Ash splint baskets
Strong, lightweight and beautiful baskets woven from pounded ash splint. I am one of a tiny number of craftspeople helping to introduce this North American technique using native timber. My baskets are handmade in small numbers and incorporate veg-tanned leather and brass buckles from the UK.
Woven decorations: Trees and fish
These trees and fish are among various decorations which can be mounted in a wooden base, or made to insert into the ground or a plant pot, etc. These are popular items, frequently made by children in Craig’s workshops.
Enjoy drinking pure water, or your favourite tipple, from this tactile beaker, which feels as comfortable in your hand as it does to sip from. The curves of the simple ‘hammer chased’ decoration are inspired by the paths that water chooses for itself, whether that is a trickle of rainwater down a window pane, or a cascade down a mountain side. The soft satin finish contrasts with the polished highlights of the textured spines, and the brightly burnished edge.
Each piece is hammered individually, so no two are identical, they are made to order in our North Wales studio workshop. Britannia silver, gilded interior, hallmarked in London.
Sycamore BBQ Bellows
Wonderfully efficient bellows designed just for BBQ chefs! A keen BBQ cook explained what was needed in a bellows that is different from fireside bellows: the nozzle needs to poke through the grill, reach close to the charcoal and provide a controlled flow of air without stirring up ash…
An attractive bellows crafted from Sycamore, with Kelly Green nappa leather, a brass nozzle and antique brass tacks. Impressive gift for a keen BBQ chef.
New Zealand Rimu wood Hei Toki Adze.
Made our of Rimu wood, it is a native form of pine to New Zealand, which has a beautiful grain colour when oiled. The Adze is a polynesian axe head, usually made of hard grade 6 stone much like nephrite jade, the symbology in jewellery form meaning strength.
Beginners Courses – Curtain Making, Roman Blinds & Cushions
We run a range of beginner’s two-day short courses in Curtain Making, Roman Blinds and Cushion Making. See our website for more details, including dates and costs.