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
Your grandma’s famous chicken pie, your dad’s spaghetti bolognese, Alice’s heart-warming range of kitchenware can be personalised with the personal recipes you treasure.
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.
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.
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.
Darwin & Gray
Darwin & Gray create handmade banners and thoughtfully designed typographical homewares that raise a smile.
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.
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.
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.
From ketchup to gin bottles, Kate Gwilliam’s sequin embroidery makes dazzling decorations of the everyday products we know and love.
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).
Every piece of Kerchung Creative’s jewellery is crafted by hand from porcelain clay, and is distinctive for its happy union of subversive messaging and intricate detailing.
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.
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.
Leo Flowers are made to last. Founder Jessie cuts, shapes and colours every paper petal and stem by hand to create these truly stunning works of art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…