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This map demonstrates the diversity and geographic spread of traditional crafts across the United Kingdom and beyond.
Mark Tallowin (Leather) 0.1 mi
- Craft Description:I'm a leatherworker by trade and a designer by inclination.
Farah Qureshi (Metal) 0.1 mi
- Craft Description:Farah Qureshi designs and makes jewellery in London in ethical materials.
Ellen Merchant () 0.1 mi
Laura De Benedetti (Ceramic) 0.1 mi
- Craft Description: I started my career in ceramics making domestic ware, cups teapots, plates and bowls to enhance the daily experience of food sharing. My main inspiration is the landscape of my home of origin in Northern Italy, which informs my choice of materials
Rebecca Cole-Coker (Textiles) 0.1 mi
- Craft Description:Rebecca’s exquisite hand-embroidered and hand-block printed home accessories use a mix of antique and vintage textiles combined with traditionally woven, dyed and printed West African fabrics. Rebecca’s years of experience as a textile designer enhances her creation of beautifully embroidered and embellished cushions, bed throws, accessories and commissioned textiles. Working closely with clients and interior designers, Rebecca personally creates finely crafted pieces of functional textile art for the interior and is delighted to work on bespoke commissions.
Julia Cooper (Other) 0.1 mi
- Craft Description:I am a multidisciplinary designer based in South London, UK. I studied BA Surface Design at London College of Communication, formerly London College of Printing, which gave me access to some of the best printing facilities in the capital. As part of my final degree project I taught myself how to marble on paper and fabric. Since then, I have developed my craft and have been commissioned to employ marbling techniques for various projects, from documentary-making to packaging to brand identity. I have led paper marbling workshops since 2016 around London and am always keen to meet and teach new groups.
Victoria Ajoku (Other) 0.1 mi
- Craft Description:From a very early age I have always been fascinated with fans from its history, usage, style and materials. Having studied the performing, creative arts from college to Masters level and then working within this field for several years helped to deepen and strengthen my interest and knowledge of fans. Listed as a critically endangered craft by the HCA in 2017, propelled me (to start Fan The Glory With Tori) to continue teaching, 'in person' classes and also to start online sessions too! all as 'experiences'. I'm passionate to see that people of all ages and backgrounds can learn the basics of this ancient craft in a fun, safe and therapeutic way.
Watts & Company (Textiles) 0.7 mi
- Craft Description:Established in 1874, Watts & Company is the world’s finest ecclesiastical church furnishing business. From the set of copes made for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, to the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, Watts & Co. has been supplying Churches & Cathedrals around the world. All our vestments continue to be hand made in the heart of Westminster.
7 Tufton St, London SW1P 3QE, UK
Clunie Fretton (Wood, Stone) 1.1 mi
- Craft Description:Fretton Handley combines the skills and experience of Clunie Fretton and Felix Handley to create a multi-award winning team capable of all carving and sculptural enquiries. Classically trained in wood and stone carving respectively, Clunie and Felix now collaborate to produce work that encompasses all manner of materials and styles, from new work to restoration.
Northington St, Holborn, London WC1N 2NP, UK
James Virgo (Metal) 2.6 mi
- Craft Description:Founder. Bronze and aluminium artist and inventor.
Wells Way, Camberwell, London SE5 7SZ, UK
Dave Evers (Wood) 3.1 mi
- Craft Description:Pole lathe bowl turning, plates, cups and other wooden items.
Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA, UK
Jude Stark (Glass) 3.1 mi
36-38 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8QT, UK
David Tootill (Ceramic, Other) 3.4 mi
- Craft Description:We are an independent art school that teaches mosaic art to people from primary and secondary school age through to adults. We deliver specialist short courses, bespoke workshops and a Diploma and BA in Mosaic Studies, the first of its kind in the UK.
Mansfield Rd, London NW3, UK
Rachael South (Basketry) 3.5 mi
- Craft Description:I am a third generation chair caner and seat weaver. I was taught by my father who learned from his father. I now work in my studio in East London on fine antique and modern restoration and contemporary experimental seat weaving. I use traditional materials for chair caning, hand twisted rush seating, seagrass and Danish paper cord. I also make woven seats on new and restored frames from non traditional materials such as leather and wire. I have worked on commissions and collaborations with designers and larger companies and am a member of The Basket Makers Association. As well as commission work I teach classes in London.
London E8, UK
Kathleen Groves (Textiles) 3.6 mi
- Craft Description:I am a weaver, spinner, dyer, knitter, and textile artist. I work with rare and precious materials like wild silks, fine cottons and novel plant fibres, and work with colour and weave structure to explore scale, subtlety and perspective.
Peckham, London, UK
Gary Bridgewood (Wood) 4.2 mi
- Craft Description:Founded 1982, widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading violin dealers, restorers and makers offering a complete service to all string players from student to professional. Large scale repair and restoration workshop operating to the most exacting and precise standards. Modern, classical and baroque experts. Renowned expert repair and restoration carried out by gifted craftsmen using time-honoured techniques as well as innovative and technically advanced methods which are at the forefront of current knowledge, all repairs and restorations carried out to the highest standards for instruments and bows of all levels. Bridgewood & Neitzert - celebrated worldwide for quality repairs, a long and rich history restoring some of the very finest instruments and bows.
146 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0JU, UK
Bibbings & Hensby (Wood) 4.2 mi
- Craft Description:Bibbings & Hensby make contemporary wooden furniture from British trees using traditional hand tools. Much of their work is influenced by the inherited local furniture traditions of the British Isles with a focus on functional craftsmanship.
16 Pixley St, Limehouse, London E14 7DF, UK
Sebnem Ugural (Other) 4.8 mi
- Craft Description:Marbling
178A Glyn Rd, Clapton, London E5 0JE, UK
Anita Vozik (Basketry) 4.9 mi
- Craft Description:Learning to weave seats and baskets has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Ever since I took the Creative Basketry course at City Lit in 2011, learning both traditional and contemporary basket-weaving techniques, I have been passionate to expand and develop my knowledge by travelling across countries to discover traditional weaving styles.
9 Mayfield Rd, London N8 9LL, UK
Manuel Mazzotti (Paper) 4.9 mi
- Craft Description:Manuel Mazzotti is a bookbinder, designer, artist and trained engineer who uses his diverse knowledge to create limited edition books, prints and presentation boxes. In 2012 he founded MAZZOTTI BOOKS, an independent bookbinding and printing studio situated in East London. His passion for bookbinding and printing has led him to collaborate with a wide variety of clients from independent artists to architectural firms and publishing companies.
Unit B1, Studio A, 419 Wick Ln, Fish Island, London E3 2JG, UK
Jonathan Hill (Wood, Other) 5.0 mi
- Craft Description:Maker of Stringed Musical Instruments, based at Cockpit Arts in Deptford. Specialist in the Viola d'amore with a comprehensive knowledge of historical instruments and making techniques. Maker of instruments with sympathetic strings and knowledge of the construction of the Turkish and Arabic Oud.
18-22 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 3DZ, UK
Lucy McGrath (Other) 5.0 mi
18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ, UK
Alice Wood (Textiles) 5.7 mi
- Craft Description:Little Toy Dogs are hand made collectable toys, designed and sewn by Alice Wood in her south London studio. Using traditional toy-making processes Alice creates unique characterful toy dogs from beautiful mohair fur fabrics, which have been used to make the best Teddy Bears and toys for over 100 years. Alice is also a member of the British Toymakers Guild and the Crafts Council Directory of Makers. She trained in pattern cutting before studying BA Illustration at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and MA Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
1, 118 Stanstead Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 1BX, UK
Steph Rubbo (Leather) 6.2 mi
- Craft Description:I accept commissions for one-off pieces and repairs to most leather items. I also welcome appointments to visit my London studio where every piece is designed and made. I trained as a saddler at Capel Manor college, and I am accredited as a qualified saddler by the Society of Master Saddlers.
7BU, 40 Cumberland Rd, Wood Green, London N22 7SG, UK
Mandy Brannan (Paper) 6.5 mi
- Craft Description:Mandy Brannan is a London based book artist, papermaker, and workshop leader. My practice combines relevant book formats with a range of different mediums that are adapted for each project: photographic images, hand drawn pencil lines and shading, informational text and handmade papers. I invite the viewer to examine interesting informative details regarding my continuing research into architectural structures, their visual elements and the patterns created by their construction. Instagram- Mandy Brannan
Blackhorse Rd, Walthamstow, London E17
Cathy Unwin (Textiles) 6.7 mi
- Craft Description:Cathy uses traditional wet feltmaking techniques with a contemporary twist to create colourful fashion accessories. These include scarves, wraps, gloves, bags and jewellery. No two items are the same - to buy a unique piece contact her to buy direct from the maker or to find which markets she will be selling at. She also teaches - from nursery children to WI groups. Based in East London but will travel.
76 Richmond Road, London E11 4BU, UK
Paula Barratt (Wood) 7.0 mi
- Craft Description:Paula Barratt specialises in traditional woodcarving, working predominantly in woods which are native to the UK. She is based in north London and is available for commissions of new works as well as reproductions and restoration of historic works.
30A Borwick Ave, Walthamstow, London E17 6RA, UK
Andrew Stonebridge () 7.4 mi
23, Lombard Business Park, 8 Lombard Rd, London SW19 3TZ, UK
Cathy Corbishley Michel (Textiles, Other) 7.5 mi
- Craft Description:Cyanotype (Blueprinting) on Textiles and Paper using John Herschel's 1842 technique together with modern digital photographic negatives. Cathy began her interest in Cyanotype printing (Blueprint) on Fabric after seeing work by the quilter Dorothy Stapleton. After attending a course with Ruth Brown of Stone Creek Silks, she extended her technique to include photographic printing with digital negatives. From 2009 - 2016 she worked on a series of large quilted wallhangings based on the Hurley Endurance Photographs, taken in 1914-16 during Sir Ernest Shackleton's near disastrous voyage to the Weddell sea, and his escape from the Antarctic ice after his ship sank. The Endurance Quilts won Best Large Wallhanging, Best Art Quilt and Runner up Best in Show at the National Quilt Championships at Sandown in 2012. She has undertaken Endurance and Shackleton quilt commissions for the South Georgia Museum in the South Atlantic and the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, and for the second and third 'Yorkshire Ones in Antarctica' exhibitions at the Hull Maritime Museum in 2015 and at the Bridlington Spa in 2016. In 2014 she completed a series of quilts based on the Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole using photographs by Herbert Ponting, which were exhibited at Sandown 2014 and then travelled to America with the World Quilt Competition as part of the UK entry. The third quilt in the series 'Uncle Bill' featuring Dr Edward Wilson, was exhibited at the National Quilt Championships in Sandown in June 2015. She has also recently completed an Edward Wilson themed work for the Wilson Museum and Art Gallery in Cheltenham and in February 2019 she presented a Captain Cook/Exploration piece to the Quilters' Guild Collection.She exhibited a new series of quilts and wallhangings for the fourth Yorkshire Ones exhibition at Hull Maritime museum in March and April 2017 on the themes of Three Ships from Hull, Captain Cook, South Georgia, Whaling and Exploration. These quilts were also exhibited at the Ferens Art gallery, Hull as part of the Ferens Open Art Exhibition 2018. Her most recent project is based on the human and animal locomotion images of Eadweard Muybridge. The first textile in this series is now in the Kingston on Thames Museum Mybridge Art Collection and is periodically exhibited in the foyer. She was also an invited artist for the recent My Muybridge exhibition at the museum.In 2019 she will be undertaking a new project for the sixth Yorkshire Ones exhibition, Threads of Green, at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park with themes including the Green Man. Cathy is based in London and lectures regularly to Quilters, Textile and Embroidery groups as well as Photography associations, U3As and the WI. Her talks include both the history of the Cyanotype/Blueprint technique, which dates back to the mid 19th century, and the inspiration behind the Antarctic quilt series. Proceeds from her lectures are donated to the South Georgia Heritage Trust and/or the RNLI. Her work has been featured in a number of magazines including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork. The books, 'Cyanotypes on Textiles' and 'Digital Imagery on Fabric', both by Ruth Brown, and Linda Seward's book‚ The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting‚ also uses illustrations of her work. She presented a paper on the 'History of Blueprinting and Cyanotype on Textiles' at the British Quilt Study Group Seminar in Manchester in October 2015 which was published in Quilt Studies in May 2016.Although she is now retired from the medical profession she is still active in cancer research and is a volunteer in the St George's Medical School Archives.
Merton Park, London SW19 3NT, UK
Amin Saleem (Wood) 7.7 mi
- Craft Description:I specialise in woodworking, abstract art oil painting and glass projects. From wooden furniture to artworks, from lighting to decking for your garden.
105 Heathwood Gardens, London SE7 8ET, UK
Susannah Weiland (Textiles) 8.3 mi
- Craft Description:Susannah is an artist/designer of products for luxury interiors. She creates contemporary hand drawn, embroidered and beaded pieces of art. Susannah's work is always inspired by nature. Her pencil drawings are printed onto fabric and then she adds delicate bright highlights of colour with fine embroidery and beading.
John Deller (Wood) 8.6 mi
- Craft Description:Maker of early and old time banjos based in SE London.
Shooters Hill, London SE18
Emily Chilvers (Basketry) 10.0 mi
- Craft Description:Emily works with clay and willow, combining them to explore their playful partnership through form, pattern and colour. She has a range of sculptural and functional work, showing off the traditional skill of weaving through the forms of the pieces and vibrant glazes of the ceramic. Emily has a passionate interest and appreciation for traditional crafts and, as well as making her own work, she also teaches craft workshops for wellbeing in various settings including care homes and hopsitals in and around London.
Julian Pindar (Wood) 15.4 mi
- Craft Description:Established in 2000, we deal, restore and hire instruments of the violin family from student to professional. We are always happy to give you honest free advice and our workshops work to the highest of standards. We harmoniously combine age old techniques with modern thinking and work to conservatively restore any instrument or bow.
Links Rd, Ashtead KT21 2EG, UK
Mark Marsh (Wood) 16.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am part of the team at the Upholstery Skills Centre, an AMUSF Approved Training Centre. You can come and train with us for an industry recognised Qualification or learn as a hobby. We run qualification and leisure upholstery classes suitable for all levels of experience from complete beginner to advanced. Between us we have over 100 years of experience with a vast amount of knowledge and experience, ensuring you are in expert hands.
Romford, Essex RM4 1JU, UK
Wendy Shorter (Wood, Other) 16.5 mi
- Craft Description:Wendy Shorter Interiors is a multi-award winning upholstery and soft furnishings training centre based in Hertfordshire. Our qualification coursers are accredited by the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF). We also offer a range of courses from two-day short beginner courses as well as day and evening leisure classes. The professional qualification courses have been developed to industry requirements and may lead to employment within the industry or for those wishing to start their own small business. Open 9am to 5.30pm.
Coursers Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK
Jenny Adin-Christie () 17.4 mi
Albury Rd, Merstham, Redhill RH1 3LW, UK
Joanna Cameron (Other) 17.4 mi
- Craft Description:Restoring and working with cane work, always being hands on when creating, working with and using traditonal materials with an eye for detail. Initially trained as a scientific natural history artist, Jo also enjoys working in many traditional mediums especially watercolour, inks, pencils, carbon dust and lino print primarily creating scientific and wildlife artworks.
Carole Thomann (Other) 19.0 mi
- Craft Description:I have been working as a freelance calligrapher and hand lettering artist for over 20 years.
Sara Charles (Other) 20.2 mi
- Craft Description:Manuscript production, including parchment making, ink making and illumination
James McCormack (Leather) 20.2 mi
- Craft Description:James McCormack has been making bespoke shoes since 1974. Trained in London's West End, he specialises in classic men's shoes made from the finest materials using oak bark tanned leather and fine calf skins.
Green Ln, St Albans AL3 6EX, UK
Marshall Colman () 20.5 mi
29 Flint Way, St Albans AL3 6DU, UK
Diana Springall (Textiles) 20.8 mi
- Craft Description:Diana Springall is a designer/maker of wall panels, hangings, pictures, screens, carpets, altar frontals and greeting cards. Work is mainly to commission and produced in all types of cloth and yarn and stitch techniques. Individuality of design stems from a fine art training in drawing and painting. Versatility of subject spans the figurative, descriptive and representational to the abstract and conceptual, thus always reflecting donor/client source and site. Author of five books. Available for talks and workshops. Contemporary collection of embroidery can be viewed at www.dianaspringallcollection.co.uk
Park Ln, Kemsing, Sevenoaks TN15 6NU, UK
Becky Quine (Textiles) 22.2 mi
- Craft Description:Becky is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework’s Future Tutor Programme (2015). She currently works as a Tutor and Conservator/Restorer for the School as well as teaching private groups. In her spare time she is developing her own line of hand embroidery kits, from introductory onwards, based on the skills and knowledge she gained during her three year course with the RSN.
The Ridge, Woking GU22, UK
John Carmichael (Leather) 22.2 mi
- Craft Description:Based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Dark Arts Leather UK produces a range of hand crafted leather goods including (but not limited to) bags, belts, wallets, Guitar straps and bushcraft accessories. Owner and Leatherworker John Carmichael is also a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle and using his knowledge of both fields, specialises in the design and production of bespoke leather magic props and speciality items for stage, screen and theatrical use. Future plans include the development of our YouTube channel and affordable DIY Leather craft project kits to encourage more people to explore and try out traditional crafts.
Windmill Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4BY, UK
Nicki Rowling (Basketry) 22.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am a contemporary willow weaver combining wood, willow, cane, metal and textiles to create interesting and functional pieces from a little woodland studio in the beautiful Surrey Hills . I love working with willow and the endless possibilities for it's uses in a traditional and contemporary way.
Lakeview Cottages, Balchins Ln, Westcott, Dorking RH4 3LN, UK
Nancy Shafee (Textiles) 23.0 mi
- Craft Description:Nancy is primarily a feltmaker, using nature as an influence. She also makes coiled fabric baskets using upcycled/vintage fabrics and produces bas relief casts of wildflowers in fine plaster. Nancy is current chairman of The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen. She is happy to work on commissions.
Annet Stirling (Metal, Stone) 23.4 mi
- Craft Description:Annet, one half of Incisive Letterwork, trained as a graphic designer in the Netherlands before studying lettering at the City and Guilds of London Art School with Berthold Wolpe. Incisive Letterwork was formed in 1988 and focuses on large scale architectural inscriptions and word sculpture. Exploring the boundaries of legibility and abstraction in letterform has resulted in two solo exhibitions and a book, Heavens Above. Personal pieces are made in the studio alongside commercial commissions, which have included inscriptions for the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Festival Hall.
3 The Drive, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 9AD, UK
Brian Turner (Textiles) 24.2 mi
- Craft Description:Bespoke hand made trimmings (passementerie) including Cords, Ropes, Braids, Tassels, Rosettes etc. We offer courses for individuals and small groups in Tassel making, Cord spinning, Rope spinning and Gimp spinning: all the traditional passementerie skills for hand making historically correct trimmings.
116 Lawrence Moorings, Sheering Mill Ln, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9PF, UK
Mark Angelo-Gizzi (Leather) 24.9 mi
- Craft Description:From his workshop in the village of Knebworth Mark makes traditional satchels and bags from high quality leather and solid brass fittings. From the cutting to the stitching and finishing each stage is done completely by hand. He makes the bags to customer specifications, ensuring each bag is unique. His bags and cases are designed and made to last. The leather will age beautifully and take on a rich deep colour, and with a little care should provide many years of service. He is also very proud to be a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Craft Scholar.
Knebworth, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6BT, UK
Tom Vowden (Glass) 25.8 mi
- Craft Description:Stained Glass Creation and Conservation
Warren Park, Green Tye, Much Hadham SG10 6FF, UK
Veronica Main (Other) 27.0 mi
- Craft Description:Although I am an expert maker in many types of straw work, my specialism and passion is the Straw Hat Industry. For more than forty years I have researched the industry and learned the traditional straw plaiting techniques. My research has taken me as far as the USA and to many countries in Europe where as well as undertaking research, I have taught and lectured. From 2007 until my retirement in 2015, I was a curator in charge of the Hat Industry and Headwear collection at Culture Trust Luton. Over the years I have appeared on TV, radio and film either as a specialist contributor, as a maker or by providing props. Hat Plaiting has now been recognised as a Critically Endangered Craft on the HCA Red List. The need for me to pass on my wealth of knowledge has now become vitally important. For this reason I have started the process of developing an educational website: hatplait.co.uk and Instagram @hat.plait My publications include, Swiss Straw Work, Techniques of a Fashion Industry which is a comprehensive instruction book covering techniques used in the Swiss hat materials manufacturing industry. I am also co-author of an instructional book for making Corn Dollies and have written several research papers. I am very proud to be a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship holder (QEST) and Founder Member of the British Hat Guild.
Hazlemere, High Wycombe, UK
Kerrie Owens (Stone) 29.6 mi
- Craft Description:I am a Lapidary artist (stone carver), I also use this method with wood, fossil and shell. If possible I prefer to use reclaimed, second hand, beach combed and sustainable materials, and slowly working on my ethics with in the stone area, trying to slowly find direct links to mines and collectors. I am also a metal caster specialising in sterling silver in delft clay using fossils as the original mold.
272 High St, Chatham ME4 4BP, UK
Sarah Booth (Basketry) 30.4 mi
- Craft Description:Cane+Rush at sportsmanscorner in Buckinghamshire. Cane, Rush and Seagrass seating. Plus centre cane basketwork – all types of home & tablewares – place mats & platters in rush and cane, bowls, bread baskets, kitchen table baskets, napkin rings. Baskets, storage containers, bags.
High Wycombe HP14 4NL, UK
Kate Hasted (Textiles) 30.9 mi
- Craft Description:Kate Hasted is a textile artist, designer and maker who specialises in marbling techniques. Her work investigates the balance of pattern, using placement of colour and controlled development of shapes as they emerge on the water's surface. Finished fabrics and artworks result in abstract organic curved patterns or designs that seem to explode with colour, movement and fluidity.
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells
Susan Dye (Textiles) 31.3 mi
- Craft Description:Susan is a plant dyer with over ten years experience growing three of the Medieval Grand Teint: madder, weld and woad. She uses systematic experiments to explore and refine dye recipes for use on fibre, yarn and cloth. Susan has a City and Guilds Certificate in craft and design and uses plant dyed materials in contemporary stitched textiles. She is a member of the North Herts and London Guilds of Weavers Spinners and Dyers.
55 Walsworth Rd, Hitchin SG4 9SX, UK
Robert Fuller (Metal) 31.8 mi
- Craft Description:I've been a sheet metal worker all my working life but have also turned my hand to coppersmithing. 'The Art of Coppersmithing' by John Fuller (published 1894) has been my guide and inspiration. John was my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. I myself am a 7th generation metal worker, the first being a brazier starting his apprenticeship in 1787.
Rayleigh SS6 9RS, UK
Dominic Campbell (Wood) 32.1 mi
- Craft Description:A woodworker who currently specialises in making hand carved household objects, such as trays and boxes, as well as furniture. Blending Western and Japanese craft techniques and cultures, I try to bring out the natural beauty of wood in objects that are to be used in everyday life.
Abdollah Nafisi (Wood) 32.2 mi
- Craft Description:Abdollah Nafisi is a designer craftsman at Nafisi Studio, with over 15 years experience in woodworking. He has created luxury furnishings and artwork for the home as well as sculptural works for the outdoors. As a Freeman member of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and a TV star from the BBC TWO series ‘The Victorian House of Arts & Crafts’, Abdollah likes to contribute to the craft industry and inspire others.
Hammerpond Road Tetherstones Stables 4, Horsham RH13 6PE, United Kingdom
Judith Needham (Basketry) 35.4 mi
- Craft Description:Basket maker and willow weaver. Teaches in Surrey and Hampshire and online.
Louise Altman (Other) 36.2 mi
- Craft Description:Hand block printed wallpapers
Master Carvers Association (Wood, Stone) 36.3 mi
- Craft Description:The MCA is the only association for professional wood and stone carvers . Established in 1897, our members have worked on all the major carving projects for over a century. Members are elected by peer review ensuring that quality and professional conduct is assured . Whatever your project, if it entails decoration in wood or stone you will find high quality craftspeople through the Master Carvers’ Association. A list of Members with examples of their work can be found at www.mastercarvers.co.uk
15b Vandyke Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 3HH, UK
Eunju Lee (Wood) 37.5 mi
- Craft Description:Eunju completed first her training in violin making & restoration at Merton College under excellent tutor Keith Grave. Later, she started studying at West Dean College of Art and Conservation under excellent tutor Shem Mackey for strengthening her abilities related to historic musical instrument making, particularly specializing on viola da gamba making. During her first year at West Dean College, she has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship which proved her skills, passion and potentialities in high standard of craftsmanship. She also trained at Royal College of Music Museum in London for acquiring skills for analysing musical instrument condition and studying historic objects in details. In addition, she worked at Chamberlain Music shop in Haslemere, where she trained and acquired knowledge of setting and repairing violins, violas and cellos. Whilst studying at West Dean College, she learnt many historical crafting methods - including carving, historical gilding, marquetery, blacksmithing, clock making method, wood engraving, wood block printing - to combine and apply this knowledge into historical musical instrument making. Eunju is interested in early musical instruments making, and particularly the methods which were applied during baroque or renaissance period for making particular instruments such as viola da gamba. She has passion and enthusiasm in early music scene, and it is her motivation to work on the reproduction of historical musical instruments.
