The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market is part of the renaissance currently taking place in Newcastle’s artisan community. Started in 2008, The Olive Tree Market is the leading art & design market in Newcastle and the launching pad for over a hundred and twenty creative minds!’

The market is constantly growing and evolving with new artisans joining the market each month. The Olive Tree Market has a strong emerging artists section with an eclectic array of exciting stalls.


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Little Wing BagsSteph Rattos of Little Wing Bags made her first furry bag 12 years ago while still in high school.  After receiving many compliments, Steph began making and selling more bags, simply by wearing her creations while she was out and about. Multiple fabric buying trips to Lincraft ended with a part-time job offer and Steph being surrounded by fabrics for over 3 years. 

Steph made her fur bags on and off over the years, changing the style and design every now and then, but didn’t have the confidence to apply for markets.

Two years ago, Steph’s husband woke her in the middle of the night- he doesn’t remember this- and recounted a dream he had where Steph was selling her gorgeous bags at markets. This refreshed her dream and Steph finally took the step to become a market regular.

Steph shares her stall at The Olive Tree Market with her husband, Darren who is an incredible artist- stay tuned for a feature on Darren very soon! Market days have become a major focus, and once the couple have put their gorgeous two year old daughter to bed, they spend most of their nights sewing, creating, drawing and talking about new ideas for their stall.

Little Wing Bags are made from the finest luxury faux furs and gorgeous handpicked lining fabrics- many of which Steph collected in her years working at Lincraft-and hand sews each one making every bag an individual piece of art.

The wearer is guaranteed to receive compliments and double-takes, these bags certainly are one of a kind and completely unique.

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If you’re looking for the perfect accessory to add to your cool new bike, or old one for that matter, then you should check out Beep Bicycle Bells! Each bell is handpainted by the maker Jana Lindstrom in her little studio in the centre of Newcastle. There is a multitude of designs and colours to choose from including cute cloud patters, spots and rocket ships. Equally as desirable for adults and kids alike!

Beep Bicycle Bells

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Surface Design brand Billie the Kid will be back at The Olive Tree Market for the first time in 2014 on April 5th. Look out for bold new colours and designs from the maker Michaela Stewart.

Billie the Kid

Billie the Kid

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Jayne Flannagan of Nellsdottir has been creating her beautiful jewellery since 2013. Watch out for her unique polyclay jewellery- necklaces and braclets- at the next The Olive Tree Market on April 5th. Jayne is also about to create a new range in collaboration with Newcastle Art Gallery for their current exhibition BLUE + WHITE.

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All you sweet lovers out there must check out Ms Sugar Jones new creations! Anita has been whipping up little pots of decadence for this Saturday’s Olive Tree! ! Flavours include lemon meringue cheesecake, chocolate and salted caramel hazelnut meringue. Anita will also have her amazing macaroons and pistachio and zucchini cake. Get to the market early as lots of visitors are pre-ordering to make sure the get their favourite desert.

Sugar Jones

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We are super excited that Growing Books is joining The Olive Tree Market on March 1st. Luke & Jeremy are makers of this cool outfit. The guys source hardcover books from charity shops, school libraries and council pick-ups saving them from destruction and up-cycling them into waterproof planters for various succulents and cacti. Keep a look out for them on March 1st

Growing Books

Growing Books

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