Visit Banks Mill Studios to meet a diverse range of artists and makers in their working studios, buy original artwork and handmade items, and view an exhibition of artwork around the building. See the Banks Mill website for car parking details.
Working primarily with stoneware, Abbie is a ceramic artist creating hand built pieces of contemporary sculpture. Her work uses animal figures and ancient symbols to explore spiritual and magical connections to nature and the world unseen.
Diane is a mosaic artist who uses a variety of materials in her work including fine china, coloured glass and traditional tiles. Diane takes commissions and has designed a range of mosaic kits so people can try this wonderful artform at home.
Artist, Researcher, Educator
Christine’s main practice is in textiles, but she also encourages mixed media use with recycled materials to encourage eco and art literacy. Sustainability is an important ethic at the baseline of her community art practice.
Felicity’s passion is the natural world, reflected in her preferred subjects, wildlife, and landscapes; She also paints domestic animals, and old buildings mellowed into their environment. Watercolour is her favourite medium.
Green Door Printmaking Studio
Printmaking and Courses
Derbyshire's only open access studio dedicated to the art and craft of innovative and environmentally sound printmaking. Browse original prints and learn about their available courses.
Michael is a self-taught abstract artist who, over the past four years, has developed an eclectic mix of themes, styles, and media.
He experiments with application processes, materials, and surfaces. The result is a combination of conflicting shapes, contrasting colours and variations in texture.
Mr Ps Pots
Hand Thrown Pottery
A Degree in Furniture Design and Cabinetmaking and over eight years’ experience working in the ceramics industry has given James a respect for tradition and love of the processes involved. He creates handmade, functional, and unique pieces of stoneware in his studio.
Peak Gate Textiles
Handwoven Wall Art
Sue Russell established Peak Gate Textiles to share her woven artwork with you. Weaving produces mindful pieces of wall art that are easy on the eyes and on the brain. You can find out the inspiration behind each piece on her website.
Sarah Perkins Art
Animal Art and Pet Portraiture
Sarah specialises in animals and pet portraiture. Her style is highly detailed and lively, using a unique style of painting with acrylics. Her creative works are inspired by nature itself. These are available in original artworks, prints, greeting cards and more.
Handmade Textile Products
Sadia's passion for fabulous designs and happy prints led her to create handmade textile products from her garden studio in Derby. From accessories to home décor, she spends hours creating a variety of practical and aesthetically pleasing creations, suitable for everyone.