Staithes Studios Gallery


Staithes Studios Gallery

Yesterday I visited Staithes, as it was the opening day of the new Staithes Studios Gallery.  The gallery is owned by Ian and Stef Mitchell, and is curated to reflect a passion for the natural, organic and abstract, offering a hand-picked range of contemporary fine art, applied craft, art materials and workshops.

View from Staithes Studio Gallery

Staithes is a beautiful old fishing village with houses built in higgeldy rows rising up the steep cliff from the sea.  On the way down the cobbled incline to the gallery, I spotted a seagull perched right at the top of the Captain Cook & Staithes Heritage Centre building (which has beautiful stone carved ornamentation).

Seagull in Staithes

I think the gull must have been overseeing his wife, on a neighbouring building, with her two chicks on the top of a window ledge – the chicks hadn’t fledged, so she must have made her nest there.

Seagull with chick

The gallery, found at the bottom of the hill, is over three floors containing a beautiful collection put together by Ian and Stef.  The gallery rooms lead off a staircase, the walls of which are brimming with artwork – each step upward brings another image, print, painting or artwork into view.  The top room is wonderfully light, with the sea and sky big through the window.

Staithes Studio Gallery prints

I feel very proud to have some of my work in the gallery, here one of my small stones keeps company with Ian and Stef’s prints (also Stef Mitchell at Field & Hedgerow) – and another looks out across the beach.

Stone sculpture at the Staithes Studios Gallery

This is a welcoming place, cleverly and beautifully styled, with an enticingly special collection of artworks.


Staithes Studios Gallery

1 Slip Top
High Street
North Yorkshire
TS13 5BQ




  1. Comment by Annie:

    Oh that stone, perfection! And what a fabulous gallery, I will be sure to visit next time we are in Yorkshire.

    • Reply by Jennifer:

      Thankyou! Hope you do get to visit, I’m sure you’ll love Stef and Ian and their lovely gallery.

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