Making an impression - print making
Print maker Hester Cox's detailed and very beautiful collographs and prints are inspired by the landscapes and nature near her Pen-y-ghent home. Helen Peyton's reduction linocuts are often based on artefacts such as those in the Craven Museum's collection. Print maker Anna Tosney’s deceptively simple work features sheep, dry stone walls and bird life. Moira McTague is a Painter/ Printmaker, primarily working as an etcher on copper. She is very much inspired by Nidderdale and wildlife to create her incredibly detailed paintings and etchings.
See sculptor Joseph Hayton at work in his King Street studio in Pateley Bridge. He works to commission, creating both figurative and abstract brass and stone sculptures. In the neighbouring King Street Workshops you’ll also find Sanders and Wallace Glassmakers, Fiona Mazza ceramics, and jewellers Moxon and Simm.
Emmeline Butler's wheel-thrown sculptural ceramics are greatly influenced by natural textures, with limestone pavements and tree bark reflected in the surface patterns of her unique ceramic pieces.
Creative sculptor Eric Moss finds inspiration in the plants growing near his studio beside the River Swale to create complex and beautiful abstract ceramic sculpture for the pocket, home, garden and office. Metal sculptor, Michael Kusz creates fantastical creatures and mythical beasts in his Graculus studio in Reeth.
Kate Bowles uses recycled fabrics, leather, papers and assorted vintage haberdashery to bind her beautiful books.The 'Page Paper Stitch' team are three textile artists, Annwyn Dean, Joan Newall and Elizabeth Shorrock who all share a love of stitching and beautiful bookmaking. Clare Lindley uses papercutting techniques to create incredibly detailed and fine pictures inspired by the natural world.
As you’d expect, wool features strongly in the Dales. In Sedbergh at Farfield Mill you'll find lovely Laura's Loom where Laura uses high quality Yorkshire Dales wool to weave items of beauty that speak of the surrounding landscape, the Howgills and their myriad details.
Wander into Farfield Mill and you will also find the Chrissie Day Felt Studio. Chrissie - an award winning Fibre artist - is inspired by colours in the local flora /fauna and is passionate about British wool which has provenance. Textile lovers will thoroughly enjoy browsing around Farfield Mill in Sedbergh where you can see huge looms, learn about 'the Terrible Knitters of Dent' and see the work of all of the artists and makers who are based at the Mill. There are changing exhibitions so there’s always something new to see. There are more wool creations to be found at Craftworkshop in Sedbergh, too.
Lone Helliwell knits flowers, birds and other creatures in British wool. Andrea Hunter displays her unique felt pictures in her Gallery, Focus on Felt in the hamlet of Hardraw. Jo Hunter makes contemporary felt pictures and vessels while felt artist Em Fountain creates incredibly life-like animal sculptures such as hares.
Louise Curnin is a feltmaker and milliner, making felt art, handbags, scarves and other wearable pieces as well as accessories for the home inspired by the colours and shapes of the surrounding landscape.
Frank Gordon is a long-established landscape artist whose distinctive work is inspired by the area around his home in Giggleswick, in Ribblesdale. Harrogate artist Katherine Whitby uses water mixable oil paints on canvas to capture everything from the not so humble garden bird to the vast vistas of the Yorkshire Dales. Penny Hunt works in paint, print and ceramics and has a delightful small studio in Horton in Ribblesdale.
Artists Robert Nicholls and Judith Bromley welcome you into their home at Askrigg Studios to view their wide range of originals, prints, books and cards. They use many different paints, papers and canvases, to create a variety of images from traditional to a more exploratory approach. Contemporary landscape painter Lucia Smith simplifies the contours of the Dales using soft pastels.
Look out for work by modern artists such as Mackenzie Thorpe's square sheep in Richmond, Emerson Mayes from Nidderdale, Piers Browne in Wensleydale and Ian Scott Massie in Masham. Stacey Moore produces exquisite coloured pencil drawings of the local wildlife in her gallery in Hawes. Nolon Stacey’s Gallery also features his very detailed, pencil drawings of British wildlife, dogs and farm animals. Jo Garlick usually works in pastels to create very lifelike images of animals and the natural world. Anne Mackinnon is also inspired by local landscapes and the patterns and shapes displayed in nature. Jacquie Denby creates vivid abstracts. Dales fine artists Rebecca Wallace Jones and Pip Seymour have joined forces and produce unique ranges of oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache, hand-made soft pastel, hand-made drawing materials, primers and painting mediums from their base in Horton in Ribblesdale.
More artists who live in and near the Yorkshire Dales and who are inspired by the local landscape include painter Margaret Uttley, David and Heather Cook in Malhamdale, Malham's Katharine Holmes, portrait painter Sam Dalby, creative landscape painter David Knight in Settle, Lynn Ward and Denise Burden in Leyburn, Judi Allinson in Scorton, mosaic artist Ruth Wilkinson and Sarah Garforth who works in her Ramsgill Studio in Nidderdale.