The High Peak Artists' & Craft Workers Association was founded 13 years ago. Its members are drawn from around the High Peak area of Derbyshire and consist of both professional & amateur artists.

The co-operative operates a gallery within the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton - 'Gallery in the Gardens'. 39 members exhibit their work all the year round in this purpose built space.

Members' work includes paintings in watercolour, oil, pastel & mixed media; studio pottery & domestic ceramics; contemporary jewellery; photography; calligraphy; traditional embroidery & embroidered batik; etchings & linocuts; silk paintings; fused glass; turned wood; designer knitwear & felted items; hand made bags & textile accessories plus a large selection of limited edition prints.

Exhibitors include Rob Wilson, Paul Tavernor, Catriona Hall, Sandra Orme, Pauline Townsend, Jill Kerr, Kathy MacMillan, David Woodrow, Yvonne Oates, Kim Clack, Louise Jannetta, Dave Butcher. See the group's website for a full listing & contact details for all the members:

Members periodically run workshops for the general public, these include watercolour & oil painting, pastels, jewellery making, silk painting, calligraphy & ceramics.

The group also runs a painting competition for children in association with Vision Buxton.