NEW VENTURE: Jane Addison, far right, at the launch of her new shop
NEW VENTURE: Jane Addison, far right, at the launch of her new shop

A CHAT over coffee has led to an upper dale craft business moving and rebranding.

Middleton-in-Teesdale resident Jane Addison is overseeing her new venture, which will showcase the work of artists, designers and photographers from across the dale.

Based in the courtyard of The Crown at Mickleton the new business is called The Goods Yard Crafts, Interiors and Collectables. Ms Addison said: “I was chatting to Andrew Rowbottom, owner of The Crown, and he suggested taking over the outbuilding at the back of the pub. It is idyllic.”

The shop boasts a wide selection of goods ranging from hand crafted artwork, pottery, jewellery, cushions and greeting cards to secondhand books, vintage items and collectables. Ms Addison said: “Much of what I have to offer is one-off and individual.” One artist exhibiting her work is Jenny Bell, a dale ceramics artist who is well known for detailed naturalistic designs inspired by the countryside. She said: “This is such a lovely location and I am so pleased for my work to be here.”

Ms Addison added: “Mickleton is a fantastic location and I am hoping that this gives other people ideas of what can be achieved. It is something different for people who want to showcase their work but can’t afford their own shop. I would like to say a big thank you to Robert Spaven, Joanna Dobson and Andrew Rowbottom for their help and support.”

The shop is open 11pm until 4pm, Thursdays to Sundays.