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Below is an ever-growing list of businesses, artists, craftspeople, and more which are based here at Ushaw in our fantastic studio spaces.
IT Wizard Dan is part of the Wabi-Sabi Academy and facilitates the management of Ushaw’s IT.
He shares a funky office with poet and novelist Jade, along with Copper the assistance dog, working on many projects for other clients, including computer builds, repairs and networks. He runs online courses and one to one workshops.
Waving his magic wand he transforms the complex to simple.
Emerald Architects projects range from simple house extensions to individually designed 'one off' properties, barn conversions and Listed Building Consents, agricultural and equine facilities, industrial, commercial and retail units, school remodelling, extensions, and land redevelopment.
However, not all projects are about creating new buildings, and some of the most enjoyable projects involve remodelling and refurbishing spaces to create new buildings from the inside out.
Every project is unique and designed to suit the needs of the client, users, program and budget.
John Grey Printmaking
John is a printmaker producing original, hand printed aquatint etchings. In his studio here at Ushaw, he makes acid etched brass plates and prints from these onto paper using a traditional high pressure press. Much of his work is inspired by the landscapes and architecture of the North East.
“Enjoying life is about balance.”
"For years I struggled with this, but now realise its about my ‘work’ being my joy, incorporating wellness & mindfulness in all my life. Art, mindfulness, martial arts, self-defence & Qigong, all balance me."
Sharing a studio space with poet Tony Gadd, Roz is a visual & martial artist who creates and teaches classes in person and online.
Tony Gadd, Gong Fu Poets, Wabi Sabi Academy Ltd, Studio 72
Tony is a professional performance poet & educator.
“The past, present & future, shapes us all; our communities & the landscape. I aim to create value above & beyond my poetry. My poems are not objects: instead they are triggers for experiences. I tell a story to transform the written into the visual, from the discarded fragments of memories to bring the treasure of hope & promise of community”.
Available for commissions, workshops, performances, voice-overs & after-dinner talks.