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This map demonstrates the diversity and geographic spread of traditional crafts across the United Kingdom and beyond.
Katerina Knight (Textiles) 0.2 mi
- Craft Description:Katerina Knight is an English Textile Practitioner, based between London and Worcestershire. Crafting stories with cloth, Katerina works sensitively with her materials, by hand. Layering together artisanal techniques of hand embroidery, needle lace and natural dye. Specialising in one-of-a-kind handmade textile objects. Forming an intimate dialogue with the land, Katerina works with organic elements homegrown, locally foraged and collected over time. Creating textiles that evoke both the preciousness and temporality of life. Katerina was awarded The Burberry Design Scholarship in to complete her masters at The Royal College of Art in 2021. And the development of her practice has been kindly awarded support by The Textile Society and The Clothworkers Company. Katerina is an Editorial Craft Writer, contributing to publications such as Selvedge magazine.
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Mark Tallowin (Leather) 0.2 mi
- Craft Description:I'm a leatherworker by trade and a designer by inclination.
Birgit Frietman (Other) 0.2 mi
- Craft Description:Founded in London, Folde is the shared jewellery design studio of Robyn Smith and Birgit Toke Tauka Frietman. Folde, meaning earth in Old English, seeks to celebrate the endangered heritage craft of horn working in jewellery that speaks of everyday luxury. Meeting at Central Saint Martins where they both studied, the designers found a similar sensibility in their approach to designing jewellery and their shared commitment to continue time-honoured craft techniques. Horn, a byproduct of the meat industry, is a beautiful, uniquely textured material that would otherwise be disposed of. Pairing traditional heritage craft horn working techniques with modern technologies, Folde’s collections feel playful yet refined. Each piece is handcrafted in their London studio using recycled silver, and made in small batches or as one-of-a-kind pieces.
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Bibbings & Hensby (Wood) 0.2 mi
- Craft Description:Bibbings & Hensby make contemporary wooden furniture using traditional tools and techniques. Much of their work is influenced by the inherited local furniture traditions of the British Isles with a focus on functional craftsmanship.
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Farah Qureshi (Metal) 0.2 mi
- Craft Description:Farah Qureshi designs and makes jewellery in London in ethical materials.
Ellen Merchant () 0.2 mi
Laura De Benedetti (Ceramic) 0.2 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) 0.2 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.
Victoria Ajoku (Other) 0.2 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.
Carreducker (Textiles) 0.7 mi
- Craft Description:
HERITAGE CRAFT - CORDWAINING
We are master handsewn shoemakers (cordwainers) who make beautiful, bespoke shoes that combine the traditions of our heritage, British craft with a modern aesthetic, colour and detail. We design each pair of bespoke shoes to suit our customer's personal taste, style and of course, fit.LEARN SHOE MAKING
We founded and run the London handsewn shoe making school, opening up opportunities for novice enthusiasts to learn this heritage craft on evening classes, our famous 12-day intensive course and one-day introductory hand lasting classes at our workshop in London's iconic Oxo Tower Wharf building. We are proud to include Maud van den Broecke (Horace Batten Bootmakers), Seiji McCarthy, Ann Marika-Verploeghchasse (Stiefelwerks NY), Jesse Moore (NY), Louis Smith (Old Sole), Tom Murphy (Chapter Two), William Laborde, George's Shoe Repairs, William Laborde and Fadairo Oluwamuyiwa (John Lobb) amongst our alumni.
Barge House Street, Bankside, Southwark, London Borough of Southwark, London, Greater London, England, SE1 9PD, United Kingdom
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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
Susannah Weiland (Textiles) 1.0 mi
- Craft Description:Susannah is a hand embroidery artist and designer based at Cockpit Studios in Bloomsbury. She works in two different styles, abstract and figurative, both inspired by nature. Her figurative work combines tonal pencil drawing with hand embroidery using machine embroidery threads. In her abstract work she stitches into leather creating detailed textured artworks. Her original designs are reproduced for luxury fabric, wallpaper and home accessories. In 2021 Susannah was awarded a QEST Finnis Scott Foundation Scholarship and in 2022 she received a Newby Trust Award at Cockpit Studios. Susannah is a member of Design Nation and the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She exhibits her work regularly and is open to commissions.
Northington Street, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London Borough of Camden, London, Greater London, England, WC1N 2DG, United Kingdom
Nilanjana Sensarkar () 1.0 mi
Juxon Street, Lambeth, London Borough of Lambeth, London, Greater London, England, SE11 6NH, United Kingdom
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
Polly Pollock () 1.5 mi
Greater London, England, United Kingdom, London
Elizabeth Ashdown (Textiles) 1.9 mi
- Craft Description:Intricate weaving techniques burst with richness of colour, pattern and material combinations in Elizabeth’s exuberant hand woven passementerie artworks. One of only a few hand Passementerie artists working in the UK today, Elizabeth combines traditional and endangered craft skills with a contemporary aesthetic in order to create intriguing, energetic and playful art works. Elizabeth’s studio is based at the City of London’s first contemporary weaving lab, The Experimental Weave Lab. Here Elizabeth creates work for a diverse range of clients, from working on bespoke artwork commissions for private collectors, to creating artworks for exhibitions. Elizabeth’s artworks can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the UK and abroad. Elizabeth is passionate about sharing the fascinating world of Passementerie through running Passementerie Masterclasses and talks throughout the UK and abroad - either in person or online.
The Lampery, 1, Seething Lane, Aldgate, City of London, Greater London, England, EC3N 4AX, United Kingdom
Daniel Ponde (Wood) 2.3 mi
- Craft Description:A professional multi award winner in historical wood carving and restoration Daniel is a multi skilled classically trained wood worker and carver using only traditional hand tools to creat bespoke carved decoration. With he's workshop established in the hearth of the city Daniel feels always professional and fully dedicated to the craft working on custom made projects but also, involved in Heritage restoration being engaged with livery companies , individual clients ,temples, churches and from time to time working along other established professionals and artist around London. Daniel is open and ready for any type of commission working closely and always in touch with the client shearing information about the work in progress providing quality on budget...
2, Wilkes Street, Spitalfields, Whitechapel, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, E1 6QF, United Kingdom
James Virgo (Metal) 2.5 mi
- Craft Description:Founder. Bronze and aluminium artist and inventor.
Wells Way, Camberwell, London SE5 7SZ, UK
Dave Evers (Wood) 3.0 mi
- Craft Description:Pole lathe bowl turning, plates, cups and other wooden items.
Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA, UK
Jude Stark (Glass) 3.0 mi
36-38 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8QT, UK
Rachael South (Basketry) 3.4 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 specialise in making Skeined Willow Seats which is on the HCA Red List. 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) 3.5 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
David Tootill (Ceramic, Other) 3.5 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
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
Sebnem Ugural (Other) 4.7 mi
- Craft Description:Marbling
178A Glyn Rd, Clapton, London E5 0JE, UK
Manuel Mazzotti (Paper) 4.8 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) 4.9 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) 4.9 mi
18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ, 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
Alice Wood (Textiles) 5.6 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
Paul Goodwin (Glass) 6.0 mi
- Craft Description:We are neon glass blowers, sign writers, welders, engineers and metal fabricators with a love of design and a passion for traditional sign making techniques.
Clarendon Road, Haringey Heartlands, Hornsey, London Borough of Haringey, London, Greater London, England, N22 6XF, United Kingdom
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) 6.6 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
Kina Legg (Textiles) 6.6 mi
- Craft Description:I am a designer and maker of textiles. This includes knitted products and textile products. I make handmade knitted scarves, mittens and hats. I am in the process of developing other textiles this will include sewing, embroidery and printing
York Road, Upton, London Borough of Newham, London, Greater London, England, E7 9HT, United Kingdom
Ariane Crafts (Textiles) 6.9 mi
High Street, Penge, London Borough of Bromley, London, Greater London, England, SE20 7HW, United Kingdom
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
Melissa Bruscoli (Leather) 7.3 mi
- Craft Description:The London Leather Workshop was founded in 2012 by Sara and Melissa, Italian designers and makers and lifelong friends. With 20 years of experience in different areas of the fashion accessories and leather goods industries, they offer a vast range of services under one roof, from design consultancy to product development and from prototyping to material sourcing and manufacturing. Through a completely bespoke service, Sara and Melissa assist and advise students, graduates, startups, and established businesses in creating their accessory collections. All the services can be carried out in person at their South East London studio and most of them remotely online. In addition to this, Sara and Melissa also share their expertise, knowledge, and skills in one-to-one and group classes with amateur leather craftspeople as well as professionals looking to improve their skill-set or anyone who has an interest in developing a career in this field. The London Leather Workshop courses offer a wide range of learning opportunities in accessory design, leather sewing, bag construction and accessory making for beginners and advanced students. With a strong focus on quality, sustainable materials, and conscious production choices, Sara and Melissa are incredibly passionate about collaborating with those who share their ethos: appreciation of artisanship and respect for the environment.
Mellish House, Harrington Way, Mellish Industrial Estate, Charlton Riverside, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, Greater London, England, SE18 5NR, United Kingdom
Andrew Stonebridge () 7.4 mi
23, Lombard Business Park, 8 Lombard Rd, London SW19 3TZ, UK
Amin Saleem (Wood) 7.6 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
Cathy Corbishley Michel (Textiles, Other) 7.6 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
John Deller (Wood) 8.5 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.
Urban Crafts Foundation (Metal) 14.1 mi
- Craft Description:The Urban Crafts Foundation is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based at Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Education in Essex. Our forge is designed so that we can efficiently teach blacksmithing and coppersmithing to groups and individuals as well as carry out commissioned work. The classes we offer to members of the public allow us to run subsidised workshops with young people facing challenges that stop them from thriving in mainstream education. Our Commissions include signage for restaurants in London's West End, restoration work on historic buildings, community projects and small-scale domestic work. We are a forward-thinking, design-led organisation that prides itself on working creatively with other makers. In 2022 we initiated an Artist in Residence program where artists can spend a short time with us learning how to work with steel and copper whilst developing their own sculptures.
Manor Road, Lambourne End, Lambourne, Epping Forest, Essex, England, RM4 1NB, United Kingdom
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
Wendy Shorter (Wood, Other) 16.6 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) 17.5 mi
- Craft Description:Creating hand sewn appliqué artworks primarily illustrating natural history subjects. Trained as a scientific and natural history artist, further specialising in medical illustration. Jo also enjoys working in many traditional mediums especially printmaking, watercolour, inks, pencils, carbon dust, creating lively natural history and wildlife themed artworks. Canework - Jo also undertakes canework restoration projects.
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) 20.1 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
Victoria Rothschild (Glass) 20.3 mi
- Craft Description:The captivating nature of molten glass and how this has been disciplined by traditional manufacturing has always been at the heart of Rothschild & Bickers. The company founders, Victoria Rothschild and Mark Bickers, are both glass blowers and trained at the Royal College of Art before graduating and setting up their own studio in 2003. An admiration for heritage craft and the decorative arts is at the foundation of this partnership. Their mission is to reinvigorate classical techniques and create a sustainable production of contemporary glass lighting in the UK.
Hartham Lane, Folly Island, Hertford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, England, SG14 1QN, United Kingdom
Marshall Colman () 20.6 mi
29 Flint Way, St Albans AL3 6DU, UK
Diana Springall (Textiles) 20.7 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
Simon Langsdale (Stone) 20.8 mi
- Craft Description:I originally trained as a calligrapher before discovering the joy of drawing and carving letters by hand. I work in both stone and wood to commission with headstones and public art being my particular specialisms, but I also create my own work when time allows, with local history, landscape and historical lettering being the main influences on my work. The most important part of my practice is creating headstones and memorials. Having seen many times the affect on my clients when they see a completed hand-carved headstone to a loved one, it is clear that letter carvers fulfil an important role in the grieving process. I am a great believer in the therapeutic and life changing benefits that letter carving can bring. I have many years experience of training and educating and I greatly enjoy passing on my skills and knowledge through workshops and one to one training. My eventual goal is to train an apprentice(s) and to establish a workshop practice that will continue for generations to come.