Billingshurst Rd, Coolham, Horsham RH13 8QN, UK
Debbie Page (Ceramic) 37.6 mi
- Craft Description:I handbuild Moon Jars using pinching and coiling techniques. To decorate the surfaces I use a combination of terra sigallata and smoke, and glazes and smoke. My aim to to produce a ceramic surface which reflects the dark and light areas of the lunar surface. I also handbuild water pails, with 'found' wooden handles, eg draftwood. I use both commercial and glazes I have developed myself. I use mostly studio white earthenware clay, with occasional forays into stoneware and sometimes even paper porcelain clay
Wood Ln, Kidmore End, Reading RG4, UK
Lydia Stonely (Textiles) 37.6 mi
- Craft Description:Polly had a Dolly seeks to spark children’s imaginations and encourage creativity. Using pure natural materials, heritage craft skills and simple designs my dolls appeal to all the senses and inspire open-ended play. I love to design and make treasured,high quality dolls which will last for a lifetime of play. My dolls draw on Steiner philosophy which is used in Waldorf eduction. They have deliberately simple facial expressions to stimulate the creativity within your child, helping them to portray their feelings and emotions on to their doll and allowing them to engage in a deeper lever of play. My open eyed dolls are ideal for a daytime play companion and sleepy eyed dolls are perfect for bedtime as (according to sleep experts) they are more relaxing for your child. Of all the natural materials I use in my doll making, the British lambswool stuffing is the most important. It is the best filling for dolls as it absorbs your child’s body heat making it super comforting; it has a density and weight which is reassuring; and, pratically it is naturally antibacterial, eco friendly and fire-retardant. I provide full washing and care instructions with all my dolls. I care passionately about our the environment so I try to use natural materials and make dolls that will last. Each dolly comes with a dolly hospital pass where I will repair your dolly for its lifetime. All my dolls are CE marked and safe for children.
2 Bathurst Cl, Staplehurst, Tonbridge TN12 0NA, UK
Alison Ellen (Textiles) 38.3 mi
- Craft Description:Hand knitting and dyeing, producing garments and accessories.
Dockenfield, Farnham GU10 4HS, UK
Debbie Siniska (Textiles) 39.5 mi
- Craft Description:I am a rag rug maker, felt maker, artist, teacher and author. I work with traditional hand tools, and reclaimed textiles, and create mats, cushions and banners. I make felt clothing, hats and bags. I combine making with teaching in schools and colleges, and my book 'Rag Rugs Old into New' was published to coincide with my appearance on Channel 4 with Kirstie Allsopp on her 'Homemade Home' series 2. My work was commissioned by the Tate Gallery to accompany a Bloomsbury art exhibition, celebrating the milennium and I was commissioned by the Charleston Trust to recreate an original Bloomsbury rag rug, that now lies in Charleston Farmhouse. My work has been sold in National Trust properties. I am a member of the Sussex Arts Collective and the Heritage Crafts Association my work on Instagram and Pinterest @debbiesiniska.co.uk
St Mary's Ln, Ticehurst, Wadhurst TN5 7AX, UK
Suzanne Williams (Basketry) 40.8 mi
- Craft Description:I am a coppice worker living and working in South Oxfordshire. I make a selection of coppice crafts such as split hazel baskets and besom brooms. I also make willow baskets and carve spoons. I run courses, private parties and sell items on Etsy. More information about my courses can be found on www.thecoppiceco.com.
Woodcote, Reading RG8 0QG
Rachel Murrell (Textiles) 42.3 mi
- Craft Description:Handmade heirloom cloth dolls. Traditionally jointed and suitable from birth.
Talbot Rd, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook TN18, UK
Andy Thornber (Leather) 42.6 mi
- Craft Description:Walnut Tree Leather is a small family-run business based in Buckinghamshire in the U.K. and together we handmake our leather wallets, journal covers, accessories, bespoke goods and range of homemade leather care products. All our items are completely handcrafted using traditional hand tools, hand-stitched and finished. We regularly attend Olney Farmers Market in Buckinghamshire and we are looking to starting teaching courses very soon. Please do get in touch if you are interested or we can help in any way.
5 Rosebay Cl, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes MK7 7BL, UK
Dominic Parrette (Basketry) 42.7 mi
- Craft Description:Basketmaker and coppice craftsman.
Horam Park Cl, Horam, Heathfield TN21 0JB, UK
Mary Crabb (Basketry) 43.1 mi
- Craft Description:I make small woven non-functional decorative objects. Originally learning to make traditional willow baskets, an introduction to textile basketry and the suggestion to try some different materials took my making in a new direction. Working with fine flexible materials, I weave using adapted traditional basketry techniques. My favourite technique is twining. It requires the weaving of an active element around a passive warp. The weaving gives a smooth, slightly undulating surface. Although repetitive and time consuming, the placing of each weaver informs the final piece.
Tom Mareschall (Wood) 43.4 mi
- Craft Description:Tom has been making English longbows for over 50 years and specializes in making self yew longbows based on those raised from the Tudor Warship Mary Rose. shooting a yew bow is one of life's great pleasures, a yew bow will become a part of you if you give it the chance and together you will have many rewarding hours shooting. Tom is also a skilled blacksmith specializing in historical pieces such as arrow heads.
Maldon Rd, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon CM9 8TT, UK
Ruby Taylor (Basketry) 44.2 mi
Debbie Hall (Basketry) 44.5 mi
- Craft Description:Debbie makes a range of products using her own locally grown, organic willow in a range of beautiful natural colours. This includes tiny baskets to giant living willow structures. She offers workshops in willow weaving and basketmaking, large and small living willow structures for gardens, festivals and events.
Shudy Camps, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB21 4RH, UK
James Dougall (Metal) 44.7 mi
- Craft Description:I am a silversmith and designer. I work with many different silversmithing techniques including raising, spinning, engraving, box making, inlay work, forging and fabricating. The designs I make are represented in churches, Oxford colleges and military regiments alongside private collections across Europe. My work has been exhibited internationally and widely in the UK, notably at the V&A Museum, London. I am available to commission in addition to keeping a small stock of items for immediate purchase.
57 Botyl Rd, Buckingham MK18, UK
Marysa de Veer (Other) 44.9 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional bookbinding skills are utilised in the making of fine craft designed books. I use vegetable tanned leather and pure gold leaf to create one-off beautifully bound books. Silk threads make up the headbands on the top and bottom of the book. For the front board and inside endpapers, I often use traditionally hand marbled decorative papers. Tuition workshops are held at the bindery on a regular basis. Please refer to the website for full details of the services my business has to offer.
Ashfield Rd, Midhurst GU29 9JS, UK
Mark McKellier (Wood) 45.8 mi
- Craft Description:Mark McKellier is a graphic designer with over 25 years experience. Mark now uses his love of typography, patterns and letterpress printing to design and make wood type ornaments, borders and replacement letters. Although largely self taught (a steep learning curve of over 6 months working out how to make type high blocks) Mark comes from a family of wood workers. With a collection of over 50 cases of wood type and two printing presses (a Cropper Charlton ‘Peerless No. 2’ treadle platen and a Farley Proofing press) Mark originally made woodtype for himself to replace missing letters before realising he wasn’t the only printmaker with that problem and so McKellier Wood Type was born in 2018. Combining modern CNC cutting technology with traditional methods (including a restored 1960’s Funditor printer’s table saw) he aspires to produce woodtype to the standards of Delittle and Day & Collins. Mark welcomes commissions and collaborations - get in touch here
Louise Arthur (Basketry) 46.1 mi
- Craft Description:No basket has ever been made by a machine.... where there are baskets there are people and where there are people there have always been baskets. Louise makes and teaches under the name Rough Around the Hedges. Her basketmaking activities follow the seasons and varied landscape of Hampshire in the South Downs National Park, UK. Winter lends itself to carving, forming and setting frames from coppice woods and repair work, while Spring completes the annual willow harvest and prompts weaving of nests, feeders and plant supports. Summer provides plenty of festival and course opportunities to share basketry skills and techniques with others, while Autumn invites hedgerow and garden harvests, foraging of weaving fibres and gift giving.
11 Western Rd, Liss GU33 7AG, UK
Gill Bridgestock (Metal) 46.4 mi
- Craft Description:Gill works with abstract conceptual forms that are hugely influenced by the sea as well as nature in all it's forms. She interprets the rough and smooth textures of rock pools, riverbeds and the movement of water which is of constant fascination to her. Gill's sculptural pieces represent a suggestion of a captured movement, a flowing form stretching or curling. She works with pewter in it's molten state that is worked quickly then it is further worked extensively once cool to achieve it's final appearance. Her more sculptural pieces are made using pewter sheet, silver or copper to capture the movement of water which is achieved using traditional silversmithing tools and techniques as well as the relatively new technique known as fold-forming.
Station Rd, Tenterden TN30 6HN, UK
Sarah Page (Wood) 46.9 mi
The Truggery, Hailsham BN27 1QL, UK
Richard Bingham (Basketry) 46.9 mi
- Craft Description:Richard makes Sussex Trug Baskets, primarily by hand. The rims and handles are steam-bent around formers using sweet chestnut, and he uses cricket bat willow for the boards. Trugs have been made traditionally in the Parish of Herstmonceux for the last 160 years, but are now becoming scarce.
Hailsham Rd, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27, UK
Allan Brown (Textiles) 47.4 mi
- Craft Description:Sustainable, local textile production: fibre growing, foraging and processing. (nettles, flax and wool)
Claudia Cespites (Glass) 47.4 mi
- Craft Description:I am a professional gilder and gold leaf artist specialising in creating decorative glass and antiqued mirror finishes using Verre Églomisé techniques as well as providing traditional gilding and restoration services. Since moving to the UK a few years ago I have worked producing pieces within a number specialist decoration companies before branching out on my own in early 2020. Since then I have been fortunate enough to work with a number of high-end clients on projects such as creating bespoke mirrors, gilding frames and antiques, and even gilding contemporary art sculptures.
Imogen Bright Moon (Textiles) 47.4 mi
- Craft Description:Imogen Bright Moon is a British Romani craftswoman and weaver, creating contemporary textile works through her studio practice, alongside commissioned charitable arts projects (Romani Cultural & Arts Company), exhibition (ONCA Brighton), and publication (Woven & Worn, Canopy Press 2019 & The Selkie, Magpie Publishing, 2018). Imogen’s sustainable studio practice includes educational mentorship through apprenticeship (recipient, Rose Riedel O’Brien, 2019) and as a freelance visiting lecturer and workshop leader on international arts courses at BA and MA levels since 2006. Bright Moon Weaving Studio practices an ethos of ethical, circular textile design, taking a integrated, holistic position on what it means to be a heritage ‘slow-craft’ maker at a time of growing ecological awareness, and a shift in global perspectives around mental health, physical wellbeing and the role of the creative arts to include historic and cultural ways of working in balance.
Adam Anthony (Metal) 48.8 mi
- Craft Description:Gallyon Gun & Rifle Makers, founded in 1784, has a proud history and heritage within gunmaking. We are excited to announce that we will be starting production on a range of new English made guns. They will combine impeccable design with the latest state of the art manufacturing. The new guns will be aesthetically pleasing, elegant and balanced but most importantly reliable, robust and accurate along with being 'future proofed' for steel shot.
Alington Rd, Saint Neots PE19, UK
Colin Wells (Wood) 48.9 mi
- Craft Description:The Amberley Bodger (polelathe turner)
4 Chestnut Walk, Worthing BN13 3QL, UK
Daniel Bangham (Wood) 49.3 mi
- Craft Description:The Cambridge Woodwind Makers workshop was created to provide a space for experts in the crafts of musical instrument-making to hand on their skills to others. We have an impressive list of tutors who teach around 35 students a year. The skills taught include tool making, design, measuring, wood turning, key making, instrument tuning and playing techniques.
Sarah Madsen (Metal, Other) 49.3 mi
- Craft Description:Sarah Madsen is a Jewellery Artist, Designer that produces handmade work from her studio in Cambridgeshire. Ranging from bespoke Earrings, Brooches, Wedding Rings to Tiaras. Sarah also teaches Jewellery Classes from her studio throughout the year. Her strengths are producing one off pieces that are of a sculptural nature in precious materials.
Anna Crutchley (Textiles) 50.0 mi
- Craft Description:Anna Crutchley designs and makes bespoke passementerie - tassels, cords, braids and fringes - for interior decorators, upholsterers and furniture restorers, the antiques trade, heritage organisations and private customers who are decorating their own houses. She also designs and makes original pieces for fashion designers, and contemporary interiors. She specialises in historical research into design and techniques of production. Commissions include work for the National Trust at Powys Castle, Ham House, Petworth House, Polesden Lacey and the Vyne, the Hyundai Classic Car Museum, Seoul, Korea, the Worshipful Company of Weavers, Sir John Soanes Museum, St Paul's Cathedral and houses in the UK, Ireland and Greece.
8 Canterbury St, Cambridge CB4 3QF, UK
Anna Kettle (Other) 50.2 mi
- Craft Description:Pargeting (also known as stucco) is freehand modelling in lime plaster. It was highly fashionable on the outside of houses in England from 1630 to 1780 and is also used to create ornamental ceilings, overmantels, panels .... Your personally designed parget is modelled with a creative eye, fingers and a spatula. It could be a simple combed pattern or a highly ornamental design in high relief. I am also a qualified and experienced plaster conservator
St Neots, Saint Neots PE19, UK
Mark Griffin (Wood) 51.1 mi
- Craft Description:Mark Griffin (Griff) is a green woodworking chair maker based in Oxfordshire who specialises in designing and creating unique Gentleman's chairs and other traditional and contemporary styles of side chairs, carvers and rocking chairs from green ash wood. Using only traditional techniques and hand tools, chair components are made from 'log to chair' using a shaving horse, drawknife and spokeshave then the chairs are assembled using wet-dry jointing techniques. Once assembled, seats are woven in Danish cord or paper rush. Rustic Ash Chairs was established in 2015
Robin Tuppen (Basketry) 51.1 mi
- Craft Description:My company is the original maker of the famous Sussex Trug Basket, first invented by our founder, Thomas Smith in the village of Herstmonceux in Sussex in 1829. My craftsmen and I still make the Royal Sussex Traditional Trug, using locally coppiced Sweet Chestnut and Cricket Bat Willow, which is the by-product of the English Cricket Bat Industry. The honorific "Royal"" comes from the fact that Thomas Smith was awarded Queen Victoria's Royal Warrant after having sold some of his Trugs to her on the first day of The Great Exhibition in Hyde Park
Lion Hill, Stone Cross, Pevensey BN24 5EG, UK
Martina Nestrojova (Textiles) 51.9 mi
- Craft Description:Making heirloom garments requires fine sewing skills (both machine and hand sewing) during the construction process as well as the decorative phase. Techniques used are: french seems, felled seems, hem stitches, variety of embroidery styles, smocking, insertions of delicate lace, ribbons and complimentary fabric, Madeira hems and applique, tucks, piping and so on. These garments are made to be treasured and handed down by generations. Some examples include Christening gowns, wedding gowns, flower girl's dresses, page boy's outfits, occasion wear such as Easter or Christmas outfits and so on. Heirloom is one of the oldest styles of specialty sewing. This precise and delicate type of stitching is said to have started in the late 1800s by French nuns who hand-stitched exquisite laces onto delicate fabrics for royal families. Their craftsmanship was so incredible, the resulting gowns and linens were painstakingly preserved and handed down from one generation to the next; hence an heirloom.
3 Rowan Dr, Newbury RG14 1LY
Julie Gurr (Basketry) 52.2 mi
- Craft Description:Julie has been basketmaking for over 20 years now. She was originally taught traditional basketry by professional makers in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and now uses techniques learnt to make more contemporary pieces. Much of the willow Julie uses is grown by her partner James and herself on Romney Marsh. Together they have formed an enterprise called Marsh Willow which concentrates more on willow growing, and making larger structures like plant supports and hurdles as well as artists charcoal production from willow offcuts. We also hope to diversify into coracle production soon! There is an online shop on Julies website and you can contact her to discuss comissions
Grove Ln, Iden, Rye TN31 7PY, UK
Deborah Bowness (Other) 52.9 mi
- Craft Description:Wallpaper Maker
Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 9BL, UK
Siân Evans (Metal) 53.8 mi
- Craft Description:Marrying knowledge from a traditional apprenticeship in a forge with a love of natural history, Siân produces exquisite oxidised pieces of copperwork. Her mirrors, bowls, boxes and vases are narrated by fine metal appliqué and punctuated by set gemstones and rivets. Here contemporary elegance meets traditional values and craftsmanship. Siân is proud to be both a QEST Scholar and a Churchill Fellow.
Saint Leonards, East Sussex, UK
Tom Boulton (Other) 55.2 mi
- Craft Description:Tom Boulton – Letterpress printer & typographic designer. With over 10 years’ experience in Letterpress printing & designing for both trade & personal clients I have worked with a wide variety of people and organisations including Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, V&A, Fortnum & Mason, Design Museum to name a few.
1DQ, 4-6 Glamis St, Bognor Regis PO21 1DQ, UK
Paivi Suomi (Textiles) 55.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am a hand weaver, spinner and dyer. I use natural materials, wools, cottons, linen and natural plant dyes in my work. I specialise in making traditional Sami crafts, such as band weaving, reindeer leather, pewter thread. I like to work with some of the almost forgotten crafts such as nalbinding, and fish tanning. I provide instruction on a one-to-one basis from my home studio in weaving, hand spinning and dyeing.
Ferry Drive, Chichester PO19, UK
Tony Fulton (Leather) 55.7 mi
- Craft Description:From my workshop in Godmanchester I make handcrafted and handtooled leather goods and accessories ranging from wallets and belts to motorcycle luggage and saddles generally made using veg tanned leather with bespoke handtooled designs and solid brass fittings, as such each piece created is unique to the customers own requirements. Every part of my process is hand done right from the design and cutting of the leather, then hand tooling the piece, dying and painting and then finally hand saddle stitching, finishing the piece with the hardware and treating the leather to protect it.
Roman Way, Godmanchester, Huntingdon PE29 2RW, UK
Julie Mason (Leather) 57.6 mi
- Craft Description:Multi-crafter with a specific focus on ancient skills. I can do and teach nalbinding, tablet weaving, spinning using a variety of forms from suspended spindle to e-spinner, and tooled and incised leather work using only hand techniques to form and stitch. I also make clothing for historical interpreters using extant finds and present knowledge to assist with teaching and furthering knowledge of mainly the Viking era, although I have done clothing from the neolithic up to middle medieval.
12 Upper Park Ave, Rushden NN10 9NY, UK
Keith Thomas (Metal) 58.9 mi
- Craft Description:I am a traditional hand engraver and embellisher of guns and rifles. This includes gold inlay, carving, pictures of game, all forms of lettering and silver inlay into the woodwork. I engrave for the leading London and Birmingham gunmakers as well as some abroad. I engrave traditional scroll work and also design my own patterns.
Oakridge, Middle Aston Ln, Middle Aston, Bicester OX25 5RH, UK
Anne Mills (Wood) 60.0 mi
- Craft Description:Fireside Bellows Maker ... "[Bellows] are beautiful as well as practical" ..."Wonderful bellows" ... "They are beautiful, just stunning"
Bow Rd, Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon SN7 8JB, UK
Virginia Ingr (Basketry) 62.1 mi
- Craft Description:Chair caning: Having many years experience in caning chairs, I now hold one day courses for beginners, in Bury St Edmunds. Students work on a wooden frame which they can take home, and will learn the traditional six-way pattern. Please email for details.
Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
Craig Palmer (Metal) 63.2 mi
- Craft Description:Bespoke handmade/hand spun lighting & decorative items from bespoke one-off commissions to multiple batch orders. Hand spinning metal is an extremely old trade which most people have never heard of yet many items in and around their homes and businesses are hand spun, or used to be before mass production of cheap pressed or machine-made goods took over. Hand spinning takes years to master and is fascinating to watch if never seen before. I have been a precision metal spinner for over 16 years, hand spinning for the aerospace and nuclear industries working to extremely tight tolerances (as tight as 0.1mm) as well as all kinds of commercial spinning and one-off pieces in standard and exotic metals. My love of metal spinning has led me to making decorative and statement lighting, flower pots, candle holders and bowls etc., from my small workshop in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Everything I sell is handmade to order, British-made with passion and a high level of workmanship. All the tools I use to spin metal are also handmade by myself, from the mandrels to the tools I use to manipulate the metal. As well as my own work I also take commissions and multiple batch orders of parts or components.
Nadine Anderson (Basketry) 64.1 mi
- Craft Description:A full-time basketmaker with 23 years experience Nadine Anderson weaves in willow and rush, the latter she harvests in the Cambridgeshire Fens. There are a core number of designs that are always in stock such as Rush Totes and Willow Pumpkin Log Baskets but she is constantly pushing the boundaries of her materials and developing new work, often for commissions. The traditional vernacular baskets of the 2oth Century have been an important area of research including Welney Eel Traps and Cambridgeshire Potato Cobs. She has made baskets for film production companies and two full size Rush Green Man costumes for The Lord Mayors Show in 2018. She is a Yeoman Basketmaker to the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and is currently an active member of the Basketmakers' Association, organising their Spring and Autumn courses. She teaches both schools and adult basketry classes and participates in Cambridge Open Studios each July.
8 Main St, Ely CB6 2DF, UK
Jon Lewington (Leather) 65.1 mi
- Craft Description:One of my greatest pleasures is reproducing old and unusual leather items; discovering by practical experimentation how the item was produced, the problems the maker encountered, how they overcame them and the materials and techniques used. All my items are completely hand crafted using traditional hand tools, hand stitched and finished.
Sengana Cl, Botley, Southampton SO30 2NU, UK
Sandwich Medieval Trust (Other) 65.4 mi
- Craft Description:Recreation and display of medieval living history with the aim of educating through crafts, skills and re-enactment within a timber framed visitor centre. The building is situated by the Sandwich Quay, close to the town, once an important port. Within the centre is a working replica forge, a wood-fired brick oven, a boat building workshop area, education area with a mini-scriptorium and crafts workshop space upstairs. We will soon be welcoming a full scale replica medieval ship to sit alongside the building. Special events throughout the year include a wider range of crafts, re-enactments and entertainments. The centre relies on volunteers and is run by the Sandwich Medieval Trust, a registered charity.
The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, UK
Nick Checksfield (Metal) 65.7 mi
- Craft Description:Master mail maker and restorer. Since 1992. I've have worked for The Wallace collection, V&A, private collectors and dealers I make and restore mail (chain mail) of all types and periods. Please see my website for more details.
Sarah Manly (Glass) 65.8 mi
- Craft Description:I am a glass coldworker. I shape and decorate glass by grinding it when it is cold. My coldworking area is a bit like a museum but I use my lovely old machines to produce contemporary work. I also have a warm glass area for shaping and decorating glass in a kiln.
Grotto Hill, Margate CT9 2BU, UK
Natascha Maksimovic (Other) 66.3 mi
- Craft Description:Wallpaper Making
72 Norfolk Rd, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HZ, UK
Sergio Muelle (Metal) 67.4 mi
- Craft Description:My path to the forge started by becoming a farrier in La Mancha, Central Spain, just outside the city of Toledo. Eventually I found myself working in Newmarket (Suffolk). After my knees called it quits for shoeing horses, what once was a hobby is now a fulltime occupation and my transformation from Shoeing Smith to Bladesmith is complete! I forge my knife blades in High Carbon Steel, either as monosteel (one single piece of steel) or as Pattern Welded (multi-layered ) also known as 'Damascus' steel. Wood is my preferred material for handles and I source them locally, in general, from pruning.
Wetherden, Stowmarket IP14, UK
Janet Timms (Textiles) 67.5 mi
- Craft Description:This type of beading and embroidery is also known as Broderie Chainette and Broderie de Luneville, named after Luneville in France where during the 19th century the tambour hook, which had been used exclusively for surface thread embroidery was first used for the application of beads and sequins.
23 Queen's Gardens, Dover CT17 9AH, UK
Claire Gaudion (Basketry) 68.1 mi
- Craft Description:Claire Gaudion weaves traditional Guernsey willow baskets, Pannier a cous.
Station Rd, Stockbridge SO20, UK
Fergus Wessel (Other) 68.2 mi
- Craft Description:Based in Oxfordshire, Fergus is one of the UK's leading letter cutters and memorial artists. He specialises in hand-carved memorials, headstones, opening plaques and architectural lettering. He has clients all over the UK with work in St Paul's Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall, and many Oxford Colleges. His unique headstones are all individually commissioned. He has recently written a book Headstones: advice and inspiration which is being sold to raise money for Maggie's cancer care charity. Visit stoneletters.com/book to buy a copy.
Spring Cottage, Green Ln, Milton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6JY, UK
John Wills (Metal) 68.3 mi
- Craft Description:John is a brazier -maker of domestic copper and brassware items- and a blacksmith making historic reproductions for museums, educators, reenactors and anyone with a love of hand made traditional metalwork.
Glendon Lodge Farm, Kettering NN14 1QF, UK
Carol Partridge (Other) 68.9 mi
- Craft Description:The craft of corn dolly making is becoming a dying art: the straw needed for dolly making is becoming harder to find and only grown by a few specialist farmers and, as a result, there are relatively few people making traditional corn dollies on a regular basis - all the more reason to try to ensure that this folk craft survives. Having stumbled into corn dolly making by chance some years ago I am now researching and making traditional designs associated with different areas of the British Isles as well as looking further afield to similar customs in other countries; my work also includes more modern versions using traditional techniques. I have also collaborated with several artists in creating static and ‘live’ installations.
Collingwood Rd, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15, UK
Fiona Kingdon (Wood) 69.2 mi
- Craft Description:Silhouettes, landscapes, keepsakes and other artworks. No lasers, CNC, 3D printing or plywood here! I am compelled to work with wood and I am at my most content when at my saw. In a world full of the mediocre and mass production masquerading as art and craft, I am determined to at least try to skilfully make something that’s beautiful and one of a kind. So, I create art pieces suggested by the wood I find, the landscapes I love, their inhabitants, and their stories. Working in solid, native or rescued timbers, I create intricate images that emerge over many hours of cutting by hand with a scrollsaw. Skill and attention to the material is required, nothing is perfect, nor is it able to be reproduced endlessly at the push of a button. I love to explore the imagery the timber offers up in its grain pattern, the contrasts within the wood itself, or simply weave the beauty of the wood into my designs. Its a joy to work a material that’s so giving and I am determined to do justice to the trees that gave it.
