Doors open at new arts and crafts venue

The Fairmoor Centre.
The Fairmoor Centre.

A RANGE of attractive items are now available as Morpeth’s newest arts and crafts venue is open for business.

Following a Christmas Fair to raise awareness of what has moved into the building behind the Fairmoor Garage near the north exit onto the A1 from Morpeth, the venture is now properly up and running.

Fairmoor Arts & Crafts is being run by Naomi Walker, who has previously exhibited across the county, including at The Alnwick Garden over two consecutive years. It is open seven days a week.

“As an artist, I know how important it is to be able to get your work out there in front of people and to be able to sell it at an affordable rate,” she said.

“There are so many talented artists and craftworkers in Northumberland and I’m really excited to be involved in this project.

“I think it’s because our region, particularly our coast and moorland, is so dramatic and beautiful that so many ‘creative types’ settle here to work.”

The items on sale have been produced by 40 artists and craft makers.

They include paintings, glass works, collectables, pottery, colourful bags, jewellery, mirrors and leather goods.

There is also some studio space upstairs that artists can work from and visitors are welcome to have a look round – the artists and craftworkers are often available to chat about their pieces.

Fairmoor Arts & Crafts is open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and between 10am and 4pm on Sundays.

Also in the building, formally occupied by Farmway, there are two other new businesses. Fairmoor Country Store offers fine foods, organic produce and specialist wines and beers and Powerequestrian sells equestrian supplies.

For more information, visit www.thefairmoorcentre.co.uk