Parndon Mill Lane, Little Parndon, Harlow, Essex, England, CM20 2HP, United Kingdom
Becky Quine (Textiles) 22.3 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
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
John Carmichael (Leather) 22.3 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
Catherine Beaumont (Basketry) 22.9 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional and Contemporary English Willow Basketmaking
England, Legoland Windsor, Government Lodge, Windsor, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, England, SL4 4AU, United Kingdom
Annet Stirling (Metal, Stone) 23.6 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
Stuart King (Wood) 26.7 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional woodworking and historian
9 Sheepcote Dell Rd, Holmer Green, High Wycombe HP15 6TH, UK
Veronica Main (Other) 27.1 mi
- Craft Description:Although I am an expert maker of 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 to 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 HC Red List. The need for me to pass on my wealth of knowledge has now become vitally important and it is my mission to share knowledge so more people learn these disappearing skills. For this reason I have started the process of developing an educational website: hatplait.co.uk and Instagram @hat.plait My long awaited book, Straw Plaiting Heritage Techniques for Hats, Trimmings, Bags and Baskets will be published by Herbert Press (Bloomsbury Publishing) in the UK and Europe on 17 August. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/straw-plaiting-9781789940756/ North American publication date is 17 October and in Australia 28 November 2023. For the first time instructions for making more than 50 traditional hat plaits are included. There are also comprehensive and fascinating history chapters. I have also published, Swiss Straw Work, Techniques of a Fashion Industry which is a comprehensive instruction book covering techniques used in the Swiss hat materials manufacturing industry. It is published in Switzerland as Zauberhaftes Stroh. I am also co-author of an instructional book for making Corn Dollies, A Handful of Straw and have written several ethnographic research papers detailing the history of working with straw. I am very proud to be a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship holder (QEST) and Founder Member of the British Hat Guild. I am a member of subject specialist groups: Straw Craftsmen in the UK, the National Association of Wheat Weavers (NAWW) and regional group California Straw Arts Group (CSAG) in the USA.
Hazlemere, High Wycombe, UK
Kerrie Owens (Stone) 29.4 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
Holly Parr (Other) 30.5 mi
- Craft Description:The art of French Beading is said to have originated in France and Italy in the 18th Century, although in reality the craft predates this, originating in Venice. It was, in fact, that it hit the height of its popularity at this time going through varying waves ever since. The craft almost disappeared from existence with the outbreak of WW1. Thankfully, as it was at the beginning, the craft remains due to the tradition of passing skills down through the generations. Holly feels very privileged to practice this beautiful art. French Beading is the process of stringing thousands of 2mm glass seed beads onto 0.5mm fine craft wire before conducting a series of twists, wraps and weaves to produce floral and botanical sculptures. Holly studies the botanicals in their natural, living form before immortalising them in glass. As an artist she works closely with nature, the symbolisms of her inspiration, colour theory and the Victorian language of flowers. It is of great importance to Holly that she is as accurate as possible with her designs as flowers have such a powerful impact on us, they speak.
239-243, Springfield Road, Springfield Park, Chelmsford town, Chelmsford, Essex, England, CM2 6JT, United Kingdom
Sarah Booth (Basketry) 30.6 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) 30.8 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 fifteen 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) 31.7 mi
- Craft Description:I've been a tinsmith/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. Many of my ancestors have been tin plate workers/coppersmiths and that is something that has interested me more in recent years
Rayleigh SS6 9RS, UK
Dominic Campbell (Wood) 32.0 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) 35.5 mi
- Craft Description:Basket maker and willow weaver. Teaches in Surrey and Hampshire and online.
Louise Altman (Other) 36.0 mi
- Craft Description:Hand block printed wallpapers
Jeremy Dodd (Metal) 36.4 mi
- Craft Description:Expert clock repair and restoration from Jeremy Dodd at Southern Clocks means environmentally-friendly upcycling of selected antique clocks, often to customers’ specific requirements, whether for investment or just the pleasure of living with the comforting presence of an ancient tick, strike or chime.
Billingshurst, Horsham, West Sussex, England, RH14 9QP, United Kingdom
Master Carvers Association (Wood, Stone) 36.4 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
Lydia Stonely (Textiles) 37.5 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
Debbie Page (Ceramic) 37.7 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
Deborah McGuire (Textiles) 38.2 mi
- Craft Description:Deborah is a traditional vernacular hand quilter working in a nineteenth century flat frame to create modern interpretations of British quilting designs using a traditional rocking stitch technique. Deb is also a PhD candidate writing and researching a new history of British quilt making, exploring the quilt as an emotional object.
Buckinghamshire, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Alison Ellen (Textiles) 38.4 mi
- Craft Description:Hand knitting and dyeing, producing garments and accessories.
Dockenfield, Farnham GU10 4HS, UK
Rachel Elizabeth (Textiles, Wood, Other) 38.8 mi
Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, England, CB10 1NQ, United Kingdom
Debbie Siniska (Textiles) 39.4 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) 40.9 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
Lily Richards (Metal) 42.0 mi
- Craft Description:Independent maker working mostly in bronze, but also developing skills in large scale metalwork, beehive and skep making and the application of waste materials to traditional craft techniques.
South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Rachel Murrell (Textiles) 42.2 mi
- Craft Description:Handmade heirloom cloth dolls. Traditionally jointed and suitable from birth.
Talbot Rd, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook TN18, UK
Dominic Parrette (Basketry) 42.6 mi
- Craft Description:Basketmaker and coppice craftsman.
Horam Park Cl, Horam, Heathfield TN21 0JB, UK
Mary Crabb (Basketry) 43.2 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) 43.3 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
Michael J Amphlett (Wood) 44.1 mi
- Craft Description:I came to greenwood carving late in life, after seeing carved spoons at a craft fair in Banbury, North Oxfordshire, in 2012. I knew absolutely nothing about the 'greenwood tradition' but, after attending a spoon-carving workshop a couple of weeks later, I was hooked. Now I'm retired, I tend to concentrate on smaller items that are both less arduous to carve, and where I can see the finishing line! It was very pleasing when one of my spoons was chosen for display at Harewood House in May 2022, alongside carvers that I've admired since my journey in the slöjd tradition began.
Waterloo Close, Cholsey, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, South East England, England, OX10 9LU, United Kingdom
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) 44.8 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
Gerard Robson (Wood) 44.9 mi
- Craft Description:An archivist and a carpenter. A student of the history of furniture construction,of restoration and the history and practice of the gentle art of faking furniture. There is an urgent need for a return to valuing individuals, and of the original principles of social justice of the original Arts and Crafts Movement.
Greenfield Crescent, Hollingbury, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, South East England, England, BN1 8HJ, United Kingdom
Marysa de Veer (Other) 45.0 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
Lisa Dear (Basketry) 45.5 mi
- Craft Description:Working in East Sussex using traditional basketry techniques and newer contemporary influences.Weaving functional baskets also incorporating locally sourced coppice willow and other produce from the Sussex Weald. I teach beginners basketry to individuals and small groups.
Golf Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton and Hove, England, BN1 7HZ, United Kingdom
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) 46.2 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) 46.3 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
Sam Goble (Wood) 46.4 mi
- Craft Description:Maker of Renaissance and Baroque wind instruments. Sam began making instruments in 2008 to assist his career as a freelance musician, and has gradually expanded his range to encompass a wide variety of historical wind instruments. All his instruments are hand made and involve a mix of skills including: turning, carving, metal & leatherwork Sam also teaches instrument making at Cambridge Woodwind Makers.
Gladstone Street, Harpur, Bedford, England, MK41 7TH, United Kingdom
Richard Bingham (Basketry) 46.8 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
Sarah Page (Wood) 46.9 mi
The Truggery, Hailsham BN27 1QL, UK
Allan Brown (Textiles) 47.3 mi
- Craft Description:Sustainable, local textile production: fibre growing, foraging and processing. (nettles, flax and wool)
Claudia Cespites (Glass) 47.3 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) 47.3 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.
Charlotte Kenward (Metal) 47.3 mi
- Craft Description:Gilding and Restoration
Shoreham Beach, Southwick, Adur, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Yvette Phillips (Textiles) 48.0 mi
- Craft Description:Yvette is a textile and embroidery artist based in Oxfordshire. She specialised in print making for her art degree, then spent a decade working in the music industry before returning (with husband and children) to her home village of Blewbury in Oxfordshire. There, she resurrected her lifelong passion for sewing, embroidery, and textiles. Vintage fabrics are central to her practice, not just for their aesthetics, but for how they connect with lives and memories. Textiles can provoke an emotional response, and have an inherent history that makes transforming them a meaningful process, preserving fragments of times past in a contemporary way. As well as reusing something that would otherwise be discarded, they give a resonance and sense of a past life to her work. She combines appliqué and hand embroidery to create a rich palette of colours, patterns and textures; imbuing birds and small mammals with life and individual character, colour combinations that sing, and a sense of atmosphere. Yvette is a member of the Oxford Art Society and the Society for Embroidered Work. She exhibits her work regularly, and takes commissions.
Blewbury, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Elena Fleury-Rojo (Glass) 48.4 mi
- Craft Description:Elena Fleury-Rojo is a British flameworker and glass blower. In 2008 she graduated from Buckinghamshire University in England with a BA (hons) in glass blowing. During her degree she apprenticed under Colin Reid and learnt the skills of kiln formed glass. At one of Elena’s graduation shows, “New Designers” (where 2,500 graduates exhibited their work) Elena was hand picked for the New Designers SELECTION, which showcase the country’s finest students. After graduating she worked at the Wanganui Glass School in New Zealand as a Hot Glass Tutorial Assistant. Once her contract was completed she received offers to work in several glass blowing studios around New Zealand such as Lava Glass, (where she worked with Lynden Over and Chris Jones) John Penman Glass and Garry Nash Studio. Whilst in New Zealand Elena discovered the art of flameworking and this was a game changer for Elena artistic career. In 2011, she returned back to England and constructed a purpose built studio for flameworking and set up her own business called Red Flower Glass. Her first year trading under Red Flower Glass she entered her first glass competition and won first prize for the GBUK Glass Bead Competition. In 2013 her journey brought her to London, to assistant at London Glassblowing. Here Elena worked under master’s glass blowers Bruce Marks, Layne Rowe and Louis Thompson. Following this experience Layne Rowe commissioned Elena to make the glass daisies for his Hardware Series, which was exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery, London. In order to develop her practice, in 2014 Elena was accepted to do an internship with James Lethbridge RCA in Antwerp, Belgium. Elena gained the skills in borosilicate glass making organic chandeliers. This was a vital part of her creative practice development and she has continued to up-skill in this area ever since. After the internship Elena has been continuing to create her own collections, which she has sold internationally. Elena has worked continuously to hone her abilities. Alongside her practice, she has been delivering workshops, courses and demonstrations in glass at various venues, which have been a great success. Reef Formations Volume 1 has been featured in five high profile publications and one of her pieces from the Reef Formations has been selected to be in the contemporary glass collection at the Glass Museum in Stourbridge, to represent flameworking skills in the UK. Elena was successfully awarded the Arts Council England DYCP grant in 2022. This has enabled her to expand her studio and to learn scientific glass blowing techniques from Brian Jones MBE at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK. From this opportunity she has developed a new collection called “Message in a Bottle”.
Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, England, CO3 0SJ, United Kingdom
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
Hugh Conway Morris (Wood) 49.0 mi
- Craft Description:I work with traditional heavy oak frames for building work (although I also work in structural softwoods where required). I undertake new buildings, extensions and the repair of historic timber structures. I also work in fitted wooden furniture and woodcarving.
13, Ridley Road, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, OX4 2PU, United Kingdom
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.
Lucy Rowan (Textiles) 49.3 mi
- Craft Description:Lucy Rowan is a textile designer specialising in weaving. She has authored several craft books and holds workshops in the South of England to pass on her textile skills. Her latest work, "Weaving with Natural Dyes," showcases her passion for weaving and dyeing yarns with materials found in nature. Lucy's knowledge and expertise in weaving have earned her recognition from Elle Decoration, Channel 4's "Kirstie's Handmade Christmas" and many others. Join Lucy on her textile journey and discover the beauty of weaving.
Worthing, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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) 50.3 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
Robin Tuppen (Basketry) 51.0 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
Mark Griffin (Wood) 51.2 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
Tina Warren (Other) 51.4 mi
- Craft Description:Calligraphy, Lettering Art and Illumination for any occasion from traditional to the contemporary. I specialise in formal addresses and documents on manuscript calf skin vellum from William Cowley and am an ambassador for St. Cuthberts Mill. I use the finest materials including Chinese stick ink, artist's Designer gouache, leaf and shell gold. Commissions include : formal addresses, celebratory documents, Freedom Scrolls, wedding certificates, poems, words of special meaning, family trees, weddings (invitations, place cards, table plan), event calligraphy (place names and escort cards, merchandise personalisation).
Seaford, Lewes, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Martina Nestrojova (Textiles) 52.0 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) 52.1 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) 53.7 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
Kezia Hoffman (Metal) 53.7 mi
- Craft Description:I am a sculptor, maker who works in stone, wood, clay, metal and paint. I would like to diversify to glass and create sculptures that include all these elements. I love traditional & creative skills and refuse to only use one! I run a rural arts in Hampshire, between Petersfield & Winchester. From there I teach teenagers who don't access school, all forms of arts, and I get them through Art GCSE and sometimes A-level. They travel around the country to come and they thrive in the multi disciplinary studio environment, where anything creative can happen. Most students have been let down in the school system and most are near diverse, intelligent, sensitive and creative. They come under the Home Education banner so there is no funding for them or the classes but the evidence of need and success is there. I also teach stone carving to adults and have recently set up copper smithing workshops. My partner is a blacksmith and together we are looking fo an old farm where we can set up an Artisan Village to allow workshops in all the skills, to all the community. The important factor is to make sure it is affordable and accessible for the actual artisans to be there so we are passionate about the notion of creating low impact living spaces and reducing our carbon footprint by living near our work. We want to pioneer this in serval places to ensure heritage and creative skills are passed on and are accessible to all. The link to our campaign is here: https://www.ogamvillages.com
Brockwood Park School, Brockwood Park Lane, Bramdean and Hinton Ampner, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO24 0LQ, United Kingdom
Angela Elliott (Textiles) 53.9 mi
- Craft Description:Beautiful vintage inspired handmade hats by milliner Angela Elliott. Using traditional millinery skills, Angela creates unique hats suitable for any occasion. Specialising in wool, straw and fabric covered hats using traditional techniques and vintage wooden hat blocks. Angela has a degree in Fashion Design and studied millinery in London learning traditional couture techniques.
Latimer Road, Roselands, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, BN22 7BY, United Kingdom
Joe Tyler (Metal) 54.5 mi
- Craft Description:Joe Tyler is a lecturer in blacksmithing and also a self employed blacksmith. Based in Hampshire Joe completed his Studying at Herefordshire for three years finishing in 2013. Working in many aspects of metal work including, historical, traditional and contemporary. Specific historical interest is the early Saxon period. Joe is part of a re enactment group of early saxon period for the last 17 years and holds regular talks as well as demonstrations to the public working a lot with Butser Ancient Farm. Lecturing experience 9 years. I am a Lecturer at Plumpton college and also run short courses at West Dean college of Art and Conservation. One of the best things about this craft is that not a-lot has changed over the last three thousand years , it still comes down to the hammer and anvil. Media experience: I have worked on several platforms including butser plus, and history hit when I spent the day with Wilderness and bushcraft expert Ray Mears. Recording an episode about the discovery of Iron and the importance of the Iron Age.
London Road, Clanfield, Horndean, East Hampshire, Hampshire, England, PO8 0PJ, United Kingdom
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) 55.4 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
phillip allen (Wood) 55.4 mi
- Craft Description:Pole Lathe Demonstrations And Class's As Well As Rake and Hurdle Making And General Greenwood Working Around My Local Area In And Around the South Downs
Bognor Regis, Felpham, Arun, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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
Jules Findley (Paper) 56.4 mi
- Craft Description:Making handmade paper that embodies materiality. Jules Findley’s work integrates creative practice, working with fibre-based materials, using the theory of affect with emotion of the embodied materials to produce new work. Paper becomes the metaphor to discuss research questions that connects humanity with affect in the work and the body.
Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO18 8HH, United Kingdom
Matt Cooksey (Wood) 57.4 mi
- Craft Description:I joined a local cricket bat making company in 1994 at 16, now still with the same company I'm the sole bat maker, using skills I've acquired over the years and hand producing cricket bats the same way they have been produced for generations.
Hunts County Bats, 5-6, Osprey Court, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, England, PE29 6FJ, United Kingdom
Linda Mills (Basketry) 57.6 mi
- Craft Description:Basket Making and willow sculpture.
Emsworth, Havant, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Alison Proctor (Ceramic) 57.9 mi
- Craft Description: I make a range of ceramic work that is inspired by the natural world around me, from the broad horizons of the Kent marshes and coast where I live and the flora found in my local hedgerows and fields. I work with whichever technique best suits the form or subject I’m exploring, either thrown on the wheel or hand modelled, functional or purely sculptural. I’ve recently been making work that reflects and follows the seasons, including snowdrops, bluebells, buttercups and brambles -exploring the tradition of creating sprig moulds directly cast from plants and leaves. All my work is modeled and decorated by hand to preserve the intricate details in white earthenware or terracotta clay. A full range of work can be seen on my website.
Folkestone and Hythe District, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Wicken Windmill Partnership (Other) 58.4 mi
- Craft Description:The Wicken Windmill Partnership was established in 1987 to repair, maintain and run the unique 19th Century 12 sided Cambridgeshire smock mill, Wicken Village Corn Windmill. Many of the original partners had previously worked on a similar volunteer restoration project at Thelnetham in Suffolk. The partners of the windmill are all de facto millwrights, often with many years of experience. The team is responsible for all work carried out on the mill whether it is the design and construction of new sails, building large wooden gear wheels, making patterns for metal parts to be cast in our small light-alloy foundry, or researching the history of the mill etc. There are eleven members of the partnership who bring different skills to the project. All of the profits from the sale of flour at the mill and donations are used on the continued work on the mill. All of the work on the mill including scale drawings and specifications are recorded in the Wicken Millwrights Databook, an unusual record intended to guide future generations of millwrights. In addition to the work on the Wicken Village Corn Windmill, the partnership has an involvement with a number of other mills such as the ancient post mill at Great Gransden and the wind-powered pumping mill at Foxton. We have also assisted at Soham North Common (Shade) Mill & Downfield Mill. The major project to repair our windmill at Wicken started in 1987 and because it is now a fully working windmill this work continues on a regular basis. The partners and volunteers (who have over the years been the work force on the mill) also hold two extended work-ins at the mill, in May and August in normal years. In addition to keeping the skills of millwrighting alive the partnership also continues the traditional skill of milling flour by millstones: there are few mills relying on the sale of flour made solely by wind power.
23 High St, Wicken, Ely CB7 5XU, UK
Dave Pearce () 58.4 mi
High Street, Wicken, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, England, CB7 5XR, United Kingdom
Keith Thomas (Metal) 59.0 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) 60.1 mi
- Craft Description:Fireside Bellows Maker ... "[Bellows] are beautiful as well as practical" ..."Wonderful bellows" ... "They are beautiful, just stunning"
Bow Road, Bow, Stanford in the Vale, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England, SN7 8JB, United Kingdom
Robert George (Wood) 60.4 mi
- Craft Description:Experimental woodturning and furniture making using wood from his own arboricultural and small scale forestry processes.
Church lane, Potcote, Cold Higham, West Northamptonshire, England, NN12 8LS, United Kingdom
John Wills (Metal) 60.6 mi
- Craft Description:John is a brazier (maker of domestic copper and brassware items), tinsmith and blacksmith making historic reproductions for museums, educators, reenactors and anyone with a love of hand made traditional metalwork. Copper and brass are John's main products with blacksmithing complementing by forging his own handles, stands and other associated items for the copper and brass wares. Tinsmithing has now been added to the range of historic/traditional domestic wares.
Finedon Road, Stanton Cross, Wellingborough, North Northamptonshire, England, NN8 4BJ, United Kingdom
Simon Nobs (Other) 61.1 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional decorative paint techniques, like faux marbling and woodgraining, have been used to decorate houses for over two thousand years. However these skills are rapidly disappearing and there are only a few places left now where students are able to learn these crafts from an experienced professional. To help prevent these skills from dying out altogether, I have developed a number of courses and workshops. They are designed to give anyone with an interest in crafts like marbling, woodgraining and broken colour work, the ability to tackle projects with confidence and skill.
Seabrook Road, Orchard Valley, Hythe, Seabrook, Folkestone and Hythe District, Kent, England, CT21 5NB, United Kingdom
Virginia Ingr (Basketry) 62.0 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
Brendan Worsley (Wood) 63.1 mi
- Craft Description:I design and make bespoke wooden furniture to commission.
Great Bricett, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, England, IP7 7FF, United Kingdom
Craig Palmer (Metal) 63.3 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 26 years experience Nadine Anderson weaves in willow and rush, the latter she harvests in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Nadine grows Willow close to her home near Ely, supplying her with weaving material and Cobnuts for handles. 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 20th 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 a member of the Basketmakers' Association. She teaches basketry classes from her workshop and is a member of Cambridge Open Studios. Nadine designed a project and wrote a chapter for the Book "Rush Basketry: Weaving with 8 Makers" published by the the Basketmakers' Association in 2018.
8 Main St, Ely CB6 2DF, UK
Jon Lewington (Leather) 64.3 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.
Botley, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Lauren Leigh Heffernan (Ceramic) 64.5 mi
- Craft Description:We're purveyors of a spotty pot, slip casting sizeable decorative pieces for the country home and contemporary table with names and glazes inspired by the picturesque Test Valley where we live. We're also a British brand, proudly using British clay and employing many traditional hand skills – those at risk of disappearing from the industrial pottery sector here in the UK. We're currently in the process of moving production to our hometown as we look grow and expand our range of beautiful handcrafted wares for retail. Stockbridge Pottery is available to buy online and locally, such as the Waitrose Farm Shop on neighbouring Leckford Estate. Our spotty pottery, known as our Signature souvenir, is our first product.