59 Kettering Rd, Rothwell, Kettering NN14 6JR, UK
Monica Wilson (Metal) 69.3 mi
- Craft Description:Handmade silver Jewellery and silver work, mainly inspired by nature. Green woodwork, mainly chairs, furniture, bowls and spoons. A selection of my work is available at Rum's Eg Gallery, Romsey - see my website for further information.
Romsey SO51, UK
Jim Barrett (Leather) 69.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am a traditional country saddler producing hand made leather goods from my workshop in Rothwell, Northamptonshire. I repair and manufacture a range of leather items using predominantly English bridle leathers. For the majority of my work I use a variety of hand stitching techniques.
39 Crispin St, Rothwell, Kettering NN14 6DA, UK
Liz Baker (Textiles) 69.4 mi
- Craft Description:In conversation it came up that my lace pillow is really a reflection of my life in making lace.I started making lace in 1988 which means I've been doing this for over half my life. Every bobbin tells a place or a gift, every bead tells a story. There are the beads that I bought each month when I started. There are the bobbins bought to celebrate events in my life. In 2000 I start my journey into Japanese Braiding, kumihimo, when I discovered that using a Marudai was like making lace in three dimensions. As a professional business trainer, teaching lace and kumihimo was a natural step. I also supply equipment and supplies for kumihimo at craft fairs to promote the skills.
The Manse, Fox St, Rothwell, Kettering NN14 6AN, UK
Paul Hayler (Ceramic) 72.2 mi
- Craft Description:Family studio based on the Isle of Wight.
Main Rd, Ryde PO33, UK
Moray MacPhail (Metal) 72.3 mi
- Craft Description:BronzeWork started some 20 years ago. Working for architects, garden designers and furniture designers, our work now features in both historic and modern environments. Moray MacPhail, the proprietor, started his working life as an apprentice blacksmith, before undertaking 6 years of training as a naval architect for the Admiralty. Naval architecture is a discipline which at its best combines technical rigour with aesthetic awareness; this combination influences all the work which comes out of the workshop.
15 Sandy Ln, Martlesham, Woodbridge IP12 4SD, UK
Jane Catherine Sanders (Ceramic) 72.4 mi
- Craft Description:Ceramic beads. The beads are fashioned from earthenware clay and biscuit fired, they are then hand painted and glazed. This may be a pattern using natural mineral colours or a complete landscape painted on an individual bead. These are then fired again. A third firing is needed to add real gold or platinum or a lustre glaze detail. The toggle clasps are fashioned from sterling silver.
Fotheringhay Rd, Peterborough PE8, UK
Jo James (Textiles) 72.9 mi
- Craft Description:I practise the discipline of hand winding, a process discovered whilst exploring weaving. I create original bespoke wall hangings for the Interior. I have found ‘Process’ motivates ‘Making’ and I am able to obtain strength and a sense of purpose from handcrafted work, enhancing wellbeing. I find inspiration from nature and in particular the coast surrounding the Isle of Wight. Capturing colours, textures and tactility are my main motivation.
Morton Old Rd, Brading Isle of Wight, Brading, Sandown PO36 0PH, UK
Liam Rickerby (Wood) 73.5 mi
- Craft Description:Family business working from a small workshop in the East of England. Specialising in making traditional hand tools for woodworkers.
Alison Dupernex (Textiles) 73.6 mi
- Craft Description:Designer and maker of hand framed knitted scarves, jackets and coats, worked in cashmere, silk and Donegal wool which is lightly felted. Also available is an interiors range of throws, blankets and pots.
Magnus Sigurdsson (Metal, Leather) 73.6 mi
- Craft Description:Armourer, with some forty years experience, including training in Japan. I work largely in a Victorian forge, using techniques which have not changed since the Middle Ages. I make my own steel, including crucible steel and damascus, and pattern-welded blades. I make blades and armour, designing for the film industry and collectors. I lecture on medieval warfare and the development of arms and armour from ancient times to the present.
Anita Harrison (Textiles) 73.6 mi
- Craft Description:Anita was taught simple embroidery on Aida fabric with a large blunt needle at age 3. She was taught to knit age 4, learnt to crochet age 6, and started making her own clothes age 10. From age 16 she attended a Fashion & Pattern Cutting course at Art College, where she gained an Embroidery Art & Craft A level and won various prizes including Best Knitwear (2 years running), Best Design in Category and Best Manufacturing for Imbex Menswear Competition, and Most Commercial Glove design. On graduating from Art College, Anita successfully entered the hand knitwear industry working with major yarn spinners and publishing houses for whom she designed knitwear as well as wrote knitting patterns. She also worked within publishing industry as a Section Editor on a craft publication, and has written a book on ribboncraft, which included some ribbon embroidery. Anita is now a graduate from the Royal School of Needlework where she attended the Future Tutors course during which she studied the skilled art of traditional hand embroidery to the highest level for three years. Alongside Future Tutor studies, Anita worked on the hand-embroidered textile for The Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Back to Nature’ garden at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival (2019). She also part of a team who worked on a Bon Marche Chair at the RSN, during which time she was filmed and subsequently appeared on Salvage Hunters: The Restorers (August 2020). Having previously only had experienced demonstrating to students face to face, during 2020 Anita embraced teaching Embroidery classes online via Zoom. Anita’s work has been exhibited on the RSN stand at Knitting & Stitching Shows, as well as at RSN exhibitions at Hampton Court Palace.
Sarah Butters (Textiles) 73.7 mi
- Craft Description:I work with natural fibres and plant dyes. Hand spinning, knitting, felt making, peg loom weaving.
Joe Pattison (Other) 74.7 mi
- Craft Description:As of 2018 Joe has retired from Pargeting and is now concentrating on sculpture. Joe Pattison has been sculpting and modelling ever since he could pick up a lump of plasticine. He has worked in clay, wax, plaster, and almost all other materials, producing everything from Discworld figurines to character fridge magnets, and from scented plaster room fresheners to comical face mugs and village signs. These days he concentrates on pargeting. Pargeting is the art of decorative lime plasterwork on the outside walls and the insides of houses. It probably started to appear with the Romans but became widespread in England during the reign of Henry VIII. It stayed popular for a couple of centuries or more with another peak in the Jacobean era before beginning to decline. It is now mainly, but not exclusively, confined to East Anglia where a handful of craftsmen and women still practise this art. In the last few years there has been another upsurge in the popularity of this old craft. As well as applying the decoration directly to the wall in the traditional way, Joe also produces bespoke pargeted panels using traditional materials and techniques, framed in new or reclaimed oak. His inspiration ranges from Medieval woodwork through Jacobean design to the works of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. Examples of Joe's work can be seen on his website.
10 Nethergate Street, Hopton, Diss, Suffolk IP22 2QZ, UK
Melissa Cole (Metal) 74.8 mi
- Craft Description:Melissa Cole is a blacksmith with over 25 years experience of working to commission, designing and making bespoke traditional and contemporary forged metal pieces for the home and garden. Her forge, with examples of her elegant flowing forge work, is open by appointment through the year. Melissa also regularly teaches introductory blacksmithing and metal sculpture courses privately from her Wiltshire forge and was a short course tutor in Blacksmithing and creative metalwork at West Dean College.
Pewsey SN9 6LU, UK
Sue Kirk (Basketry) 74.9 mi
- Craft Description:Sue Kirk has been growing willow and weaving baskets for 20 years in King's Cliffe, East Northamptonshire. Sue makes traditional and contemporary baskets using several varieties of home grown willow. Working to commission and creating her own designs for galleries and interior spaces. 'Slice', Sue's large scale outdoor sculpture was recently woven for Burghley House Sculpture park in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Woven with home grown willows the piece slices through a stone wall, piercing the stone, playfully passing through the space with movement and speed. Sue also teaches basketry, garden structures and willow sculpture throughout the year at King's Cliffe and at a variety of venues around the country including the City Lit in London. Sue is a member of The Basketmakers' Association and last year was made a Yeoman member of The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.
70 Wood Rd, King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK
Richard Arnold (Wood) 74.9 mi
- Craft Description:A small rural workshop trying to keep traditional joinery alive. A lot of work involving listed buildings. Constantly studying the history of 18th and 19th century joinery practices and use them wherever we can in a modern working environment.
Farndon Rd, Market Harborough LE16 9NP, UK
Sue Day (Textiles) 75.1 mi
- Craft Description:Nalbinding, I have been Nalbinding for almost 20 years with my hand spun wool, which I have dyed with Natural dyes. The stitches I use are Single looping, Coptic, Tarim, York, Oslo and Mammen. I have been teaching this craft for 6 years to various groups and giving talks on Ancient Textiles for over 20 years. Alongside displays of other ancient textile products I make, which include Sprang and Tablet weaving. I have demonstrated all of these crafts in various open air museums around the country and on various television programs. Please see the crafts section on the web site.
90 Fullers Ave, Cricklade, Swindon SN6 6EU, UK
Pip White (Textiles) 75.7 mi
- Craft Description:Pip White started Pippaluk Crafts some five years ago. She now specialises in needle felt landscape and coastal scenes felted mainly from Merino fleece but also using more exotic fibres such as yak and silk mixes. Her pictures depict well known and loved scenes, particularly of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Working from home she sells her work on Etsy. Pippaluk Crafts also retail tools and colour palettes of fleece particularly designed for landscapes. Workshops held regularly with discounts for larger groups. All enquiries welcome.
West Grimstead, Salisbury SP5 3RJ, UK
Andy Fortune (Wood) 77.4 mi
- Craft Description:Member of the Register of Professional Turners. Maker of handcrafted wooden bowls, platters and hollow forms from locally sourced native timber on the Isle of Wight. Provider of beginner and intermediate woodturning courses. Retailer of tools, equipment, finishing products and timber. Bespoke services. Small-run production turning.
Newtown, Newport PO30 4QB, UK
David Wheeler (Wood) 77.9 mi
- Craft Description:Trained in the High Wycombe furniture industry, I started making furniture on my own account in 1976. Since then I have developed a passion for both design and craft and have followed a path in to teaching woodwork, from basic carpentry and joinery to fine woodworking in various colleges and academies across the country. Since settling in Norfolk I have developed a strong interest in Green Woodworking and now make traditional wooden rakes to augment my growing range of chairs and other fine furniture. I am in the process of developing short courses for beginners in green woodworking and already run one day courses in rake making at Bradfield Woods in Suffolk.
East Harling, Norwich NR16 2SQ, UK
Sue Lowday (Leather) 77.9 mi
- Craft Description:Each item is individually hand cut, dyed and finished in my workshop, developing my designs inspired by the unique qualities of the vegetable tanned leather. I work mainly with vegetable tanned leather sourced from English and Italian tanneries. The tools I use have been collected over many years. Silversmithing skills learned on the BA course in Sheffield early in my career are experimentally used to work the leather. Part of my work is designing and make intriguing, unique objects that may not be absolutely functional, alongside fully functional considered items that have years of practical use. I make belts, bags, journals, purses etc that I sell mainly through selected craft shows, I have a website shop for belt purchases. I am an elected Brother of the Art Workers Guild, selected maker of the Sussex Guild of Craftsmen and have BA(Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery, MA Metalsmithing & Jewellery, Leather Conservation Course with tutor Theo Sturge.
12 Bonchurch Village Rd, Ventnor PO38 1RG, UK
Geoffrey Laycock (Wood) 79.6 mi
- Craft Description:I am lucky to have a diverse range of interests, skills and business opportunities. I am involved with property renovation, preferably reinstating original features, I also make Windsor chairs, wooden pens and decorative boxes and I restore old racing cars and motorcycles. I undertake woodworking tool and machinery evaluation for a high-end woodworking magazine and also write articles on safety and ergonomics in the workshop, woodworking techniques and practical workshop improvements.
Crimplesham, King's Lynn PE33 9DX, UK
Shalini Austin (Metal) 80.4 mi
- Craft Description:I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper Things. It started as a hobby in 2008, making wire jewellery. As I progressed on my creative journey I learnt to appreciate sheet metal, especially copper. So it is only natural that my work is now taking a new path in coppersmithing. In recent years I have been working mainly with sheet copper, crafting a decorative and functional range of copper jewellery, home-ware and sculptures. I love working with sheet metal and creating interesting 3D forms and shapes, often using nothing more than a simple hammer to create textures. Recently I have also started enamelling, which has proven very popular with jewellery customers
Stamford PE9, UK
john richards (Leather) 80.5 mi
- Craft Description:John Richards trained at the London College of Printing under the late Arthur Johnson, one of Britain’s finest craft bookbinders. Since establishing his business in 1980 John Richards has become a highly regarded bookbinder with commissions from The Royal Academy, The National Trust, The Asiatic Society and many private collectors and antiquarian booksellers. Although specialising in the conservation of old books, John Richards provides a full range of bookbinding services including new bindings, box making and paper repair. All work is carried out by John Richards personally, using only high quality leather and materials, including genuine gold leaf. Winner of Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2007. Winner of Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2015 Winner of Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2019
8 Gloucester St, Leamington Spa CV31 1EE, UK
Sarah Waters (Textiles) 82.6 mi
- Craft Description: I am a contemporary feltmaker using ancient techniques to showcase the beauty and diversity of our British wool. Working with local and sustainable fleeces where possible, I create large scale wallhangings, installations and artworks, together with small items for the home. Felt is an ancient art for modern day living. As a felt artist for almost thirty years, I understand the importance for the need to highlight the history, sustainability and renewable resources of wool and to be able to educate and show this to a wider audience. My work is not only functional but has colour, texture and tactile qualities. Using both traditional and innovative techniques I aims to show the diversity and qualities feltmaking can be taken to and pushes the boundaries with my work. I am a very ‘hands on’ person and loves the tactile feel of felting. Each piece I produces is unique and loves that fact it can never be replicated. Sheep, wool and farming are in my blood and my current practice of felt artwork reflects my desire to connect with the land. My work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally and I sell work though galleries and online. I am joint regional coordinator of the International Feltmakers Association and also a selected member of the Society of Designer Craftsman. I have almost thirty years of experience in teaching feltmaking from school children, adults with learning difficulties to community projects. I give talks and workshops across the UK and online. Teaching and sharing my work have always been important for me. It not only encourages others to learn and find out more but also solidifies my own practice.
Fordingbridge SP6, UK
Sarah Harrison (Metal) 82.8 mi
- Craft Description:The Lettering Arts Trust champions the UK's rich heritage of hand drawn and carved lettering on stone, wood and metal.
Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SP, United Kingdom
Katie Morgan (Other) 83.4 mi
- Craft Description:I am a self employed decorative painter, est 1985, specialising in all sorts of paint finishes. My work is very varied, from fairground rides to Gypsy wagons, narrowboats to clock dial restoration, furniture to interiors. I also illustrate town maps and produce my own illustrated books on the meaning of words.
Stanway, Cheltenham GL54 5PQ, UK
Pete Moncrieff-Jury (Wood) 84.0 mi
- Craft Description:I am a full time professional wood turner, specialising in using sustainably sourced woods and other materials. Whilst I use electric lathes, my work is traditionally based and covers a wide range of work from treen to crafting tools, decorative / artistic work to goblets made for use. I like to incorporate other materials in my work and this can range from metals to glass, bone, leather and fabric.
The Common, Bromham, Chippenham SN15 2JJ, UK
Emma Abel (Ceramic) 84.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am a Maker of wildlife mosaics, using intricately cut hard materials such as ceramic, glass, slate and marble to create mosaics of critically endangered wildlife. My aim is to promote awareness of endangered species by providing a small platform in the art world through social media, exhibitions and competitions. In 2019, 2020 and 2021 abelmosaics was shortlisted in the Explorers Against Extinction global Art initiative, furthermore selected as Runner Up for The Artist Award in 2020. My work is in print and I have exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society and Oxo Gallery in London aswell as throughout UK. All wildlife commissions generate a 10% donation to conservation charities such as Tusk; mosaics have sold to renowned conservation explorers and mountaineers. I work on mesh/board in the “Direct” method, making eyes, beaks and claws using the glass fusion process to give personality. Technique is influenced by the Roman Opus mosaic art form with a modern twist. I give weekly mosaic workshops in Wiltshire. abelmosaics is a member of the British Association of Modern Mosaics (BAMM), Heritage Crafts Association (HCA), The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI) and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT).
Chitterne, Warminster BA12 0LG, UK
Theo Wright (Textiles) 85.7 mi
- Craft Description:Theo Wright is a textile designer and handweaver. Theo studied Computer Science at York University in the early 1980s and has spent many years working in technology research. A longstanding interest in textiles gradually turned into a change of career when he established his handwoven textiles business in 2011 following completion of a Textile Design BA at University College Falmouth. Theo was selected by the Crafts Council for their 2014 Hothouse business training and professional development programme. Since then he has been working woven artworks inspired by mathematics including Permutations and When Waves Collide, projects with funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Theo sells scarves via his website and regularly exhibits at craft fairs around the UK.
Coventry, Coventry, West Midlands CV5 6PU, UK
Will Sherman (Metal, Wood) 87.6 mi
- Craft Description:Will is a traditional Arrowsmith and Fletcher, specialising in replicas of early, high and late Medieval arrows and arrowheads. Forged in the original way, using the traditional equipment his arrowheads are copies of extant examples in museums and private collections, and the arrows are replicas of Nydam, Hedeby, Valsgarde, Westminster Abbey and Mary Rose finds. Many of Will's arrows and heads can be seen in museums and displays such as Salisbury Museum, Crécy-en-Ponthieu, Norfolk Castle and Buckingham Old Gaol.
London Ln, Avon, Christchurch BH23 7BL, UK
Connie Flynn (Textiles, Glass) 87.7 mi
- Craft Description:My multi skilled textile practice has evolved through experimenting and combining traditional techniques and modern practices, using a variety of materials to work with both my hands and machines. These are often drawn from a number of skills - hand felting, weaving, knitting, textile sculpture, and surface effects including hand stitching. The chosen processes often represent social and cultural concepts in a textile history framework, crossing cultural and contextual boundaries between traditional craft and contemporary art. I have exhibited widely since 1992 in a variety of gallery and museum contexts, both nationally and internationally. I began working in stained glass in 1992, from small glass hangings to unique Tiffany style lampshades, and to large stained glass panels for installation in windows. I have had a number of commissions in the UK and abroad. I also assisted Hana Osmancikova in a large stained glass church window commission in the Czech Republic. My experience of working on a commission with a school resulted in the outcome of two stained glass windows designed by the children for a new children’s centre in Harrow. Highlights of selected exhibitions include the Palace of Westminster, with a reception hosted by Betty Boothroyd. I also participated in a group exhibition in the Centre Culturel H Matisse, France, staying in the house once occupied by Henri Matisse.
Colin Newman (Leather) 87.8 mi
- Craft Description:Craft leatherworker producing hand-made products using only hand techniques. All my work is hand sewn using traditional saddle stitch for strength, longevity and beauty. I try to use as many UK produced materials as I possibly can, including leather supplies and brass hardware etc.
27 Conygar Rd, Tetbury GL8 8YS, UK
Katy Bevan (Textiles) 88.3 mi
- Craft Description:Katy Bevan is an independent curator, writer and educator with a specialism in craft. She works as a freelance consultant within formal and informal learning situations with a particular interest in the connective nature of craft in communities and the relationship between craft and wellbeing. She writes for textile and craft magazines such as Selvedge, The Knitter and Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine, is a practical craft editor, designer and art-director, blogs at The Crafter and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Chalford, Stroud GL6 8QD
Jennie Parry (Textiles) 89.1 mi
- Craft Description:Jennie Parry, well known as an embroiderer for many years, is an enthusiastic braid maker, founder member of the Braid Society of which she is currently President. She enjoys sharing her collection of ethnic textiles as a study resource and as inspiration. Much as she enjoys ply split structures, inkle weaving and Chinese minority braids, her real passion is for Kumihimo made on Marudai, Kakudai, Ayatakedai, Karakumidai, and Takadai of which she has four. Its versatility and potential for innovative oblique interlaced structures continues to stimulate her 3D sculptural work. 'Today my relationship with the most sophisticated type of Japanese braiding equipment, the takadai, and now the three level ‘Tri Takadai’ is deeply rooted, total and passionate. Having spent some years learning the essential traditional techniques, I now feel able to experiment, explore and develop the vast potential of these most versatile tools. I use Japanese paper, monofilament, silk, linen, lycra, shrinking silks, silk and stainless steel, and even dissolving threads that create spaces. The experience gained through a vast amount of time spent sampling and experimenting with different combinations of yarns has lead to pioneering innovative work which has gained much international respect. The rhythmic movement of my hands as I braid has parallels with the rhythmic phrasing of musical ideas. One braid is not enough to express my emotional responses to natural rhythms, shadows and patterns, so each piece consists of several braids, sometimes just repeating, sometimes mirroring the order of the bobbins and often manipulated once off the takadai.'
Leicester, Leicester, UK
Chaz Friend (Basketry) 90.4 mi
- Craft Description:I am a basket maker with some flavouring of a willow artist. I make various types of baskets and am all the time looking to learn to make more. I teach these skills in adult classes. I also make sculptures using metal armatures , which are overlaid with a willow skin. I can do this by commission, but more commonly, I will make the armature and then work with a client to complete the piece. This can offer be organisations or schools.
Newdegate St, Nuneaton CV11, UK
Simon Haywood (Wood) 90.5 mi
- Craft Description:Simon Haywood designs and creates quality decorative ornament, sculptures and architectural carving in a variety of woods. Using traditional wood carving methods, Simon creates unique products that will enhance your home or work environment. Working independently or in collaboration, Simon can bring distinction, style and authenticity to your home or commercial space with specialist architectural wood carvings. Simon is a member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen.
207 Slad Rd, Stroud GL5 1RJ, UK
Matt Horrocks (Leather) 90.5 mi
- Craft Description:Coast Leather is all about crafting handmade products which last well beyond the lifetime of off-the-shelf alternatives. I use traditional techniques and materials to make handmade goods like leather belts, wallets and notebook covers. If you can’t see something suitable, I’m also happy to make a bespoke item that is completely unique to you; please contact me for more information.
Dave Cockcroft (Wood) 90.7 mi
- Craft Description:I make chairs using traditional green woodworking techniques. Starting with fresh felled ash or oak the wood is split and then carved with a drawknife. The finished components have bold facets and follow the natural curves in the wood. I make Welsh stick chairs, following the tradition of country chairs made simply with a minimal set of hand tools. I also make desk chairs and dining chairs using a method know as post and rung in styles similar to those made by Ernest Gimson and the Arts & Crafts Movement. I carve household utensils, mostly spoons but also bowls and cups. I'm know for my painted ware, scoops and spoons that have a think milk paint finish that has an almost ceramic appearance. I regularly teach spoon carving courses and details can be found on my website.
18 Bisley Rd, Stroud GL5 1HE, UK
Bernard Graves (Other) 90.7 mi
- Craft Description:Pyrites Living & Learning with Nature Consultant & Tutor for Experiential Education, Teacher Training & Personal Development Bernard Graves, founder of Pyrites - Living & Learning with Nature - an educational initiative that promotes and facilitates Practical Skills Education in Schools & Practical Skills Teacher Training Courses throughout the UK and worldwide. www.pyrites.org Bernard is an experienced traditional craft practitioner and tutor, both with children and adults, facilitating workshops in a variety practical skills and activities combining ancient and contemporary technologies as a means to access vital areas of experience and learning. Currently engaged in writing a craft book: Crafting - Practice, Experience & learning.
11 Bisley Rd, Stroud GL5 1HE, UK
Nicholas Birchall (Paper) 91.5 mi
- Craft Description:I began saving letterpress type & equipment in 2006 and this has grown into a composing room and a working printing office. At present we have hand/treadle platen presses, an Albion flat bed press now completely renovated. Cleeve Press has a wide range of typefaces, fleurons and image blocks in stock. I produce quality letterpress printing from my own designs in traditional typographical styles and also teach these skills to others at craft workshops. Link Cleeve Press Access to Letterpress I am a member of the Heritage Crafts Association and the Oxford Guild of Printers, we exhibit at OGP events, book fairs and other publishing, handcraft and printing exhibitions.
18 Windmill Ave, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4JH, UK
Geoff Travers (Basketry) 92.2 mi
- Craft Description:Geoff is a traditional basket maker, using Somerset willow and locally sourced hedgerow materials.
7 Orchard Dr, Southwick, Trowbridge BA14 9NT, UK
Karen Slade (Ceramic) 92.3 mi
- Craft Description:Inlaid, traditional honey glazed Medieval Tile designs created in earthenware and slip clays. Decorative patterns researched and carved into wooden pattern blocks which I use to stamp into clay and fill with white clay slip. After careful drying, I carve away the extra slip to reveal the detailed design. Fired and glazed with a deep yellow glaze, the tiles are then ready to decorate homes and interpret historic settings and museums.
Saxby Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1BP, UK
Anna McDowell (Textiles) 93.4 mi
- Craft Description:Dorset Buttons is a heritage craft unique to Dorset. The Dorset Buttons Industry originated in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in the 1620s, and became a major cottage industry throughout Dorset creating employment for many families. To help keep this heritage craft alive, my Dorset Buttons are worked in the traditional way but I use contemporary materials and designs.
