The Land of Oak & Iron

Meet the Maker

sat25jun10:00 AMsat4:00 PMMeet the MakerArtist Norma BurkeFeatured

Event Details

Land of Oak & Iron are excited to host the next of our regular ‘Meet the Maker‘ events at the Heritage Centre in Winlaton Mill.  Our next Meet the Maker is artist Norma Burke.

Norma is a local artist based in Whitley Bay and is a retired teacher who took to painting when she finally had time to do something more creative with her free time.

Norma’s inspiration comes from the beautiful north east coast line, where Norma takes photographs while out walking with her dog. “We are so lucky to have such amazing beaches and castles on our doorstep”.  She uses these captured images to create acrylic paintings on canvas at home in her studio.

Norma also collects sea glass from the beaches when out walking, mainly from the sands at Whitley Bay.  She then uses the sea glass to create her range of tea-light holders, decorations and cards – “the only problem is trying to remember to take the glass treasures out my pockets before ending up in the washing machine”!

Come along to the Heritage Centre on Saturday 25 June, 10am – 4pm to meet Norma in person, buy some of her original artwork, greetings cards, painted pots and more, or maybe even commission a painting.

Some of Norma’s artworks, cards, coasters and painted pots are also available to purchase for a limited period in the Heritage Centre shop for the 2 weeks running up to her in person event day.

‘Meet the Maker’ will be outside under cover of the gazebo unless the weather is cold/rainy – in which case it will be situated in the foyer area inside the Heritage Centre.


(Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill


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