Stockbridge, Test Valley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Nick Checksfield (Metal) 65.6 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) 65.7 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) 66.2 mi
- Craft Description:Wallpaper Making
72 Norfolk Rd, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HZ, UK
Carey Fleiner (Textiles) 66.5 mi
- Craft Description: I learnt embroider, knit, and crochet whilst still in single digits, and I has been spinning and weaving for about 30 years. I have experience with and am available to demonstrate (in character or modern day) spinning, weaving, and other textiles at heritage sites and museum from Roman through to WWII I have exhibited award-winning work in many fibre shows mainly in the United States including the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. As an historian of Classical history (University of Winchester) I am keen on the history of spinning and weaving, especially in Classical Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, and have given public talks on sheep, wool production, and wool in Classical culture and society. Craftswork focuses on long-draw wool spinning, cotton spinning, Nalbinding, Working with exotic fibres, Nalbinding
Fareham, Hampshire, South East England, England, PO14 4RN, United Kingdom
Jacqueline Rolls (Basketry) 66.7 mi
- Craft Description:Hello, I am Jacquie from Willow and Crafts based in Southampton Hampshire, U.K I create a wide range of willow sculptures and related works and I also accept commissions. In recent years my focus has divided between creating and selling my work, offering workshops, art engagement and well-being projects, creating bespoke public artworks and time spent experimenting and creating in different environments. I have been fortunate to have received support to take time out from creating, selling and teaching to develop my own practice through a bursary from 'a space' Art which enabled me to develop a self-supported residency at Furzey Gardens in the New Forest and more recently I was awarded Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practise funding which enabled me to undertake a 10-month artist residency at Tudor House Museum and Gardens on Southampton.
Mans Bridge, Mansbridge, Southampton, England, SO18 2DS, United Kingdom
Iain Mayers (Wood) 67.1 mi
- Craft Description:I’m a self taught furniture maker using traditional methods, I also restore old furniture
Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Janet Timms (Textiles) 67.3 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
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
Anja Hessler (Metal) 67.6 mi
- Craft Description:Contemporary mobile sculptures and interior objects handcrafted from metal, acrylic and wood. Drawing inspiration from the Modernism movement and in particular the Bauhaus aesthetic and its focus on minimalist design and craftsmanship, my work explores opposites; celebrating the preciseness of geometric forms fused with organic textures and materials. I am fascinated by the reflection of light, balance and movement in space. How this interacts with each object, transforming the aesthetic of the sculpture and its surroundings from a static object to an interactive installation.
Ramsgate, Thanet District, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Fergus Wessel (Stone) 68.4 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
Claire Gaudion (Basketry) 68.7 mi
- Craft Description:Making traditional Guernsey willow fishing baskets, pannier a cou. Local heritage craft taught by my dad, Max Gaudion.
Over Wallop, Test Valley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Carol Partridge (Other) 68.8 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) 69.3 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) 69.4 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) 69.4 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) 69.5 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
Moray MacPhail (Metal) 72.2 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) 72.5 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
Sarah Butters (Textiles) 73.6 mi
- Craft Description:I work with natural fibres and plant dyes. Hand spinning, knitting, felt making, peg loom weaving.
Alison Dupernex (Textiles) 73.7 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) 73.7 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) 73.7 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.
Joe Pattison (Other) 74.6 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
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
Melissa Cole (Metal) 74.9 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 Day (Textiles) 75.2 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) 77.5 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
Louisa Beighton (Glass) 77.6 mi
- Craft Description:Louisa Raven creates a range of functional glass pieces, stylish shapes in a subtle colour palette inspired by the natural world. She trained at The International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill, before completing an M.A. at The Royal College of Art. "I make things which I hope will bring joy to people every day. Not things to save for best, but to use and enjoy. There’s something intrinsically pleasing about using a functional object which carries within it a spirit of authenticity and craftsmanship."
Bullaces Lane, Shawell, Harborough, Leicestershire, England, LE17 6AL, United Kingdom
David Wheeler (Wood) 77.8 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) 78.0 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
Sue Kirk (Basketry) 78.6 mi
- Craft Description:Sue Kirk has been growing willow, weaving baskets and teaching basketmaking in King's Cliffe, North Northamptonshire since 1998. Sue makes traditional and contemporary baskets using several varieties of organically grown willow. Working to commission and creating her own designs for galleries and interior spaces. Sue's work is mainly inspired by curvaceous and bulbous forms. Taking inspiration from natural forms such as pebbles and boulders, man-made forms especially large-scale hand built ceramic vases and the voluptuous shapely figures of women's bodies. Sue's husband Kirk, who grows and harvests all their willow in King's Cliffe, began making traditional baskets with Sue four years ago. Kirk creates traditional baskets on their online shop, see the website for details. Sue also teaches basketry throughout the year at her workshop, The Old Brewery Studios. The workshop is open 9am -5pm weekdays. Visitors are advised to call first during April to October when teaching is taking place, as the workshop is closed to visitors. Sue and her husband host professional basketmaking tutors from around the Uk and Europe at The Old Brewery Studios. Details of workshops are available on the website. New workshop details are available from 1st November each year. Sue is a member of The Basketmakers' Association and is also a Yeoman member of The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers. Sue teaches at West Dean College twice a year, and has also taught at The Basketmakers Association Spring School, the Scottish Basketmakers Circle and The City Lit in London. In 2022, Sue won second prize for her Asymmetric Basket in The Basketry of The Year Competition awarded by The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.
West Street, Helpston, Ashton, Helpston, City of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, England, PE6 7AY, United Kingdom
Katherine Baldwin (Textiles) 78.6 mi
- Craft Description:Kat makes and sells a variety of handmade accessories and soft furnishing items for the home under her business name MadeByKats. Kat makes all of her items from her home on the Isle of Wight with many items inspired by nature.
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
Julian Hart (Metal) 80.2 mi
- Craft Description:Working in the best traditions of hand raised handcrafted silverware
Sheep Street, Chipping Campden, Broad Campden, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England, GL55 6DX, United Kingdom
Jak Harrison () 80.4 mi
Cirencester, Chesterton, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Judith Letchford (Wood) 80.5 mi
- Craft Description:As a traditional woodcarver I work with hand tools on seasoned wood, usually lime or oak. My workshop is located near Charlecote Park in rural Warwickshire. I work in a variety of styles from traditional decorative carving to portrait sculpture. I most enjoy figurative and narrative carving within a decorative context, especially birds and animals. My work is influenced by classical and medieval traditions as well as by artists and sculptors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Hampton Lucy CP, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Shalini Austin (Metal) 80.5 mi
- Craft Description:I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper Things. Originally from New Delhi, India I now live in Stamford, Lincolnshire with my husband and 2 rescue dogs. 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 fabricating metal. Since Summer 2014 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 kiln fired enamelling, which has proven very popular, especially with jewellery customers.
Stamford PE9, UK
john richards (Leather) 80.6 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) 82.7 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) 82.7 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) 83.5 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) 84.1 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) 84.4 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
Lesley Pyke (Glass) 84.4 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.
East Suffolk, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Hannah Gibson (Glass) 85.8 mi
- Craft Description:Hannah Gibson is an internationally award-winning glass artist and geologist, based near London. Growing up in North Wales at the foothills of Snowdonia, overlooking the Menai Straits, it was easy for Hannah to fall in love with geology. From there Hannah went on to study geology at The University of Edinburgh, where she became fascinated by the intriguing amorphous material of glass. Hannah took her first course in glass at Edinburgh Stained Glass House, before continuing to explore stained glass, fused glass, lampworking then casting. Whilst studying for a Master’s in Glass, Hannah began working on her current series of work Recycling Narratives, Whispering Sweet Nothings. Returning as Artist in Residence, the focus of her research was on materiality. Constantly pushing the boundaries of glass, her work sits at the intersection between art and science. Capturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood, exposing hidden narratives, through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of her work. Passionate about sustainability and recycling, using predominantly recycled glass and found objects, Sweet Nothings are a series of cast glass figures whispering Sweet Nothings to one another. Inviting the viewer to question what are they whispering and why? Hannah won first prize in the Internationally renowned Glass Art Society Exhibition Trace: An Exploration of Sustainable Glass Art 2023, having been shortlisted in 2022. Highly Commended in The International Glass Prize 2022 and 2021. Shortlisted for the Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass in 2022. Received the Judges Award in The Just Glass Exhibition ‘Recollection: Memories in Glass’ in 2021. Hannah is also recommended by the Homo Faber Guide. Hannah’s work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally including COLLECT, Gallery Ten, Habatat Detroit Fine Art, Habatat Galleries Florida, Habatat Galleries North Carolina, Kyoto Japan, London Glassblowing, Northlands Creative, Rhodes University, SOFA Chicago, The British Glass Biennale, The Chesterfield Gallery, The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, The Imagine Museum, The National Liberty Museum, The Pyramid Gallery, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Wadsworth Athenium Museum of Art and. Venice. BSc Geology, MA Glass, MSDC
England, United Kingdom
Theo Wright (Textiles) 85.8 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
Sean Jones (Metal) 86.2 mi
- Craft Description:We manufacture cast metal signs, postboxes and vintage industrial switches using the greensand moulding technique - no modern machinery here! Everything is made by hand, polished and painted to your requirements. We are Signmakers for the Royal Estates under our Hayne-West name. See our website for more information.
Withybrook Road, Wolvey CP, Bulkington, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, CV12 9JQ, United Kingdom
Philip McMullen (Paper) 86.8 mi
- Craft Description:The Ptolemaic Press is a traditional letterpress print establishment, publishing hand-crafted publications on archival quality paper using vintage equipment. We specialise in short print runs of magazines and occasional poetry, typically two to three titles per year. ¶ Since 2012 our primary business has been publishing the Terrascopædia, an illustrated occasional dedicated to underground rock, folk and psychedelic music. We feel that printing the magazine in letterpress gives the pages and the words thereon both weight and dignity. The magazine has depth and warmth; it's a tactile, physical counterpoint to the glossy uniformity of the scrolling acres of today's bland digital media. ¶ Typeset entirely by hand and printed on mould-made paper made from part cotton rag, the Terrascopædia is a direct descendant of a commercially printed offset litho magazine named 'the Ptolemaic Terrascope' which was published between 1989 and 2004. It is however very much seen by us as a standalone publication and not a continuation. ¶ The primary type used throughout the Terrascopædia is 12pt, 16pt & 24pt Poliphilus (Monotype series 170, 1923), although we also have a wide range of both composition and display founts to hand. ¶ In addition to publishing the Terrascopædia, we print postcards, paper bags, price tags, poetry, lyrics and inserts for record releases.
Sandridge Road, Melksham Forest, Melksham, Wiltshire, England, SN12 7BQ, United Kingdom
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.
Will Sherman (Metal, Wood) 87.7 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
Colin Newman (Leather) 87.9 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
Jackie Leggett (Leather) 88.4 mi
- Craft Description:Jackie Leggett is the designer/maker behind Jackie Loves clogs. Jackie creates modern, vibrant, stylish clogs, paying homage to her Great Grandfather who produced traditional clogs in Cumbria. Inspired by colour, nature and playful exaggerated details and shapes, the clogs are handmade using full grain leather and beech wood in her garden workshop in Leicester. Growing up around her father’s shoe factory, Jackie developed a passion for footwear and completed a BA Hons in Footwear design from Leicester Polytechnic in 1992. Since graduating Jackie has collaborated with numerous independent shops and fellow designers. She is currently engaged in bringing her modern handmade clogs to a new audience whilst spotlighting and enhancing the heritage craft of clog making. Clogs can be ordered from her website or for something more personal contact Jackie for bespoke options – different colourways, details or fit. She will work with you to develop a unique pair of clogs - a process both the maker and customer get huge pleasure form
Nottingham Road, Spinney Hills, Leicester, City of Leicester, England, LE5 3TT, United Kingdom
Katy Bevan (Textiles) 88.4 mi
- Craft Description:Katy Bevan is an independent publisher, writer and educator with a specialism in craft. She runs workshops in crochet, knit and darning at West Dean College, Sussex and locally at Highgrove, Victoria Works and Prema Arts in Gloucestershire. She writes regularly for textile and craft magazines such as Selvedge. Katy Bevan is the editor for Celia Pym, Rachael Matthews, Hikaru Noguchi and others.
