Create Space - Art Studio in Wirksworth, Derbyshire
A new creative workshop and studio in the beautiful market town of Wirksworth! I am bringing you a permanent display of contemporary art and craft, ideal to browse for your interiors, offices and your gift giving needs.
The studio is home to my glass fusing workshop, where I will teach you to make your own glass art and accessories, as well as hosting other tutors for a public workshop programme.
Come and explore all things handmade by my selected makers.
Create Space Studio & Gallery
27 Market Place
Open Thurs, Fri and Sat 11am – 4pm other times by appointment for when hosting an event.
Contact Stevie firstname.lastname@example.org or 07884402036
Stevie Davies Glass
Feel free to check out my About Me page to read a little about my arts practice and follow me on social media for an insight into my day to day life.
As for the reasons why Create Space exists, well, I am lucky enough to have met many inspirational artists over the years. My 14 years as a maker have also been filled, part time, working in independent art galleries, museums and theatres, as well as within groups of artists, curating exhibitions, hosting events and programming creative workshops with various artists.
The art world can be a small one, there are links everywhere and everything I do seems to build connections with others. I value the ability to be able to support and shine a light on the talented makers that I am honoured to know.
Please support your indepedant makers, a like, a follow a share…. and a purchase of their work or a booking on a workshop means a lot to us!
Hannah began working with paper in 2002 after accidentally leaving a book out in the rain and developed the award-winning Paperwork. She begins each hand made item by making the material itself, each page is layered and transformed back into a solid wood like material. Traditional wood working methods are then used to shape objects from that material; the unique surface patterns on the paper when the objects are worked can never be recreated and echoes wood grain; wood becomes paper becomes wood.
Recycling has always been an important element within her work, so to be able to create a technique using the printed pages of unwanted books and paper that no longer had a use, became a defining factor within her arts practice.
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Nicki Dennett is a Derby based artist. She predominantly creates
multi-layered, mixed media prints inspired by life around her. Nicki’s continual observation of her environment and an appreciation of all aspects of existence inspire her work.
“Research and development of materials are key to my practice. Continually filling sketchbooks has supplied me with a library of ideas for my handmade prints. Most recently, and since completing a master’s degree in textiles, the prints have become a reflection of the transition from printmaking on paper to working with fabrics”
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Zaza Lewis is a mixed media artist who has been creating bold and contemporary pieces using mainly scalpels and scissors instead of brushes.
Her distinctive and unique style is achieved by the confident use of bright coloured textiles next to the sharp contrasts of dark backgrounds.
She has an eye for architecture and landscapes – from the intricate ironwork of a balcony to a pier and beach, or even a coastal town. Plants, from the foxgloves to the study of nasturtium also take pride in her collection.
Originally from France, Zaza has been living in Derbyshire since she was 18. You will see both her French roots and her adopted country – including her own garden – reflected in her work.
See more from Zaza here
Mr Ps Pots
James Pettinger, sometimes known as Mr P, is a potter and maker based in the heart of Derby. Graduating with a degree in Cabinetmaking, his background is heavily influenced by process, design and functionality.
His traditionally wheel-thrown pottery is tactile and understated. It retains the marks made during the making process, emphasising the connection between the object and its maker. Each piece is truly unique, no two are the same size, or even the same shape. From raw clay to finished item every piece is handmade.
He believes that everyday items can be beautiful.
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A South African jeweller living in Nottinghamshire Helen finds her inspiration in seed pods, leaves and other natural objects she finds in her surrounding as well as her earlier work in the African bush, and travels around South East Asia.
Helen forms and shapes each piece, patterning the surfaces using
hammers and other hand tools. Patterns are sometimes imprinted, using a rolling mill, these could be different fabrics, leaves or other fibres, or by hammering and stamping, to create specific textures that are rich in detail.
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Living near Wirksworth, the stunning views inspire her on a daily basis. She often uses the local landscape as a starting point, sometimes combining or contrasting with her own emotional and abstract responses to everyday experiences.
The work Zoë creates is mainly ceramic, yet textiles is the origin of the making process.Using both traditional and digital techniques she decorates the surface of her handmade tiles with a combination of drawings, textile samples, found papers and glazes, often adding wire, fabric or thread to the work, for a contrast in surface texture.
Find out more about Zoë here
A multi award-winning business, specialising in handmade, upcycled furniture, lighting and upholstery. Sharing Create Space to run workshops, develop on projects to breathe new life into old as they upcycle reclaimed and recycled materials into functional designs.
Every single piece produced is special, even off-the-shelf products are unique.
Visit Upcycled Creative online here