Isn’t it magical knowing something’s been made by hand, by someone talented, by someone who cares? There’s real creativity and skill at the core of this collection, and that’s why I feel so passionately about my modern crafters. I’ve met many makers over the years. Some are wonderful because they’ve honed techniques handed down for generations and then given them a clever, contemporary twist. Some, just because you can’t quite believe they’re dextrous and patient enough to have made something quite as painstakingly beautiful. Either way, I know their items are ones that will last a lifetime and be treasured forever.
Alice Funge Ceramics
Using traditional wheel-throwing techniques, Alice makes beautiful and functional ceramic pieces that immortalise cherished handwritten family recipes.
Created to be handed down through the generations, Amy Swann’s distinctive decorations make an eye-catching addition to any home: beautifully made and a twist on the traditional.
Bamaluz Home make the most breathtakingly original wall hangings inspired by nature, designed to become part of your home. Elle can even recreate your pet as a bespoke wall hanging, too.
Basil & Ford
Screen printing extraordinaires Basil & Ford create prints, pins and stationery that beautifully combine delicate details and bold, visionary fonts.
Beki Bright creates artist-designed textiles for the home. A passion for nature, drawing and colour are at the centre of her work, resulting in unique and playful collections.
Inspired by the style and design of plastic bags but made to last forever, Birkim Bags’ ceramic creations make a cool and artful talking point in any home.
Botanical Tales sustainably grow and dry their blooms to create show stopping floral creations. Each stem lends a natural and magical touch to your home throughout the seasons.
Brimble Studio creates unique characters into handcrafted, functional pieces for the home using traditional techniques.
The Brilliant Sign Co.
Nostalgic for traditional signs, founders Ash and Sarah from the Brilliant Sign Co. craft and restore work in a way that brings real wow-factor to shop fronts around the country.
Mind-blowingly realistic clay animal sculptures (cast, moulded and painted by Broken Hare), bring the world’s most stunning species to life and will become a stand-out talking point in any space.
Made by hand in London and forged from beautifully deep and rich recycled gold, Cece Jewellery creates luxury, fine jewellery. Their pearl and diamond embellishments mean that every ring is individual to the wearer; a mystical heirloom to last generations.
Darwin & Gray
Darwin & Gray create handmade banners and thoughtfully designed typographical homewares that raise a smile.
The Domestic Duster project inspires women-centred solidarity and activism through craft. It invites women to hand embroider their domestic perspectives and experiences onto a yellow duster.
The Edible Museum
The Edible Museum is a magical confectionery shop full of realistic animals, fossils, and anatomy — all hand crafted from quality chocolate by founder, Sarah.
Ellie Mac Embroidery
Ellie Mac Embroidery creates eye catching contemporary pieces that blend time-honoured techniques with modern aesthetics.
Emma Giacalone Textiles
Thoughtful to the core, Emma creates truly inspiring textiles and cards, designed to uplift. She sews soulful words with skilful stitching to transform everyday items into pieces of art.
The Fabled Thread
The Fabled Thread encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to explore their creative side. Their designs have inspired many to pick up a needle for the first time and helped refresh the idea of sewing.
Ffion Morgan is a Welsh miniature model maker who helps customers design the perfect gift by building their loved ones’ homes and special buildings in the form of a colourful and realistic miniature model.
Dazzling, daring and decorative, Karolina’s shop Folka is brimming with unique art pieces that are a colourful feast for the eyes.
Freya Bramble Carter Ceramics
Working with clay since her youth, Freya’s stunning work ranges from fine homewares to sculptural pieces for the home and garden, strongly inspired by the ethos of beauty and nature.
Fumbalinas create unique headwear and accessories in a show stopping range of styles with a mix of avant-garde, vintage and traditional roots. They are utterly flamboyant with an elegant edge.
Good & Craft
Good & Craft is an interior pattern design studio, creating environmentally friendly wallpaper and interior textiles to bring the beauty of nature into our homes.
Goodwin & Goodwin
Passionate about vintage and traditional sign making techniques from neon to moss or glass to brass, Goodwin & Goodwin’s carefully crafted creations will literally light up any space.
Grain & Knot
Hand carved from reclaimed, foraged or locally sourced timber, Sophie handmakes wooden utensils and kitchenware in London.
Hattie McGill Embroidery
Counting Alexander McQueen, the V&A and the Zurich Opera as clients, Hattie McGill is an embroider who brings more than a touch of magic to her stunningly stylish and sparkly hand-stitched accessories and kits.
Designed with a modern nursery in mind, heykiddostudio’s wire words are shaped by hand and wrapped in 100% cotton, knitted yarn.
In vivid colour, Nicola’s luxury stationery and homeware brand illustrates the world’s most magnificent creatures to bold and eye-catching effect.
Iseabal Hendry designs and makes handwoven leather accessories in the Scottish Highlands. Her unique layered and tactile work is born from a love of the landscape.
Using the translucent quality of his porcelain candle holders to boldly illuminate his drawings and text, Jack Laverick’s ceramics bring warmth and wisdom.
Highlighting the importance of community through storytelling, Joke Amusan creates tapestry art to empower and champion the voices of Black women.
Labelled the ‘Queen of Sequins’, Kate Gwilliam makes sparkly embroidered artworks and ornaments that make your favourite items everlasting — from martinis to mayo.
Katie Tinkler Illustration
Katie Tinkler illustrates mouth-watering food imagery on tea towels, cards and as original gouache paintings, all guaranteed to make you smile (and perhaps a little hungry).
