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 T

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Zoë Taylor

Zoë is inspired by the coast and landscape around her. She often works outside recording light, movement and atmosphere in her surroundings. She is particularly fascinated by colours in the natural environment. She then works in her studio and attempts to capture her sketching experiences. Zoë works in a range of medium.

Venue: Seacot Cottage, High Street

Medium: Painting

Louise Goult Textiles

My work is inspired by people and places, creating a narrative usually focussing on memories of places, events or a shapshot of time. I enjoy creating conceptual pieces of work with the materials used central to the work. Naturally dyed fabric often features.

Venue: Trig Point, Staithes Lane

Medium: Textiles, Embroidery

Kathryn Guy Textiles

Working from home in the beautiful village of Whashton, near Richmond in North Yorkshire, I create colourful and contemporary textile jewellery, greetings cards and gifts. Every item is meticulously handmade and completely unique. Pieces are created using a combination of techniques such as wet and dry felting, freehand machine embroidery, knitting & crocheting with wire, fabric dying (in the microwave), rag-rugging, heat manipulation and hand embellishment. I love to ‘make do and mend’ and so I try, where possible, to incorporate as many reusable items in my work as I can: discarded aluminium drinks cans, old buttons, beads, scraps of fabric, vintage lace, and leather. I’m doing my bit for the environment and for my customers it means that no two pieces will ever be quite the same. In order to share my passion for textiles and jewellery I run a variety of workshops, inspiring people of all ages in exploring their creativity. No matter how short the session I always ensure that participants take home at least one finished item. I love to share my ideas and techniques and see how people adapt them to create something unique.

Venue: Hill Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Upcycled Textile Art

Lisa Tindale

Three words to describe my mosaics - playful, quirky, fun. Drawing influences from both the land and the sea, my collection offers a fresh take on mosaic-making. Working from landscape, photographs and imagination, ceramic tiles provide the base for boats, birds, fish and vases. Childrens' mini-cutlery is repurposed and made new into a quirky design. Layered, textured collage adds an extra dimension and a nod to a vintage vibe. Call in and see something different !

Venue: Seacrest, Barrass Square

Medium: Mosaics

Sue Tindale

I make both domestic pottery and ceramic sculpture. I mainly enjoy making animals sometimes lifelike sometimes humanised . I'm trying to do more human sculptures and finding it to be a slow process but enjoyable . Currently I'm looking for new ways of colouring my work ..... a challenge but exciting .

Venue: Roraima, 40 Staithes Lane

Medium: pottery and sculpture

Tori Tipton

My paintings are a personal response to the affinity that I feel with the sea and in particular its relationship with the ever-changing weather of the British Isles. I find the nature of the sea and sky are in themselves abstract and offer limitless combinations of colour and texture. By adopting a simple composition of land, sea, and sky, my semi-abstract forms are a response to the atmosphere and sense of drama that the constantly changing elements never fail to provide.

Venue: East Lea, High Street

Medium: Atmospheric Seascape Paintings

Jane Took

Jane Took is a British Artist working in Oil, painting the Landscapes and Wildlife of the Yorkshire Coast and further afield. A realist painter, living and working in Filey, her work shows exceptional attention to detail often described as photographic. She is self taught, and her work has a subtle vibrancy and distinct style which has made it become very popular with private collectors nationally and internationally.

Venue: The Moorings, Mount Pleasant [63]

Medium: Oil Painting

Anna Tosney

I’m a Yorkshire based Printmaker, specialising in original drypoint/monoprints and collagraphs. I create printing plates by scratching into plastic or creating texture on cardboard. These are then printed using an etching press. My inspiration comes from my surroundings. I capture moments as they pass and recreate them in my work; be it an unusual light in the sky, a cheeky glance between a sheep and a bird or a pair of farmers enjoying a chat.

Venue: Greystones, High St

Medium: Printmaking

Smugglers Treasures

Smugglers treasures is a unique collection of handmade jewellery with an organic feel. Geri works with recycled silver, beach finds and ethically sourced gemstones ensuring minimal impact on the environment. The collection is heavily influenced by a love of nature, surf and travel. Having grown up in Staithes, Geri has developed a deep connection to the ocean. She is a keen beachcomber and loves to incorporate shells, sea glass and pebbles from local beaches and distant shores. Never altering the original state, so from sea, to shore, to style, its all natural.

Venue: Seacot Cottage, High Street

Medium: Handmade Silver Jewellery