Artists and Makers

Have a look at our continually growing list of artists and makers

Artists and Makers


Our range of artists and makers is continually growing. Below is a selection of artists and makers we have in the Gallery across a range of media.

Click on our on-line shop to see the works for sale by these and other artists and makers we currently have, or preferably take time to come and visit us here next to the wonderful Upper Falls here at Aysgarth to see our full range.

ARTISTS

Artist

Lynn WARD


Lynn is a full-time commercial artist known for her murals and also her landscape painting.  Her work has been exhibited around North Yorkshire and can be seen at her own studio in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.  ​​​

Being born and bred in Yorkshire, Lynn’s artwork is strongly inspired by her stunning surroundings.  She mostly uses acrylic or oil in her work which is primarily landscapes but not the traditional ‘view’. 

“I am drawn to contrasts whether it be stormy skies or shapes and shadows created by a gate or a stonewall of which the Dales provide in abundance”.

Artist

Jo Garlick


Jo is a North Yorkshire Artist who has lived in the Yorkshire Dales all her life and is fascinated by all elements of the natural world, especially wildlife.

Jo works predominantly in soft pastels and loves the versatility that the medium offers.

With the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors on her doorstep she has a wealth of inspiration on offer and uses the medium to create vibrant pictures, not only of British wildlife but also of a broad spectrum of landscapes inspired by the character and heritage of the area.

Artist

Nolon Stacey


Despite never having any formal art training, Nolon has been drawing all his life. As a child it was a passion he followed throughout school, and after taking a different turn to gain a degree in Mathematics from The University of Warwick, he soon returned to drawing. He began by specialising in human portraiture before moving onto drawing dogs. After a few years, Nolon decided it was time to move onto a subject which would give him more artistic freedom and so began drawing the local wildlife.

Gaining inspiration from living in the Yorkshire Dales and the picturesque surroundings and varied wildlife around him, Nolon has gone on to create a large portfolio of work of both domestic and wild animals.

Working as a full-time artist based at his gallery in Masham in North Yorkshire, Nolon exhibits throughout North Yorkshire, attending many shows and exhibitions in the area. With an ever- growing collectors base, both for his original artworks and limited-edition prints, Nolon’s work can be found in homes and galleries throughout the UK.

Artist

Sue Dewhurst


Sue developed her artistic style experimenting with stained glass, print-making, acid-etching and textile design, but always returning to her first love – painting.

Sue’s work is shaped by all her past experiences which has taken her around the world. She uses a bold palette, painting in acrylic on canvas. Her Yorkshire Dales’ work celebrates this vibrant area, exploring its barns, landscapes, peoples and agricultural heritage. 

Artist

Kath Lockhart


Kath is an artist printmaker living and creating art in Dentdale, South Lakeland, following a thirty- year career as a secondary school teacher of Art and Design in London and the North East.

Kath says “For me, making art has always been an itch that has to be scratched. I get my ideas from everywhere, mostly landscapes.

What interests her as much as the image made is the process of making it, using lino cut techniques and tools, some conventional, some not. However, as always, when the paper is about to be lifted, there is the anticipation and then the moment of surprise when the image is revealed.

She is a member of the Green Door society of Cumbrian Artists and Sedbergh and District Art Society.

Artist

Liz Salter


“My paintings reflect those landscapes that I enjoy exploring, especially the wild remote hills and moors in the UK and Ireland. I trudge these places armed with a sketchbook and a few basic drawing materials. Back in my studio I flick through the sketchbook until a drawing or series of drawings seem to speak. Then the adventure begins, exploring possibilities much as I explored new terrain. Images are built up, maybe using collage or liquid graphite, and layers of thin acrylic paint are intermingled with line. When is the painting finished? When it speaks back to me of that remembered experience.

I exhibit widely in Britain and in Ireland and in 2012 received the award of “South Yorkshire Artist of the Year”. My work is in private collections in this country and abroad”.

