originally from Chicago, I’m now very much a British artist working in Scarborough on the coast. The coast has always been in my subconscious. So it’s very much part of all my art, whether it’s moody skies or detailed geology. My artwork is divided into three natural categories: the “sea" abstract paintings of the coast are my main work, “stone” is my intricate drawings inspired by the coastal geology, and … Read More →

Craft Focus: Alice Clarke

16939585_705307489643933_2533425559429687900_n My name is Alice Clarke, I am a jewellery designer from North Yorkshire. My studio and workshop is based just a stones throw away from the National Trust site Brimham Rocks. Tell us how you got started as an artist. How did you get into making full-time? From a young age I knew I wanted to work with my hands in the art world. It was when I was 14 … Read More →


adean-blog2 Annwyn Dean talks to us about teaching herself Collagraph and making her stitched artist books. I grew up in the north west of England but like many people I moved around the country when work dictated, but when free of the work coil we returned north. I had by that time been teaching embroidery for 15 years, written scores of articles for the embroidery press, contributed to books and organised lots of … Read More →

FROM THE STUDIO: Catriona Stewart

catriona-stewart-small Catriona Stewart talks to us about her studio in Norton and how she became a painter. Although I'm originally from the Highlands of Scotland, I lived in London for a long time, and it was there I started my own design business, Catriona Stewart Ltd. In that time, I sold my own designs all over the world, but mainly in the UK and USA. And I brought up a family. 10 … Read More →


sue-slack-in-her-studio-4-small Sue Slack talks to us about how she got started as a painter and where she gets her inspiration from.   Tell us about yourself as a professional artist – where are you from, where do you live now, what’s your artistic practice? I have lived in the small village of Lockton on the North York Moors for 16 years. This is longer than I have lived anywhere! I was … Read More →

Isabel Denyer

isabel-denyer Statement Isabel makes stoneware and porcelain pots for everyday domestic use as well as for celebrations and to bring joy to the presentation of food. Address Wighill House, Church Lane, Wighill LS24 8BG Web Isabel Denyer - Twitter Isabel Denyer - Instagram Email Price Range £10 - £100 Directions At the church turn left if coming from Wetherby direction or straight on if coming from Tadcaster. Follow the … Read More →

Sarah Denny

Sarah Denny Zilveren object Statement Sarah is a silversmith committed to making vessels by hand using traditional hammering techniques. Her work consists of one-off, sculptural objects, which emphasise the beauty of form in silver. Address Park House Farm, Wighill Park, Tadcaster LS24 8BP Web Email Price Range £50 - £9,000 Directions Enter Wighill from Tadcaster direction and continue through village on Church Lane. On approaching right bend, turn left through gates into … Read More →

HIGHLIGHT: Art in Unusual Places

stacked-chairs For our October feature, we decided to bring you a list of art in unusual spaces from across the world. We bring to you different ways contemporary art has been displayed and the spaces used … The Crypt Gallery, London, UK     The Crypt of St Pancras Parish Church was designed and used for coffin burials from 1822. In 2002 it became a gallery space open to the public, … Read More →

David Beresford

david-beresford Statement David is preoccupied with the changing mood of the Wharfedale landscape. He works with layer after layer of oil paint and uses gold leaf to relate shapes, mood and pattern. Address Park View, Weeton Lane, Weeton LS17 0BG Web Email Price Range £90 - £3,000 Directions From Harrogate, take A61. A ½ mile before Harewood Bridge, turn right into Weeton Lane through Dunkeswick. Studio is a mile … Read More →