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

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Staithes Arts & Crafts Centre

Venue: Staithes Arts & Crafts, Church street

Medium: A Co-operative of artists selling a vast range of handcrafted goods. We have been likened to an Aladdin's cave with a variety of items to view and buy

Wold Pottery - Jill Christie

My potting career started in 1973 when I joined Aidan Dixon the founder of WoldPottery and under his tuition I refined my throwing skills and learnt the signature decoration of the pottery. In 9184 Aidan retired and handed the pottery over to me, since then I have maintained the standard shapes ,forms and colours as well as developing new designs of my own.

Venue: The Garage, Singing Waters, High Street

Medium: Handthrown domestic pottery.

Nick Claiden

Nick lives in Leeds and has been painting all her life, the glass sculptures, more recent, painting with light. The sculptures are colourful and intricate and use copper foiled glass, which has been painted and fused, whilst her watercolours are combined with etched and engraved glass. Her work is strongly narrative and explores the relationship of people with each other and with the landscape. Increasingly the leitmotif of her work is birds, as they move in and around her images. Fish are making an appearance as they metamorphose into the birds and escape into the freedom of the sky.

Venue: Wavecrest, Seaton Garth

Medium: Glass sculptures, Paintings

Rae Clarke

My love of the North East coastline is fused with a passion for translating the colours, contrasts, shapes and patterns of my surroundings into the feelings that they evoke. Walking my dogs on the beaches around my Saltburn-by-the-Sea home in all weathers also provides inspiration for my paintings. I enjoy working with pastels, inks and paints to create a dramatic yet soothing style, drawing on my background in interior design. Based in Saltburn Studios, I am thrilled to be part of Staithes Festival for the first time this year.

Venue: Salmon Cottage, High Street

Medium: Painting

Ruth Clayton

Ruth Clayton lives and works from her studio in Sedbergh, Cumbria. She mainly specialises in watercolour with the addition of gouache. Ruth likes to try and capture the energy of water in all its forms from crashing waves to babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls. She loves the way that water reflects the surrounding force of nature with all its colours and intricate patterns.

Venue: Trig Point, Staithes Top

Medium: Watercolour artist

Carolyn Coles

Since studying art and illustration in the early nineties, Carolyn has utilized a range of styles throughout the years. Revelling in dedicating most of her time to painting, her impressionistic take allows the viewer to interpret their own story evoking their own memories back into play. Choosing seascapes as her subject matter, Carolyn likes to capture atmosphere, usually with a leaning towards dark and moody and generally on a larger scale. Original paintings on canvas and a good range of prints will be available for purchase.

Venue: Wesley Cottage, Beckside

Medium: Painting

Milnes Family Collection

Paintings and Prints from the 18th to 20th Century

Venue: Kindly Light, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chapel Yard

Medium: Paintings and Prints

The Dunsley Art Collective

Jules has worked in the design and creative industry for many years and is a designer an illustrator and textile artist.

Venue: Dunsley Cottage, Chapel Yard

Medium: Illustration,Textile Art

Eliza Conway

I make rag rugs from vintage pure wool blankets and yarn using different techniques. I hunt down old tools to use and sell together with vintage rugs and other textile related treasures. I also enjoy making smaller items such as knitted animals and woven cushions. Throughout the festival I will be demonstrating making a rug and selling materials and tools. Several of my designs are inspired by being by the sea. I am a longstanding member of the Staithes Arts and Crafts Centre.

Venue: Sealey Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Rugs and textiles

Sarah J Cooper

I started painting a year ago, after a rather vivid dream I woke with the need to paint. I haven’t stopped since. Having had no formal tuition, other than standard lessons at school I am learning as I go, experimenting and trying new techniques all the time. My inspiration comes from my love of the sea with its ever changing colours and moods. I try to capture its movement and how the ocean draws me in. I currently live in landlocked Derbyshire, but spend many days on the North Yorkshire coast, taking photographs and wave watching in all weather conditions.

Venue: Seacrest, 3 Barrass Square

Medium: Painting

Sandra Cooper

art has always been a great love and after talking to a professional artist in sorrento I was given the push to fulfil a dream I paint everything and anything that I love . Welcome to my 2019 collection

Venue: Dunroamin, Chapel Yard

Medium: watercolours and pastells

Claire Cooper

After completing an MA in Photography at the Northern School of Photography in Sunderland, I have been working extensively on archiving and collating material to produce a body of work exploring the traditional family album, in an age of image over-saturation. Using my own, family and found photographs I explore photography’s paradox; that being by which the referent appears to be present in a photograph but is always lost in the past, investigating how photography tends to idealise its referent and the past.

Venue: Bethel, High Street

Medium: Photography and Printmaking

The WorkHorse Industrial Corp.

The WorkHorse Industrial Corporation is a utilitarian brand that celebrates Britain's Industrial North and Midlands. This years collection sees us team up repurposed vintage workwear with strong informational graphic T-shirts, Sweats and Shirts. An addition of Accessories and Salvaged items create our unique, strong, bold look. All done with a cup of tea, a smile and a thumbs up!

Venue: Venus Cottage , High Street

Medium: Clothing & Accessories Brand

Anderson Creations

Derek Anderson is a metal sculptor currently based in the north-east of England. A trained silversmith, he has spent the past 30 years expanding and refining his skills in working with metal. The resulting artwork combines the passion and creativity of an artist with the precision and artistry of a silversmith. His sculptures are produced using a method known as direct sculpturing where he takes a flat piece of sheet metal and with precision hammer blows manipulates the metal into various botanical and animal forms. Each piece is therefore a unique and individual work of art.

Venue: Lynn Cottage, High Street

Medium: Sculpture

Bean Creative

Living and crafting right on the North East coast, Geraldine Pattinsons handmade jewellery combines Sterling silver with the warmth of recycled copper. She is continually drawn to nature and inspired by its textures, imperfections and asymmetry. By melting, texturising and recycling every scrap, she is able to produce unique, tactile pieces.

Venue: Ling cottage, Beckstone Yard

Medium: Sliver & Copper Jewellery