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 E

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Janet Easton

Yorkshire born and Whitby bred, raised by the sea, it permeates everything I make-colours, textures, patterns derived from the coastal landscape. I’m interested in transitions, boundaries and liminal spaces. I'm inspired by natural forms, surface pattern, topology, communication, linguistics, micro/macro, neural networks, perception, colour, synaesthesia, astronomy and science. I’m just about to travel to Iceland and am sure to be inspired by the scenery. Originally a teacher, I am studying BA (Hons) Contemporary 3D Craft, Design and Media, enjoying exploring traditional and high tech materials and craft processes. I also curate and copywrite for galleries and exhibition spaces in York.

Venue: Kipper's Corner, High Street

Medium: Mixed Media Artist

Peter Edwards

Peter's work explores man's relationship with the natural world.He uses lino cuts, painting and raku pottery .Recent work has been influenced by Japanese man hole covers.

Venue: Beaumont House, High Street

Medium: Mixed media

Liz Edwards

Experimenting with natural plant dyeing on fabrics at home led me to work with a Master of indigo in Japan where I experienced shibori methods first hand. My work shows the development and enjoyment of both practices.

Venue: Beaumont House, High Street

Medium: Textiles


I began potting at primary school, am a 3D design graduate (1982), where ceramics was subsidiary discipline. I continued potting studies/practice at night classes throughout 90s and 00s. I took a raku Summer School course in 2005 and started offering raku work for sale soon after. I take part in around a dozen selected shows a year, plus gallery exhibitions. Member of NPA and Associate Member of CPA. I have exhibited internationally and my work can be found in private collections worldwide, especially Australia and the US. I offer workshops and tuition in addition to my practice. (97 words)

Venue: Kittiwake Cottage, 4 Cowbar Terrace

Medium: ceramic artist