Our Team

Pete Singer

Chair, Distribution and Website

Pete is a potter based in Darley Dale. Working mainly in stoneware, making functional pots for use in the house and garden. He is a member of Northern Potters, and the ceramics community based at the Derbyshire Eco Centre in Wirksworth.

Nigel Winter

Treasurer and website

Not an artist, but enjoys involvement with like-minded people and the opportunity to support this worthwhile event.

Olinda Everett

General Secretary and MailChimp Secretary

Olinda is a potter who works in Ashover  making boxes and sculpture She draws on Middle Eastern and Southern European ceramic styles. Olinda is a member of the Northern Potters Association and Holymoorside Arts Festival.

Jennie Merriman

Website and Brochure Officer,

Jennie comes from an embroidery background and now works as a mixed media textile artist. She is a member of textile and printmaking groups in Derbyshire and Sheffield, exhibiting and working with them. Presently her creative work focuses on experimental weaving and constructed 3D pieces.

Adrian Holt


Adrian is a ceramics artist based in Glossop. He joined the team in 2011 having exhibited as an artist for the last six Open Arts events. Adrian aims to promote the arts in the north of the county and recognises the important role that the Derbyshire Open Arts plays in this.

Emma Hoten

Social Media

Cass Rawlings

Website Editor

Cass is a textile artist mostly using hand stitch with layered fabrics. Tapestry weaving and traditional upholstery are also interests. She exhibits with two Sheffield based groups.

Oksana Holbrook


Oksana is a textile artist based in Nottingham. Although mainly a machine knitter, she is passionate about sustainability and recycling. She currently designs and produces hooked rag rugs and wall hangings from recycled and scrap fabric. Her work has a heavy emphasis on colour and pattern with inspiration being drawn from her fascination with stained glass and geometry.