Glossop Creates and KIN.DER – Meet the Team!

Glossop Creates was born in December 2020 after a consultation with local creatives found a growing requirement for support. Since its launch, the collective has grown and it now provides an online “home” for the town’s creative talent and independent businesses, as well as an outlet to sell their products, a twice-yearly network meeting and a regular pipeline of content via a blog, the Glossop Chronicle and the wider regional media.

In 2021, Glossop Creates moved into a new home at KIN.DER on Arundel Street and can now further support the community with a location for workshops and a hub for the team. 

We are always looking for new ways to support and empower Glossop’s creatives, as well as promote and bolster the wide range of independent businesses and makers who call our beautiful town home. As such, we wanted to introduce the team to enable further links and encourage collaboration.

Claire Tymon – founder

The founder of Glossop Creates, Claire is passionate about creative-led placemaking projects, finding ways and creating opportunities for artists and creatives to make their town or city more successful and sustainable.  After working in different places across the UK, Claire thought it time to support her home town with a project designed to bring the creative community together to lead the change it wants to see for Glossop.

Since launching Glossop Creates, Claire has gone on to spearhead the Pairings projects, which see local artists and creatives paired up with projects that explore parts of Glossop’s heritage and culture.

Mum of two Claire juggles Glossop Creates with other placemaking projects, most recently launching the InTameside project with her new company, LOCAL – and is also studying for a PHD.

Get in touch with Claire with any wider ideas for creative campaigns in and around Glossop – claire@wearelocal.org.uk 

Steven Dexter – Community Producer

Steven has been the Community Producer for Glossop Creates since January 2021. He is responsible for delivering the wider projects such as the Love Glossop Winter Art Trail, which saw the high street turned into a festive art gallery over Christmas, as well as the mentoring programme, artist residencies and network meetings. Watch this space for announcements on all these parts of the Glossop Creates programme…

Steven comes from a varied background in the arts, from managing music venues in Manchester to working in community arts centres, arts logistics companies and set painting for films. He also recently worked on the curatorial team at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  Steven continually strives to help connect Glossop’s creative community with each other and businesses in the town, to further realise its huge potential as a cultural hub at the gateway to the Peaks. In November, Steven left YSP to co-found Local with Claire Tymon. They deliver projects across the North of England and are in the process of hiring a Producer or other Creative Associate to help with their projects. This will mean a slight role change for Steven in Glossop, where he will focus more on the curation, strategy and development of Glossop Creates. Contact hello@wearelocal.org.uk for more information.

Contact Steven with ideas for creative or collaborative projects at steven@wearelocal.org.uk.

Richard Knox 

Richard is an artist, musician and print maker. He founded the independent record label Gizeh Records in 2003 and has made music and toured extensively across Europe since then under many guises, including A-Sun Amissa and Shield Patterns.

In 2021 he founded Dark Peak Press, a screen printing and creative studio that ultimately formed the basis of the KIN.DER print studio that Richard now runs alongside Lauren Riley.

Passionate supporters of local creatives and indie businesses, Richard and Lauren host regular screen printing and risograph workshops at KIN.DER alongside running the shop and printing t-shirts, posters and more for a wide range of clients.

Contact Richard at darkpeakpress@gmail.com for printing enquiries and workshop ideas.

Lauren Riley

Lauren Riley Design, is also based at KIN.DER alongside Dark Peak Press. 

In 2020, Lauren achieved – with distinction – her MA in Fashion Textile Practices and has since been working on her practice as a printmaker and designer with a passion for creating a sense of place through print.  She specialises in screen-printing, exploring mark-making and abstract styles through hands-on printmaking techniques. She creates textiles and artwork for the home, inspired by nature and natural environments, exploring design practices such as Biophilic design and colour psychology with the intention of creating positive emotional responses and nurturing an appreciation for nature.

During her MA, Lauren curated and delivered creative community projects within the Huddersfield community, which led to her working with WOVEN festival – “A celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees”.  Like Huddersfield, Glossop has a rich textile heritage, Lauren hopes to continue work on her PAIRINGS project in order to celebrate this heritage.  

Lauren runs the KIN.DER shop and printmaking workshops with Richard. Get in touch with Lauren at laurenrileydesign@gmail.com for any printing needs, or to discuss a project or event at KIN.DER.

Richard Tymon

Also based at KIN.DER, Rich is a Glossop-based freelance photographer who delivers work locally, nationally and globally. Rich works with a range of clients from local independents to international brands, as well as collaborating with artists and arts organisations. 

Rich supports Glossop Creates’  local businesses and creatives with photography that can help to build and promote their services, and has recently exhibited his work in Sweden.

Get in touch with Rich for any local photography needs at richardtymon1@gmail.com   

Eve Deasy

Eve Deasy is a Glossop-based independent PR consultant and content writer, with over 20 years experience working with large and small lifestyle and consumer brands. Eve writes the blogs, content, press materials and manages the social media channels for Glossop Creates. Get in touch with Eve if you have any ideas for blogs, would like to submit some content, have an idea for an article or would like your event or service promoted across the Glossop Creates social platforms – evejanedeasyPR@gmail.com