Artist

Gillian Munro


Gillian Munro is a fine artist who lives in Harrogate. She investigates the dynamics of landscapes and water, including the power and manipulation of its efforts and what it means to us.

Her works establish a link between the landscapes and reality and that imagined by the viewer.r

Her paintings isolate the movements of locally found waterfalls which she found emulated her own life. The ups and downs, the flow of life, the cleansing of the soul in sound and movement.

Her works are noticeable for their attention to detail and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftmanship.

Artist

Julie Edwardson


Julie has been an art teacher in the North East of England since ‘87 and since leaving teaching has been a member of The Bank art group in North Shields having two exhibitions with the group in 2019 and 2020

Moving to Aysgarth in 2021 to start a gallery at Yore Mill with partner Steve fulfils a lifelong dream.

Julie is drawn to details in the landscape working mainly with acrylic paint and mixed media collage taking inspiration from nature and the effects of man on the landscape.

CERAMICS

Ceramics

Gemma Whitaker


“A designer-maker creating a range of contemporary porcelain tableware, homeware and jewellery from my studio in the market town of Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

A self-confessed pebble collector, I’ve always loved scouring the beach for interesting rocks. My work was born from an aim to mimic the fascinating patterns and striking lines of ‘wishing rocks’, pebbles which contain an uninterrupted line or stripe that runs around the whole surface.

Each piece is created by marbling stained and unstained porcelain on the wheel. The technique hovers between controllable and random with me able to manipulate the outcome to a certain extent but with each piece remaining a mystery until the excess liquid clay is removed from the pots surface.

The patterns which run both through the pot and across its surface are often reminiscent of stormy skies and seascapes. Every piece has its own unique landscape and character, some subtle others bold.

I aim to create simple pieces which add beauty to your home and can be enjoyed for years to come”.

Ceramics

Suzie Wright


“My Tall Tree pots are inspired by the wooded gill where I run. They are decorated with slips and glazes made with local Wensleydale clay that I dig from the ground and process myself. The tree picture is made flat with layers of different coloured clays. The pot is then hand built putting the elements together. The pots are high fired stoneware and waterproof.

The design is inspired by my love of the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900s”.

Suzie’s Tall Tree ceramics are exclusive to Yore Mill Craft Shop and Gallery.

Ceramics

Emmeline Butler


“For me it’s all about texture – you have to feel it to fully appreciate it.

I love the feel of clay when throwing, and enjoy the rhythm of the wheel. Throwing also demands a focus that concentrates the mind and blocks out other distractions, which I find is calming in an ever more hectic world.

My love of nature, the countryside and the beauty of its many textures has a great influence on my work. Cracked limestone pavements, tree bark, dry exposed peat, are reflected in the surface patterns of my work which are created using a sodium silicate technique. My latest work includes moorland colours with deep fissures and some gold lustre to add sparkle.

I use a finely grogged clay which, although can be a bit rough to work with, gives a wonderful feel to the finished piece, and compliments the textures created on the outside”.

CERAMICS

Fiona Mazza


I am a ceramic artist living in Yorkshire and I began my journey into ceramics in 1998 on a part time course at college.

The core of my work is based on nature, in particular the amazing butterfly world, enabling an exciting development of colourful forms.

Inspired by the fragility of nature and mans impact on the natural world, these forms have been created to impact on the fragile nature of the environment to which we all rely on. The combination of materials reflects the constant battle of survival.

Recently experiments into electric kiln fired work, has produced a new body of work on the environmental impact on the monarch butterfly, recreating clusters of this beautiful insect by stacking ceramic wings. I enjoy the challenge of designing and making individual pieces, using many techniques, this allows me to explore clay in many areas.

CERAMICS

Ingleton Pottery


Ingleton Pottery is a small family run business making high-fired, hand thrown Stoneware pottery in the Yorkshire Dales village of Ingleton, by the riverside. It’s the longest established working Pottery in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ingleton Pottery make a wide range of extremely tough tableware, electric and oil lamps, candle lights, vases, wine sets etc. Everything is dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.

