Banks Mill Studios - 70a

Location: Derby / Genre: Multi Discipline

Artist Statement

Banks Mill is home to a diverse range of artists, designers and makers on the west side of Derby City Centre and was set up to provide space and support to individuals working in the creative industries. Visit us to view and buy original artwork and handmade items as well as experiencing working studios and an exhibition of artwork.  

We have 10 artists, in total, taking part at this venue. 6 listed below and 4 others have their own website pages. The 4 individual entries to look for are:  Anisha Parmar London, Minoan Mosaics, Sarah Perkins Art and Zaza Lewis.

Curious Inky Me
Clare Morgan
Fine Art Printmaker

Clare’s practice has evolved from a love of drawing figuratively - life drawing and portraiture are a staple of her work. Most recently her work has been exploring the acceptance of impermanence, imperfection and incompletion, and finding the beauty in this.

Colour breathes life into the imagery symbolising reflection, energy, growth, health, healing, strength and creativity. 

E: curiousinkyme@gmail.com  
W: www.curiousinkyme.com 
I: www.instagram.com/@curiousinkyme 
F: www.facebook.com/curiousinkyme 

Kirstie Adamson
Magazine Collage Artist

E: hello@kirstieadamson.co.uk 
W: www.kirstieadamson.co.uk 
I: www.instagram.com/kadamsonartist 
F: www.facebook.com/Kirstie.adamson.artist 
T: www.twitter.com/kadamsonartist 

Kirstie Adamson specialises in using reclaimed materials, both in her work and frames where possible; The artworks have an environmental core message, the fragility of life, emotion and perception being key subjects explored and interpreted in intricate layers of paper, often mistaken for oil paintings. No paint is added, the artworks are created entirely from colours and textures ripped and cut from old magazines.

Mr Ps Pots
James Pettinger
Pottery & Fine Art

Mr P (James) makes contemporary pottery with a modern flavour in the heart of Derby. Hand thrown, functional and made with passion.

W: www.mrpspots.co.uk
I: www.instagram.com/mr_ps_pots
F: www.facebook.com/mrpspots
T: ww.twitter.com/mrpspots

Sazzi Creations
Sadia Zubair
Textile Artist

Sazzi Creations produce handcrafted and bespoke cards, cushions and giftware, selling through their online shop and at fairs and exhibitions throughout the year.

Sadia is passionate about fabrics, especially those that give you a happy feeling. She takes great joy in searching and sourcing these fabrics with a singular view of turning them into unique and cherished gifts.  Sadia spends many an hour at her sewing machine designing and fabricating her little creations. 

T: 07854 209977
E: sadia@sazzicreations.co.uk 
W: www.sazzicreations.co.uk
I: www.instagram.com/sazzicreations
F: www.facebook.com/sazzicreations

Stevie Davies
Contemporary Fused Glass

Stevie uses various themes to create one off sculptural pieces, bowl forms and wall art, with a focus on colour and texture. She also handmakes decorative items for the home and body including a range of Dichroic glass jewellery.  Commissions are welcome.

Teaching is another side to Stevie’s practice, developing workshops for all ages and abilities.

T: 07884420306
E: info@stevie-davies.co.uk
W: www.stevie-davies.co.uk 
I: www.instagram.com/stevie_davies_glass 
F: www.facebook.com/steviedaviesglassart
T: www.twitter.com/StevieDGlass 

Susan Bedford
Mixed Media Artist

Susan has developed a technique to combine photography, painting and her love of textiles to create works of art.  She photographs the things that inspire her during her travels then, through her mixed media textiles, she paints, dyes, stitches and manipulates with heat. Susan creates wall art, prints, cards, unique textile jewellery and also has a range of cushions, mugs and coasters available.

M: 07863 398 192
E: art.susanbedford@yahoo.com
W: www.susanbedford.co.uk
W: www.saatchiart.com/susanbedford
F: www.facebook.com/susan.bedford.12

Venue Information

Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge Street
Derby
DE1 3LB

Directions: 
West of Derby city centre, located on the corner of Brook and Bridge Street - 10 minutes’ walk from the Intu and a few miles from Derby train and bus station with easy access from the A38, A50 & A52

Disabled access is partial

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