KCHossack Pottery creates handmade table and serveware in styles that aim to enhance the experience of the discerning diner. The collection has been built on a core design of varied scalloped edges and a distinguished colour palette.
Beautifully handmade, tongue-in-cheek porcelain jewellery and pottery with attitude. Inspired by modern life, mental health and founder Karen’s ‘wicked sense of humour’.
Designed, hand cut and crafted in the UK from British sourced hides, Konoc’s colourful embossed keyrings and clutches are loved for their impeccable style.
Tabara set up La Basketry to weave the world into a better place with its eclectic and colourful mix of woven accessories made by skilled female artisans in Senegal.
Layla Robinson aims to spread feelings of joy and wonder through vibrant, hand-crafted, everlasting flower sculptures — and hopes to inspire sustainability by showcasing the beauty found in nature.
Lemon Pepper Studio
Lemon Pepper Studio makes delicate 3D embroidered artworks that preserve the shapes, colours and textures of nature through the medium of thread.
Made from FSC certified paper, Leo Flowers create sustainable, long-lasting alternatives to the real thing. Each petal is cut, shaped and coloured by hand by founder Jessie, meaning no two flowers are exactly the same.
Lilian May is a family business that creates handmade, plastic-free, watercolour supplies. Their accessible, weekly paint-alongs are a fun space for artists to gather as a community and practice their craft.
Embroidering stories on sweaters handmade in Wales, Lisa Macario uses her needle and thread to stitch empowering and meaningful messages.
Marna Lunt is a picture maker and painter who also specialises in creating incredible embroidered portrait brooches that celebrate the beauty of the human form, and turn people into wearable art.
Student nurse Mimi Dickson creates miniature, hand painted, hand cut scenes that aim to celebrate a sense of home that we all seek. Her work captures charm, nostalgia and atmosphere to create truly unique pieces.
MW Makes creates personalised leather goods that are simple, elegant and refined, Michelle uses vegetable tanned leather to create timeless pieces, made to last and beautiful to give.
Myro Doodles is a Mancunian-Ukrainian artist whose bespoke, hand drawn creations inject heart, soul and commercial impact into the windows and walls of independent retailers, schools and hospitals, up and down the country.
Beautiful kitchen knives, crafted from scratch in Bristol using quality materials. Their knife making classes have also been enjoyed by students all over the UK for more than four years.
Paper & Wood
Stemming from his adoration of nature, Zack at Paper & Wood creates intricate and realistic birds from paper and wood to be cherished for generations.
Pots and Paper by Steph
Pots and Paper by Steph is a remarkable business. She literally takes waste paper and transforms it into new, colourful handmade sheets and textured pots in her garage.
The Printer’s Devil
Specialising in original hand-printed woodblock designs and Japanese collaborations, The Printer’s Devil has its artistic fingers on the pulse of modern life.
Founded by textile artist Nicola Woollen, Quilt Club is a free weekly workshop that unites people from all walks of life who otherwise might never have met and brings them together to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Rebecca Strickson Illustration
An intricate and vibrant illustrator, Rebecca Strickson’s badges and prints are influenced by the traditional imagery of trade union banners and protest placards.
Rhubarb Tree repurposes vintage materials and preloved objects and transforms them into original keepsakes and miniature dioramas.
Broom and brush maker, Rosa, uses natural and sustainable materials to create bright and colourful contemporary pieces that are both beautiful and useful.
Exploring themes of horticulture and the natural world, Rosanna Morris carves Lino and wood blocks, then prints them by hand onto beautiful natural papers.
Sew Your Soul
Founded by artist Lucy Sparrow in 2014 after the overnight success of her first major UK installation ‘The Cornershop’, Sew Your Soul creates art to boost mental health.
In distinctive gold leaf and paint, Sign Hive’s bespoke commissions mix the traditional techniques of gilding and signwriting with contemporary wit and visual flair.
Signs by Umberto
Umberto is a traditional signwriter who specialises in églomisé. His work spans from large scale murals to highly intricate works of art on glass.
Stitch & Glory
By the sea in Essex, Stitch & Glory is a one-woman embroidery business founded by Georgie, who stitches each intricate and personal piece by hand to create these truly stunning works of art.
Emma creates unique homeware designs which find joy in the imperfect and celebrate the unpredictable nature of hand casting.
Thomas Mayo is a letterpress printmaker based in the Cotswolds. Using a variety of ‘newfangled’ techniques, he crafts his own printing blocks to use for his work and collaborations with other designers.
The Thoughtful Potter
Picking treasures from her garden and hedgerows, founder Deborah presses them into clay alongside uplifting words to create unique, heirloom pottery pieces to treasure forever.
Devoted to the craft of signwriting since 2015, Tozer brings traditional methods and skills into the 21st Century with bold and exciting signs and murals.
Vinegar & Brown Paper
Wit, wordplay and wisdom etched into glass, Andy at Vinegar & Brown Paper transforms everyday objects with meaningful and humorous details.
Women-owned business WAX Atelier uses traditional techniques (ranging from candle dipping to paper making) and environmentally low-impact processes to create their small-batch products.
Wild Floss Embroidery
Wild Floss Embroidery’s kits exist to bring joy and colour whilst encouraging mindful stitching in a style that is unique to the stitcher.
Handcrafted, ‘tongue in cheek’ tableware that playfully pairs porcelain pottery with the intriguing idioms found in everyday language.
Bespoke ceramic pieces designed and made in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, Zara’s glorious mugs will have you longing for a hot chocolate by the fire. Just wait till you see her other wares, too…