All our clays & glazes are from their own recipes, ensuring an absolutely unique product & style, and are entirely lead-free.

CERAMICS

Phil Magson


Philip produces hand thrown stoneware ceramics for the home – planters, bowls, vases, jugs and mugs. He makes two ranges – each distinctively decorated and glazed in a contemporary style.

After studying for a degree in ceramics, Philip initially began producing terracotta garden pots in Liverpool. Following his return to Yorkshire, he gradually moved to predominantly making colourfully decorated domestic pottery in white and red earthenware. He currently works from a shared studio on the edge of York using a stoneware clay.

Ceramics

Emma-Louise Wilson


Every piece of Emma’s work is meticulously hand crafted and would make an ideal present for someone who appreciates something unique and handmade.

Emma’s contemporary ceramics are made predominantly from porcelain. She occasionally works in crank or stoneware clay. Pieces are finished with various glazes and lustres.

Her mixed media art work is inspired by nature and every day observations. Each piece is created using a variety of materials and art techniques which are layered to create the final composition.

GLASS

GLASS

Jane Charles


“Welcome to the world of Jane Charles Studio Glass. I am a studio glass artist working in the traditional methods of hot glass. I produce a wide range of bottles, bowls, paperweights, vases and sculptural works in an array of vivid colours, textures and finishes. Each piece has its own character and personality.

My inspiration comes from the patterns and moods of the natural world along with the wonders of the molten material that I have worked with now for 40 years.”

Ceramics

Sarah Wade – Garage Glass Studio


“My interest in fused glass developed from my interest in stained glass which I did as a hobby for a number of years. At one course I went on there was a kiln and we had a go at fusing glass. I was hooked, and ever since I have been fascinated with the things you can do with glass and a kiln.

For the first few years my interest had to remain a hobby as I had a day job as an accountant, but six years ago I gave up that job and soon afterwards Garage Glass Studio was born. I have two small kilns in our garage and my work is created there, hence the name.

I love to experiment with the reactions that arise in the kiln as result of the chemicals in the different glass being heated together to such high temperatures and my work often relies on these reactions. My work is inspired by the world around me, in the countryside and the garden. My pieces are meant to be fun and my biggest pleasure is seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they look at it.”

METAL

METAL

Quirky Metals


Since graduating in1989 from Sheffield Hallam University Jim & Laura have been working in the metal industry in Sheffield.  Their experiences include education in conjunction with designing & making including public art installations, sculptures, items for the hospitality industry, and more recently, designing and manufacturing Designer Homewares, in cost effective ways, for well-known High Street Stores.

Recently Jim & Laura’s designs have won acclaim at a National level at The Worshipful Company of Pewterers Open Live Design Competitions. This led to them starting up Quirky Metals in 2015.

Jim and Laura design and make quirky pieces in a range of metals including pewter, copper, steel and silver. Their designs include giftware, jewellery and quirky homewares. All pieces are individually handcrafted using traditional silversmithing & metalworking techniques and made by Jim in his little workshop in Sheffield.

WOOD

WOOD

Rachel Thornton


Rachel lives and works in the rural North Yorkshire town of High Bentham.  She graduated from a Fine Arts Degree in 2013 where she was awarded with a First. During her studies she exhibited worldwide and had work accepted into exhibitions such as the Wrexham International Print Exhibition which toured the UK. She was awarded with the ArtLab Fellowship Award for her degree show, this was well received as it allowed her free access to the universities print studio for a year after graduation.

Rachel now works with ambitious and experimental printmaking methods to create unique pieces that engage the imagination. Her illustrative style translates seamlessly into print methods. Rachel continuously experiments and expands on the methods and materials she uses. This love for experimentation has brought forth her own unique ways of creating, this in turn allows her to develop a unique style and form. Combining printmaking, painting and wood carving methods to create one off natural artworks.