Welcome to The Tin Shed's Durham, Teesside and Yorkshire Art Studio.
This is where you can meet artists and makers living and working across these vast and beautiful areas. Browse from the lists below and click on the links to visit their own websites to see more of their work and visit their shops. It's a great way to support these small independent businesses.
Our Studios are great places for artists to get together too, because 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 Northumberland/Scottish Borders 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.
Artist Angela Read from Hartlepool, graduated with a degree in ceramics and glass from Sunderland University, but she's always loved drawing. Now she specialises in pen and ink, using paper cutting and collage to give multi-layered effects to her intricately detailed work.
Angela takes much of her inspiration from nature, combining this with her love of pattern.
Karen Thompson is a ceramicist and illustrator, who works from a studio on Scarborough Pier, North Yorkshire.
Her work draws on both historic and contemporary influences and frequently explores social and political themes using subversion, satire and humour. Recently she also started painting large, colourful portraits.
Helen is a textile artist from Eaglescliffe, in Durham. Her work is inspired by her two passions, freemotion embroidery and animals. She uses embroidery, wool and fabric to create unique, detailed, textured pieces of nature and wildlife. No two pieces are ever the same.
Helen also loves drawing in pen and ink, creating illustrations of architectural buildings and sites.
Artist and printmaker John Grey is based at Ushaw in Country Durham. He produces original etchings, using traditional methods, based on the surrounding landscape and landmarks. His techique involves painting acid onto metal plates, then waxing and varnishing to get the variations in shade, then painting on the inks and pressing hand by in a traditional press, making each print unique.
Jewellery designer Sarah Rivers creates all her pieces from her cottage near Blanchland, in County Durham.
She describes her style as quite rustic with lots of gold wire wrapping, real gemstones, pearls and sometimes scraps of silk. Sarah has lived in Spain and Senegal, which has no doubt influenced her designs.
Jean, is a member of the Guild of Silk Painters, based at Stockton-On-Tees. She creates a wide range of products using her hand-painted silks.
It's the intensity of the colour and the element of surprise, that silk painting brings, that she loves.
Her range includes silk scarves, jewellery, purses, lamps and lampshades. She's even fused silk onto glass.
Textile artist Louise Goult's work is inspired by people and relationships, often focussing on memories of times together and places visited.
Her choice of fabric and materials are central to the work, to convey its story or feeling.
Louise, from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, in North Yorkshire, also holds workshops and offers tuition.
Textile artist Thelma Russell's childhood countryside memories of picking bluebells, bird-watching, along with her love of vintage clothing, are the main influences for her creations..
Her main selling outlet is the Fleece Craft Shop in Reeth, in the Yorkshire Dales, close to her home.
If you're an artist or maker and would like to join any of our Studios please message us via the contact page to find out more.