Our Makers

The artists and makers who create the beautiful products in our shop.

Ali Appleby

Ali is a Yorkshire based printmaker, designing and hand screen printing pieces with an illustrative, drawn quality, paying attention to colour, line and shape.

Products range from greetings cards, limited edition prints, cushions, lampshades, zip bags and upholstered furniture.

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Hand screen printed lampshade by Ali Appleby

ContraryMary Designs

ContraryMary Designs create beautifully handcrafted jewellery and digital art.

Mary began working with metal almost by accident. After treating herself to jewellery making lessons for her 50th birthday she fell in love with silver and the intricacies of the fabrication process. In addition to making jewellery and small objects, Mary also uses etching to create limited edition intaglio prints

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ContraryMary Designs, Rings

Kirstie Williams

Kirstie Williams is a Yorkshire based freelance designer, printmaker and creative tutor. She originally trained in Textile Design and primarily uses screen printing techniques to create textures, patterns and prints.

Kirstie produces limited edition prints, cards, textiles and individual gifts. She is particularly inspired by 1950s surface pattern and uses bold and simple repetitive shapes in her prints.

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Spring Garden, Kirstie Williams, Screen Print


Helen Riddle is an artist working predominantly in textiles. From her studio at The Art House she creates a range of artworks and accessories which combine felting with print, hand-stitch and free-motion embroidery.

Helen sells in galleries and at events across the UK. She also teaches workshops and courses and is currently developing work for exhibitions.

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Salad, Please! Graffiti, Helen Riddle

Stories of Poem

Stories of Poem is a designer maker brand making kimonos and beach wear for ladies and girls. As a slow fashion brand they are about up cycling vintage fabrics into timeless pieces.

Aiming to tell a story of travel and craftsman ship, products are also sourced from India, the far east and Morocco.

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Handmade straw bags by Stories of Poem, on sale in The Art House Shop


Ellie Way is a freelance print designer based in Leeds. Ellie launched her design label WAY in 2017 and shortly afterwards set up her studio at The Art House.

It is a passion for printing processes that really motivates Ellie as a designer. All goods are designed, screen printed and handmade by Ellie and are available for wholesale.

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Ellie Way accessories at The Art Shop, Wakefield

Sell with us

The Art Shop celebrates independent artists and makers and stocks a range of high quality, unique products that are otherwise unavailable on the high street.

Designers and makers are invited to submit products for consideration.

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Hand screen printed pouches by Ellie Way