The Hearth has provided affordable studio spaces for eight professional resident artists and makers since 2004. 


Rebecca Vincent

Mandy Pattullo
textile artist

Jina Gelder
wildlife artist

Jill Stewart
jewellery & metal clocks

Jessica Kinnersley 
textile artist

Cathy Duncan

David Holliday
artist & illustrator

Melanie Hopwood

the artists welcome you to visit their studios 

Visits provides you with an opportunity to meet the artist, learn about their practice and to purchase original artworks, greeting cards and gifts. Working to commission and bespoke services are offered by some. Artist's work can also be purchased from their own websites, details of which can be found within their biographies above.

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arrange an artists studio visit by appointment 

You are welcome to personally contact an artist to arrange a visit.  To email or phone an artist find their details in the biographies above or simply click on their image 

check the calender

The Artists & Makers have regular 'Open Studio Days' but sometimes their talents take them elsewhere for exhibitions, commissions or workshops and when this is the case check their availability in the calendar below.


regular open studio days


Four resident artists will open their studios 10.30 - 4pm on a Wednesday or Thursday giving you an opportunity to see their studio practice and latest work. 

WEDNESDAY  10.30 - 4pm

David Holliday - Artist and Illustrator

Cathy Duncan - Printmaker 

Rebecca Vincent - Printmaker 

Jina Gelder- Wildlife Artist.  

THURSDAY  10.30 - 4pm

Jess Kinnersley - Textiles

Mandy Patullo - Textiles and Printmaking

Melanie Hopwood - Ceramics

Jill Stewart - Jewellery and Metal Clocks  

To make you aware there is a limit in some studios of two visitors  at any one time due to space limitations.

bi-annual art fairs and in 2022 the 'celebration of textiles' will be held on saturday 6th august from 10am-4pm  

Our bi-annual art fairs are well known for the quality and variety of locally made art and craft. The resident artists are joined by a selected group of guest artists and makers from the North East for a wonderful display in the hall, studios and courtyard. With a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, our fairs are a great opportunity to meet the makers, enjoying chatting and discover unique locally made art and craft for your home. Sign up to our newsletter below for advance notice of our spring and Winter (November) events.