Undercliffe Cottage, Britmore Ln, Donhead St Mary, Shaftesbury SP7 9DG, UK
Sarah Mann (Textiles) 93.6 mi
- Craft Description:Upholstery in both traditional and modern techniques, recovering with fabrics and leather. Eco conscious craft and gifts using waste to avoid landfill
Ursula Jeakins (Paper) 93.9 mi
- Craft Description:I am a traditional hardback stationery bookbinder and an exhibiting member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. I have supplied a range of museum shops linking with special collections, including Court Barn, the House of Illustration, the Towner Art Gallery, Ditchling Museum, Two Temple Place and Compton Verney. I am keenly promoting the use of the traditional Commonplace Book and these are available from my website.
Starsmead, Haresfield, Stonehouse GL10 3EG, UK
Susan Green (Leather) 94.1 mi
- Craft Description:Susan Green is an artisan bookbinder who enjoys working with fine leathers, hand marbled papers and letting the beauty of materials speak for themselves. Mostly working to commission (although with a Ready To Ship Collection that's a popular gift destination at Christmas time), she makes personalised Wedding Guest Books, Memory Books, Artist's Sketchbooks and Journals. Most often she uses the 15th century Longstitch with Linkstitch binding style, for its flexibility, strength and paired down beauty. Susan also designs & produces dummies for graphic design studios, print companies, etc. Susan teaches short course bookbinding courses in Dorset.
Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21, UK
Kate Holland (Leather) 94.6 mi
- Craft Description:Fine bookbinding for the 21st century. Using centuries old techniques and materials but with a modern aesthetic, I create bindings which reflect the content and feel of the text and illustrations. I also work with clients on creating very limited editions, whether there own text or a family archive. I can advise on creating the whole book from editing, typesetting and layout, to printing, binding and boxmaking. And I teach - at West Dean, Shepherds, The Craftsmans Cottage and from my workshop in beautiful countryside just outside the vibrant, artisan market town of Frome.
Malthouse Farm, Court Lane, Corsley, Lane End, Warminster BA12 7PA, UK
Sonnaz Limited () 95.1 mi
Pamphill, Wimborne BH21 4ED, UK
Richard Weaver (Wood) 95.1 mi
- Craft Description:I was first introduced to the world of green woodworking and heritage crafts back in 2010 by Lee Southall, a talented craftsman and willow weaver. My practical skills as a conservationist (10+ years) were put into good use and I found myself making spoons and experimenting with different designs. I’m in love with the process, not just the end product and passionate about teaching others heritage crafts. When I am not turning bowls or forging tools, I work part-time supporting adults with autism and learning disabilities. This is my other passion and another area of teaching I specialise in. Through this experience, I am now offering unique day sessions for adults with additional needs who want to learn a variety of heritage crafts. This is hosted in a safe, secure woodland space at the centre of Stratford upon Avon. Sessions will include polelathe turning, bowl turning, spoon carving, stool making, willow weaving, tool maintenance and group projects. If you are interested in attending, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://richardjohnweaver.wixsite.com/rjwcrafts
Clare Hegdes (Textiles) 95.2 mi
- Craft Description:Clare Hedges designs and hand makes bespoke passementerie from her studio in Norfolk. Working with a wide range of customers including interior designers, private clients, furniture makers and restorers and heritage groups she specialises in colour matching and reproducing antique pieces. Heritage commissions include the V&A Museum, Raynham Hall, Cressingham and Ickworth churches, braid for Coronation chairs and horse drawn carriages. National Trust commissions include Felbrigg Hall, Oxburgh Hall, Clumber Park, Lyme Park and Knole House. Clare works extensively with Candia Lutyens producing tassels for light fittings made to Edwin Lutyens designs, most recently at The Ned Hotel in London. Private houses in the UK, Canada, Australia, Spain and Ireland.
Dereham NR20 4HN, UK
HEATHER FLINT (Textiles) 95.7 mi
- Craft Description:Heather does Smocking - formally known as Pleat Work in Medieval times. She specialises in English Smocking as widely seen on Victorian Farmers Smocks but she has applied it to many differing projects (see my posts). Heather is also a qualified teacher and teaches Smocking and basic dressmaking techniques.
Heath Rd, Hockering, Dereham NR20 3JA, UK
Stephen and Necole Schmitz Coles (Metal) 96.1 mi
- Craft Description:Coles Castings is a foundry in north Dorset specialising in bespoke cast iron, bronze and aluminium casting for art, design and heritage projects. We cover an extensive range of foundry techniques including grey iron smelting, sand moulding, and lost wax. In addition to commission work, we also have a special interest in historical foundry methods including building furnaces for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. As part of our practice we host The Annual Dorset Iron Pour, which first took place in 2015. We started this as an opportunity for founders, craftspeople and other interested parties to participate in running a traditional cupola furnace and learn about this rare and unique craft. We offer workshops including sand moulding, lost wax investment and patination. We also offer more experimental sessions such as furnace building, dung moulding and other techniques related to metal casting.
Victoria Hall (Paper) 96.5 mi
39 London St, Whissonsett, Dereham NR20 5ST, UK
Penny Dixon (Textiles) 98.0 mi
- Craft Description:Inspired by nature I use handmade felt to produce contemplative textile homewares and accessories to make the wearer feel cherished. I produce a variety of brooches, scarves, accessories and wall hangings using wool fibres in mixtures of bright hues and gentle naturals. Handmade felt takes time to produce – Come join the slow revolution.
Birmingham B14, UK
Ruth Jenkins (Textiles) 98.4 mi
- Craft Description:Hello, I'm Ruth. I started The Slow Yarn Spinner in January 2020 to teach people how to make their own yarns using basic tools and sustainably sourced natural fibres. I am passionate about traceable yarns from farms to fabric, as well using materials that would otherwise have gone to waste. I am fascinated by the history and heritage of my craft, which was the focus for my dissertation as part of a MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies.
Fenner Benedict (Leather) 98.4 mi
- Craft Description:Founder, designer and artisan behind the self-named luxury British brand, Fenner's design background merges with his self-taught skills in working leather and metal to create individualistic work with an emphasis on functionality, durability and aesthetics; the essential characteristics of any product that will be enjoyed for a long time. Launching his artisan business in 2012 Fenner has sold his handcrafted goods around the globe and established a reputation for producing the highest quality of products that celebrate the natural beauty of the materials and the intricate qualities of the accomplished craftsmanship.
Monica Cass (Wood) 98.5 mi
- Craft Description:Par-avion aim to design and produce high quality objects that reflect their love of Mid-Century and Scandinavian design as well as Japanese and British craft skills. Their designs mix traditional craft and modern styling resulting in contemporary products that still fit in with traditional settings. Each piece is produced using environmental methods in mind. Local craftsmen and regionally available materials are key to giving their products a unique appeal. par-avion co. are an eco-conscious design partnership using almost exclusively British-sourced, natural or environmentally-friendly materials. While the timber frames are manufactured in-house, traditional practices such as seat weaving and rush plaiting are carried out by local craftspersons who specialise in these processes. Every pi stool is made with FSC British timber sourced less than 100 miles from the par-avion co. workshop. British oak is the primary wood used and the only variations on this are typically limited edition runs based on a specific tree with a unique story, such as the characterful spalted sycamore slats from the local timber yard or 5000 year old bog oak from the nearby Cambridgeshire Fens. Any colouring to the oak is achieved through natural processes: the oak is exposed to ammonia vapours inside a sealed chamber to cause a reaction with the naturally occurring tannins to create the ‘fumed oak’ finish. The wood finish is OsmoOilTM, a natural oil and wax clear finish. The seat materials are either natural or biodegradable materials. The Danish cord is a 3-ply undyed, twisted paper cord that is completely recyclable. The ‘skeined willow’ is split and stripped by par-avion co. using white willow harvested once per year in Somerset, UK. This process is recognised by the Heritage Craft Association as an endangered craft in the United Kingdom as it has largely been replaced by split cane/rattan, which comes from the Far East. The rush for the lambda daybed is locally harvested in the River Ouze in Suffolk and woven into mats using traditional plaiting techniques by Waveney Rush.
60-62 Pitt St, Norwich NR3 1DF
June Croll (Textiles) 98.5 mi
- Craft Description:I am a weaver/textile artist. Weaving by hand on traditional-style handlooms I produce contemporary woven textiles in my Norwich studio. I work to commission, exhibit regularly, and have work in private and public collections, including Norwich Castle Museum. Woven with delicate dyed and painted threads, especially silk, work ranges from gossamer-fine silk scarves to woven transparencies. Large scale hangings and 3D pieces may also incorporate materials such as copper wire and found objects as I love exploring the possibilities of unlikely combinations. I like to work with sustainable natural yarns, which I often colour with plant dyes, some of which I grow. Recurring influences are the fleeting changes in nature: of skies, ripples of wind and water. I also enjoy investigating the effects of season weather and tide; and the weaving traditions of Norwich. My studio can be visited by arrangement; I enjoy working to commission, provide bespoke weaving tuition and run workshops on a variety of textile skills.
7-15 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ, UK
Marian Eve Williams (Textiles) 98.8 mi
- Craft Description:Maker and dyer of naturally dyed clothing and accessories. The clothing can be made to measure if required. Trained at Norwich City College and Norwich Art School (now Norwich University of the Arts).
1 High Green, Norwich NR1 4AP, UK
Lesley Pyke (Glass) 99.2 mi
- Craft Description:Glass Engraving Professional glass engraver since 1984, Lesley has had a myriad of clients from all over the world including international corporations VIPs , heads of state and royalty. Based in rural Suffolk, UK, Lesley fills her small gallery with her original engravings and also blank crystal and glass for the client to decide what is to be engraved, whether is is a single initial, your coat of arms or a super yacht across 3 crystal whisky decanters, all is possible.
Toad Row, Henstead, Beccles NR34 7LG, UK
Claire Williamson (Glass) 99.6 mi
- Craft Description:I specialise in traditional stained glass and traditional glass painting. I design, make and restore stained glass for churches, domestic properties, schools and community projects. I also teach the craft to individuals, groups and schools. Alongside the traditional skills I also do glass fusing and triple glazing.
Derby Rd, Loughborough LE11, UK
Jakki Weaden (Basketry) 100.0 mi
- Craft Description:Basket maker
River Avon, United Kingdom
Sarah Goss (Wood) 100.9 mi
- Craft Description:Sarah is a woodcarver based in North East Somerset. She produces new and replica carvings covering a wide variety of subject matter from lettering and relief to architectural details. She also offers gilding (oil and water). BA Hons Restoration & Decorative Studies, INTBAU Young practitioner, Prince's Foundation Building Craft Apprenticeship alumna
Morley Terrace, Radstock BA3 3HU, UK
Craig & Rebecca Struthers (Metal) 101.0 mi
- Craft Description:Husband-and-wife partnership, Craig and Rebecca Struthers, are bespoke watchmakers working in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. The couple first trained in vintage and antique restoration before applying their skills to the design and creation of worldwide unique timepieces using heritage techniques. They founded their studio in 2013 and have won multiple wards for their design, craftsmanship and research.
Nick Sanders (Glass, Other) 101.1 mi
- Craft Description:A traditional Master Signwriter, I completed a five year time-served apprenticeship with a Master Signwriter in Worcester between 1979 and 1984. I was taught a raft of signwriting skills from basic lettering techniques to blended shading, reverse glass writing and gilding (in both water and oil) and remained with the Master for a further four years. I have sign-written on vehicles, narrow boats, fascia boards, windows and upon surfaces as diverse as wood, metal, glass, brickwork, plaster and even leather ‘bookies’ satchels Nowadays my work is centred around providing bespoke, individual hand-painted signage for people eager to embrace traditional skills in a modern mass-produced world. Predominantly this leads me to painting historic classic vehicles, canal boats, pub signage, honours boards and even pin-striping judicial wig boxes!
Calder Cl, Droitwich WR9 8DU, UK
Peter Wood (Wood) 102.3 mi
- Craft Description:The 2014/15 'World Champion' Pole Lathe Turner! I am a Greenwood Chair-maker and teacher using traditional tools to hand craft my chairs. I set up Greenwood Days (a centre for teaching traditional crafts) 20 years ago in the heart of the National Forest. I run a variety of courses taught by experts in their fields with courses including, Chair-making, basketry, willow sculpture, coracle making, longbow making and more. I demonstrate many aspects of greenwood crafts at crafts fairs, country shows and run workshops in schools and colleges including, steam bending, pole lathe turning, seat adzing, draw-knife work and more.
Leicester Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65, UK
Harry Morris (Wood) 103.8 mi
- Craft Description:My name is Harry Morris, I am a young furniture maker in north Bristol. I studied historic craft practices at West Dean college and now work for my own company. I have become very passionate about talking about heritage craft and woodworking - my aim is to have the largest possible positive impact in the field. My long term goal is to build and run a school of Heritage craft and woodworking. I am currently taking orders of my ‘Kogei’ collection of furniture and taking on some commission work.
Strode Gardens, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3PL, UK
Jonny Tapp (Wood) 104.1 mi
- Craft Description:Wooden Brush making and restorations.
Celi McCutcheon (Wood) 104.7 mi
- Craft Description:I make useful wooden items using traditional techniques with hand tools and pedal power. I use green wood which I source from woodlands that I manage. I have been working with greenwood for over 10 years and am based in Bristol.
Tudor Rd, Easton, Bristol BS5 6BN
Liz Tapper (Textiles) 105.2 mi
- Craft Description:Liz is a Graduate Apprentice of the Royal School of Needlework, and as such, received training in traditional technical hand embroidery, as well as the conservation and restoration of antique textiles. Since that time, she has worked on commissions for Harrods, Lulu Guinness, Monsoon, London Fashion Week, for private individuals and for television. Liz teaches at venues around the country, to all skill levels, both for the RSN and privately. She also designs and sells embroidery kits and embroidered art in a range of hand embroidery techniques, as well as Appletons’ wool, fabrics and goldwork threads through her company, Lenham Needlecraft. A range of classes are also listed on the website. Liz is an accepted Member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and The Society for Embroidered Work. Please contact her to discuss a commission or to book tuition.
Holcombe Ln, Shepton Mallet BA4 4RD, UK
James Ashwell (Ceramic) 105.4 mi
- Craft Description:James is an interactive installation artist who fell into making clay pipes due to live action roleplaying. He works at the University of the West of England as a technical instructor at the Bower Ashton Studios Fabrication centre.
1 Alfred St, St Philip's, Bristol BS2 0RF, UK
Stephen Stokes (Wood) 105.4 mi
- Craft Description:At Bodden Cross Studio I offer one day wood turning experience days for complete beginners. I am also very busy letter carving in wood. I have made signs for Cathedrals shops, homes and memorials.
Bodden Cross Farm, Bodden BA4 4PU, United Kingdom
Charlotte Duckworth (Metal) 105.7 mi
- Craft Description:Designing and making beautiful cutlery from sterling silver and locally sourced English Holly, Charlotte creates functional pieces of art for the kitchen. Her ethos revolves around simple, elegant designs that are ergonomic and tactile. With the intention of provoking people to appreciate their food and take time over their daily routines and rituals in the kitchen. Her work has fine details and is finished to a high standard. Hallmarked in accordance to the Assay Office's rules and regulations. Hallmarked in London.
Old Market News, 34 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EZ, UK
Shani Phethean-Hubble (Textiles) 106.1 mi
- Craft Description:I am an established artist and craftsperson with a passion for exploring/challenging the possibilities of textiles as a medium for artistic expression. I specialise in combining arts and historic crafts with contemporary design to produce textiles and objects that are both practical and desirable. I don't use complicated looms, techniques or equipment to produce my garments and installations, preferring to create work with simple constructions. This way I enjoy and engage fully with the process, rather than drowning in technicalities, and the finished item is something which has come into being "through" a slow and deliberate production journey not "because" of it. Simplicity of construction along with quality of materials will ensure a welcome addition to your wardrobe or wall, or a bespoke present for a treasured friend or that special occasion.
Bristol, Bristol, City of Bristol BS4 1LA, UK
Pi Manson (Metal) 106.2 mi
- Craft Description:Handbuilt bicycles, made to measure and built one at a time.
The Old Sorting Office, Eastfield Rd, Cotham, Bristol BS6, UK
Catriona R MacKenzie (Metal, Wood, Glass) 106.3 mi
- Craft Description:Catriona is an Award-winning Glassblower and Glasscutter based in the South West of England. Cat also uses her twin passions, silversmithing and lamp-worked glass to create contemporary jewellery. In 2005, she graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a 2:1 honours degree, specialising in glass blowing and casting. While studying her degree she was chosen on merit to attend Alfred University, NY state to study Glassblowing and Molten Casting for six months. She then attended the International Glass Centre, in the West Midlands, where she earned five distinctions in blown and carved glass. She has also wan funding towards 2 separate masterclasses at Northland run by Simon Moore, Janusz Pozniak and Tobias Mohl. Her work has been exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery in London as part of the prestigious COLLECT exhibition, at London Glassblowing and in galleries throughout the UK and abroad. In 2013 she won the Craft & Design Magazine's Silver Award for Glass, and was a finalist in 2014 and 2016. In 2015, Catriona was chosen to receive business mentoring by the Crafts Council's Hothouse programme (hothouse 5). In 2016 R&A Collaborations made two films about Catriona's work. These can be viewed on vimeo - "Dance of Glass"and "Sparks" Catriona moved into her current studio space at Centrespace in October 2016, moving into a large space there in 2017. She creates her contemporary jewellery and teach beginners lampworking from her studio. She also teaching bigger groups at various institutions.
6 Leonard Ln, Bristol BS1 1EA, UK
Stephen Wessel (Metal, Wood) 106.8 mi
- Craft Description:I make modern concert flutes using silver, stainless steel and black acrylic inlay. These are bespoke instruments of very high quality made entirely by hand.
Shepton Mallet, UK
Jemma Gunning (Other) 107.1 mi
- Craft Description:Jemma's practice researches into industrial decline exploring spaces that have been abandoned and left to fall into disrepair. She is interested in recording our heritage before it is obliterated from our landscapes and our past culture becomes lost. Drawing underpins her practice and informs her printmaking processes. Specialising in etching and stone lithography, these methods resonate with the subjects Jemma comes to find herself documenting. They use an enforced decay, whereby acids erode metal and physically alter the surface of a limestone, echoing with the natural decay of the architectural forms she draws. Jemma's work asks us to slow down and consider the buildings that too many of us just walk straight past and ignore. Each location she documents deserves to be remembered with all their underlying social history and not just another derelict and bankrupt industrial structure scattered amongst the landscape. Alongside her practice she works as a technical instructor at UWE and is also a printmaking fellow at The City and Guilds Art College in London.
6 S Liberty Ln, Bristol BS3 2SG, UK
Helen Munday (Basketry) 107.5 mi
- Craft Description:Helen works mainly with willow, making traditional and contemporary baskets, garden structures and willow fencing/hurdles. Teaching, running workshops and demonstrating at events, Helen enjoys passing on the 'weaving' bug to other enthusiastic people. Growing a large proportion of the willow she uses has helped her gain knowledge of different basket making varieties, cuttings available for planting from January onwards. Happy to take on commissions.
Lyne Down, Ledbury HR8, UK
Martin Sommerville (Wood) 108.7 mi
- Craft Description:Carver, bowl maker, spoon whittler, traditional puppet crafter, green woodworker, animator and furniture maker. Professional Enthuser. Get in touch to look, buy or learn.
14-18 Freckingham Street, Units 42 & 43, Nottingham NG1 1DQ, United Kingdom
Paul Floyd (Glass) 108.8 mi
- Craft Description:Paul Floyd BA(hons) is a designer and maker based at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge, producing traditional & contemporary glasswork work for interior and architectural commissions. The Studio which was established in 2003 mainly works in glass, designing and making for both residential and commercial commissions. A range of contemporary and traditional techniques are used including stained glass, mosaic, kiln-forming, casting and fusing. Paul uses these techniques with a foundation of good craftsmanship and works in combination with different materials including wood, metal and ceramics to create the works. Paul has worked on varied commissions, ranging from stained glass for private clients to bespoke artworks for public art projects. In the past he has designed and made glassworks for the Eden Project in Cornwall and more recently has designed and made a series of stained glass windows for a ‘Faith Centre’, as part of the public art vision of ‘Project Dandelion’ in Wolverhampton. Through these and similar projects within the creative practice, Paul has gained and built on his experience with working alongside architects, interior designers, arts organisations, public, corporate and private clients. The studio also works with the wider community, local schools and colleges providing glass workshops, courses and creative projects.
Wollaston Rd, Stourbridge DY8 4HE, UK
Chris Baxter (Basketry) 109.1 mi
- Craft Description:Working with Willow I make baskets in the English Tradition (underfoot bases) as well as frame baskets. I also sculpt using willow and make garden products, obelisks, plant supports and hurdles (fencing). I like working with community groups and have undertaken some living willow structures both planting and maintenance. I teach some adult classes using willow in the garden, making willow creatures and making hoop and rib baskets.
Toni Watts (Other) 109.7 mi
- Craft Description:Toni is the manuscript illuminator at Lincoln Cathedral and is one of the few professional illuminators in the UK. She specialises in the creation of illuminated pages and letters using 24 carat gold and pigments. Natural pigments are painstakingly ground by hand to colour traditional manuscripts whilst modern watercolours add vibrancy to contemporary work. Commissions welcomed.
Ivy House, 5 Dycote Ln, Welbourn, Lincoln LN5 0NL, UK
Ruth Ames-White (Ceramic) 110.6 mi
- Craft Description:Ruth Ames-White is a professional mosaic artist living in Wells, Somerset. Much of her work is commissioned based, privately or through public art, she has undertaken a variety of projects, from domestic to historical. Over the years Ruth has honed her skills, underpinned by her natural creativity. She works with a broad range of materials and techniques to produce exquisitely detailed pieces. Her work is often influenced by her interest in Medieval architecture and imagery, as is evident in her current public art project, Wells in Mosaic. Also woven throughout Ruth's work you will see her love of music and the natural world.
Nigel Armitage (Leather) 110.7 mi
- Craft Description:With 30 years’ experience in the industry, Nigel has built a strong reputation as a maker of quality bespoke goods whilst maintaining the ethos, Quality Matters. The items he makes are done so using traditional and timeless techniques and are all completely handmade. In recent years, Nigel has turned his extensive knowledge and skill towards teaching. He now runs courses for absolute beginners to adept and advanced leatherworkers including many other teachers. His willingness to share his knowledge is driven by the desire to ensure the old skills are not lost and the craft is kept alive. Whilst Nigel continues to make goods to order in his workshop, he spends much of his time teaching students from across the globe and can often be found in America teaching his skills to other talented leatherworkers. Nigel is a published author of two leather working books, 'Leathercraft' and 'Belts' he has produced a large number of instructional online videos to help budding leatherworkers that can be found on his website and on YouTube.
Burton upon Trent, Burton-on-Trent, UK
Andy Middlebrook (Metal) 110.7 mi
- Craft Description:Specialist Heritage Locksmith. Keys made and locks made or restored. Traditional "one off" Light Engineering for mechanical objects.
54 New Rd, Willenhall WV13 2DA, UK
Adam Marriott (Metal, Wood, Other) 111.7 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional millwrights & engineers. All wind, water, steam & oil engine driven machinery made, rebuilt, repaired and maintained, from timber frame work, to castings and patterns.
Worcester WR6 6XQ, UK
Sarah Welsh (Textiles) 112.4 mi
- Craft Description:Crochet cabin lace and porthole cover patterns for narrowboat and home interiors. Crochet lace is traditionally used as edging strips to decorate the area of a canal narrowboat cabin between ceiling and wall, and along shelf edges. Strips of filet crochet lace can also be used to create curtains across windows, cafe net curtain stye, and crochet lace circles, rather like doilies, are used to cover portholes. Sarah Senior Journeyman in Cabin Crochet of the former Waterways Craft Guild
Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29, UK
Hannah Barker (Other) 113.4 mi
- Craft Description:Artisan print the old fashioned way We are a traditional artisan letterpress studio situated a very short walk from the Cathedral Quarter in Derby. We have combined our love of typography and design with our commercial experience to explore the craft of letterpress print using antique presses, original type, beautiful papers and hand mixed inks. Letterpress requires a great deal of patience and dedication to the task and the results speak for themselves, with a luxurious, tactile finish. We love nothing more than to collaborate with people on a letterpress project; we hand print wedding and business stationery and paper goods on our vintage presses combining traditional metal type and modern techniques. We offer regular workshops both at our studio and off-site for beginners as well as more experienced printers. We also have an exhibition space, a little print-dedicated shop, offer room hire for creative activities and meetings, attend events. We love letterpress!
2 Friary St, Derby DE1 1JF, UK
Louise West (Textiles) 113.5 mi
- Craft Description:Designer, maker and teacher of handmade traditional and contemporary bobbin lace. Lace has traditionally been a symbol of wealth and worn to make the wearer feel beautiful. It was created by poorly paid workers for the rich. Today this has shifted and now the engagement and participation is more important than the finished product, so lace still enriches lives and enthralls all practitioners.
Ford St, Derby DE1, UK
Andrew Petherick (Wood) 115.7 mi
- Craft Description:We are experts in design, traditional architectural joinery, cabinet making and in the language of good English houses. Our vision is that in 100 years, English design and craftsmanship continues to flourish, creating interiors that will be celebrated by future generations.
Cheddar Business Park, Wedmore Rd, Cheddar BS27 3EB, UK
Owen Thomas (Wood) 116.7 mi
- Craft Description:Having discovered the world of green woodworking, I have become fully immersed in the possibilities that these traditional techniques can offer. Using axes, knives and a foot powered lathe create items that have their own unique, warm character. I strive to make usable and beautiful woodenware, taking inspiration from historical work and also contemporary design. I feel that working with hand tools is an important aspect to the design process, making me work in more efficient ways. By physically handling the work piece, I find that I am constantly feeling for pleasing ergonomics and tactile surfaces. I work on a foot-powered pole lathe to turn bowls from fresh wood, creating beautiful items for everyday use. The tool marks become almost like the fingerprint of the maker, where every clean cut is an example of the years of practice. The subtle facets of a bowl can become like a familiar friend at meal times. Using wooden bowls and spoons for your food is a marvellous way to eat. There is something special about feeling the subtle facets of a wooden spoon in your hand and eating your food from a warm, charming wooden bowl.