Chalford, Stroud GL6 8QD
Karen Haslewood (Other) 88.9 mi
- Craft Description:Japanning
Corsham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Jennie Parry (Textiles) 89.2 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
Jenny Stringer (Textiles) 89.6 mi
- Craft Description:I block-print natural fabrics, and sometimes wallpaper, with a wide variety of designs developed over thirty years, in the hope that they reflect the thought and enjoyment that has gone into making them.
Whittington Road, Hatherley, Benhall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, GL51 6BS, United Kingdom
Chaz Friend (Basketry) 90.5 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) 90.6 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) 90.6 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.
Lucinda Goulden (Wood) 90.8 mi
- Craft Description:Lucinda Goulden is a Brushmaker and Woodturner based in Wiltshire. Crafting from natural fibres and unusual wood, focusing on form and finish, applying traditional skills in a modern way.
Dursley Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, BA14 0NW, United Kingdom
Dave Cockcroft (Wood) 90.8 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) 90.8 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
Katie Beard (Paper) 91.2 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional hot metal typesetting and casting, letterpress printing. Rooksmoor Press, along with Gloucester Typesetting Services, can design, typeset and print the finest quality, limited edition books, using the traditional methods of Monotype typesetting, hot metal casting and letterpress-printing. With over 60 years’ experience, our passion for books is ensuring the continuation of this skill for future generations.
High Street, Stroud, Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, GL5 1AJ, United Kingdom
Nicholas Birchall (Paper) 91.6 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 a hand platen press, 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 various Events, Book & Publishing Fairs, Handcraft & Printing Exhibitions throughout the UK.
18 Windmill Ave, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4JH, UK
Karen Slade (Ceramic) 92.4 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
Geoff Travers (Basketry) 92.4 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
Anna McDowell (Textiles) 93.5 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) 93.5 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) 94.1 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) 94.2 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) 94.7 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
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 is an experienced practitioner in English Smocking - formally known as Pleat Work in Medieval times. Her specialism of English Smocking is widely seen on Victorian Farmers Smocks but she has also applied it to many differing projects (see her 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) 96.2 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.
Sarah Davis (Glass) 97.9 mi
- Craft Description:I’m a stained glass artist and tutor, trained at Bristol School of Art, and now based near Stroud in Gloucestershire. I design and make unique colourful glass hangings, panels, and windows, working with traditional and modern techniques. My work often follows natural themes, including plants, landscapes, and animals. While the majority of my work is created for client commissions, I also exhibit and sell throughout the English West Country and online. I work with two main techniques: copper foiling and leading. I use copper foiling techniques to produce smaller stained glass hangings, primarily animals and birds, with a range of over 40 different species. My leaded stained glass work, usually installed as windows or panels, has vibrant designs created using the varied colours and textures of stained glass. I often use sgraffito painting techniques to produce intricate patterns on the surface of the glass. Recent work includes development of a collection of art pieces based on the situation faced by vulnerable and endangered species. I’m a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and the cooperative Gallery at the Guild in the Cotswolds. I enjoy being an ‘artist in residence’ and demonstrating stained glass making, most recently at Berkeley Castle and Nature in Art. In December 2020 I appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ making a copper foiled stained glass wreath.
Slimbridge, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, GL2 7BL, United Kingdom
Penny Dixon (Textiles) 98.1 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) 98.3 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.
Damian Witty (Stone) 98.3 mi
- Craft Description:I specialise in creating hand carved lettering for stone pieces, such as headstones, memorials, furniture, plaques, sculptures and works of art. Each piece is entirely bespoke to you. I’m a traditionally trained stone lettercutter, delivering high quality British craftsmanship from my workshop here in Loughborough. I love what I do, stone carving presents an incredible way of telling a story and immortalising memories for years to come.
Nanpantan Road, Nanpantan, Borough of Charnwood, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England, LE11 3SU, United Kingdom
Fenner Benedict (Leather) 98.3 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) 98.7 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
Kate Bajic (Metal) 98.8 mi
- Craft Description:Studio jeweller
Wymeswold C of E Primary School, Brook Street, Wymeswold, Charnwood, Leicestershire, England, LE12 6TU, United Kingdom
Jenny Heath () 99.1 mi
Elysian, Wimborne Road, Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, England, BH16 6HQ, United Kingdom
Claire Williamson (Glass) 99.7 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
Sarah Goss (Wood) 101.0 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) 101.1 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) 101.2 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
Anastasia Young (Metal) 101.2 mi
Birmingham, West Midlands Combined Authority, England, United Kingdom
Alexander Wardle (Metal) 102.0 mi
- Craft Description:ESTABLISHED 1953 We like making. The process and the result. It’s what we do. A Wardle & Co are an independent manufacturers and lost wax casters based in the heart of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Combining traditional manufacturing and fabrication techniques with the latest in technology to provide a bespoke service to all our customers. Manufacturing and fabrication in precious and base metals for three generations making for a wide variety of products for specialists in all fields whether conservation, heritage or new products.
A Wardle & Co (Casters) Ltd, 52-54, Hylton Street, Jewellery Quarter, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, West Midlands Combined Authority, England, B18 6HN, United Kingdom
Angela Sutton (Leather) 102.3 mi
- Craft Description:Angela is a bookbinder specialising in repair and restoration. She is a regular tutor at Dillington House in Somerset, as well as running occasional workshops and giving individual tuition. Her text book for beginners, Bookbinding in Pictures, sells widely.
Grundy's Lane, Upper Welland, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, England, WR14 4HS, United Kingdom
Adetokunbo Oluwatoki () 102.4 mi
Burbury Street, Lozells, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands Combined Authority, England, B19 1TR, United Kingdom
Peter Wood (Wood) 102.4 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
Matthew Warburton (Metal) 103.0 mi
- Craft Description: The road to Aluminiumart From Bugattis to Butterflies Matthew started crafting whilst teaching and wanted to use his skills learnt prior to teaching. He started making boat planters with a wheeling machine and when he heard his mum was tired of buying a wreath each year he was determined to make one for her that would last a lifetime. When he made his first prototype she was not too impressed as it would not suit her 500 year old house (far too contemporary) so they developed the table decoration which was displayed proudly on her dining room table all year round (not just for Christmas). Further products have developed as a result of people coming with requests and ideas. Today he combines skills from old and new to create unique and beautiful pieces. Having spent 13 years as a secondary school teacher, latterly part time, he was been able to build up my product range. Having spent his last year mainly teaching food technology, it became an easy decision to go into full time making aluminium products. Working from his studio from the heart of the National Forrest, Ashby de la Zouch, he creates pieces of craft and art for all to enjoy. The road to Aluminiumart From Bugattis to Butterflies Matthew’s first job was a coachbuilder in the late 80’s making body panels from scratch for Bugattis, Rolls Royce etc. This lead onto creating Aston Martin , Rolls Royce and MG prototypes in the early to mid 90’s. He then moved to Quality Engineering at Toyota in a mass production environment. Involved with prototype vehicles and engineered parts he gained valuable skills along the way. Matthew started crafting whilst teaching and wanted to use his skills learnt prior to teaching. He started making boat planters with a wheeling machine and when he heard his mum was tired of buying a wreath each year he was determined to make one for her that would last a lifetime. When he made his first prototype she was not too impressed as it would not suit her 500 year old house (far too contemporary) so they developed the table decoration which was displayed proudly on her dining room table all year round (not just for Christmas). Further products have developed as a result of people coming with requests and ideas. Today he combines skills from old and new to create unique and beautiful pieces. Having spent 13 years as a secondary school teacher, latterly part time, he was been able to build up my product range. Having spent his last year mainly teaching food technology, it became an easy decision to go into full time making aluminium products. Working from his studio from the heart of the National Forrest, Ashby de la Zouch, he creates pieces of craft and art for all to enjoy. Matthew takes pleasure in working with aluminium due to its longevity; maintaining its original colour and beauty as it ages. He makes decorative small pieces, outdoor ornaments and also accept commissions. All items can be personalised and is happy to discuss any requirements you may have in order to bring your ideas to life.
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Kris Stevens (Textiles) 103.7 mi
- Craft Description:I work with textiles usually combining techniques. I hand sew most items irrespective of size and use my antique sewing machines if I decide to use technology. No power is used in my crafts except for lighting.
Sleaford, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Harry Morris (Wood) 103.9 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) 104.2 mi
- Craft Description:Wooden Brush making and restorations.
Celi McCutcheon (Wood) 104.8 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) 105.4 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) 105.5 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) 105.5 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) 105.8 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
Fred Suffield (Metal) 106.3 mi
- Craft Description:TRADITIONAL WROUGHT AND CAST IRONWORK: Working from a 200-year-old forge, Fred Suffield and his team of blacksmiths understand the world of historic ironwork, and their aim is to share their knowledge and expertise to manage your ironwork project from start to finish. Services include: surveys and condition reports, design and drawings, planning and listed property consultancy, repair, replacement, conservation or re-instatement of ironwork, and installation and painting. Future condition reports can be undertaken to help maintain ironwork for future generations. The forge also works with architects, conservation companies and specialist craftspeople, to protect and enhance heritage ironwork within the scope of broader renovation works.
Main Road, Anwick, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England, NG34 9SU, United Kingdom
Catriona R MacKenzie (Metal, Wood, Glass) 106.4 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
Pi Manson (Metal) 106.4 mi
- Craft Description:Handbuilt bicycles, made to measure and built one at a time.
The Old Sorting Office, Eastfield Rd, Cotham, Bristol BS6, UK
Sharon Parsons (Glass) 106.5 mi
- Craft Description:Small batch leaded and copper foil glass panels made to order, inspired by the sea and natural landscape.
Bristol, City of Bristol, West of England, England, United Kingdom
Harriet Page (Other) 106.5 mi
- Craft Description:Hello, I am Harriet, designer, craftsperson and upholsterer. My aim is to restore and create heirlooms for your future, using traditional upholstery techniques, keeping furniture out of landfill and giving them a new lease of life. I love a story - and every chair has one. I like to find out as much as I can through talking to you, leafing through my library of history books and peeling back the layers of original stuffing. So often, the pieces of furniture bought in for re-upholstery have a special place in their owner’s hearts, yet they are past their best and not fulfilling their function. I am invested in bringing these items back to their full potential in a collaborative process with my clients. I work using traditional craft techniques with natural, biodegradable materials.
Bristol, City of Bristol, West of England, England, United Kingdom
Stephen Wessel (Metal, Wood) 106.9 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) 107.2 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
Florence Hamer (Basketry, Wood) 107.3 mi
- Craft Description:Florence is a traditional craftswoman, specialising in green wood working, bowl turning and basketry. Florence produces beautiful and functional pieces of wooden ware, made to be used. Using locally sourced British timbers, she works primarily with hand tools, using traditional techniques, often from endangered British crafts. With a passion for keeping heritage crafts alive, Florence also teaches workshops in a range of skills, such as willow basketry, and pole lathe bowl turning. Florence has been supported by various organisations such as QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust), The Prince’s Foundation and is a recent recipient of a bursary from The Worshipful Company of Turners.
South Liberty Lane, Bedminster, Bristol, City of Bristol, West of England, England, BS3 2SR, United Kingdom
Helen Munday (Basketry) 107.6 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) 108.8 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
Sarah Stanford (Metal) 108.9 mi
- Craft Description:Studio jeweller, designer-maker, modern goldsmith. Evocatively textured, handcrafted fine jewellery and alternative wedding and engagement rings embodying a raw but refined aesthetic, inspired by the romance of myth, art, poetry, and the passing of time. Commissions welcome.
