An introduction to Peak District Artisans

Established in 1991, Peak District Artisans is a highly successful association of some of the very best professional fine artists, designer makers and contemporary artisans based in and around the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District in England.

The group’s members are selected for their outstanding creative works- and include up and coming as well as internationally renowned artists.  Many members are award winning and internationally recognised for excellence in their chosen field.  All PDA members provide both outstanding products and high quality service.PDA celebrates and promotes the very best of creative work in the Peaks.  Our annual group shows include the award-winning summer extravaganza, The Great Dome Art Fair in Buxton, Derbyshire.  Members also exhibit together and as individuals at local, national and international events.

PDA members exhibit together throughout the year.

In 2006, the Earl of Burlington became the group’s President. The Earl of Burlington has a strong interest in and commitment to the arts, and is an established photographer in his own right. Peak District Artisans are thrilled he felt able to take over the role from his grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who had led the group with enthusiasm and interest for 15 years.

An energetic collective that is self-run and self-funded, PDA represents the finest in rural and urban creativity at its diverse best.

If you are planning to visit the Peak District and would like to meet some of our members, see their work or take part in a workshop, you will find full details on this website. Contact us for more information about Peak District Artisans.

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President of PDA – The Earl of Burlington