Saint Ethelbert Close, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 3BF, UK
Sally Mareike (Ceramic) 117.5 mi
- Craft Description:Sally hand-builds with different stoneware and earthenware terracotta clays, using slab building or coiling techniques, to make functional, rustic pottery, like bowls, platters, mugs and vases, and also pots for the garden, including hedgehog houses. A favourite decorative technique Sally uses, is impressing natural objects into clay and highlighting the impressions with oxides or glazes, or even leaving them be, so that you can run your fingers over the textures, for direct contact with the fired earth. She loves connecting with raw earth through touch and creativity. It's so therapeutic and brings in ancient connections to the land and to the techniques that were used when humans first started playing with the clay earth around them. The process is still the same, but with a few technological advances, like her electric kiln, although she has enjoyed pit firing too. Sally's work reflects her passion for nature and protecting the environment. Many of her pieces bring a bit of nature into the home, with the hope of inspiring people to walk in woodlands, by the coast, on mountains, to really connect with the precious nature around us and to preserve it as much as she likes to... including all the weeds!
Pilcorn St, Wedmore BS28 4AN, UK
Deborah Wilding (Textiles) 117.7 mi
- Craft Description:Hand embroidery work, traditional style with the quality of the finished piece being my guiding standard. Trained to a high standard in historically accurate techniques which include Goldwork, Silk Shading, Whitework, Canvas techniques, Stumpwork, Appliqué, Blackwork, Crewelwork as well as others. Experience includes working on large studio projects and on small scale items for customers. As well as working on embroidery projects myself I also teach my skills on behalf of the Royal School of Needlework and in private settings.
Copse Rd, Clevedon BS21 7QL
Rachel Winsper (Paper) 117.9 mi
- Craft Description:I’m Rachel Winsper, based in a pink studio in South Staffordshire, I create handprinted wallpaper. Inspired by the female artists of the interwar years, notably, Enid Marx, Dorothy Larcher, Phyllis Barren and Peggy Angus my handcrafted rhythmic patterns add personality, interest, fun even, to everything they are printed on. As well as wallpaper I print my patterns onto paper, fabrics, and other useful items for the home.
South Staffordshire District
Oliver Foulds (Leather) 119.3 mi
- Craft Description:I use traditional leatherwork to create a range of leather goods entirely by hand in my workshop. Working with full grain leather and solid brass I produce durable items that will develop a rich patina through years of use. Through my website, customers can choose their leather, thread and metalwork ready for me to craft in my workshop.
Belper DE56, UK
Eddie Glew (Basketry) 119.3 mi
- Craft Description:I specialise in 'made to measure' basketry, large sculpture installations & traditional willow fencing. I work with lots of different clients from interior designers, restaurant chains, the National Trust to private commissions.
Newton Farm Cottage, Manor lane, Rugeley WS15 3PD, United Kingdom
Michelle Mateo (Wood) 119.9 mi
- Craft Description:I handcraft simple ash splint baskets, wooden bowls and leather items for everyday use, using traditional tools and techniques. I enjoy working off-grid with hand tools, using only hardwood that is locally sourced, from sustainably managed woodlands as part of a natural thinning and woodland regeneration process. I teach in Wales and in the South West of England. 2021 News - I recently featured in Escape to the Farm with Kate Humble on Channel 5 turning a bowl on my pole lathe, catch my episode here - https://www.my5.tv/escape-to-the-farm-with-kate-humble/season-2/episode-7| - My pole-lathe work has also featured in Quercus Magazine, Issue 8 - September/October Issue; subscribe here: https://www.mymagazinesub.co.uk/quercus To see the pictures featured in the magazine in more detail, please see this post by clicking here. - I'm proud to announce that I'm also 3rd place winner of The Worshipful Company Basket Makers 2021 Basketry Competition - For more detailed pictures, click here.
Usk NP15, UK
Jenni Stuart-Anderson (Textiles) 120.6 mi
- Craft Description:Using traditional techniques, Jenni recycles textiles into rag rugs, wall hangings and other projects. Exhibiting and working to commission Jenni offers workshops across the UK. Her book 'Rag Rug Making' published in 2003 had five reprints. 'More Rag Rugs and Recycled Textile Projects' was published in 2011 and 'Introduction to RAG RUGS - creative recycling' was published in 2021 and includes additional techniques.
Middleton on the Hill, Leominster HR6 0HN, UK
Bryan Milham (Wood) 120.7 mi
- Craft Description: I am a full time ‘jobbing woodturner’. I decided right from the outset that I would be a spindle turner, as opposed to a bowl turner. As a turner of wood I actually have both skills to turn either and do so regularly, as some items I make do require a turned base and bowls are always a useful item around the home. But as both a spindle and a production turner, I am capable of making the same item many times over, accurately. I remake staircase balusters (spindles) and other architrave parts for Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian or other homes to replace those broken over the years and no longer available through modern sources. I make replacement parts for antique restoration and clock makers as well as turned wooden parts for engineering works. I am also a maker of crafting tools from lace bobbins to parts for spinning wheels. I am an Association Of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) approved demonstrator and Certified Woodturning Tutor. I am also available for Organisational and Church Group talks.
13 Manor Gardens, Locking, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8DQ, UK
Sophie Harris (Metal) 121.5 mi
- Craft Description:I like to think of myself as a practising coppersmith with a specialism in conservation and restoration of copper alloys. . As a contemporary maker my inspirations originally developed from macro and micro textured surface from what is beneath our feet and what nourishes us. My contemporary art background has lead me to create one-off forms that give the impression of miniature landscapes. My current metalworking venture is to incorporate my artistic passions into tools for the everyday life.
Pontrilas, Hereford HR2 0UB, UK
Jayne Woodbridge (Ceramic, Textiles) 121.8 mi
- Craft Description:I've been a potter for many years now, but still feel I have so much more to learn, and I've found trying new ideas is the best way. I love nature and use leaves, flowers, bark, colours and texture and anything that inspires me. I love to combine my weave (which I studied at university) with my ceramics. I feel that anything is possible if you try and have a go.
152 Outram St, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4FT, UK
Daniel Jackson (Glass) 124.5 mi
- Craft Description:Scientific Glassblower, producing bespoke scientific glassware for research and Teaching for use in higher education and industry.
Outgang Ln, Pleasley Vale, Mansfield NG19 8FB, UK
Philip Brown (Metal) 124.5 mi
- Craft Description:I am a traditional Blacksmith and owner of Mountain King Forge, a working forge museum based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. I forge Swords, knives, arms & armour, hammers and tools by hand.
40 Church St, Ashbourne DE6 1AJ, UK
Robert Wade (Metal) 125.0 mi
- Craft Description:We have over 35 years of experience in building bespoke bicycles and tandems and have won many awards for our designs and craftsmanship. Peter originally trained as a goldsmith in London's Hatton Garden and his skills can be seen in the silver head badges and number plates of our frames. A lot of our modern work is using stainless steel tubing, while the combined experiences and wealth of accumulated knowledge we have is used in our teaching and also in the repair and renovation of classic frames.
John Rose Building, High St, Coalport, Telford TF8 7HT, UK
Josie Walter (Ceramic) 125.3 mi
- Craft Description:Tableware and cooking pots in earthenware clay, decorated with slips and coloured glazes. Most are thrown on a traditional momentum wheel, even though many of the finished shapes are oval or rectangular.
22 Nan Gell's Hill, Matlock DE4 4GN, UK
Jane Cowan (Stone) 125.9 mi
- Craft Description:My aim is to make beautiful, enduring and sometimes functional objects for inside and out. I carve words, birds and plants in pebbles, bowls, candlepieces in natural and worked stones. I start with walking or talking, seeing and sketching, and make objects I want to see in the world by hand from British stones and slates.
Wickenby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN3, UK
Stephanie Gaston (Textiles) 127.4 mi
- Craft Description:I enjoy the challenge of looking through old reference books and trying different rag rug making techniques using recycled textiles and wool.
Ann Bates (Ceramic) 127.8 mi
- Craft Description:I make hand built, contemporary ceramic vessels that are sculptural as well as being functional. My work is either coiled or slab built, made from stoneware clay and often decorated with leaves, seed pods or tree bark. Living in the countryside has had a great influence on my work; pieces evolving from emotional responses and associations with the landscape. Natural and man-made geological formations have also been a fascinating area for study, the latter eventually leading to ancient burial mounds and standing stones with their carved decoration and symbols. The spiral, the natural form of growth and symbol of everlasting life has captivated my imagination and I have adopted this symbol as my maker’s mark.
Oak Rd, Matlock DE4 3FJ, UK
Kate Doig (Glass) 128.2 mi
- Craft Description:I am a stained glass artist living and working in Somerset. My work focuses mainly on the traditional craft of Leaded Stained Glass and I work on commissions for windows, doors and other decorative panels. I particularly enjoy using traditional glass paints, stains and enamels on my work, particularly in my art pieces. In addition to taking commissions, I also repair and restore old leaded panels and offer a full re-leading service. I originally studied at Bristol School of Art and have been involved in the craft since 2004.
North Petherton, Bridgwater, UK
Shane Taylor (Other) 128.7 mi
- Craft Description:Historical Ropemaker, Cordage Spinner, Nets, Knots & Historical Interpreter Using natural fibres and manual equipment, Thomas recreates the process for making cordage, rope and nets, useful commodities throughout history. Great effort and dedication has been put into the research and the making of the tools and equipment that are needed to produce the rope, as other rope making demonstrations are by machine, not hand, enabling participants to take an active part in the demonstration.
2 Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PP, UK
Oliver Meeson (Ceramic) 129.2 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional tobacco clay pipe maker. Having a lifelong interest in history and a background in art, through an accidental introduction to pipe making and learning of its decline, I was inspired to learn the craft of clay pipe making and thereby hopefully ensure this aspect of social history is not forgotten.
Quentin Smith (Wood) 129.5 mi
- Craft Description:Maker of bespoke marquetry, including keepsake boxes, game boards, pet portraits and much more. Also supplier of marquetry kits for beginners and tutor of marquetry techniques.
15 Newport Rd, Eccleshall, Stafford ST21 6BE, UK
Guy Mallinson (Wood) 130.2 mi
- Craft Description:Green woodworking and spoon carving courses in The Woodland Workshop.
Woodland Workshop / Crafty Camping, Dorset AONB, Woodland Workshop, Holditch, Chard TA20 4NL, UK
Rachel Evans (Basketry) 130.5 mi
- Craft Description:Rachel is a basketmaker who specialises in traditional English and French-style willow basketmaking. She also makes frame baskets. She makes to commission as well as selling from her website and workshop and at shows throughout the year. She also makes contemporary work and smaller sculptures including living willow. Rachel trained with Adrian Charlton and was recently awarded a training bursary from the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers to train with Eddie Glew. She teaches beginners and intermediates throughout the year in her workshop and at the Gardeners Bothy, The Black Country Living Museum and the Greenwood Trust.
4 New Cottages, Foxt, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HL, UK
Emma Bevan (Textiles) 131.1 mi
- Craft Description:Emma is a qualified artist and tutor. The wool she uses is sourced locally, or from native breeds , and mainly hand-dyed. Using local wool provides provenance between the fleece, and the farmers who provide it, the landscape and her creations. Emma loves the versatility of wool and how such a simple substance transforms, with a labour of love, into so many different forms. Emma uses traditional techniques such as wet felting, and more modern methods of needle felting, often combining the two. All her work is designed and made in her studio. A variety of designs are created for shows and events, and Emma receives many commissions for bespoke pieces. Due to the handmade nature of the work, each piece will be unique. Emma lives in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains of Wales, from where she draw much of her inspiration; Emma is also inspired and intrigued by folklore, and tales or our ancestors, finding that a little touch of magic sparks life into a new project. Emma is passionate about sustainability and aims to promote the many versatile uses of wool wherever she travels. As a qualified Tutor and artist, Emma loves to teach her art to others, as passing on traditional skills is very important to her - classes ranging from 1-2-1 to large groups. In addition, she also curates exhibitions and arts and crafts events, as well as her gallery, The Makers, in Crickhowell.
Lewis Prosser (Basketry) 131.6 mi
- Craft Description:Lewis Prosser is an absurdist basket-maker based in Penarth, south Wales. He uses basket-making, performance, and costume design to celebrate ideas of ritual, heritage, and labour in and around the British Isles. With entertainment and sincerity at its heart, his work is about people, and finding ways to bring them closer together through moments of shared wonder and craftsmanship Lewis trained as a Painter and Printmaker at the Glasgow School of Art and then later participated in the self-organised course: The School Of The Damned. As a maker he is entirely self taught with experience in straw craft and willow basketry. Prosser works on a commission basis and enjoys making bespoke items in partnership with other artists and makers.
Hill Terrace, Penarth CF64 1HA, UK
Stephen Lowe (Wood) 133.6 mi
- Craft Description:Wheelwrights and vintage bespoke joinery wooden wheels made new and repaired Carriage and wagon restoration Bespoke vintage joinery and metal fabrication Romany Gypsy caravans Traditional signwrighting and decorating
Arrow View, Lower Hergest, Kington HR5 3ER, UK
Sarah Hatton (Basketry) 134.3 mi
- Craft Description:Sarah has been willow weaving in her hometown of Caerphilly since 2008. In 2009 she started planting her own willow beds and now grows 26 varieties a short walk from her home. Sarah has continued expanding her willow beds with plans to machine cut the acre of willow she will be planting over the coming years. She sells willow cuttings but also hopes to sell a small number of willow bundles in the future. In 2014 she was commissioned to create 70 gift hamper baskets for the NATO Summit being held in Newport. Along with some fellow basketmakers the commission was completed and they were presented to the World leaders and delegates attending the Summit filled with beautiful Welsh produce. She attained her City and Guilds level 2 with Eddie Glew as the main tutor in 2018. Along with Melanie Bastier she was commissioned by The Living Levels project on the Gwent Levels to weave a brinker sculpture which was featured in the BBCs Countryfile program. She was also absolutely delighted to be chosen as the basketry expert to be featured on the BBCs The Repair Shop. As well as continuing to develop her skills in basketmaking Sarah has also started replacing chair seating using rush, cane and seagrass. Sarah also teaches courses in basketmaking at the lovely Nantgarw China Works Museum.
27 Pembroke Ct, Caerphilly CF83 2TN, UK
Phil Parkes (Metal) 135.7 mi
- Craft Description:I am an accredited objects conservator with an interest in maille making and have been learning from Nicholas Checksfield the techniques of making maille using traditional techniques and links handcrafted from wire. I have made a standard based on the A9 standard from The Wallace Collection and am currently working on a range of projects replicating rings from different periods.
Ruth Tappin (Other) 136.3 mi
- Craft Description:Gilder, Restorer of gilded antiques. I have restored a variety of antique gilded items such as mirrors, picture frames and gilded furniture, I’ve gilded internal architectural features, large wrought iron gates, musical instruments, chandeliers, copper baths and sandstone. I’m often commissioned to produce new antique style mirrors, picture frames and gilded pelmets all using traditional methods and materials. Gilder on the TV show The Restorers on Quest
Compton Mill, 31 Compton, Leek ST13 5NJ, UK
Robert Stevenson (Glass) 137.5 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional Signwriter
Moorland Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1JQ, UK
Greg Rowland (Wood) 138.4 mi
- Craft Description:Established in 1964, the business is a family concern, passed from father to son. We have a lineage in wheelmaking traced to 1331. In 2005 we had the honour of gaining the Royal Warrant of Appointment in the position of wheelwrights and coachbuilders to Her Majesty the Queen. We produce on average 150 wheels per year along with many vehicles and cannon. We currently have two master wheelwrights and a journeyman wheelwright.
1 Wheelers Yd, Colyton EX24 6DT, UK
Mike Cardew (Metal) 138.5 mi
- Craft Description:Watchmaker Using both traditional and modern techniques
Mandy Nash (Textiles) 139.7 mi
- Craft Description:I set up my workshop in 1983 after leaving the Royal College of Art. In 1990 I established my studio in Model House Craft and Design Centre in Llantrisant. My three passions are colour, pattern and technique. I love making things and exploring the possibilities of different materials. I am regional coordinator and chair of the International Feltmakers Association, a member of the Makers Guild in Wales, of the Association of Contemporary Jewellery and of MaP, a textile group. I have exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, Japan, USA and Canada.
Bullring, Llantrisant, Pontyclun CF72 8EB, UK
Sean Chick (Leather) 139.7 mi
- Craft Description:Chick Leathers has been set up with quality in mind. Using Vegetable Tanned leather sourced within the UK, each item is completed by hand, including the stitching! The Vegetable Tanned leather allows for maximum customisation by allowing unique designs and imprints to be placed in the leather, making every tooled item a stand alone. From Bags, Belts, and Armour, You'll find something here
Heol Gwynno, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Pontyclun CF72 8DD, UK
Steve Roche (Stone) 140.6 mi
- Craft Description:Hello there, My name is Steve Roche, I am a Letter Carver and Stonemason specialising in handmade inscriptions and traditional masonry techniques. My work ranges from formal hand-cut memorials, to restoration of old buildings to public art projects. My main passion is designing inscriptions and cutting letters in stone. I have just completed the three year calligraphy course the Advanced Training Scheme run by the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The ATS has given my creative development as a Letter Carver a real boost, I now have a number of new strings to my bow and a feeling of genuine creative flourishing. It has led me to produce large contemporary calligraphy pieces in scripts I have developed myself. Over the last few years I have been commissioned to do a number of public art projects: - a 12 ton Yorkstone boulder with a stags head pattern motif. - turning local peoples thumbprints into geometric labyrinths cut in stone. - a fossil-limestone boulder with a sycamore seed carved in the top and a poem spiralling round in the motion of the seed. I set up The Stone & Letter Workshop in 2013 at Stag Works nr Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Pop in if you're passing by!
The Stone and Letter Workshop, Stag Works, 84 John St, Sheffield S2 4QU, United Kingdom
Michael May (Metal) 140.6 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional Sheffield cutler. Maker of pen and pocket knives, hand made in my workshop in Portland Works, Sheffield.
Portland Works, Randall St, Sheffield S2 4SJ, UK
Shirley Elwell (Textiles) 141.1 mi
- Craft Description:Handspun, handwoven rugs using fleece from rare breed sheep blended with coloured silk fibres. Craft retreats.
5 Cwmygerwen, Bleddfa, Knighton LD7 1PB, UK
Melissa Montague (Metal) 141.3 mi
- Craft Description:Contemporary mixed metal Objects and Jewellery using traditional techniques.
Rachael Colley (Metal) 141.3 mi
- Craft Description:Rachael is an interdisciplinary artist and senior lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Hallam University. She gained an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College Art in 2010.
Megan Stallworthy (Paper) 141.4 mi
- Craft Description:I make sketchbooks, notebooks and bespoke books using handmade, watercolour and pattern papers, leather, vellum and linen. Each book is bound by hand in my studio in West Somerset, using traditional bookbinding techniques and archival materials, with a contemporary feel. As well as making books for sale and to commission, I run workshops at arts centres and book festivals, and for art and design students at colleges and universities. I repair books, and work with a team of book conservators at All Souls College, Oxford.
Wiveliscombe, Taunton TA4, UK
Paul Jacobs (Metal) 141.5 mi
- Craft Description:The history of Ernest Wright reflects everything Sheffield Steel has become famous for. Highly skilled craftsmen making supreme quality scissors and shears. A lot has changed since the heydays of manufacturing, but we’re proud to be here and able to pass on the heritage of the ancient craft of making scissors and shears.
58 Broad Ln, Sheffield S1 4BT, UK
Simon Brock (Wood, Leather) 142.8 mi
- Craft Description:I make clogs using a combination of hand and machine tools, principally for clog step dancers and morris dancers in England and Wales, as well as some for everyday wear. I attend a number of clog dancing events and folk festivals throughout the year, please see the website for more details. You can visit the workshop for fittings but please get in touch first to arrange an appointment. I also make bespoke leather items, primarily for folk and medieval musicians.
218 Walkley Cres Rd, Sheffield S6 5BB, UK
Jim Patterson (Paper) 143.0 mi
- Craft Description:The business at Pitt Mill is dedicated to maintaining the English tradition of making the finest hand-made watercolour paper for artists. All the papers are produced to archival standards using pure Exmoor water from the mill’s own well and speciality fibres. These are principally cotton and linen flax but other materials such as hemp, esparto, seeds, flower petals and recycled rag are used to impart special characteristics. These fibres are then beaten in water for up to four hours to develop the strength of the fibre, and are internally sized using pH neutral ‘Aquapel’. For coloured paper, light, fast and permanent pigments are added at this stage. The sheets are formed individually by craftsmen using traditional English hand moulds and deckles giving each sheet characteristic ragged edges and a strength that is a hallmark of European hand-made paper. Each sheet is laid onto cloth felts unique to the mill and pressed four times to impart the gorgeous knot texture for which the mill is noted. Surface sizing with gelatine and slow air-drying high in the rafters of the mill loft complete the process.
Pitt Mill Watchet, Roadwater, Watchet TA23 0QS, United Kingdom
Colin Mullins (Metal, Wood) 145.5 mi
- Craft Description:Makers of coats of arms heraldic painter . Sculptured engineers. Historical and architectural gilders and arts and crafts painter. Family tradition dating back centuries
5 Huntersfield, Shavington, Crewe CW2 5FB, UK
Robin Wood (Wood) 146.9 mi
- Craft Description:If you are looking for wooden bowls or plates to use every day you are in the right place. I have been making them and using them for 20 years on a simple foot powered lathe. I studied medieval bowls and viking bowls, made bowls for the Tower of London and for Ridley Scott but most important I test drive them every day in my own kitchen. These are designs that work and they are made like things used to be made so that they last and age beautifully. I make them for people who love good food and want to serve it on wholesome tableware.
Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZA, UK
Victoria Scholes (Glass) 147.3 mi
Clare Revera (Basketry) 150.7 mi
- Craft Description:Fully qualified Basketmaker and Teacher, specialising in making traditional and contemporary Welsh baskets which are inspired by the colours and materials of the landscape around her. As a Maker’s Guild in Wales selected member, the high standard of Clare's craft skills have been recognised nationally and her work is permanently exhibited at Crafts in the Bay. In 2018 she was commissioned to weave the contemporary Rope Coil basket to introduce the Plant Section for the new Craft Gallery at the National Museum of Wales. She has taught for the Basketmaker’s Association and at the Willow Gathering 2019 in Iowa, delivers City and Guilds accredited training at Level 2 and 3, and considers high quality teaching an extremely important aspect of her work. Clare is a Yeoman Member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.
5 Brig-Y-Don Hill, Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend CF32 0PS, UK
Mel Bastier (Basketry) 151.0 mi
- Craft Description:Willow artist and basket maker of traditional and contemporary baskets and willow sculpture. Providing fun and creative willow weaving workshops; basket making, sculpture, living willow and more at Out to Learn Willow.
14 Main Rd, Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend CF32 0PD, UK
Vivienne Morpeth (Textiles) 151.1 mi
- Craft Description:Designer Feltmaker and Tutor
Christopher Jobson (Metal) 152.0 mi
- Craft Description:Bespoke clock maker using traditional techniques and hand skills to produce the finest clocks. Antiquarian horologist restoring, maintaining and conserving the finest clocks to exacting standards. Stately home and museum collection care and maintenance.
Victoria St, Ellesmere SY12 0AA, UK
Sarah Le Breton (Basketry) 152.1 mi
- Craft Description:Sarah Le Breton combines her passion for traditional craftsmanship with her sculpting background. Living in South West England and only using locally sourced Somerset willow, Sarah is evolving her work through designing and creating both baskets and sculptural lighting that often marry traditional English basket making techniques with a modern twist. Aware of our need to save highly endangered aspects of this heritage craft form, Sarah's love of antique furniture has led to her making and showcasing whole willow seated original Arts & Crafts chairs. Recently, Sarah has begun harvesting her own rush material from the Somerset Levels and is learning how to rush seat chairs. To further her knowledge and basketmaking skills, Sarah undertakes training with a 4th generation Somerset willow basketmaker. An accomplished teacher, Sarah leads bespoke courses for a wide variety of clientele including River Cottage, the RHS, Somerset Rural Life Museum and the Soho House group. Sarah also offers her own Willow Days, basketmaking courses that are held at Coates English Willow on the Somerset Levels. Commissioning: I am particularly keen on commissions involving whole willow chair seating and architectural lighting. Basketmaking wise, I am especially interested in commissions for hampers and handbags in which I can involve the use of English techniques and square work. I very much enjoy recreating heritage baskets and working with museums. Teaching: I’m known for teaching Willow Days on the Somerset Levels and throughout South West England. I’m also available to teach other willow courses. These can either be 1 to 1 tuition or bespoke courses for 5 to 8 people (depending on the type of basket making course required). Please contact me to discuss your requirements. Research: I’m interested in being involved with research projects and education initiatives both in the UK and Europe that seek to champion our craft heritage, explore the impact of willow weaving in creative and therapeutical wellbeing services and address creating a sustainable future.
31 Ellerhayes, Hele, Silverton, Exeter EX5 4PU, UK
Suzanne Kerwood (Basketry) 152.9 mi
- Craft Description:Basket maker.
Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR, UK
Helen Groeger (Textiles) 153.7 mi
- Craft Description:Independent yarn dyer, weaver, spinner and knitter. I’m trying to keep history and cottage industry alive. I dye yarns and materials with botanical dyes, acid dyes, batik techniques, indigo dye and tie dye. I weave in traditional weave styles and also trained in Saori weaving in Japan. I blend fibres, card fibres and make art yarns. I am also a reenactor from the Viking period onwards, making historical clothing and trading at historical events.
