Meet the artists
Here at Northlight Art Studios we all look forward to our annual Winter Fair! It is a chance for our studio members to gather together and show off our wares. There will be plenty of arty Christmas gift inspiration from our artists and makers, accompanied by delicious cakes, mulled wine and even a chance to win our star prize of a Northlight Art School Workshop voucher in the rafﬂe.
You can also entertain yourselves and get creative at our arty activity table!
We’ll be open on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December between 11am and 5pm and look forward to seeing you there!
Here are some words from our studio artists:
“I am a printmaker and product designer with a focus on wildlife and local places. I have a Rach Red Designs Calendar 2023 which will be available and is full of Yorkshire places designs. You can also buy the original screenprints from me at the fair. I have a brand new mug design featuring Hebden Bridge. Plus, to celebrate my Hebden Bridge tea towel design being, umm, 11 years old, it is back in stock and now printed on organic cotton. I will have a wide selection of all my wildlife based prints and products so be prepared for squirrels, owls, foxes, turtles, otters and more!”
“I’m a silversmith and jeweller based in Hebden Bridge. My work is inspired by the natural world and the process of making. I’m really looking forward to the Northlight Winter Fair, where I’ll be exhibiting my Coleoptera Collection (pictured), new Arthropod pendants, and other unique pieces. Look forward to seeing you there!”
“My ceramics lucky dip is back this year! Nuff said!”
“I am a mixed media artist inspired by nature, colour, landscape and light. I use paint, collage and print to construct original artwork. I’ll be at Northlight Winter Fair with some small original paintings, prints, tree decorations, cards and silk scarves.”
“I have been a knitter for almost my entire life, a spinner for nearly 33 years and a weaver for about eight. Together with Carol, I have introduced hundreds of people to the joys of hand spinning.
At the 2022 Northlight Winter Fair, I shall almost certainly be spindle spinning or plying, and may bring my rigid heddle loom, if it has anything interesting to show. I shall have a couple of empty spindles and some ﬁbre; at quiet times I’ll be willing to let one or two people have a go at spinning.”
“I am a painter of people, stories, places, things that fascinate me and things that bother me! I’ll be at Northlight’s Winter Fair with a range of original paintings, prints, greetings cards and Christmas cards.
I have a 2023 Hebden Bridge calendar with images of local landscapes and Townscapes…..and there’s my ‘Hebden Homage’ series of paintings – now available in a book!”
“Alongside making art for public buildings I create cushions, aprons and tea towels printed with vintage and contemporary maps. I stock a huge range of designs including Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and London.
At this year’s Winter Fair I will be popping-up my stall by opening the shutter of my Northlight studio. Find me behind the large umbrella on Valley Road! There will be lots of tea towels plus a selection of footstools and vintage ﬁnds.”
“Ooh, I love the Winter Fair! I’m looking forward to being there amongst the festivities and yule-tide refreshments with a full range of Book Shelf Art prints, gifts and cards, with designs from my original Shelf Portrait oil paintings.
Brand new for the Winter Fair 2022 will be a special edition of Penguin Rainbow Tote bags and mugs.”
Find contact details and links for the artists in our artists’ directory.