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Paul Floyd (Glass) 108.9 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) 109.2 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) 109.8 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
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) 110.9 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) 111.8 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
Christopher Wilkinson (Stone) 112.1 mi
- Craft Description:Chris Wilkinson is a memorial artist and started training as a banker mason at the age of 16. He went on to win The NAMM Young Stonemason of the Year Award. 30 years later and Chris now runs his own company based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. He specialises in creating bespoke memorials and his skills include hand cut lettering, flush lead and raised lead lettering, stone carving, banker masonry, stone sculpture and hand engraved and painted designs on a variety of materials such as slate, sandstone, marble and granite. Chris is passionate about getting young people into the memorial stone industry and currently has a 22 year old apprentice working alongside him.
Wolverhampton, West Midlands Combined Authority, England, WV1 2XF, United Kingdom
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) 113.6 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
Sue Lee (Other) 115.8 mi
- Craft Description:We conserve and restore historic objects and interiors. Our work ranges from microscopic work to restoring gilt frames to restoring and creating interiors. Where possible, we prefer to carry out our craft using traditional materials and techniques.
Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Andrew Petherick (Wood) 115.8 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) 116.8 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) 117.6 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) 117.8 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) 118.0 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) 119.4 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) 119.4 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) 120.0 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
Chris Cadman (Metal) 120.4 mi
- Craft Description:Willslock Forge is a small bladesmithing forge based in Staffordshire, England. I focus on making traditional, durable and beautiful tools using primarily locally sourced and upcyled materials. My main focus is currently on UK legal, hand-forged folding knives. Given the deep history of the local area, I try to incorporate Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Celtic designs into my work. Many of my knives are inspired by or based on archaeological finds from around the British Isles and across Europe.
B5013, Uttoxeter Rural, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, England, ST14 8RJ, United Kingdom
Jenni Stuart-Anderson (Textiles) 120.7 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) 120.8 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) 121.6 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
Justyna Medon (Paper) 123.6 mi
- Craft Description:Justyna is a surface designer specialising in hand-printed textiles and wallpapers, who gained a BA in Surface Design from London College of Communication in 2010. Since then she has been working as freelance print designer and head designer for Addicted to Patterns based in Bristol. Justyna has researched both wallpaper conservation and reproduction for heritage buildings across the UK. Justyna has a great interest in historical wallpaper design, which informs her own designs as well as reproductions. Her research has led her to paper conservation to enable her to preserve historic wallpapers and prints and become an expert in this area.
Newport, Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom
Kathryn Nicholls (Textiles) 124.4 mi
- Craft Description:Hand spun yarn that makes hand kitted and handwoven textiles. Fibre / fleece sourced from small flocks and local smallholders. ( pictured local alpaca, silk and BFL)
Church Lane, Seighford, Derrington, Stafford, Staffordshire, England, ST18 9LY, United Kingdom
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) 125.2 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) 125.4 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
Lisandro Serra Delmar (Leather) 126.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am a self taught shoe maker and martial artist. My Argentinean great granfather was a saddler and a 'Gaucho' (Argentinean cowboy). One of his daughters (my great antie) was a shoe maker in Buenos Aires. Then my father did leatherwork whilst studying Fine Arts. My passion to Ninjutsu Martial Arts took me to tabi making. From the experience of wearing leather tabi I started making shoes that could mimic the same feel, which led me to research and develop my own barefoot shoe brand. My business Gaucho Ninja makes barefoot shoes that you will never want to take off. Shoes that are good for your health. Shoes that look good and are incredibly crafted. We design minimalist footwear that is ethical and sustainable. Completely made by hand in England by skillful makers paid a fair wage. We can trace to origin all the materials that we use. All the leather is bark tanned in small traditional tanneries from UK and Spain, some of them are considered National Heritage and most of these tanneries are the last of their lineage.
Turnastone, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
Hugh Dunford Wood (Paper) 126.5 mi
- Craft Description:I design and print wallpaper by hand from my own original lino blocks.
Allington Park, Allington, Bridport, Dorset, South West England, England, DT6 5DD, United Kingdom
Neil Silverman (Metal) 127.0 mi
- Craft Description:Handmade music strings for a wide selection of handheld, steel strung instruments.
Brookfield Way, Brookfield Industrial Estate, Tansley CP, Matlock, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, England, DE4 5ND, United Kingdom
Stephanie Gaston (Textiles) 127.5 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) 127.9 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) 128.3 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
Oliver Meeson (Ceramic) 129.3 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) 129.6 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) 130.3 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) 130.6 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) 131.3 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.
Wendy Roberts (Paper) 131.6 mi
- Craft Description:I'm a print maker, lecturing for more than twenty-five years. I also make books, which extends the possibilities of the printed image. Why not have an object that is useful as well as beautiful? Why not have a unique print that you can take with you? PrintUrchin Press has its roots in bookbinding, art and a love of drawing, painting & writing, Our book papers and book blocks are all hand cut and sewn without guillotining and we print each metre of book cloth & decorative paper with original lino prints & woodcuts from our collections. Using only the finest papers for our books, we constantly outsource smaller artisan producers for exclusive decorated papers & book cloths. Our books are made to be used, so the ideal paper is durable, strong & flexible. Our more expensive editions are, therefore, made of 80 - 100% cotton whose long fibres intertwine to produce exceptional strength. Located in Cardiff Bay, we regularly run hands-on print workshops in artisan book binding, relief woodcut, lino print, dry-point etching and intaglio collagraph. One of our main aims is to share the practice of printmaking with the wider local community and to support artistic excellence in the medium of print through inspiration, education, innovation and facilitation. We work at the cutting edge of contemporary visual art, producing engaging artwork that is key to the cultural life of Cardiff and regularly run classes for all ages and abilities.
Campbell Drive, Windsor Quay, Grangetown, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 7QE, United Kingdom
Lewis Prosser (Basketry) 131.7 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
Connie Middleman (Wood) 132.1 mi
- Craft Description:Slow crafted wooden wares, made by Welsh hands and heart, using the age-old technique of pyrography. Inspired by her heritage, and with a keen eye for nature, Connie burns intricate details onto unique wooden forms by hand, creating a beautiful collection of natural bespoke wares.
Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Stephen Lowe (Wood) 133.7 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) 134.4 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) 135.9 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) 136.4 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) 137.6 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional Signwriter
Moorland Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1JQ, UK
Keeley Marshall (Other) 137.7 mi
- Craft Description:Keeley is a designer and maker based in Staffordshire. This colourful collection of small 3d printed vases is inspired by Keeley’s love for mid-century design, her forms blend classic silhouettes and the geometric patterns found in nature. All vessels are ribbed, faceted, and fluted, and have tactile surface finishes. The biodegradable printing materials used have their own unique qualities, making each piece individual. Keeley is enjoying exploring colour stories through her creative process.
Albert Terrace, May Bank, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 8BD, United Kingdom
Greg Rowland (Wood) 138.5 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
Helen Fry (Textiles) 138.8 mi
- Craft Description:Combining contemporary designs and traditional weaving (passementerie) techniques, Helen hand weaves bespoke lengths of braid for Interior Designers and projects utilising luxurious natural yarns and fibres.
High Street, Clun, Shropshire, England, SY7 8JB, United Kingdom
Mandy Nash (Textiles) 139.8 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) 139.9 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
Linda Baxter (Textiles) 140.0 mi
Albert Road, Meersbrook, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, S8 9QW, United Kingdom
Jim Patterson (Paper) 140.2 mi
- Craft Description:The business at East Quay in Watchet 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 Pitt 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.
Harbour Road, Watchet, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, England, TA23 0AQ, United Kingdom
Thomas Toogood (Metal) 140.4 mi
- Craft Description:Blacksmiths specialising in tools for traditional crafts and the outdoors.
Eastlands, Hemyock, Mid Devon, Devon, England, EX15 3QP, United Kingdom
Steve Roche (Stone) 140.7 mi
- Craft Description:I work primarily in natural stone and started off as an apprentice-trained Stonemason working on the restoration of old buildings. This trade background gave me the elbow-room to specialise and become a Letter Carver, producing calligraphic designs worked into hand carved inscriptions. This in turn led on to working on public sculpture projects for councils, housebuilders and housing associations, as well as smaller sculptures for private clients. My practice focuses on how engagement with communities can support significant change in the built environment, developing acceptance through growing people’s sense of place and ownership. In my public art projects I work towards place-makers and not space-invaders! One of the main driving forces is the calligraphic interpretation of words, and how they are applied in public settings. I also investigate how the viewer interacts with text if presented as a tactile 3D object.
The Stone and Letter Workshop, Stag Works, 84 John St, Sheffield S2 4QU, United Kingdom
Michael May (Metal) 140.7 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) 141.3 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
Sarah Brabbin (Ceramic) 141.3 mi
- Craft Description:Sarah Brabbin is a ceramic sculptor specialising in British wildlife. It is important that Sarah’s work has soul and is authentic to her. Smooth and tactile, her pieces encourage touch to strengthen the connection with the subjects. Sarah is passionate about helping wildlife and often provides support through her work to local wildlife charities who are the unsung heroes helping nature at grass roots level. “Through my work I hope to bring a greater understanding and respect for the natural world around each and every one of us, if only we slow down and take notice.”
Sheffield, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, England, United Kingdom
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.
Sarah Waterhouse (Textiles) 141.3 mi
- Craft Description:Sarah specialises in hand printed sustainable and naturally dyed fabrics. She prints original designs on to hemp and organic cotton fabrics using organic inks. The company was established in 2007 and is run by Sarah, who designs and prints and dyes every piece of fabric by hand.
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Megan Stallworthy (Paper) 141.5 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 repair books and teach bookbinding.
Wiveliscombe, Taunton TA4, UK
Paul Jacobs (Metal) 141.6 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) 142.9 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
Colin Mullins (Metal, Wood) 145.6 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
Rudolf Pilsel (Wood) 147.0 mi
- Craft Description:Violin, viola and cello maker. Bow maker.
Mayfair Drive, Crewe, Cheshire East, England, CW1 5BB, United Kingdom
Robin Wood (Wood) 147.0 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) 147.4 mi
Martha Williams (Other) 147.6 mi
- Craft Description:At Restore And More, we offer professional piano restoration services to bring your instrument back to life. Additionally, we provide secondary features such as tuning, toning, regulation and a full inspection and report to make sure your piano is in the best condition it can be. Having learnt from the expertise of incredibly skilled and knowledgeable mentors, Restore And More was founded on a passion to continue providing and preserving a skilled trade and to ensure the very best quality service possible for all things piano. The aim of Restore And More is to be at the forefront of preserving the skills and craft of piano restoration.
Macclesfield, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom
Julia Cooper (Paper) 149.0 mi
- Craft Description:I am a multidisciplinary designer based in the Peak District, near Macclesfield. 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.
Ingersley Road, Rainow, Bollington, Cheshire East, England, SK10 5DH, United Kingdom
Joanne Turner (Glass) 150.2 mi
Valley Road, Hayfield, Little Hayfield, High Peak, Derbyshire, England, SK22 2LT, United Kingdom
Clare Revera (Basketry) 150.8 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
Vivienne Morpeth (Textiles) 151.2 mi
- Craft Description:Designer Feltmaker and Tutor
Mel Bastier (Basketry) 151.2 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
Christopher Jobson (Metal) 152.1 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) 152.2 mi
- Craft Description:Passionate about willow basketry and traditional craftsmanship, professional designer – maker Sarah Le Breton concentrates on handcrafting work that marries heritage basket forms and traditional English techniques to create stylish products for modern living. Latest Work: Using locally sourced Somerset willow and rush materials, often harvested by herself, Sarah has recently created a range of stylish products including a willow backpack and the 'B' basket inspired by English heritage baskets, a more contemporary English Garden Willow Basket and her 'Nostle' sculptural globe baskets. Available to buy at www.sarahlebreton.co.uk/shop Workshops: Based in Devon, South West England, ten years ago Sarah established a successful freelance teaching business creating bespoke willow courses including her much in demand Willow Day Workshops. Sarah has been involved in teaching projects throughout the UK and Europe. Clients include River Cottage, RHS, Somerset Rural Life Museum and the Soho House Group. For more details and to book head to www.sarahlebreton.co.uk/workshops Commissioning: Sarah is particularly keen to take on commissions involving whole willow chair seating and architectural lighting. Research: Sarah is 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 be involved in projects that address creating a sustainable future for her craft form.