2 Springville Ave, Hessle HU13 9JR
Richard Meller (Stone) 154.2 mi
- Craft Description:The South Pennine Walling Company is based around the traditional craft of Dry Stone Walling with a strong emphasis on dry stone masonry techniques as applied to garden, landscape and architecture. DSWA Master craftsman Richard Meller works with a small highly skilled team and can be contacted directly.
Barnsley S75, UK
Simon (MoV) Groeger (Other) 154.7 mi
- Craft Description:Yorkshire's Best Beeswax Candle Company 2021 (British Made Awards) Historical & Sustainable Beekeeping, Historical Candle Making and Re-creation of Historical Beekeeping Skills and Methods, as well as Living History Displays in a variety of Historical Periods. Traditional Bee Skep Making, 100% Pure Raw Artisan Honey and other Handmade Beeswax Products at Market Stalls and Events. Web Shop is available via the Green Man Honey webpage. Bookings for Events and Markets, Historical & Modern, are more than welcome!
Waxholme Trading Park, Waxholme Rd, Waxholme, Withernsea HU19 2BJ, UK
Anna Stickland (Basketry) 156.4 mi
- Craft Description:Anna is a basket maker and willow weaver, with an online shop, linked to several galleries and open to commission and teaching. She completed the Level 2 City and Guilds professional basket making course. She also works for the Small Woods Association and has an interest in coppicing and is able to incorporate weaving into her woodland sessions. - willow and hedgerow material.
Ynysisaf Cottages, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1RU, UK
Steven Oxley () 156.5 mi
Bird Hall Ln, Stockport SK3 0XA, UK
Brian Crossley (Wood) 157.8 mi
- Craft Description:Brian has more than 40 years' experience of chair caning and is the second generation in his family to work as a chair caner. He has successfully tackled most chair designs and has new commissions using various chair caning techniques. His workshop can handle any size of furniture and he carries a full range of cane widths. He has re-caned period and contemporary chairs, using a range of patterns and techniques including the standard six way pattern, spider's web, and rising sun, blind caning, loom cane. Brian also runs two-day workshops for small groups in Chester.
Tattenhall, Chester CH3, UK
Hanny Newton (Textiles) 158.2 mi
- Craft Description:Contemporary Goldwork Embroidery. My hand stitched artworks use endangered British made metal threads.
Rhydycroesau, Oswestry SY10 7PS
Ian Smith (Wood) 158.5 mi
- Craft Description: My name is Ian Smith, based in Manchester, UK, and I create bespoke marquetry pictures from photographs, art work, or your or my own designs. Every picture is unique, taking advantage of the wonderful tones and contrasts that can only be achieved through natural wood veneers. All my work is produced using traditional hand cutting methods (the "window" method). I do not use a laser as the work I do specialises in hand production. I have a vast stock of veneers and I see the art of marquetry as using the natural grain of wood and the tones it can create. I am responsible for the whole artistic process from design, choice of veneers and cutting. I then hand over to professional layers and finishers to complete the process, allowing me more time for the creative work, in common with marquetarians throughout history. I exhibit and sell regularly in the UK and the USA and take on commissions from around the world. Most of my work is based on my own photographs but I am happy to consider customers’ themes or photographs. I will let you know whether they will work in wood - quotations and preliminary discussions are free! What makes my work unique is my artistic approach, which uses representational art as a medium for delivery of a range of contemporary subjects, usually based on my own photographs. In fact Piyush Suri, founder of Handmade in Britain, describes it as "heritage skills with a contemporary twist", and my aim is to enhance the profile of marquetry, which is a dying art, by making it relevant to modern life.
18 Beal Cl, Stockport SK4 3RQ, UK
Dawn Bache (Textiles) 159.7 mi
- Craft Description:As a hand weaver I believe in the beauty and sustainability of British wool. By hand spinning, hand weaving and plant dyeing rare breed sheep's fleece and locally sourced alpaca, I am able to create bespoke cushions, shawls and art works, which merge traditional skills with contemporary design. Inspiration is drawn from our unique British heritage and the East Yorkshire coast. Hand stitched art works, which often include images from discarded vintage photographs, explore the frequently hidden stories of our human connection to sheep and reconnect us to our rural traditions, the land and the origins of wool.
Bentley, Beverley HU17 8PP, UK
Lisa Burkl (Glass) 159.8 mi
- Craft Description:I am a glass artist, visiting lecturer and community art facilitator. My personal creative inspiration comes from symbolism, iconography, colour, light, reflection and projection. I use common imagery and abstraction to bring a poetic expression to my artwork, it also provides the opportunity to deliver ideas, qualities and emotion on multiple levels. I qualified in Architectural Glass in 1991, I have worked on projects in universities, schools, private studios, art galleries and community venues. I am a qualified teacher and my experience covers a wide range of art forms, such as painting and drawing, design, textiles and architectural glass arts.
3 Gellyfowy Rd, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8 4QE, UK
Geoffrey Preston (Other) 160.1 mi
- Craft Description:Geoffrey Preston is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors, specialising in decorative plasterwork and in particular the art of stucco. After studying sculpture at Hornsey College of Art he trained as a stonemason and a carver. He was a founding director of two of the country's most respected conservation companies, at the helm of many significant projects including the pioneering restoration of the 18th century hand modelled plasterwork at Uppark House. His workshop is in Devon, where he and his team produce some of the finest new decorative plasterwork in the country.
Ide, Exeter, Devon EX2 9TQ, UK
Debbie Bamford (Textiles) 160.8 mi
- Craft Description:Debbie is an Associate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists* Her business The Mulberry Dyer was established in the early 1990s following the completion of the City and Guilds Art and Design – Embroidery course, with a view to producing naturally dyed embroidery silks, which at that time were unavailable. Meticulous research into the dyes and methods used in the 17th century meant that the silks produced were as accurate as possible. This research was then expanded into different periods of history and different fibres. Examples of work are on show in the V & A Museum, Hampton Court Palace, the Globe Theatre and many other museums and historic houses around the UK. As a specialist in the dyestuff madder Debbie runs courses and masterclasses and was the first dyer for many decades to successfully reproduce the Turkey Red process. Research and experimentation continues from both an historical perspective and also looking to the future for industrial use. Environmental impacts of natural dyes and mordants, fastness of the colours (light, wash and rub) are key to current research for which a “Green Achiever” was awarded. For several years she has been a consultant to industrial organisations who wish to add naturally dyed products to their range. A contributor to the Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles c450 – 1450** and with several articles published in The Journal (for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers) a book is the next step. *Equivalent to an Honours degree in Natural Dyes. ** Owen – Crocker G, Coatsworth Elizabeth, Hayward Maria, (eds) Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles c450 – 1450 2012 Brill Leiden
112 Norman Rd, Wrexham LL13 7BE, UK
Maria Alejandra Gonaldi (Paper) 161.0 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional and modern calligraphy
2 Hazelwell, Brooklands Rd, Sale M33 3QH, UK
Tracey Cartledge (Other) 162.0 mi
- Craft Description:I design and make contemporary works of art commissioned for public and community spaces and I also restore and conserve architectural mosaics within heritage construction sites.
Unit 3 Cakebread St, Manchester M12 6HF, UK
Ella McIntosh (Metal) 162.8 mi
- Craft Description:Contemporary pewter for your home and table handcrafted by Ella from her studio at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Ella enjoys pushing the boundaries of modern pewter, a lead free metal which doesn't tarnish. Her work combines traditional pewtersmithing with her contemporary designs to create functional items often combining different textures within her pieces. Having initially trained as a Silversmith Ella has specialised in Pewter for the past seven years. She is passionate about Pewter, it's history on our tables and the heritage skills she uses everyday to create contemporary pewterware. Her work has been awarded by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers in 2006 and 2016 through their annual Pewter Live competition and she was delighted to recently by awarded a Creative and Cultural Skills Award recognising her programme of pewtersmithing workshops. For a full list of workshop dates please see http://ellamcintosh.eventbrite.com/ Ella welcomes bespoke design enquiries. Visit her open studio at Manchester Craft and Design Centre six days a week. For more info please see www.craftanddesign.com
17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD, UK
Cherry Chung (Basketry) 162.8 mi
- Craft Description:I make baskets and willow sculpture. I design both living and non-living willow sculpture projects and commissions and deliver large scale work. I teach in different settings, working with groups and educational establishments, and I make baskets to order and also one off pieces, using mainly willow, also bark and foraged materials. Recent work has included sculpture commissions for the National Trust, local authority, and arts organisations.
Angharad Thomas (Textiles) 163.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am a designer and maker who specialises in knitting gloves. I primarily design and hand knit, but also explore ideas through machine knitting gloves. I am happy to give talks and lectures about knitted gloves and their history and I also enjoy teaching workshops.
Ruth Gilbert (Textiles) 163.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am a weaver. I make cloth and smaller items and also research and make replicas of archaeological finds.
31 Grange Cottages, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6AJ, UK
Alastair Hanson (Metal) 163.3 mi
- Craft Description:Hansons manufacture and restore woodwind, brass and stringed instruments and are the only makers of saxophones in Britain for almost a Century. For their initiatives in Conservation Hansons received a special International award for their outstanding contribution by the FSC. The World's First FSC Clarinet, made by Hansons, was demonstrated by Lyndsey Marsh, Principal of the Hallé orchestra and later presented to HRH the Prince of Wales at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6AB, UK
Anthony Hilbert () 164.0 mi
Longroyd Cres, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5DP, UK
Aleta Doran (Other) 164.9 mi
- Craft Description:I make mainly figurative glass mosaics. My work is characterised by expressive colour, fluid lines and attention to detail, I often find inspiration in music and poetry, and enjoy exploring natural, ethereal and celestial themes. Artist-in-Residence at Chester Cathedral (2019 to date) I work to commission and my mosaics can be found in public spaces and private collections. I am a professional member of the British Association for Modern Mosaics and serve on the committee
Daniel George (Wood) 165.7 mi
- Craft Description:Joinery As our primary trade not only can we install on site; at our fully fitted industrial workshop we are able to design and create a whole host of wood products to suit your needs. If you need a new custom wooden door built to last, we can do it. If you need a loft hatch frame made before being fitted into your premises, we can put that together for you. Carpentry We are able to offer carpentry services to aid with that final fit and install of and of your construction needs. We are able to construct and repair building framework such as stairways, door frames, partitions and rafters. If it is made from wood we can make, create and repair it. Fine Woodwork (Cabinet/Furniture Making) We love to create some finer aspects of woodwork utilising our carpentry and joinery skills. We make a multitude of bespoke fine woodwork ranging from tables to drawers, chairs to bookcases which we list and sell on numerous platforms. We are also happy to take commissions to suit your home and relish the challenge of making your idea a reality. Design & Concept We love being able to take an idea, that shred of imagination and tease it out into a product. Using our digital design capabilities, we are able to put down an initial brainstorm concept and then use our AutoCAD/CAM software to take the concept to a drawing for construction/fabrication. Metalwork and Fabrication To compliment our Carpentry, Joinery & Woodworking, we offer metal work solutions delivered in house with our fabrication team. We can offer a plethora of metal working from welding to wrought iron work, fabricating to finishing as well as any bespoke work offered to suit your requirements.
Hanson Cl, Middleton, Manchester M24, UK
Julia Bickerstaff (Glass) 166.0 mi
- Craft Description:Master Neon Maker. (glass or neon bender) This involves glass blowing by taking glass tubes and manipulating them into forms and or letters, which are then processed so they light up. Example: A group of these tubes lit together, create a traditional neon sign.
46 Fairburn Dr, Garforth, Leeds LS25 2AP, UK
Peter Charters (Wood) 167.2 mi
- Craft Description:Home of Fine Carved Artifacts and Unusual Jewellery. Hand Carved in Wood. Green Men, Celtic Knotwork Plaques, Mirrors, Carved Panels, Jewellery Chests and much more! Specialising in Celtic and Dark Age northern European designs. Also Knotted and Tatted Hand Made jewellery including Earrings, Bangles, Necklaces, Rings and Bracelets, made by my partner Viv. Available individually or in sets. All of our products are hand made so each one is unique. All products hand made to order.
8 Tower Rd, Paignton TQ3 3EP, UK
Zoe Singleton (Stone) 167.6 mi
- Craft Description:I am a Stone Carver with a love of relief carving and lettering, I make art for the garden enviroment. I also undertake both public and private commissions. Graduating from Goldsmiths College London, I pursued a career in textiles . However I could not escape my long standing passion for geology which led me to carving stone. I grew up surrounded by quarries and developed a large fossil collection. Learning to carve stone felt like the most natural way to express myself and the perfect link to between art and geology. My inspiration for garden sculpture and garden bowls usually comes from natural forms and patterns, I also find great inspiration in my garden. I like to carve boldly often experimenting with shape or texture in the design of sculptural forms, always referring to my drawings for my inspiration. I love the creation of chisel marks on slate and the deep textures I can apply to Portland, Purbeck and Kilkenny stone. Poetry and rhyme are a source of inspiration for letter cutting. I often include images and texture to convey the words selected and enhance the design and sentiment. I have recently completed public commissions for a new Peace garden in Exeter and a project about language and diversity with an NHS trust.
Newton Abbot TQ12 6FU
Alison Hastie (Leather) 168.4 mi
- Craft Description:Shoemaker and one of the founders of Green Shoes.
Cross St, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13 8NL, UK
Jessie Watson Brown (Leather) 168.6 mi
Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13
Hilary Burns (Basketry) 168.7 mi
- Craft Description:Willow baskets handwoven in Devon from home grown materials
Paignton TQ4 7PE
Leilah Vyner (Basketry) 168.9 mi
- Craft Description:I specialise in willow work, from sculpture to basketry and fencing, I predominantly work by commission. I run workshops for the public at different Venues around Yorkshire. I make light shades for Restaurants, sculptures for different organisations from the RHS to the National Trust and make many different items including Willow Pod Chairs and basketry for film studios.
B1223, Tadcaster LS24 9DE, UK
Danni Bradford (Glass) 169.1 mi
6-8, The Old Tannery, Hannaford Ln, Swimbridge, Barnstaple EX32 0PL, UK
Linette Withers (Other) 169.1 mi
- Craft Description:Bookbinder and pyrographer
6 Edward St, Leeds LS2 7NT, UK
Sharif Adams (Wood) 170.0 mi
- Craft Description:I handcraft simple wooden spoons, bowls and pots for everyday use using age-old traditional tools and techniques. I sell my wooden ware at artisan crafts markets and I teach to small groups or on a one to one basis.
North Bovey, Newton Abbot TQ13 8RE
Sean Hellman (Wood) 171.9 mi
- Craft Description:Sean is a green wood worker. He is the only craftsman professionally making fan birds in the UK. He also makes spoons, shrink pots and other green wood crafts. Sean runs workshops in green wood work throughout the year.
Dartmoor National Park, Ashburn Gardens, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7UN, UK
Mary Cutchee (Ceramic) 172.2 mi
- Craft Description:I am a potter based in Devon, and I make ‘modern traditional’ pottery with local Devon clay. I dig much of my clay from fields near my studio - a labour intensive activity as each batch of clay needs to be washed, screened and tested before being used. I like the idea that when people buy my pots they’re getting a little piece of Devon: its land, history and character. I throw on a traditional wooden kick wheel, a process that is like a meditation to me. My whole body has to work in concert, my hands and feet changing speed and rythm as I move the clay upwards; I love the the quiet swoosh click swoosh of the flywheel as I gently kick. Devon clays vary in colour, and I decorate my pots by sliptrailing squiggles and dots, birds and animals based on traditional designs. I use a home-made tool to pipe the liquid clay onto the pot (rather like icing decoration on a cake): speedy execution is required and there is little opportunity to correct errors, giving the work the vitality characteristic of slipware. Although I repeat my designs, each piece is unique as the slip never comes out the same way twice. Finally the addition of a ‘Honey’ glaze creates warm shades of brown - a wonderful backdrop for all kinds of food from salads to pasta to blackberry crumble. Fired to a high temperature in an electric kiln all my pots are food-safe and can be used in the oven, dishwasher and microwave.
Shinner's Bridge, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6TQ
Gideon Marriott (Wood) 172.5 mi
- Craft Description:Green woodworker, hand making treen with axe and knife. I use sustainably sourced hardwoods from my local area.
Marlbrook Dr, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 2LS, UK
The Rocking Horse Shop Ltd (Wood) 172.7 mi
- Craft Description:Our Rocking Horses are individually hand carved and finished in Yorkshire, England, in our own workshops. They are available direct from us, the makers, so we are able to keep our prices affordable whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality. We use only the best quality materials including hardwoods from sustainable sources and because we have our own wood, leather, hair, paint and metal workshops, we give a very personal service plus there are lots of choices!
Fangfoss, Nr York YO41 5JH, United Kingdom
Dave Atkin (Wood) 174.5 mi
- Craft Description:Using traditional techniques I carve functional spoons and other wooden ware. Influenced by the natural world, folklore and history I experiment with form and design to create unique and individual pieces. I also teach spoon carving from my workshop.
46 Galtres Rd, York YO31 1JR, UK
Chrissie Freeth (Textiles) 174.7 mi
- Craft Description:As an archaeologist I’ve been interested in historical textiles for twenty years and first learned to weave on a warp-weighted loom as an undergraduate. I now work on a vintage four-shaft counterbalanced floor loom and enjoy the technical demands of weaving as well as the creative process and am fascinated by its legacy. I am heavily influenced by the muted colours and strong textures of the Yorkshire landscape, its industrial heritage, archaeological and historical textiles, and the work of the early twentieth-century weavers who pioneered the resurgence of handloom weaving. I use natural fibres, mostly wool and silk. Tapestry weaving has become an increasingly important part of my practice. Whilst I love the act of weaving cloth and exploring things through form, texture, pattern and colour, I also value the ability to tell a story which tapestry provides. I work on an 8ft loom constructed from builders' scaffolding and on a vintage treadle-operated upright loom. I work with around 8 warps per inch, producing a fine woven tapestry. I use a cotton yarn for my warp and a woollen yarn for my weft, all of which is hand-dyed. I generally work to a large scale, and each project takes months to complete. I am inspired by the mythological, local stories, landscapes and my family's history and archive. I am also a hand dyer and hand spinner and I am committed to the promotion and preservation of traditional textile crafts and exploring them as a contemporary art form. For four months during 2014 I was Artist in Residence for the National Trust, based at East Riddlesden Hall, weaving a tapestry inspired by the house. I am also a features writer for UK Handmade and I am the weaving Features Editor for the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. I am a member of the British Tapestry Group and previously sat on the advisory board for Stroud International Textiles. I'm also one of a team of admins for Craft Soup, a large and lively Facebook group which seeks to support and connect Yorkshire based designer/makers. I am also a trustee of the Heritage Crafts Association and help look after the monthly newsletter. I live and work in Saltaire in Yorkshire, once a model village to house the workers of a colossal textile mill and now a thriving creative community and World Heritage Site.
Shipley BD18, UK
Jacqueline James (Textiles) 174.8 mi
- Craft Description: I specialise in making individually designed handwoven rugs and wall panels for commission and exhibition. I use a variety of traditional rug weaving and custom dyeing techniques to create a product which is decorative and functional. Each rug / wall hanging is made with a linen warp (threads running vertically) and wool or cotton weft (threads running horizontally). I employ a variety of traditional rug weaving techniques including plain weave, twill, and 3 end block weave with shaft-switching, (a technique invented by Peter Collingwood). Many of the designs are reversible, effectively giving two different surface designs. My work is in public and private collections in the UK and USA. Major public commissions include weaving for Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Blackburn Cathedral. I undertake commissioned work from interior designers, architects, design consultants, churches, commercial and private clients.
Rosslyn St, York YO30 6LG, UK
Kate Barlow (Textiles) 174.9 mi
- Craft Description:Kate grew up in North Wales and originally studied costume at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff before graduating in 2001 with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. Following this she worked as a freelance costume maker at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and then as part of the Touring Wardrobe department at the Welsh National Opera. Kate has always loved hand embroidery, and got the stitching bug from her Nan at an early age, so in 2013 she decided to take the plunge and re-train as an embroidery tutor at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. Kate graduated from the Future Tutors Programme at the RSN with distinction in 2016. During the course she studied many traditional hand embroidery techniques including goldwork, jacobean crewel work, blackwork, stumpwork and silk shading. In 2015 Kates Advanced Silk Shaded budgie “Smuggler” was accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts for their annual Summer Exhibition. The piece was also made into a greetings card. Kate loves to design her own embroidery kits, using traditional techniques in a contemporary way. She also likes to combine her embroidery with her love of historical dress, creating kits based on original pieces. Her classes can cover all levels of ability, from absolute beginners to more advanced stitchers.When she's not involved in freelance projects Kate works as a stitcher for the RSN in their commercial studio, working on conservation, restoration and private commissions. Kate has taught for the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace,RSN Bristol,Bath Fashion Museum, at the Williamsburg School of Needlework in the U.S and the RSN 2018 Summer School in Lexington Kentucky.She also teaches for The Craft Sanctuary, Needlework Tours and Cruises, The Alpine Experience and the Crewelwork Company. She has worked on historical costume reconstructions for St Fagans National Museum of History and The School of Historical Dress. In 2018 Kate filmed the RSN online learning course in silk shading and was runner up in The National Needlecraft Awards 2019 Embroidery Designer of the Year category.
Voel Terrace, Rhosesmor, Mold CH7 6PS, UK
Justine Burgess (Basketry) 175.0 mi
- Craft Description:From Basket to Field... We are willow growers, willow weavers and willow tutors based in the beautiful Brechfa Forest in West Wales. Although we don't sell dried willow to weave baskets with, we do sell high quality willow cuttings (over 250 varieties) so you can grow your own basketry willow. We also weave willow baskets, including the traditional Welsh Cyntell agricultural basket, Irish Skibs, Spanish Zarzo baskets and a wide range of sculptures. We run a wide range of willow workshops in West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire) and can offer bespoke workshops to suit your needs and interests.
The Mill, Gwernogle, Carmarthen SA32 7SA, UK
Ruth Davey (Leather) 175.0 mi
- Craft Description:I make hand crafted shoes designed around the natural shape of the foot. I trained for 5 years with Shoemaker Alan James Raddon and now have a shop in the small town of Machynlleth, ancient capital of Wales. I make my shoes using European leathers and an English tanned leather for the soles. My shoes are designed to last and made to be repairable. I am proud to be a QEST scholar and most recently have completed my Fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to study the importance of handing down Traditonal Craft Skills to future generations.
Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth SY20 8DT, UK
Charlotte Meek (Textiles) 175.4 mi
- Craft Description:Stitch Society Artisan Workwear. Simple. Stylish. Durable. The award-winning Stitch Society is an established British brand, designing and manufacturing premium artisan workwear aprons their studio based in the iconic Salts Mill in Yorkshire. The Stitch Society launched in 2015 and have developed a range of artisan workwear aprons designed specifically for makers and crafters. The Stitch Society’s ethos ensures that all their garments are designed and made in the UK from the highest quality and hardwearing UK sourced fabrics. They are so proud of their products that every one comes with their 10 year guarantee covering all workmanship and any small repairs. The Stitch Society combines comfort, practicality with style and elegance. Worn by a growing number of artisan crafters and makers, their artisan workwear is becoming well known for their endurance in the face of long-term creativity.
Victoria Rd, Shipley BD18, UK
Sara Sonley (Textiles) 176.7 mi
- Craft Description:I have always loved sewing and knitting. I taught textiles for many years and as such have dabbled with many textile crafts, including tailoring, bodice making and embroidery. I have been lucky enough to buy a vintage spinning wheel and my hobby became self employment. I buy alpaca fleeces, local if possible, wash them and then spin yarn. I then sell my yarn or knit it into hats, mitts and shawls.
Westfield Rd, Tockwith, York YO26 7PY, UK
John White (Wood) 178.9 mi
- Craft Description:John is an experienced woodcarver taught by master craftsmen. He has over thirty years experience in a diverse range of woodcarving projects. Like many wood carvers through the ages he has learned to be flexible in his approach and will carve just about anything! John is a qualified teacher, holds City and Guilds in Woodcarving and teaches for The International Chippendale School of Furniture. He runs evening and weekend courses for all levels of ability and offers sharpening tuition. He is passionate about keeping these skills alive for future generations.
Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, UK
wil goodwin (Other) 179.1 mi
- Craft Description:I work with UK native natural fibres, teaching and developing techniques.
Walton Hall Park, Walton Hall Park, Walton Hall Ave, Liverpool L4 9XP, UK
Paul Croft (Other) 179.7 mi
- Craft Description:Paul Croft TMP RE Born 1963, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Croft studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, specialising in printmaking and later trained to become a Tamarind Master Printer of Lithography (TMP) at the world-renowned Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. In 2008 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) in London. Croft is a professional artist, printmaker, lithographer, collaborating printer and educator, based in Aberystwyth, Wales. As Lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking at the School of Art, Aberystwyth University, he teaches printmaking to students at undergraduate, post graduate and PhD levels. His research interests focus upon the technical, social, cultural and historical aspects of printmaking – specifically those relating to traditional, conventional, contemporary and digital techniques of stone and plate lithography. He has written two books on Stone Lithography (2001) and Plate Lithography (2003) published as part of the A&C Series of Printmaking Handbooks. He has also curated several exhibitions including Stone-Plate-Grease-Water: International Contemporary Lithography (2007-8) and Contemporary Chinese Printmaking: Prints by Artists from Hunan Province (2014-16) Croft is also a founding member and co-director of Aberystwyth Printmakers, an independent group of printmakers, which has a print workshop providing facilities for etching, relief printing and lithography, located in Brogerddan, about three miles from Aberystwyth town centre. As an artist, much of his own work comprises of drawing and printmaking, involving stone and plate lithography but increasingly also makes use of woodcut, monotype and stencil printing. Throughout his career this work has predominantly been concerned with the development of personal visual language, which has sought to synthesise motifs from a broad range of observations, still life and found objects, informed in large part by ongoing research into letter forms, characters, alphabets and more recently, by his efforts to learn Mandarin. He has exhibited his work widely throughout Ireland and the UK and internationally at galleries and museums in Japan, USA, Hong Kong, China, Australia and New Zealand. Since qualifying as a Tamarind Master Printer in 1996, his role as a ‘collaborating printer’ has led to a long series of print collaborations with artists from across the UK and beyond. This has included working with notable Welsh artists Mary Lloyd Jones, Shani Rhys Davies, David Tress, Pete Williams, Ian Phillips, Stuart Evans and Becca artist - Peter Davies. He has also worked with London artists Marcelle Hanselaar, Wuon Gean Ho, Anne Desmet and Professor Jin Bao Ping from Shenzhen Fine Art Institute.
