We are Artists in Business
and it is our aim to provide opportunities for artists and designer/makers to showcase their work and sell direct to the public. We accept hand made only – we do not accept fair trade, bought in or mass produced goods. We are based in West Yorkshire and we host our Contemporary Arts Markets in Ilkley, Haworth and Keighley.

To apply for a table at our Arts Markets please email

Monday, 28 February 2011

Jewellery Showcase

We have a fantastic range of jewellers who show at our arts markets and handmade events - ranging from the sophisticated to the quirky, the shiny to the subtle.  Jewellery makes such a lovely gift to receive and buying it from an artisan gives it added meaning - that you chose it yourself, that it wasn't made in China and that the designer put their individual style to that piece.
As Mae West is reputed to have said "I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself."

Abbellisca - Turquoise and Grey Pleated Ribbon Necklace

Ruby Spirit Designs
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Daisy Florence Design
Petits Bijoux
Lilac Moon Designs
You won't see all our jewellers at one event but, if you have a favourite, please email Jo.artsbiz@gmail.com to check if they will be there. 

Thursday, 17 February 2011

What's New at the Arts Markets?

We are now taking bookings for our Arts Markets at Ilkley and Handmade at Haworth events in 2011.  Every one of our traders is selling quality handmade, from textiles to ceramics. 
As well as our regulars, we will be showcasing new traders. Here are two of our latest and we are excited to see their wares for the first time. 

Sid Barlow of House Glass makes windchimes and mobiles, mostly using recycled materials. He also makes fantastic stained glass windows so check out his website! 


Come and see Sid at our Ilkley Arts Market on 22 October

Milliesuds Handcrafted Soaps doesn't just sell soap and their repertoire also includes lip balm, bath melts, shaving oil and bath sherbet. You can almost smell the products here - just don't eat them!

Come and take a sniff at Milliesuds at our Handmade at Haworth event on 30 April