NORTHUMBERLAND

SCOTTISH BORDERS

ONLINE

STUDIOS

Welcome to The Tin Shed's Northumberland and Scottish Borders Studio.

 

Discover and buy online from a hand-picked selection of talented artists and makers. Scroll through our Studio to "meet" them online and visit their own websites and shops. We also have special guests features dotted throughout our Studio pages.

This is a great way to support these small independent businesses.

Our Studios are also a place for artists to get together. With so many venues closed and events cancelled, it's never been more important to strengthen creative communities.

Please visit our Artists' Studios in other areas, including Durham/Teesside/Yorkshire and Tyneside/Wearside. 

 If you're interested in joining our Studios please get in touch via our Contact page or email info@loveartnortheast.co.uk

Click on the artists' links to visit their websites, studios and shops.

BILBERRY & BIRCH

Jewellery designer Caroline Johnston runs Bilberry and Birch from her home in Northumberland. This is where she finds much of her inspiration for her silver and semi-precious stone creations.

She learned the basics of the craft at Leeds College of Art and now uses traditional methods and techniques in her unique, hand-made pieces.

Email: caroline@bilberryandbirch.co.uk

CAROLE THIRLAWAY

Artist Carole Thirlaway is a printmaker, working mainly from wood engraving from her studio in Northumberland's Tyne Valley.

 She also create collagraphs and monoprints, enjoying the surprise element as she's never quite sure how a piece will turn out until it comes through the press!

Email: carolethirlaway@hotmail.com

ALI ELLY DESIGN

Watercolour artist Ali Elly is inspired by the earth's seas and oceans. Through her work, created at her studio on the Northumberland coast, she highlights issues facing vulnerable marine life and fragile oceans. With a background in textile design, her style is clean and modern, with a strong emphasis on illustration and the colour blue, which she's totally obsessed with.

Email: aliellyesign@gmail.com

HELEN GRIERSON

Glass artist Helen Grierson says working with fused glass is like alchemy, because you never know what will happen in the kiln and the effect leaded glass can have on a room is just magical, almost spiritual.

Helen sells her work from her studio at The Old Bath House at Broomhill in Northumberland, her website and welcomes commissions.  She also runs workshops for all ages and abilities.

Email: hmgrierson@gmail.com

Ellie Davison-Archer is a textile designer and printmaker specialising in hand screen-printed homewares and accessories from her studio at The Old Bath House at Broomhill in Northumberland. Ellie, who graduated in Fine Art, gets much of her inspiration from collecting discarded vintage pieces, or beach-combing and foraging. She sketches them then prints in a range of natural colours.

Contact Ellie via her website.

ELLIE DAVISON-ARCHER

PETER HALLAM

Peter, who's based in the Scottish Borders, is an award-winning artist. His preferred subject is people, painted in a colourful, abstract,  distinct style using oils on canvas.

He has exhibited throughout the UK and USA and his shows at Newcastle's Biscuit Factory regularly sell out.

See his new work in The Biscuit Factory's  Winter Exhibition and in our online Gallery.

Email: peterhallam99@gmail.com

PETER PODMORE

Artist Peter Podmore takes much of his inspiration from the constantly changing light and landscape near his North Northumberland home.

"It's so rich and varied I rarely feel the need to move anywhere else for inspiration". 

The long vistas of Holy Island led him to create a series of sequences in pastels, based on time and music.

Email: info@peterpodmore.co.uk

IAN McALLISTER

Ian McAllister is a digital artist who loves creating bold, colourful images.

 Much of his inspiration comes from the beautiful  landscape and buildings close to his his home at Warkworth in Northumberland.

"My designs are contemporary, simple but striking....though sometimes getting the required straight lines is anything but simple".

Email: studio@imoriginals.co.uk

RUTH BOND

Artist Ruth Bond divides her creative focus between the beautiful Northumbrian coast, close to her base at Alnmouth, and the dramatic jewel isles of the Outer Hebrides.

The dramatic effect of the changing light and weather conditions on these landscapes are the main influences in her oil paintings, which are collected worldwide.

Email: ruth@ruthbond.com

THE WRONG ALICE

Ethically sourced, quality hand crafted knitwear. Celebrating the best of British yarns, championing rare breeds from independent spinners and dyers. Colours reflect the British landscape, with each piece individually created, and as each piece uses hand dyed yarns, no two pieces are ever the same.

Email : kah.corbett@gmail.com

YVONNE BENTLEY

Yvonne's creative streak was nurtured by her artist grandmother, but after a long career in retail, she only recently returned to painting. She takes much of her inspiration from the landscape near her home in  Northumberland's Tyne Valley, though she loves painting the human face. This led to her being part of a poster campaign for a BBC drama series.

Email: yvyb@msn.com

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Trish designs her jewellery from her studio at home in the Tyne Valley. Her range includes delicate pieces inspired by nature and also more minimalist industrial styles. Everything is created from Eco Silver and other recycled metals using silversmithing techniques. Bold colours are sometimes added with emamel, perspex or clay. 

Email: trussell@alexandtrish.plus.com

TRISH TURNBULL

NATALIE CARR

Art has been Natalie's passion for as long as she can remember and has spent much of her life. Now, after a change of style, she describes her work as soul art.

"I don't find it, it finds meIt’s a feeling, it’s beautiful and takes my breath away."

Natalie, who lives on the Northumberland coast at Blyth, gets much of her inspiration from the sea.

Email: nataliecarr1982@icloud.com

ANNE JAMES

Ceramic artist Anne James creates both functional and decorative work from her studio at North Tyne Valley in Northumberland.

Using hand building techniques, she works mostly in porcelain and white stoneware.

She's influenced by her childhood in rural Scotland and her passion for gardening.

Email: anne@annejamesceramics.com

ARTIST SPACE

Join our online studios for just £25 a year and be part of our growing community of artists. You'll be listed here with link to your own website or shop,  take part in two of our online art fairs for free, stage online exhibitions, share your news and features in our Spotlight On section, have your work shared across our social media pages and get priority booking for our other events.

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