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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

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


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.



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!



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.

 Her instinctive response to the changing light and weather conditions, and their dramatic effect on these landscapes are the main influences in her oil paintings, which are collected worldwide.



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.



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 also inspired him to create a series of sequences in pastels, based on time and music.



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".



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.



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 pieces which she makes by hand. No two pieces are the same and some are one-offs.


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.


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