Studios & Workspace
We are always keen to discuss opportunities with small and medium sized businesses who may be interested in relocating to Ushaw. For more information on business opportunities please contact our Commercial Director, Jonathan Ward on 0191 334 3507 or email
Below is an ever growing list of businesses, artists, craftspeople, any many more who have decided to move their businesses to Ushaw, in our fantastic studio and office spaces.
The Ushaw Office & Studio Community
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.
Maggie Parker - Eco-Printmaker
Maggie Parker is an eco-printmaker who creates images from flowers and leaves using a method of boiling to impress the flowers into paper or fabric. Tracing its routes through from the Japanese art of Gyotaku, eco-printing was traditionally done using textile supports, recently however, a small cohort of artists have been investigating using paper.
Dr Maggie Parker achieved international success, exhibiting her fine art work in galleries and alternative art spaces. She was one of the pioneers of digital art as a fine art medium in its own right, creating many of the first pieces of digital art exhibited in galleries.
Previously lecturing and researching the field of game studies and art for computer games, Maggie has now turned her attention to the field of eco-printing.
Powder Butterfly is a design studio that creates a range of British contemporary homeware gifts. Current collections feature iconic landmarks from different towns and cities in the UK. We also provide bespoke gift design solutions for organisations, corporate companies and individuals. Many of our existing gifts can also be personalised for special occasions.
You can find out more information about Powder Butterfly on our website below
“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.
Susan Warlock - Fine Artist, Illustrator and Educator
Susan has been living and working in the Deerness valley for 14 years, and moved into Ushaw in February 2019. She creates large scale murals and mosaics in schools across the North East as well as teaching painting and drawing to adults both in her studio at Ushaw and in local community centres and private tuition in clients' own homes. Her practice is an eclectic mix of large oil portraits, abstract glass mosaic, and highly detailed coloured pencil illustrations.
Telephone: 07305 614619
Tony Gadd - Gong Fu Poets & Wabi Sabi Academy Ltd
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.