You’re invited to explore our online Winter Showcase and immerse yourself in a celebration of creativity! Although November’s Open Studios event can’t take place this year, the good news is that you can still purchase work by contacting our artists and makers directly or visiting their online shops.
While lockdown goes on, our artists continue to create beautiful and unique works, demonstrating the breadth and diversity of products made right here in the Ouseburn – the creative heart of Newcastle.
From 20 November our Showcase will highlight the best of our makers’ products and invite you to browse and buy the exciting work underway at 36 Lime Street.
Scroll down for links to participating makers’ shops!
Michael Armstrong | AFID Design, Louise Bradley, Victoria Brook | My Giant Hands Made These, Judith Davies, Theresa Easton, Pete Flynn, Ford Street Studio, Zoe Garner, Fiona Gray, Becky Helliar | Rawpots, Emma Holliday, Laura Johnston Studios, Natasha Kwiatkowska | Natasha Pots, Joanne Mitchell, Sanja Ratkusic | Hummingbird Felt, Julia Roxburgh and Maria Sears.
Michael Armstrong is a designer/maker providing a commission based service for bespoke hand-made furniture. Image: ES Cabinet.
Louise Bradley makes dramatically colourful acrylic and watercolour paintings and limited edition screen-prints with a botanical and biological theme, inspired by the changing seasons and symbolism of plants. Image: Dahlias with Kenora Wow, Acrylic painting on cradled gesso panel, featuring different dahlia varieties including “Kenora Wow” 45.5 x 35.5 x 2cm £385
Victoria Brook hand-makes functional ceramics for the domestic interior. Image: Tumblers
Judith Davies works in both ceramics and drawing, her work reflects her fascination with the effects of watercourses and tide, especially along the Northumbrian coast. Image: Large sea-green touchstone, porcelain.
Theresa Easton is a printmaker and maker of artist’s books that provide a platform for her interpretation of social history and cultural commentary. Image: Industry without Art is Brutality, letterpress and relief, 29×19 cm £19 [inc P&P]
TheresaEastonPrint on Etsy
Pete Flynn designs and makes decorative and functional ceramic pieces for the home. Image: Rhino, part of a series, £75-£130
Ford Street Studio is an architectural practice working closely with materials and specialist contractors to produce characterful projects including new build houses and bespoke interiors, delivered to the highest standards.
Zoe Garner works in glass, specialising in lighting and interior installations, also designing and making one-off jewellery pieces. Image: glass necklace, £200
Fiona Gray makes striking botanical prints using a combination of photography, painting and digital manipulation. She also takes impressions of plants into clay, then casts the resulting image in plaster to reveal fine detail and preserve the fleeting beauty of the plant form. She also works to commission. Image: Allium No 4, fine casting plaster, 20x20x15cm £70
Becky Helliar makes functional and decorative pottery , part of group pottery, including Victoria Brooks, Natasza Kwiatkowska and Roman Sapiecha. Image: Mugs £20 each
Emma Holliday paints vibrant, expressive and compelling work that reflects a moment in time, often working outside to capture the atmosphere of the landscape. She also makes prints and runs workshops and classes. Image: Rendezvous Summer 2020, acrylic painting
Laura Johnston Studios utilises the amazing power of light to transform spaces, from large scale public art commissions to kinetic and responsive sculptures, screens and light installations for the domestic setting. Image: Colour-changing Tree, buy one gift one £20 – decorate a critical care unit this Xmas. Your own tree boxed with information about the project.
Natasha Kwiatkowska Handmade domestic pottery made with passion and love. Image: Handmade ceramic bowl
Joanne Mitchell is a glass artist, work explores the metaphorical qualities of air and glass often incorporating the human form suspended in sculptures as intricate air bubbles.Image: Legion Series (2015-17) 28.5 x 7 x 11cm, photo D. Lawson
Sanja Ratkusic designs and handcrafts unique, collectable bears using vintage, recycled fabrics and lovingly hand stitching each one. Image: Teeny Weeny collection around 8-10 cm, £60
Julia Roxburgh Ceramics Individually hand crafted unique pottery bringing brightness to breakfast and tea. Image: Bowl £195
Maria Sears designs and makes jewellery using silver and semi-precious metals; metal sculptures; lino, woodcuts and screen prints and cards. Works are themed around the natural world, animals and the human figure. Image: Metal sculpture