Welcome to Creative Masham!
Masham is a small market town in Wensleydale in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, known for its splended market square, georgian architecture and ancient St. Mary's Church. The lovely setting has inspired artists and writers for many years - Turner painted here and it was reportedly one of Lewis Carroll's favourite spots. The River Ure, gentle hills and fresh air continue to inspire. Come to Masham, whether you want to create your next masterpiece or buy some one else's amazing creation!
Visit the Gallery which showcases high-quality contemporary art from established and emerging British artists, functional and decorative crafts. This is where you'll find work by local artists Josie Beszant, Ian Scott Massie, Hester Cox and Charlotte Morrison. Just around the corner is the Nikky Corker Gallery, filled with her colourful pictures and a selection of gifts. Masham has two glass studios - Uredale Glass and the Desiree Hope Gallery.
If you'd like to develop your own skills, come on a full or half day course at ArtisOn where you can learn a variety of crafts including stained glass, blacksmithing, felt-making, drawing and painting.
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Buoyed up by the amazing success of our first event, we're pleased to announce the 2nd Crafted by Hand will take place on Sunday 27th October as part of the Masham Arts Festival
We're now looking for talented designers, craftspeople and artists to take part. If that sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you!
Please make sure you send in your completed application form by 13th May. Download the application form here
Save the date: Masham Arts Festival
Our wonderful quirky festival takes place every two years.
You never quite know what you'll see, hear or feel during the one week event, so be ready for an eclectic mix! This year's event is loosely based around three important Masham themes: beer, wool and glass.
SAVE THE DATE: 25TH OCTOBER - 2ND NOVEMBER 2013
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Artists! Apply for...
We're looking for talented visual artists who want to exhibit - and hopefully sell - at the next Masham Arts Festival 25th Oct - 2nd Nov.
it's easy to apply - just download the pack here Got a question? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
Good luck! We look forward to seeing your entry soon...