Angela Cole (Basketry) 179.8 mi
- Craft Description:Basket Maker and Coppicer
Westow Grange Cottage, Westow, York YO60 7LU
Ian McDowall (Basketry) 180.8 mi
- Craft Description:Willow sculpture and basketry
Llan-non, Llanon SY23, UK
Helen Hickman (Textiles) 180.9 mi
- Craft Description:Plant dyeing and hand spinning yarns using British wool is a joy & passion. Helen Hickman makes all her products by hand at her garden studio & they reflect her love of a natural, homespun lifestyle and the love of living on a mountain in West Wales,UK. She runs regular workshops in dyeing, spinning, knitting and crochet and you can find her at various events and festivals throughout the year demonstrating her crafts. (‘Nellie and Eve’ is named after her grandmothers)
Julie Livesey (Basketry) 181.5 mi
- Craft Description:I have developed a passion for willow weaving including Traditional English Heritage Basket making, Willow Sculpture and Living Willow Structures. I sell basketry products from my studio at Haworth Art Gallery in Lancashire, and at various Fairs and Events as well as undertaking Commissions and offering Workshop opportunities to individuals, schools, community groups and organisations. I am currently researching Heritage Basket making in Lancashire and trialling the varieties that were traditionally grown here.
William Holland () 181.5 mi
- Craft Description:Phoenix Forge produce beautifully handcrafted metalwork for the home and garden as well as restoring historical metal work to help keep our history safe for future generations.
Mile End Farm, Trevaughan, Carmarthen SA31 3QL, UK
Steve Sinnott (Ceramic) 182.1 mi
- Craft Description:My Core work is the restoration of Victorian encaustic ( patterned) tiles and geometric ( cut into shapes e.g. triangles ) other pre-1919 historic tiling, mosaic, terracotta, smalti, we also install & design Victorian reproduction encaustic & geometric tiled floors . cut tile murals and similar are also designed & installed. I have restored over 300 Grade 1 listed buildings and similar classification in other countries, my work takes me nationally to every part of the UK, I also work abroad and have worked as far north as Alaska and far south as New Zealand and most places in-between. I mentor people who are interested in my rare skill-set and i hope to see my skill taught at national level eventually . although i have tried to get training established for over 30 years. i am a member of ICON and am studying for an ACR, Also a member of the Michelangelo Institute. I dabble with art based mosaic pictures & murals on a random basis.
Kirkstone Rd W, Litherland, Bootle, Liverpool L21, UK
Nathan Goss (Wood) 182.4 mi
- Craft Description:Nathan has over twenty years’ practical experience in the restoration of historic buildings which started with his five year carpentry and joinery apprenticeship in 1987. He was initially trained in the art of stair construction, church joinery, cabinet and coffin making. Even though Nathan is extremely passionate about restoring, conserving old buildings, he still runs his own bespoke joinery & furniture design company, where he also restores individual pieces for private clients.
Yr Hen Ysgol, Aberarth, Aberaeron SA46 0LP, UK
Allan Black (Metal) 183.9 mi
- Craft Description:Here at Black's Railway Workshop we construct model locomotives powered by steam or battery electric. The models are designed in house using CAD but we can also produce drawings by hand if required to the same standard. The models are created by using traditional hand tools (like piercing saws, files, hacksaws), analogue machine tools (lathe and milling machine), bench sanders and grinding wheels. Steel, copper and brass being the most common materials used. Our workshops have produced items for the Talyllyn Railway's workshop and undertaken some restoration work on the side as well. The platform trolley in the Tywyn Wharf Station being a prime example.
Brynhyfryd Rd, Tywyn LL36 9HG, UK
Shaun Bradley (Stone) 186.5 mi
- Craft Description:Lettercarver and Stonecarver
41 Green End Ave, Earby, Barnoldswick BB18, UK
Tony Ingarfield (Metal) 187.4 mi
- Craft Description:For more than 40 years, BABA has developed and promoted the work of the modern artist blacksmith. BABA has united thousands of professional and amateur smiths (and interested others) across Britain and the rest of the world in a spirit of friendship and collaboration, to learn about, enjoy and advance the extraordinary craft of creative blacksmithing.
Peter Lanyon (Wood) 187.9 mi
- Craft Description:I make furniture by combining green woodworking techniques with contemporary methods of construction, and by using unseasoned wood alongside other materials. I teach both contemporary and traditional furniture making using green wood, and run projects using green wood to help communities design and build their own furniture.
Newton Ferrers, Plymouth PL8 1HG, UK
Daniel Burke (Glass) 188.8 mi
- Craft Description:From their studio at the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire, Lightworks Stained Glass offer a professional service of the very finest quality covering all aspects of the craft of stained glass including bespoke design, production, restoration, conservation, installation and protection. Founded in 1998 by Daniel Burke and his sister Deborah Burke, with together a combined total of over 35 years experience in the field, Lightworks Stained Glass has completed a vast range of projects from the smallest to the largest. This has seen new stained glass window commissions and restoration/conservation works undertaken nationwide on behalf of private residences, churches, public buildings, listed and historical properties (Grades I & II), architects, interior designers, specialist contractors and English Heritage. Daniel and Deborah are always on hand to offer advice and guidance to prospective clients and welcome enquiries via any of the contact methods opposite.
122 Lowergate, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1AG, UK
Phill Gregson (Wood) 189.8 mi
- Craft Description:I am a traditional time served Master wheelwright, making all aspects of wooden wheels, vehicles, metalwork and tools/equipment for re-enactment societies, craftsmen and tradesmen. I am a fourth generation wheelwright and only wheelwright in the UK to have leaned my trade from the previous three generations of my family, thus ensuring the traditional skills and knowledge have survived. My work has featured in displays and exhibitions all over the UK including roles in television, royal and county shows and museums. I have conducted research in the USA and Canada as a Churchill fellow http://www.worldwidewheelwright.com I have recently trained one official apprentice as well as mentoring many others in the trade, I hope to train more people in the near future. I am soon to open a working museum and craft training centre at my Wheelwright's Shop in Lancashire offering courses in a broad range of crafts taught by experts in their fields. Please visit http://Www.wheelwrighting.co.uk Or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Lancswheelwright/ View our latest documentary covering our family history, Wheelwrighting and working with horses... The Wheelwright | documentary from Sam Birch on Vimeo.
Bolton's Cop, Banks, Southport PR9 8EL, UK
Steve Hubbard () 190.7 mi
Derby House, Lytham Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8JE, UK
Dr Hellion (Wood) 190.7 mi
- Craft Description:Based in the Forst of Bowland, Helliontoys design and craft super eco-friendly toys. Run by Dr Hellion (Dr Selina Ellis-Gray), we are a small family business who specialise in open-ended designs inspired by child-led approaches such as RIE, Montessori, Waldorf schools of learning. We primarily focus on crafting for preschool children and use a hybrid of innovative and traditional woodworking methods. This blend enables us to customise each toy made and ensure it will last for many generations to come. Our exceptional pieces are independently CE tested and crafted using sustainable local materials wherever possible. This enables us to support a network of other small independents or community interest companies, all within a small radius of our own rural workshop. Of note, many of our design registered toys are top three free: No plastics. No BPA's. No VOC's
Sawley Rd, Grindleton, Clitheroe BB7 4QS, UK
Steve Brayshaw (Leather) 193.1 mi
- Craft Description:Welcome to Bagbybags Leathersmith Formed upon the ethos of reuse and repair Bagbybags is an established traditional leather workshop that offers insured and guaranteed repair, renovation, customization and manufacture to a vast range of leather items. As dedicated leather craftsmen we offer our skills to a wide ranging customer base and have accomplished many stunning transformations and creations, items ranging from high end designer bags, film set commissions, museum piece restoration, work to an 11th century church, items for the military and the designer boutiques of Chelsea. Equestrian items Saddle and tack repair and renovation, Girth Strap Replacement, Knee Rolls, Tack, Heavy horse items, Professional racing items, Custom made hard to find items, Alterations and repairs, Ridding boot repair and resizing. Motorcycle Items Jackets, Trousers, gloves and full suit repair, alteration and resizing, zip replacement specialist, Panniers repair and manufacture. Shooting and Country Wear Shotgun cases repaired, restoration of antique items, custom made items to order. Cartridge bags repaired, zip replacements to bags and cases and antique museum piece renovations. Everyday Leather Items High end items repaired and restored, handbags, bags, cases, jackets, belts. Specialist in boot and shoe repairs, zip replacements to a vast array of items, stretching and resizing, relining, dyeing, replacement of broken or missing metal hardware.
A167, Thirsk YO7 3SE, UK
Craft Courses (Basketry, Ceramic, Metal, Wood, Other) 194.4 mi
- Craft Description:Connecting you with thousands of talented makers across the UK, offering courses, kits and online classes. Encouraging the learning and practice of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. Offering a thoughtful and unique gift in our gift vouchers, allowing your loved one to take their pick from thousands of creative workshops, kits & artisan products.
Hermon, Glogue SA36 0DT, UK
Robbie Ryder (Basketry) 197.6 mi
- Craft Description:This ancient craft uses grasses and bramble to produce remarkably sturdy and versatile containers. Traditionally, skeps have been used as bee hives, however, the craft lends itself to so many other creations!
Sheviock, Torpoint PL11 3EH
Rachel Whitfield (Ceramic) 198.7 mi
- Craft Description:My pots are carefully handcrafted on my potter's wheel and each is unique. Some might come as a 'family', but they are not factory-made, so the sizes and shapes, though similar, will vary slightly. I create my pieces with white stoneware and dark stoneware clays to achieve some beautifully contrasting pieces. All of my glazes are of my own creation and are composed in large part from natural materials found in the Yorkshire Dales. I forage for plants such as nettles, thistles, reed canary grass, common hogweed, docks and rushes, and then burn and process the ashes for ash glazes. Wood is sourced from Ribblehead Forest. I collect iron ochre around the skirts of Whernside and source greywacke gritstone dust from Dry Rigg Quarry at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. All of these are used in various combinations to produce the glazes that I use.
7 Northfields Cres, Settle BD24 9JP, UK
Lee Burton (Wood) 198.9 mi
- Craft Description:Pole lathe turning, bowls, treen. Whittling. I own a small woodland in the heart of Pembrokeshire near the old market town of Narberth, in which I’ve built my workshop and woodland workspaces. I host the Pembrokeshire APT&GW group and Narberth Whittling Association on a weekly basis. We have a small forge for tool making and soon will produce our own charcoal. I make stick chairs, turn bowls, whittle and some leather work. I will soon have small woodland accommodation, that is a cabin, tree house and shepherds hut that I’ll offer as part of a package in which people can stay while doing small introductory courses. The workshop is off grid and was built with only hand tools using materials sourced from just one mile away or reused and up cycled Activities there are done without the use of mains electricity. However I do have batteries charged by a solar panel which are used for lighting.
10 Church St, Narberth SA67, UK
Rauni Higson (Metal) 204.5 mi
- Craft Description:Hand wrought sculptural silverware. Pictured is the Processional Cross, sterling silver and Ash wood, commissioned by Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (Height 2.3m, 7'6"), 2020.
Talysarn, Caernarfon LL54 6AR, UK
Sarah Steele (Stone) 206.9 mi
- Craft Description:First appearing in the Early Neolithic, Whitby Jet manufacture along with flint knapping is arguably Britains oldest craft and oldest natural resourse. The manufacture itself requires little in the way of material specific tools, so the industry is difficult to detect in the archaeological record. The prevalence of jet finds however suggest that it was an important socio-economic resource during the Bronze Age, Roman, early medieval and medieval periods, returning to favour in the Victorian Era. Whitby Jet is, therefore, a culturally historic craft product.
138 Church St, Whitby YO26 6NF, UK
Sara Dennis (Textiles) 208.2 mi
- Craft Description:Sara enjoys creating beautiful embroidery with character that goes beyond excellence in technique. She is influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement ideology that design and making are integral to each other. Sara’s designs come from a life long interest in colours, textiles and art; her deep knowledge of craft coupled with a zest to communicate form the foundation of her teaching and making. When not teaching at the Royal School of Needlework, Sara works as a freelance tutor, curator and maker in and around North West England. She is the Textile Expert on BBC One's The Repair Shop.
Castle Grove, Lancaster LA1 1YJ, UK
Adrian Wood () 210.8 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional hand forged blacksmithing techniques are used to create contemporary and innovative metalwork, bespoke items such as curtain poles, hooks, fireside sets, gates, railings, sculptures, balcony rails, furniture and lighting, to name but a few, are some of the many commissions we have undertaken. All of the designs are beautifully hand drawn with delicate attention given to the smallest of details, the result is fine craftsmanship, superb detailing and a substantial build quality that reflects a belief in a lasting beauty and quality.
Hornby, Northallerton DL6 2JE, UK
Andrew Grundon () 215.9 mi
- Craft Description:Andrew designs and produces traditional hand-painted and gilded signs. He also etches and gilds glass, illuminates manuscripts and pinstripes old vehicles. One of his major clients is St Austell Brewery and he supplies many of their traditional signs.
Trevanson St, Wadebridge PL27 7AW, UK
Chris Helliwell (Wood) 216.2 mi
- Craft Description:I am fascinated by how things used to be made and am convinced that we need to return to a less energy hungry way of life, so twenty years ago I built my first pole lathe from instructions I read in a book. I did not believe it would work but now after a lot of practice I make my living from it, making traditional turned pieces and teaching my craft to others. The pole lathe has a history going back over two thousand years and was originally designed to make bowls and cups for the people of northern Europe. The pieces I make would have been instantly recognised by Saxons and Vikings and of course can still be used today. Wood is a sustainable, clean, light, well-insulated and relatively unbreakable alternative to pottery.
Appleby Ln, Aldbrough St John, Richmond DL11 7TT, UK
Spencer Gilroy (Wood) 217.1 mi
- Craft Description:Percussion Instrument Maker/Designer & Repairer
1 Forster St, Darlington DL3 6BJ, UK
David Connor (Basketry) 217.5 mi
- Craft Description:Willowcraft Renovations have been replacing cane seating, rush seating, Dutch cord seating, skeining, and leather top desks for over 30 years.
3 Staindrop Cres, Darlington DL3 9AQ, UK
Lone Helliwell (Textiles) 217.7 mi
- Craft Description:Tutoring, demonstration and workshops in felt making, knitting, patchwork, embroidery. I also produce textile craft items for sale at craft shows and through various shops and galleries.
Forcett, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 7RY, UK
Susan Pettman (Basketry) 218.8 mi
- Craft Description:Part-time willow grower and basket maker in Cumbria. I grow a range of heritage willow varieties from which I make baskets for home, garden and living history inspired by traditional English, Scottish, Irish and French techniques. Demonstrations, exhibitions, living history, historical re-enactment. (Photo by Steve Tomlin.)
Sam Glass (Wood) 222.9 mi
- Craft Description:Sam Glass has been making rocking horses since 1988 He makes bespoke rocking horses with love and care using the patterns designed by him. His horses are things of true beauty yet are built for children (and adults) to play with. Sam crafts his work on the best of the past, continuing the traditions from the great makers. Sam is the only maker at Sam Glass Rocking Horses, all horses are crafted by him, he is an artisan maker and not a factory. Sam is semi retired now but continues to make rocking horses in the traditional way. All horses are painted by hand using brushes and sponges. No modern spray painting or stencils are used. Sometimes the lacquer is sprayed on and the products used are all to modern safety standards. Sarah, his wife, assists with lifting and the painting, she is an artist, designer and crafts-woman in her own right. Sam has been restoring rocking horses for over 32 years. Many have been over loved, some have been neglected. He brings them back to glory ready to be part of your loving family. Like with a fine painting, the rocking horse will be restored sympathetically. You wouldn't use paint stripper on a work of art. Originality is very important. All his horses, be they created new or restored from old, take many hours as each one is hand crafted in the traditional way; the making of such beautiful objects cannot be rushed. Visits are welcome but by appointment only. Orders taken for advanced dates only as Sam carries no stock, he is an artisan maker and not a factory. It takes many months to create a rocking horse, his horses are all hand carved with traditional handheld tools. All leatherwork is bespoke and made by a British artisan maker of rocking horse tack. Every rocking horse is individually made to your requirements.
Binchestre Croft, School Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6TG, UK
Anna Rennie (Metal) 231.2 mi
- Craft Description:Silversmith, coppersmith, designer. Also maker of a small amount of mail for re-enactment. Keeping the traditional silversmithing techniques alive is of huge importance to Anna who is intrigued by the relationship between maker and material and how they can define each other. Pieces range from small to larger scale silverware as well as copper sculptures for the home and garden. Commissions are welcomed as well as having some work immediately available to purchase.
Clive & Wendy Elsdon (Leather) 234.9 mi
- Craft Description:Evancliffe Leathercraft was set up and is run by Clive & Wendy Elsdon. We first developed an interest in leatherwork as an offshoot of Green Woodworking. The first leatherwork we undertook was the design and manufacture of leather tool guards and cases for many varied green woodworking tools, such as draw knives, spoke shaves, froes, carving knives etc. This lead to an interest in leatherwork in general and then enrolment on the first QCF Level 2 Creative Craft Leathercraft course at Northumberland College’s Hexham Centre. We both successfully completed the course. Our diverse range of hand crafted leatherwork includes Belts, Bags, Purses, Leather Hand Bound Journals and much much more. Many of the items have developed from a customer saying, “Can you…” and us saying “Yes!” Training We offer a wide range of Leatherwork Training Workshops to suite everyone. For example students can learn to make a Leather Belt, a Hand Bound Leather Journal, a Tool Cover or a Water Bottle amongst other things. As a part of the learning process the student will often come away with an additional small leather item as well. We are constantly developing new workshops. We are also available to demonstrate Leatherwork as well as other traditional crafts like Green Woodworking & Willow Weaving at events including running hands-on activities such as leather stamping and stitching. We are fully insured and have the Craft Courses Gold Students Choice Award.
19 Holywood, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland DL13 3HE
Amy Goodwin (Other) 235.2 mi
- Craft Description:A traditional signwriter and fairground artist, Amy's work is heavily influenced from growing up travelling steam fairgrounds in the West Country. The elaborate and visual typography, meticulous lines and flamboyant colours are reflected in the signs she creates, both to commissions and for exhibitions All her work is undertaken using traditional methods – by hand, using no tape nor digital assistance. Projects undertaken include restoration and paintwork commissions in the steam heritage, fairground and circus industries – including steam engines, living wagons and circus lorries – alongside the design and production of bespoke signage, in collaboration with both individuals and businesses. Work is undertaken in-situ, across the country, or from Amy's studio in Falmouth, Cornwall. Alongside working to commission, Amy has a practice-led PhD which focused on re-establishing the identities of fairground females in the archive, through the construction of a series of illustrated spaces. These spaces use signwriting to illustratively tell stories of the females' lives. The PhD enquiry is underpinned by extensive research undertaken at the National Fairground and Circus Archive (NFCA) and was part-funded by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), who support excellence in British Craft. Amy also lectures on the BA Illustration Course at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).
The Old Shop, Waterloo Rd, Falmouth TR11 3NU, UK
Amanda Brown (Textiles) 235.2 mi
- Craft Description:I spin and weave words and cloth. I work mainly with locally sourced fleeces and then dye and create yarn, before weaving simple designs that show the beautiful texture and colours available when creating from scratch. I am committed to ethical, sustainable production wherever possible but confess to a weakness for Tussah silk. I am currently also studying wood engraving as part of an MA in Authorial Practice and in a former life made a living as a silversmith.
Mount Edgcumbe Terrace, Falmouth TR11 2BS, UK
Christopher Wakeling (Paper) 242.5 mi
- Craft Description:Corvus Works is dedicated to fine press bookmaking. Built on some forty years experience in the typographic arts, the practice works with metal type and letterpress printing presses, designing and printing limited edition books for itself and others, both in collaboration and commissioned editions. He is a member of the Oxford Guild of Printers, The Fine Press Book Association and the International Society of Typographic Designers.
Ravenside Terrace, Blackhill, Consett DH8 0LB, UK
Rob Edlin (Basketry) 246.0 mi
- Craft Description:Willow lobster pots and associated paraphernalia
Lusart Dr, Lizard, Helston TR12 7RS, UK
Lynn Huggins-Cooper (Textiles) 247.2 mi
- Craft Description:I am a felter and author by trade. I wet felt, needle felt, use stumpwork, embroidery, ribbon embroidery, shibori methods, beading and more, as well as processing and hand dyeing fleece with natural materials. I teach courses in felting, writing and more at Space Six in Newcastle, at Gibside National Trust Property, and at Newcastle Castle, in The Black Gate. I am a member of the International Feltmakers Association.
Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE, UK
Gil Dye (Textiles) 247.6 mi
- Craft Description:Lace maker, teacher and author covering a wide range of bobbin lace - with a special interest in linen and metallic laces of the 16th and 17th centuries - also needle lace and craft laces such as tatting crochet, knitting and Carrickmacross. Regular classes in Newcastle and Corbridge. Welcomes invitation to tutor workshops on all aspects of early bobbin lace.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK
Louise Folkard (Wood) 247.6 mi
- Craft Description:Specialists in the re-caning and restoration of all traditional rattan cane furniture. The Cane Workshop is based in the beautiful market town of Alston. I provide a comprehensive re-caning service where I use traditional methods and natural materials. From the town centre shop you can buy restored furniture, fine art prints and locally made craftwork. Please ring to avoid disappointment.
Market Place, Alston CA9 3HS, UK
Brian Fulton (Other) 247.7 mi
- Craft Description:Bespoke jewellery maker specialising in handmade jewellery.
Main St, Keswick CA12, UK
Alice Hinton (Textiles) 247.8 mi
- Craft Description:We specialise in buying in fleece from local farms. We then wash, dry, card and spin the fleece before knitting the wool into garments.
5 Portheyl Pl, Hayle TR27 4JJ, UK
Charlie Trevor (Leather) 248.5 mi
- Craft Description:Here at Equus Leather we make the finest quality handmade leather belts, wallets, watch straps and accessories, as well as our traditional range of collars, leads and canine accessories. We have been making products that combine beauty, exclusivity, utility, longevity and above all craftsmanship for discerning customers since 1995. We ship our work around the world and currently have happy customers in more than 70 countries and every continent, including Antarctica.
Mullen Rd, Wallsend NE28 9HL, UK
Ruth Thompson (Basketry) 248.8 mi
- Craft Description:We make sculptures, and structures using locally coppiced willow and hazel. Our work is mostly with schools, community organisations and larger organisations, helping people to be creative and find satisfaction in enhancing their outdoor spaces. We are in demand more than ever as people focus on craft activities to combat problems brought on by Covid restrictions, teaching on zoom and also with existing 'bubbles' and larger groups as lockdown eases.
13 Oak St, West Mickley, Stocksfield NE43 7AY, UK
Narelle Freeman (Wood) 252.9 mi
- Craft Description:Narelle is a luthier who uses traditional hand-crafting methods to make and restore musical instruments, and where ever possible she uses locally sourced tonewoods. Narelle moved to beautiful Cumbria in 2014 and established Reiver Instruments to focus on wooden stringed instruments from violins to double basses, acoustic, arch top, classical and electric guitars, mandolins, ukes, lutes, bouzoukis and cuatros. Narelle has been a luthier for a bit over two decades and began by volunteering as an apprentice in a violin shop back home in Australia. She graduated from the Newark School of Violin Making in 2002, has taught violin making and repair at Chapel Violins and the Newark School, and was a Trustee for the Rowan Armour-Brown Trust. Narelle is a member of the British Violin Makers Association, Eden Valley Artistic Network, Guild of American Luthiers, the Galpin Society for the study of musical instruments and a professional member of the National Association of Musical Instrument Repairers.
Coach House, High Hesket, Carlisle CA4 0HS, UK
Maire Curtis (Textiles) 259.6 mi
- Craft Description:Bespoke embroidery and Irish Lace. Embroidery workshops and tuition. Maire is a master hand embroiderer with over 25 years experience, embroidering bridal gowns, veils and stage costume among others. She lectures for her own workshops and as guest tutor for experience groups. She also hand crafts silk flowers using Japanese Somebana and french Millinery techniques. These are used by coture bridal and evening gown designers around the world.
5 High Buildings, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle CA4 8RP, UK
Adrian Lloyd (Basketry, Wood) 263.3 mi
- Craft Description:Adrian is a green wood craftsman specialising in creating beautiful, functional, traditional hand crafted items from green wood for everyday use.
Dundraw, Wigton CA7 0DP, UK
Lynn Elliott (Textiles) 278.0 mi
- Craft Description:Designer - Weaver - Clothmaker I work with wool to make tweed, throws and home spun rugs.