31 Ellerhayes, Hele, Silverton, Exeter EX5 4PU, UK
Suzanne Kerwood (Basketry) 153.0 mi
- Craft Description:Basket maker.
Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR, UK
Helen Groeger (Textiles) 153.8 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) 154.3 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
Hanny Newton (Textiles) 155.2 mi
- Craft Description:Hanny is known for her contemporary approach to metal thread embroidery. Since studying at the Royal School of Needlework (2013) she has been fascinated by the inherent qualities of metal threads, and has a deep belief in the importance of innovation and self expression to keeping crafts alive. Applying her creative approach to historical goldwork embroidery techniques, she creates bespoke hand stitched pieces using gold, silver and copper threads, and her passion lies in exploring ways embroidery, print and embellishment can combine to create unique, beautiful textile artworks. From her studio in Shropshire UK, she works mostly with interior designers and art consultants to create bespoke large scale projects for hotels, restaurants and private residences internationally. She has recently worked on large scale projects with clients such as Artelier Art Consultants and love collaborating with my clients to create that perfect one off piece or collection for a project that brings a concept to life with imagination and highly crafted attention to detail. She is passionate about passing her love of stitch onto others, teaching her contemporary spin on goldwork internationally, including at West Dean College Uk, The British Museum, Ambacht in beeld festival, Amsterdam and the Australian Design Centre, Sydney.
Oswestry, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Steven Oxley () 156.6 mi
Bird Hall Ln, Stockport SK3 0XA, UK
Anna Stickland (Basketry) 156.6 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
Cath Brown (Ceramic) 157.6 mi
- Craft Description:Feldspar is a family run design brand creating timeless objects for the home from our studio in rural Devon, dedicated to making useful everyday items. Our ethos is ‘objects for life’ - beautiful items made properly and to last, with an elegant and simple aesthetic to weather the trends of time. The team at Feldspar HQ are currently working on new bone china items and a natural skincare range derived from entirely local ingredients. They are also in the process of turning their broken bisqueware into furniture.
Brian Crossley (Wood) 157.9 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
Ian Smith (Wood) 158.6 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) 159.9 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
Maria Alejandra Gonaldi (Paper) 161.1 mi
- Craft Description:Traditional and modern calligraphy
2 Hazelwell, Brooklands Rd, Sale M33 3QH, UK
Colin Watson (Wood) 161.8 mi
- Craft Description:I started woodturning in 2013 and I am now a Registered Professional Turner. Turning is therapeutic for me, I can go to my workshop, concentrate on my turning and shut everything else out. I enjoy developing my skills and in particular looking at new and different things to make. My work covers a wide range of items including bowls, hollow forms, basket illusion bowls, clocks, pens, vases etc. I sell my work through my Etsy store, at craft fairs and direct. I do make commissioned pieces depending on the item requested.
Almondbury, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, HD5 8US, United Kingdom
Anna Hodgson (Other) 161.9 mi
- Craft Description:Handmade Couture Milliner trained by Rose Cory in London (Royal warrant holder). Award winning millinery, producing bespoke headpieces & hats for both formal or informal wear.
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Maria Lalic (Other) 162.1 mi
- Craft Description:I am interested in doll-making as a domestic craft and folk art tradition where both the process of making and the finished doll are a form of storytelling. I research the social and cultural influences of doll-making by investigating examples held at museums or in archive settings and by replicating construction techniques. My dolls fit into one of the following categories: Elemental (made with basic stitchery techniques and incorporating natural objects, elemental dolls are both primitive and profound, having a history of being used as curse dolls, effigies, poppets and totems); Cloth (a more complicated construction with jointed limbs leads to a recognisable human form and the opportunity for more nuanced storytelling. I specialise in making cloth dolls which reflect on the role of women as carers in recent times); Armature (the use of an interior wire allows a doll to be posed and thus a more sculpted appearance to the body posture can be suggested. Limbs can be positioned to give a suggestion of interrupted articulation or paused movement, useful in creating tableaux); Art (combining stitchery and embellishment with any or all of the above techniques is the basis of an art doll).
Tracey Cartledge (Other) 162.1 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
Sophie Heywood (Textiles) 162.5 mi
- Craft Description:Sophie Heywood creates chunky wool rugs, seat pads, cat mats and wall hangings using the traditional craft of peg-loom weaving, along with needle-felted jewellery, decorations and framed landscapes. She works and trades from her narrowboat home, traveling on the canals of Northern England. Sophie sources her wool directly from local farmers who keep rare breeds for the love of it and to preserve primitive sheep breeds including Manx Loaghtans and North Ronaldsay. Knowing the farmers' passion and care for their animals means that she knows the wool she works with is ethically sourced, and using local wool means her products are sustainable and not harmful to the planet. Currently based in Saddleworth, the wool she works with is sheared, hand-washed, woven or felted, and often sold within a 3 mile radius! Last year’s batch of Manx Loaghtan wool is being processed at a mill in Northern England meaning that this fully traceable, rare breed, naturally brown wool will soon be available to purchase as double knit yarn and carded roving for fellow crafters who are committed to using sustainable fibres. Sophie also weaves bags and rugs using pre-loved clothing that can’t be re-used due to rips or stains. Creating sustainable textiles, jewellery and decorations is part of her aim to live a low-impact lifestyle. She plans to start peg loom weaving workshops very soon.
Saddleworth, Diggle, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Ella McIntosh (Metal) 162.9 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
Angharad Thomas (Textiles) 163.4 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.
Alastair Hanson (Metal) 163.4 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
Nick Vorstermans (Wood) 163.7 mi
- Craft Description:Working in wood, with a mixture of traditional hand tools and modern machinery. Working with urban sourced green wood from the Manchester area and dried woods sourced within the UK. Spoon carving using an axe and two knives. Wood turning on an electric lathe, inspired by pole lathe and traditional forms. My furniture is made using traditional joinery techniques such as staked joints (tapered and wedged round mortice and tenons.)
Paradise Works, East Philip Street, Trinity, Lower Broughton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England, M3 7LE, United Kingdom
Anthony Hilbert () 164.1 mi
Longroyd Cres, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5DP, UK
Kerry Dainty (Other) 164.4 mi
- Craft Description:Born and raised on a historic wooden narrowboat and still working a pair of historic narrowboats carrying fuel and mixed cargos, Kerry has studied the canals and inland waterways extensively and has amassed an extensive knowledge of the historical and practical aspects of traditional boats and boating. Kerry has more then 25 years of practical experience in the decoration and maintenance of historic working canal craft and has a particular penchant for the northern "Brightwork" art.
Preston Brook, Halton, Liverpool City Region, England, WA4 4BA, United Kingdom
Colin Andrews (Metal) 165.0 mi
- Craft Description:An independent British watchmaker creating a series of watches built from a WW2 Spitfire. Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI).
Gerrards, 120, Northgate Street, Newtown, City of Chester, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, CH1 2HT, United Kingdom
Daniel George (Wood) 165.8 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
Cherry Chung (Basketry) 166.6 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. Current courses can be viewed via the following link: https://cherrychung.bigcartel.com/
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Julia Walton (Other) 166.9 mi
- Craft Description:Furniture repair and restoration Seat weaving
Saddleworth Road, Hullenedge, Lindwell, Elland, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, HX5 0DZ, United Kingdom
Peter Charters (Wood) 167.3 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
Daniel Darlow () 167.6 mi
Dartmouth Road, Three Beaches, Paignton, Torbay, England, TQ4 6EF, United Kingdom
Zoe Singleton (Stone) 167.7 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
Recclesia Ltd (Glass) 168.3 mi
- Craft Description:Recclesia Stained Glass is an outstanding specialist glass studio working across the UK and internationally from studios in Chester and Manchester. We offer expertise in the conservation and repair of historic stained and leaded glass, alongside the design and creation of new stained glass and leaded lights, and the conservation and creation of associated metalwork, protection and environmentally protective glazing. Our team of conservators, artists and artisans has long-standing experience of glass conservation and creation, an accomplished set of traditional skills, and academic qualifications underpinning our approach and philosophy.
Sandycroft, Whittle Close, Queensferry, Sandycroft, Flintshire, Wales, CH5 2QS, United Kingdom
Alison Hastie (Leather) 168.5 mi
- Craft Description:Shoemaker and one of the founders of Green Shoes.
Cross St, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13 8NL, UK
Jessie Watson Brown (Leather) 168.7 mi
Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13
Hilary Burns (Basketry) 168.8 mi
- Craft Description:Willow baskets handwoven in Devon from home grown materials
Paignton TQ4 7PE
Leilah Vyner (Basketry) 169.0 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
Linette Withers (Other) 169.1 mi
- Craft Description:Bookbinder and pyrographer
6 Edward St, Leeds LS2 7NT, UK
Debbie Bamford (Textiles) 169.1 mi
- Craft Description:30 years of research, experimentation and practical experience have resulted in the award of Associate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists for Natural Dye work and being recognised across Europe for depth of knowledge. Debbie established her brand The Mulberry Dyer in the mid 1990’s receiving a “Green Achiever” award for her practices, she is keen to maintain and encourage bioregional regenerative textile systems. As a consultant to Industry she has spearheaded research into natural dye application for carpets and knitwear. Currently a Post Graduate Researcher at University of Leeds studying the environmental impacts of natural dyes and mordants including the relation to fastness of colours
Fabrication2, 6, Edward Street, Arena Quarter, Lovell Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, LS2 7NT, United Kingdom
Danni Bradford (Glass) 169.2 mi
6-8, The Old Tannery, Hannaford Ln, Swimbridge, Barnstaple EX32 0PL, UK
Julie Wetherill () 170.0 mi
Birchfield Road, Farnworth, Widnes, Halton, Liverpool City Region, England, WA8 9EG, United Kingdom
Sharif Adams (Wood) 170.1 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
Robert Ely (Textiles) 171.5 mi
- Craft Description:Jacquard silk ribbon weaving
Nelson Road, Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, England, TQ6 9HU, United Kingdom
Catriona Donald (Metal) 171.5 mi
- Craft Description:Handmade jewellery using ethical materials and processes.
Kirkstall Abbey (Ruins), Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, LS5 3EH, United Kingdom
Sean Hellman (Wood) 172.0 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) 172.3 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) 172.6 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
Naomi Wells Smith (Leather) 174.1 mi
- Craft Description:Morgan + Wells is a small batch leather goods business, creating timeless pieces entirely made by hand. I hand stitch all of the leather goods available on the website and work with the finest full grain leathers and hand cast brass hardware. Our work has varied from cordovan leather wallets, bespoke leather tote bags, personalised journals - to Olympic quivers and antique suitcase repairs, so please don't hesitate to ask! Commissions and repairs are also accepted. There is also a theatrical costume wing to the business, creating leather accessories for the world-wide stage. Email: email@example.com Instagram: @morganandwells Facebook: MorganandwellsUK
York, England, YO1 8SG, United Kingdom
Jon Bayes (Wood) 174.5 mi
- Craft Description:Joined, carved, furniture from riven, green oak using hand tools. 16th and 17th century methods. Traditional and new surface designs. Architectural carving. Conservation carpentry.
Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Teignbridge, Devon, England, TQ11 0DH, United Kingdom
Dave Atkin (Wood) 174.6 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
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) 175.0 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) 175.1 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) 175.1 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
Denise Pearson (Leather) 175.2 mi
- Craft Description:BESPOKE - DEVELOPMENT - SAMPLING - PRODUCTION - CONSULTANCY - TRAINING...... Deni-Deni founder Denise Pearson is one of England's finest handbag and leather goods makers. Denise's passion for her craft is contagious, and she is always ready to lend you her ear and expertise. Awarded The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers gold medal and forty years in her trade, Deni-Deni's catalogue of work and list of clientele is remarkable. The diverse range of materials used and products the company produces exemplifies their willingness to help clients and rise to a challenge.
Borough of Rossendale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Charlotte Meek (Textiles) 175.5 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
Carlo Verda () 178.7 mi
High Street, Old Town, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, YO16 4PR, United Kingdom
John White (Wood) 179.0 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) 179.2 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) 179.8 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.
Tony Sinnett (Wood) 179.9 mi
- Craft Description:Tony is a woodcarver and marionette artist. He has made and performed marionettes for many film and tv projects. He enjoys making wooden marionettes using only natural materials wood, metal and fabric.
Petrockstowe, Peters Marland, Torridge District, Devon, England, EX20 3EY, United Kingdom
Shelagh Brown (Textiles) 180.7 mi
- Craft Description:One of a kind, wearable art. My ‘paints’ are my handspun dyed and undyed rarebreed and British lambswool, silks and sustainable natural fibres. Wild Dartmoor colours, textures, landscapes, rivers and sunsets. Slow fashion and contemporary artisan home textiles, entirely handmade with traditional spinning wheels, weaving looms and knitting needles. Handspun, handknitted sweaters and hats, handwoven scarves, throws, cushions and accessories. Provenance is important to me. British, rarebreed lambswool and sustainable natural fibres are sourced as locally as possible. Washed, processed, carded, naturally dyed, blended and handspun in my Dartmoor studio. End of line lambswool from traditional British wool mills. No waste. Britain's historical wealth, wool is warm, sustainable, fire-resistant, biodegradable, circular as replenishes the soil at the end of its life. Sixty four separate British wool breeds are perfect for fine knitwear, woven cloth, carpets, insulation or mulch. Synthetics are discarded into landfill and farmers cannot sell beautiful fleeces. A growing number of informed consumers, passionate conservation farmers and designer-makers value British wools. Mainly self-taught, influenced by tutors UK and abroad. I owned a Gallery in Zambia.
Princetown, Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Emma Hogbin (Paper) 180.7 mi
- Craft Description:Princetown Press started with a single desktop printing press, rescued from a Canadian basement and brought to life in Dartmoor national park. There are now several presses housed in the creative hub at Duchy Square in Princetown, Devon. The small shop works exclusively with handmade and recycled papers, (nearly always British) and vintage letterpress equipment. There are new founts purchased from local type casters from time-to-time in an effort to keep all aspects of letterpress alive in the UK. Their best-known stationery line, Acorn and Mire, puts exquisite stationery into local hotels and pubs for visitors to enjoy.
Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Tavistock Road, Princetown, Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, England, PL20 6QF, United Kingdom
Ian McDowall (Basketry) 180.9 mi
- Craft Description:Willow sculpture and basketry
Llan-non, Llanon SY23, UK
Helen Hickman (Textiles) 181.0 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)
Samuel Wells (Wood) 181.1 mi
- Craft Description:Specialist Double Bass Maker & Restorer
Curzon Street, Burnley Wood, Burnley, Lancashire, England, BB11 1DF, United Kingdom
Julie Livesey (Basketry) 181.6 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 () 181.6 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) 182.2 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
Justine Aldersey-Williams (Textiles) 183.0 mi
- Craft Description:The Wild Dyery is the studio of textile designer and teacher, Justine Aldersey-Williams who specialises in natural fabric dyeing. She colours, prints and patterns textiles using plant dyes instead of petrochemicals and is also the founder of North West England Fibreshed which advocates for ‘local fibre, local dye, local labour’. Justine has combined her skills as a qualified teacher, designer and web developer to create an online training in natural fabric dyeing for people who'd like a self-paced foundation in core skills, eco print and hand printing with renewable dyes. She also teaches live workshops from her studio on the Wirral peninsula, near Liverpool.
6, 3 Wood St, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 2DU, UK
Allan Black (Metal) 184.0 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) 186.6 mi
- Craft Description:Lettercarver and Stonecarver
41 Green End Ave, Earby, Barnoldswick BB18, UK
Julie Kelly () 186.8 mi
Filey, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Tony Ingarfield (Metal) 187.5 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) 188.0 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) 188.9 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) 189.9 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 () 190.8 mi
Derby House, Lytham Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8JE, UK
Dr Hellion (Wood) 190.8 mi
- Craft Description:Based in the Forest of Bowland, Hellion Toys design and craft traditional wooden toys. Run by Dr Hellion (Dr Selina Ellis-Gray), who is an indie maker, as well as artist and illustrator.
Sawley Rd, Grindleton, Clitheroe BB7 4QS, UK
Andrew Bates (Leather) 191.2 mi
- Craft Description:With almost forty years of experience I work to commission and create bespoke, handstitched leathergoods such as belts, bags and cases alongside pieces for museums, TV, film, theatre and opera. My original background was in archaeology and medieval languages and this led me to investigate historical and archaeological artefacts and to examine how they were made. By doing this I was able to acquire a repertoire of largely forgotten craft skills which I added to my saddlery based leathercraft knowledge, all of which I am able to call upon to create unusual historically inspired- and contemporary pieces. (See the photographs below for details of some of the objects I have made.) I teach and write about all aspects of traditional leatherwork, the former sometimes to an accredited level. I also work in other materials such as antler, bone, wood and metals and am able to combine these in the pieces that I create.
Steven Way, Ripon, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 2TN, United Kingdom
Steve Brayshaw (Leather) 193.2 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) 194.5 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
Heather Croft (Other) 195.2 mi
- Craft Description:Handmade in my workshop in Thirsk on the edge of the Hambleton Hills in North Yorkshire. Using copper, silver and vitreous enamel I take inspiration from nature and the people I meet. I love colour - an amazing azure blue or a spring green on a white background can remind you of so many wonderful holidays and experiences. I use recycled materials - some of my glass is over 50 years old and my hallmarking (where required) is through the Edinburgh Assay Office so quality is guaranteed.
Long Street, Norby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England, YO7 1AS, United Kingdom
Robbie Ryder (Basketry) 197.7 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) 198.8 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) 199.0 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
Rachel Phillips (Glass) 201.7 mi
- Craft Description:Rachel Phillips is a Pembrokeshire-based artist who has been practicing stained glass as an applied art in architecture for over twenty years. She has designed and made commissions for public and private buildings including World Heritage sites, most recently completing a contemporary glass scheme for a medieval church in collaboration with her creative partner Linda Norris (as Studio Melyn). Her work can be found everywhere from castles to wildlife reserves and she believes in the ability of glass to enrich any environment.
Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA66 7LF, United Kingdom
Rauni Higson (Metal) 204.6 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
Louise Curnin (Textiles) 206.3 mi
- Craft Description:Designer maker and tutor specialising in handmade felt items to wear and for the home.
Leyburn, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Sarah Steele (Stone) 207.0 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
Meiru Ludlow (Other) 207.9 mi
- Craft Description:The company, A J Ludlow Ltd is a traditional colour maker, manufacturing fine-art materials based in Llanreath, Pembroke Dock. Our ethos is to follow in the footsteps of the Artists’ Colourmen, mixing traditional with modern in order to enhance the creativity and legacy of the artists we serve. The watercolour brand is “A J Ludlow”, although sometimes we refer to ourselves as “A J Ludlow Colours”, which we adopted because it is what we do, we make and sell artists’ colours.
St. Patrick's Hill, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA72 6XQ, United Kingdom
Sara Dennis (Textiles) 208.3 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
Simon Mottram (Textiles, Leather) 209.0 mi
- Craft Description:We specialise in traditional hand made leatherwork and sewing. We are a husband and wife team comprising Sarah; sewing and Simon; leather work. We use only the highest quality, sustainable, materials sourced in the UK. We work with independent suppliers whose ethics and love of the craft align with our own. We personally design our goods and hand select the materials, be it fine Harris Tweed, hand dyed silks or top quality vegetable tanned Italian leather.
Llansadwrn, Cwm Cadnant, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, LL59 5SL, United Kingdom
Adrian Wood () 210.9 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 () 216.0 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) 216.3 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) 217.2 mi
- Craft Description:Percussion Instrument Maker/Designer & Repairer
1 Forster St, Darlington DL3 6BJ, UK
David Connor (Basketry) 217.6 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.)
Anna Rennie (Metal) 231.3 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.
Emma Mackintosh (Glass) 231.4 mi
- Craft Description:Based in the Lake District, Emma's range of flameworked borosilicate glassware reflects landscape and nature using techniques developed in her studio alongside more traditional flameworking methods.
Main Street, Hawkshead, South Lakeland, Cumbria, North West England, England, LA22 0NT, United Kingdom
Clive & Wendy Elsdon (Leather) 235.0 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) 235.3 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) 235.3 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
Sinead O Connor (Other) 239.3 mi
- Craft Description:I am an enameller and maker of hand crafted, enamelled copper vessels, and Cruan is our family run business based in Cornwall. Cruan is Irish gaeilge for enamel. The designs for the pieces draw inspiration from my childhood in Ireland and the Celtic traditions of copper and enamel work, as well as the beautiful surroundings of my adopted Cornish home. The pieces start with a concept for a particular shape vessel. These are often hand-raised by myself or my husband and then hand-spun by a skilled, silver spinner based in Sheffield. The bowls are prepared and then coated with powdered enamel. Each is then fired in a kiln to melt the enamel to form the inside or outside coating. Chemical reactions, which depend on time and temperature, produce the myriad effects that we see in the finished products. My experience and intuition as an enameller contributes a degree of control to these reactions, but tiny fluctuations can have a dramatic effect and there is always the excitement and anticipation to see exactly what the finished effect will be. Cruan's studio is based in Krowji, the largest creative-studio complex in Cornwall, and our work benefits from the heady atmosphere of so many artists working in close proximity. We are fortunate enough to have qualified for a Cultivator creative export grant which has allowed me to expand my business. I am a member of the Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers, both of which play a vital part in keeping the craft of enamelling alive. Sinead
Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Rebecca Walklett (Metal) 239.7 mi
Potager Garden, Trewince Lane, Trewince, Constantine, Porth Navas, Cornwall, England, TR11 5RH, United Kingdom
Sarah Gay (Textiles) 240.5 mi
- Craft Description:I’m Sarah a Handweaver living and working on the wild and beautiful Lizard Peninsula. I create artisan woven cloth using plant based fibres, largely organic cotton and linen, from my handloom in our cottage on the clifftops. I produce high quality table linen, wraps and throws. Home Decor including cushions and lampshades and small gift items which I sell at Artisan Fairs in Cornwall. I am inspired by my rural seascape surroundings and love to weave in coastal colours of the sea and sky. I have exhibited at Coast Colour Canvas Gallery and am a Small Business Sunday Winner with Theo Paphitis. Please contact me if you are interested in commission cloth or finished items.
St Keverne, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
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) 246.1 mi
- Craft Description:Willow lobster pots and associated paraphernalia
Lusart Dr, Lizard, Helston TR12 7RS, UK
Lynn Huggins-Cooper (Textiles) 247.3 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 -