Buccleuch Mill, Glenesk Rd, Langholm DG13 0ES, UK
Sue Macniven () 283.9 mi
- Craft Description:I teach principally spinning, dyeing and knitting though I also use other disciplines in my own work, ranging from lace techniques, braiding, macrame, crochet, sewing, embroidery and drawing. I have 30 years experience as a tutor, and have taught extensively to spinners and weavers guilds in the UK and abroad. I teach day and residential workshops from my home/B&B in Southwest Scotland. I am an assessor for the Certificate of Achievement and have held 2 world records for "The Longest Thread" I have numerous spinning tutorial videos available to view from my website and am a member of Ravelry (chicksinrubber) I am also one of a very few women qualified to teach Fly fishing to advanced level.
Arden Rd, Twynholm, Kirkcudbright DG6 4PB, UK
Katie Russell (Textiles) 284.6 mi
- Craft Description:Although trained in Jewellery and Metalwork, I studied Constructed Textiles as a support study to my main degree. That is when I fell in love with tapestry weaving. I design, create and weave tapestry weavings on an upright loom in a contemporary style, but still using traditional techniques. The themes I explore are maritime ones, especially war and conditions in the Arctic. I also have a keen interest in maritime architecture, especially derelict buildings. I use a lot of natural fibres in my work, such as cotton, linen, wool and jute. I am available for individual workshops or talks. Please contact me for any commission work.
Castle Douglas DG7, UK
Luke Batchelor (Stone) 291.2 mi
- Craft Description:I'm a stone carver, designer and conservator based in the North East of England. I grew up in Northumberland and have always been passionate about stone carvings and historic buildings. After originally training and working as a conservator for private conservation companies in Scotland, I then, with the support of Historic Environment Scotland and an Award from the Heritage Crafts Association, went on to train as a stone carver, working in the UK and mainland Europe before setting up my own workshop near Belford in 2018 and forming my business, The Northumbrian Stone Carver.
Anna Turnbull (Basketry) 294.5 mi
- Craft Description:Willow artist and basket maker of traditional and contemporary baskets and willow sculpture. Felt maker using traditional wet felting techniques to create scarves, wraps, bags, vessels and pictures. Commissions welcome. Experienced teacher delivering fun and creative workshops in basket making, willow sculpture and felt making, both for groups and individuals at my studio and other locations.
Biteabout Farm, Lowick, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2QE, UK
Natasha Smith (Stone) 294.7 mi
- Craft Description:I am a stone carver and letter-cutter working to commission using hand tools in local sand stone or slate. I specialise in making sundials for specific situations and occasions as well as garden sculptures and memorials. I exhibit regularly and am passionate about my work. I also run courses in beginners lettering which usually take place over a weekend at a nearby courtyard garden. These are for a maximum of four people and are great fun as well as being rather therapeutic.
Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UY, UK
Timothy Staines (Metal) 300.0 mi
- Craft Description:We are a father and son team of engineers that design and hand make scientifically accurate representations of our Solar System. These instruments known commonly as 'Orrery' have been historically significant in teaching the heliocentric model of our Solar System for over 300 years.
Jon Warwicker () 300.0 mi
- Craft Description:Maker of tools and treen.
Lydia Latham (Wood) 300.0 mi
- Craft Description:Lydia Latham is a green wood worker originally from North Wales and currently based in South Wales. Lydia creates intricate artistic and functional work using a combination of mediums. The focus of her work is wood carving, using only hand tools and locally sourced, sustainable greenwood. As well as creating a variety of wooden products available for purchase, Lydia is an experienced teacher, and runs workshops to pass on her honed skills and insights on spoon design. Workshops are run independently, as well as at larger events and festivals; where Lydia is one of the organisers for a team of skilled crafts people who work under the name of 'West Coast Makers'.
Nicola Watson () 300.0 mi
- Craft Description:Nicola is a Master Saddler with 20 years experience. A Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) scholarship enabled her to specialise in side saddle manufacture and refurbishment. Nicola's work also includes bridlework, repairs, leather restoration and bespoke leather commissions. All work is hand-stitched and hand-crafted using traditional saddlery techniques and best quality saddlery leather. Nicola uses her saddlery skills to make a variety of items including classic handbags, moulded bicycle bags, a range of dog collars and leads, and leather filofaxes. She was also commissioned to make a range of watch straps for Casio.
Ulfar Grimm Beorn Tomasson (Metal) 300.0 mi
- Craft Description:Deep in Svartalfheim one Ivaldi's lesser known son GrimmHrafn a Blacksmith, Jeweller, Woodcarver, a stone chiseler and Bone carver ... . he sits and works muttering runic charms over the forge always he honours his beloved brothers Eitri and Brokkr works in the NE england
Terese Hanford () 300.0 mi
- Craft Description:Artisan willow weaver, also using chair cane, garden twine and cotton twines within the weaves to provide variances in texture and form
Welig Heritage Crafts (Basketry) 300.7 mi
- Craft Description:Clive Lyttle and Elaine Burke are basketmakers and traditional skills practitioners, working in both traditional and contemporary designs. They use materials produced from their smallholding where they grow willow and hazel coppice for basketry and a range of other hard woods for green wood turning and chair making. Clive and Elaine also drystone wall, hedgelay, install living willow structures and reseat chairs in rush and Danish cord. They have produced a number of works for the film industry, and been part of a Chelsea Flower Show medal winning garden. Elaine has also received a special award from the Crafts Council of Ireland for a sculptural willow vessel at the Royal Dublin Show Crafts Competition.
63 Cloughey Rd, Portaferry, Newtownards, Ards BT22 1NH, UK
Claire Mooney (Metal, Textiles) 301.2 mi
- Craft Description:Based in Northern Ireland, my work aims to celebrate local heritage and traditional craft techniques. Graduating from Silversmithing & Jewellery I continued with study completing an MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies in 2019 which informs my contemporary practice.
17 Stewarts Rd, Annalong, Newry BT34 4UE, UK
Roslyn Whiting (Leather) 302.0 mi
- Craft Description:Roslyn Whiting Leathercraft was launched in 2011 with the aim of using traditional methods to produce quality leathergoods with a creative twist. Leather is seen as a useful, which it is but I also see it as a material to be creative with. Care is taken to use quality materials and where possible from Britain. My Eildon Collection is made from leather sourced directly from British tanneries. My buckles are made from solid brass from one of the last foundries in Britain. All leathergoods are made with vegetable tanned leather which is the traditional way of preserving the leather using tree bark. It takes longer to tan but it uses less chemicals than the chrome tanned process – so gentler on the environment. Vegetable tanned leather is more tactile and each hide displays a unique natural grain and character. As you use your product, over time it will develop a beautiful patina. Everything is handmade by myself in my workshop in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders.
Melrose, Melrose, Scottish Borders TD6, UK
Lindsay Roberts (Textiles) 303.9 mi
- Craft Description:I’ve noticed and appreciated textiles all my life. I worked as a weaver for some years, incorporating my hand spun yarns. I still enjoy spinning but following a working trip to India, I started to explore dyeing with indigo. I dye and sell indigo dyed and acid dyed yarns, as well as designing and making stitch kits, often featuring handwoven and block printed Indian fabrics. A focus on handwork runs through all of my products, and I strive to encourage everyone to explore with just the simplest of stitches.
25 The Green, Swinton, Duns TD11 3JQ, UK
Janis Embleton (Textiles) 303.9 mi
- Craft Description:Using a traditional Swedish wooden floor loom, Janis's work ranges from stunning silk and linen scarves, wraps and fabric lengths to interior textiles such as cushions, throws and curtain lengths. She also produces one-off abstract wall-hangings which are suitable for both the home and public spaces. Janis also teaches beginner and intermediate classes in one-to-one sessions or group workshops.
2 The Green, Swinton, Duns TD11 3JQ, UK
Sam Cooper (Wood) 306.2 mi
- Craft Description:Rush Seated Ladder back Chair Maker and Green woodworker, based in the Scottish Borders
The Marchmont Workshop, Marchmont, Duns TD10 6YL, UK
Lucy Cushley (Leather) 308.4 mi
- Craft Description:An apprentice bridle, saddle and harness maker. Currently focusing on becoming a horse collar maker. Currently under the mentorship of Master Saddler James Adair.
35 Holly Park Rd, Killinchy, Newtownards BT23 6SN, UK
Steven Murphy (Metal) 312.7 mi
- Craft Description:Steven Murphy is a blacksmith specialising in use of hot forged metal. Having graduated in 2008 with a BA(Hons) in Artist Blacksmithing, Steven spent 18 months working for Ironart of Bath with other blacksmiths and metalworkers to improve his skills and gain knowledge of the business. Using a mix of both traditional and contemporary metalworking techniques Steven creates individual design-led works which draw heavily on his influences of growth and movement in nature. Steven also makes prop weapons and provides his services for the film and television industry working in the armoury departments of shows such HBO's Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful and The Frankenstein Chronicles. Steven has also won awards for his work including the Stanley Allcard Cup for Outstanding Ability in the Craft of Blacksmithing, which is awarded by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths in London, and being Highly Commended at the 2013 Heritage Craft Awards for his teaching work.
73 Saintfield Rd, Ballynahinch BT24 8UZ, UK
Emma Whitehead (Textiles) 312.9 mi
- Craft Description:I am a textile artist, designer & facilitator from County Down, Northern Ireland. For as long as I can remember the story of the objects and material we surround ourselves with has fascinated me. My background is in surface embroidery; I stitch paper, recycled beads and found objects onto Irish linen using my own studio-dyed yarns and threads.
Main St, Saintfield, Ballynahinch BT24 7AB, UK
James Adair (Leather) 318.2 mi
- Craft Description:James is a qualified Master Saddler and saddle fitter, and a leatherworker. He has worked with leather for over 30 years and enjoys the variety of work and the versatility of the craft. From making and creating to repairing and restoring, leathergoods have a functionality and longevity which has been appreciated for centuries. At the workshop in Newry, we can make or repair any manner of leather item which can range from equestrian items such as saddles and bridles, to briefcases, gun cases, ladies handbags and dog collars. James also specialises in side saddles and their repair and restoration. We also run leathercraft courses at our workshop, which have been very well received.
WIN Business Park, Canal Quay, Newry BT35 6PH, UK
Cowan (Basketry) 324.2 mi
- Craft Description:John Cowan's baskets are all handmade by John in his small workshop in Lanark using UK-grown willows, hazel, and occasionally rattan when he is reproducing a few traditional basket styles. Most of the willow John uses is unstripped so the natural and varied colours of willow bark, as well as its ephemeral fragrance are features of his baskets. John reproduces traditional basket designs that were once commonplace in agriculture and the fishing industry, but are now used domestically as sturdy log baskets or attractive storage baskets.
51 Wellgatehead, Lanark ML11 9AA, UK
Mark Prouse (Metal) 328.9 mi
- Craft Description:Mark Prouse Elements is an artist blacksmith business based in Germany, mainly specialising in hot forged iron, bronze, copper and brass - although we also occasionally work in stainless steel and other more exotic metals. We still practice traditional methods of fabrication but also use more contemporary technology when this enhances the quality of an object, both aesthetically and the process of manufacture. Being a small business, we are able to work closely with our customers to create a unique, customized piece of metal work. Aside from the more practical side of art metal work are the sculptures we have designed and created.
Kalenborner Str. 86, 53560 Vettelschoß, Germany
Anna Liebmann (Basketry) 329.6 mi
- Craft Description:Willow Basketmaker. Anna grows and processes her own willow in Scotland which is how she got into the craft. She tries to use this as much as possible as well as commercially grown willow from Somerset and Scottish Growers. She likes to make useful baskets, having a few designs practised herself over the years, and is enjoying learning more about traditional methods and designs, which she loves to pass on to others and see them use too. She was drawn to the craft for its environmental credentials but also feels like a custodian of skills for the future.
34 Eastfield, Edinburgh EH15 2PN, UK
Mathilde Goubet (Textiles) 330.8 mi
- Craft Description:After 2 years of running a Scottish textiles crafts business, I pursued my dream and trained as a Kiltmaker in Edinburgh from September 2020 to May 2021. With a deep love for handsewing, tartan, tweed and Scottish heritage, I wish to keep developing my knowledge and practice of the crafts and share it with others. I believe that there is nothing more special than a garment made just for yourself, and love to work hand-in-hand with my customers to create a kilt that will be the reflect of their own history and personnality.
Jen Cresswell (Textiles) 331.6 mi
- Craft Description:Hello. I hope you are well and thank you for dropping in. My name is Jen and I am an early mediaeval re-enactor. Through this I have become a nalbinder and recreate archaeological finds as well as creating my own. Having done nalbinding for over ten years I have produced dozens of items that appear at re-enactment events globally. I specialise in making replicas of the coppergate sock using the same design and stitch. To add to authenticity I use 100% wool and try to source wool from Herbridean and Icelandic sources where the older sheep breeds closer to sheep from the early mediaeval times are reared. Having said this, I also craft monderns hats, DnD dice bags, pride items, and custom soft toys in multiple yarns and colours, showing how nalbinding can be a vibrant and creative craft and not limited to recreating historic items. As someone with dyspraxia who is often confused and overwhelmed by knitting and crochet, nalbinding is an approachable and engaging craft that I love to make, and teach others via airbnb online tutorials. Nalbinding is Danish for needle binding, but is also called knotless knitting as there are no knots in the pieces made. It is sort of a mix of crochet and knitting, but distinct from both. The name suggests its predominance in Scandinavian cultures but the reality is nalbinding is much older and from all over the world. Depending on what you define as nalbinding, and as you will soon see it is a loose definition, then the oldest pieces are 10,000 years old. Nalbinding uses a small flat needle, often made from wood or bone, that pulls a cut piece of yarn through a series of loops, binding them together to make a strong and durable, but flexible and warm garment. It comes from a time when nothing was wasted, and so when wool was being woven on the loom and the end pieces cut off, these were collected and used in nalbinding. The vikings used nalbinding for socks and mittens, and such items have been found all over the viking world. Nalbinding has around 20 different stitches that create different patterns, and they are often named after where the stitch was first discovered. So the Oslo stitch is named after items found with the stitch in Oslo, the Mammen stitch from Mammen in Denmark, and the Coppergate stitch from a sock found in the Coppergate area of York, and to date the only UK piece of nalbinding found. This is the stitch I predominantly do as a UK based viking reenactor. I make replicas of the Coppergate sock, and there is the joke that nearly every reenactor in Scotland has a pair of my socks. I also make viking mittens for re-enactment, however I have branched out to make hats and dice bags, plus soft toys. As the stitches are largely known through archaeological finds, there is some debate on how the stitches were created. I have noticed from how I nalbind that I use a different method to other nalbinders, yet our results look the same; it is still a very experimental and in some ways personal craft. And thats because there is a gap of a few centuries from when nalbinding ceased being common, to its modern revival. When knitting came in during the sixteenth century, it was quicker and could make larger garments, and used a continuous thread. Nalbinding nearly died out, surviving in small pockets.
Elizabeth Radcliffe (Textiles) 331.6 mi
- Craft Description:Tapestry
Robert McLeod (Glass) 336.8 mi
- Craft Description:The British Society of Scientific Glassblowers was founded in 1960 for the benefit of those engaged in scientific glassblowing and its associated professions, and to uphold and further the status of scientific glassblowers .Scientific glassblowers are charged with manufacturing laboratory equipment in glass, using glass rods, tubes and prefabricated components. Although the Society is primarily for scientific glassblowers, we encourage anyone with an interest in glass working to join – glass as a material holds an interest for many, and glassworkers provide a huge range of products, from glass beads and jewellery, to paperweights, decorative and practical vessels of every shape, size and colour, and sculpture intended for purely aesthetic effect. Were it not for these artists and craftsmen throughout history, scientific glassblowing would not exist as a craft. The Society holds a quite sizeable library, to which members have free access.
Scottish Enterprise Technology Park, E Kilbride Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 0QU, UK
Gillian Stewart (Paper) 343.7 mi
- Craft Description:I'm a prize-winning bookbinder, making bespoke books and boxes from my studio in Glasgow. I'm a QEST Craft Scholar, and am excited to be furthering my training in fore-edge painting with support from the HCA Endangered Craft Fund. I teach regularly, and make limited run products by hand.
4 Rogart St, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 2AA
Di Gilpin (Textiles) 343.7 mi
- Craft Description:Hand knitting , Yarn production and development, Pattern Writing, Collaboration with Fashion Designers, Teaching and Mentoring.
Shed 5, Comielaw Farm, Pittenweem, Anstruther KY10 2RE, UK
Emma Wylie (Metal) 345.0 mi
- Craft Description:Emma is a Jewellery designer and maker based in Glasgow, UK. Originally from The Lake District in Cumbria, Emma has always enjoyed being surrounded by nature and finds her work heavily influenced by the coastal landscapes of Scotland and Northern England. Her current collections are inspired by natural objects found whilst beach combing the along shoreline.
Cally Booker (Textiles) 361.4 mi
- Craft Description:Cally is a Dundee-based designer, maker and teacher and, above all, she is a handweaver. Everything she does in her creative practice, from drawing to dyeing, ultimately leads back to the interlacement of warp and weft. For the wearable pieces in her Bonny Claith collections, Cally makes extensive use of hand-dyed and hand-painted multi-layered warps. These are integrated with complex weave structures which enhance the interplay of different layers of colour. Much of Cally’s inspiration comes from the cityscape of Dundee, from the grandeur of its waterfront setting to the small details of quirky buildings and everyday living, and even the statistical data which describes the region. Cally is passionate about making things by hand and shares her love of weaving through The Weaving Space, a programme of workshops based in her colour-filled studio.
Meadow Mill, W Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BY, UK
Ross Ormerod () 361.7 mi
Craigend, Perth PH2 0ST, UK
Hamish Lamley (Leather) 365.0 mi
- Craft Description:Pictavia Leather creates bespoke custom leather goods. I make just about everything, from outdoor bushcraft equipment such as backpacks, belt pouches, knife sheaths, living history and archaeological pieces, to contemporary products such as satchels, wallets, purses, and phone/tablet cases. I run various courses in leatherwork from basic starter days to intensive 3/4 day courses for those who want to learn the ins and outs of traditional leatherworking.
Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1QJ, UK
Eric Large () 366.1 mi
- Craft Description:Eric creates his pieces from wood sourced in Scotland: beech, spalted beech, oak , brown oak, sycamore. His turned items have many practical applications for use around the home or office and as gifts. They range from salt and pepper pots, bowls, candlesticks, pot pourris, clocks, calendars, pens, letter openers, speciality gifts such as curling stones, fruit shaped jewellery boxes, wooden mirrors, foot stools and table lamps. He has also started to specialise in hand painted and carved house signs.
Shore Rd, Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8QD, UK
Rachel Bower (Basketry) 372.7 mi
- Craft Description:A professional basketmaker specialising in stake and strand willow baskets with a particular interest in exploring traditional techniques, combining different varieties of willows to produce baskets with a contemporary design. Teaching level - Beginners and Improvers. Commissions welcomed.
The Shieling, 75 Suttieside Rd, Forfar DD8 3NH, UK
Evie Bee (Wood) 381.9 mi
- Craft Description:Hi, I'm Evie. I'm currently in my final year of a model making degree programme. Upon graduation I hope to undertake an apprenticeship within a coppice business. At the moment, I'm focusing on developing my skills in traditional woodwork, green woodwork and tree house building.
Helen Jackson (Basketry) 397.3 mi
- Craft Description:Basket maker and tutor in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, offering workshops in basket weaving using willow and soft plant fibres. Commissions welcome.
Potarch Rd End, Banchory AB31 4BE, UK
Steve Denham (Stone) 408.1 mi
- Craft Description: Traditional and contemporary drystone walling and stonework across Scotland, but mainly Aberdeenshire!
Muir of Fowlis, Alford AB33 8NY, UK
Karen Collins (Wood) 442.3 mi
- Craft Description:Naturally Useful is a skills centre in willow, wool and wood, we make beautiful useful products from locally sourced materials, we grow our own willow, buy fleece from local farmers, gather and grow wood locally and sustainably. We offer training from one day workshops to 2 months intensive. last year we started a plant dye garden for colouring the wool, all. natural and environmentally friendly.
Marcassie Farm Project., Rafford, Forres IV36 2RH, UK
Roddie MacLennan () 443.9 mi
- Craft Description:Maker of traditional camans (Shinty sticks) and bagpipe cases.
57 Dochfour Dr, Inverness IV3 5EB, UK
Andrea Chappell (Textiles) 444.1 mi
- Craft Description:Andrea Chappell is a bespoke, contemporary kiltmaker, creating modern kilts using traditional techniques, bespoke textiles, vintage fabrics, historic tartans and classic tweeds. Andrea focuses on the resourceful use and re-use of materials, combining the craft skills of kiltmaking with those of printmaking, on a small, sustainable scale, to create modern family heirlooms, handmade in Scotland.
High St, Forres IV36 1BU, UK
Catherine Davies (Basketry) 444.5 mi
- Craft Description:My husband, Pascal Carr, and I live and work on our croft on the Isle of Eigg. We produce handmade baskets of traditional and contemporary design from willow that we grow organically on our croft. We leave the bark on and do not strip or process our willow in any way which allows the natural colours of the different species to be used in our baskets. Growing the willow is an integral part of our making process; cutting by hand and drying and grading the harvest gives such an intimate connection with our raw material that it truly inspires us. The versatility and uniqueness of each individual willow rod becomes the dictating factor and driving force in the design and form of our work. We sell direct at national and international events and craft fairs, we exhibit at galleries and specialist outlets and offer demonstrations and courses for all levels of experience, we have taught throughout the UK as well as in France and Spain. We undertake individual commissions for new work and repairs and we can also service large orders to any part of the world. We are the basket makers for the American television series based in 18th century Highland Scotland called Outlander.
Isle of Eigg PH42, UK
Kevin Gauld (Wood) 528.7 mi
- Craft Description:Kevin left school in 1996 at the age of 16 to launch his much desired career as an apprentice with a well known local furniture maker who had the reputation of high quality craftsmanship. Here, he continued to work and expand his skills and techniques for 9 years which eventually lead to him establishing himself as The Orkney Furniture Maker in April of 2007 with the aim of producing traditional furniture as well as his very own new designs. Working with wood is something that has always been of great interest to him. Kevin's great-grandfather was also a furniture maker in Kirkwall and his grandfather was a boat builder on the island of Westray; working with wood is most certainly in his blood. Every piece from Kevin's collection is individually created by him and is therefore unique to his clients. As The Orkney Furniture Maker is a one-man workshop, clients are guaranteed a one-to-one basis with Kevin, allowing him to create the ideal piece. Kevin has a strong eye for good design and is passionate about sourcing the right materials for his work. A keen interest is experimenting with new materials and processes to create a unique and new piece of furniture. He has an individual approach to making his furniture, using a mix or traditional skills and modern machinery; this has led to Kevin exhibiting his work both locally and nationally and he has a world-wide customer base. He enjoys reinterpreting traditional designs in his own style. With the help of his uncle, who is a fourth generation farmer on their family farm, Kevin grows his own Oats to create the straw backs on his Orkney Chairs, offering a real personal touch.
Craigiefield House, Craigiefield Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1UJ, UK
Michael Sinclair (Wood) 532.0 mi
- Craft Description: Michael, a born and bred Orcadian, who has been practicing the craft of wood turning for over 25 years, is self-taught. Michael has honed his skills using a combination of practice, experimentation and his desire to produce fine attractive pieces. He was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2017
Grimeston Rd, Orkney KW17 2JT, UK
Sabine Pretsch () 752.4 mi
Via di Colle Ramole, 38, 50023 Bottai FI, Italy
Alexander Rosenblatt (Other) 2195.7 mi
- Craft Description:I am engaged in the maintenance, restoration and rebuilding of early keyboards (primarily harpsichords). I studied this craft with Gerrit Klop (1991, Holland) and Michael Scheer (1992, Germany). Over three decades, dozens of instruments have been repaired, restored or rebuilt, located in seven countries in Europe and the Middle East. The work on the instruments was summarized in a series of four articles, first published in the FoMRHI Quarterly (The Fellowship of Makers and Research of Historical Instruments, of which I became a permanent member in 1998 and a member of the Board in 2015).
Nof ha-Golan St 1, Safed, Israel
Ben Wilde (Metal, Wood, Other) 3559.1 mi
- Craft Description:Archipelago Folkschool connects people with craft. We are a Community Interest Company and a collaborative social enterprise. We run short residential craft courses in beautiful places, events that teach skills but also encourage participation in communities and connection with the environment. Our approach is interdisciplinary as much as possible - our lives are not lived as neat sections so our making shouldn't be either. We work at the boundary between expression and engineering; art and science; the human built and the naturally occurring. We are inspired by folkschools around Scandinavia and America as well as the pioneering work of the GalGael Trust in Glasgow.
Rajesh Kumar Sharma (Textiles) 4048.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am practicing textile crafts artist and academician, presently engaged with FDDI, Rae Bareli, Govt of India. Educate and impart training in fashion, textiles - Print, woven, embroidery , dyed fabrics design development -herbal dye, crafts revival and development My major areas of work interest are color, concept development, textiles, traditional art and its revival and design collection. Presently doing research project in the field of vegetable & herbal dyes and their application in fashion and textiles. I do present papers in conferences/Journal/seminar on crafts and sustainability. Regularly conducts workshops on art, design, crafts, textiles and graphics.
Karl Schmidt (Metal) 4159.7 mi
- Craft Description:Karl-Josef Schmidt is an historical tinsmith, specializing in 19th century reproductions. He trained with tinsmith Loren Miller at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Nebraska, and with master tinsmith William McMillen at Historic Eastfield Village in rural East Nassau, New York. He uses primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith's tools in his workshop, drawing on historical tinware examples for inspiration.
46554 SD-28, Estelline, SD 57234, USA
Dana Connell () 4486.7 mi