To whet your appetite, here you will find details for all the quality local designer makers who will be
joinng us for our Spring Artisan Market on Saturday 27th April
Use our contacts page to get in touch if you would like to know more
Scribblings - Fiona Laing
Based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire and working from the bottom of her garden Fiona Laing makes a variety of wooden pens from biros & pencils to rollerballs & fountain pens.
Wood is sourced from local suppliers wherever possible & also from garden clearances & woodland walks. Any non-local woods are from responsibly sourced suppliers.
All Scribblings pens have the unique diversity of individual wood grain patterns & textures ensuring an distinctly different writing instrument.
Lesley Nason Ceramics www.lesleynasonceramics.co.uk
Lesley Nason creates atmospheric porcelain wall art, decorative vessels and contemporary ceramic jewellery.
Her work is inspired by the sketches and photographs she makes of the British countryside, coast, flora and fauna. The rolling hills, forests and farmland of Derbyshire, surrounding her home feature strongly in her work.
The Driftwood Artisan - Steve Allen www.thedriftwoodartisan.co.uk
Making a welcomed return to our events is Steve Allen of the Driftwood Artisan
Steve creates from Driftwood to Pinecones, from Hearts to Homes, all Natural products naturally
Hand crafted handmade gifts from nature’s bounty
The driftwood Artisan makes lovely gifts such as wedding table centres, focal points for the home or simple, natural goodies with bespoke orders always welcome
McEwan Stained Glass www.facebook.com/mcewanglassdesigns
Jen McEwan will be joining us for the first time this year
She is a very talented stained glass artist making handmade stained glass windows and suncatchers so please make time to pop around and say hello
Why not ask about workshops that Jen runs where you can learn how to produce stained glass pieces yourself.
Brockleby's Pies - Amanda & Ian Jalland www.brocklebys.co.uk
Ian and Amanda Jalland work out of Melton Mowbray and their ethos is to produce quality savoury and sweet pies using ingredients with provenance, known origin and history, that are good for both you and the environment.
Their savoury pies use organic or rare breed meats and Brockleby’s Organic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie is the winner of a Great Taste Awards gold prize. Made to a traditional 200-year-old recipe, it is made with crunchy hot-water pastry,the best cuts of organic Saddleback pork and is baked without the support of a tin or mould, giving it the distinctive bow-sided shape of a Melton Mowbray pork pie.
Thread and Ink - Claire Holmes www.threadandink.co.uk
It all starts with a drawing or photograph and after developing these onto a silkscreen, I hand print them onto fabric or paper. I love adding detail with appliqué and embroidery and making the cushions individual. I don’t make two exactly the same (different fabric front or back, buttons or zips) because then each one is a pleasure to make.
I can make to order and commissions are increasingly becoming the largest part of my work, so if you see something you like but would prefer a different colour, image or fabric then please let me know and we can talk about a bespoke design.
Oddbods - Jean Blood www.oddbodsceramics.co.uk
Joining us for the very first time, Jean Blood makes quirky stoneware figures (mostly animals) with a touch of humour.
Different clays are used to achieve varying colours and textures, and as everything is individually modelled by hand, each piece is unique.
Most of her work is unglazed, and earthy colours are achieved by adding metal oxides.
Her main interest is in creating characters with different facial expressions and we are sure she will be a big hit with our visitors.
Fraillop - Gavin Darby www.frailloop.co.uk
We love the quirky and unusual and so Gavin Darby of Frailloop seems like an ideal stallholder to have at our events
Recycling scrap metal with imagination and a MIG welder, Nottinghamshire based Gavin creates metal sculpture designed mainly for the garden and other outside locations, however, his talent does stretch to pieces suitable for the indoors too!
Be it unique garden animals or flowers his work is guaranteed to become a focal point
Terry Nason Ceramics www.facebook.com/terrynasonceramics
Terry produces a range of hand-thrown functional stoneware, decorated with multi layered glazes, fired in an electric kiln.
Each of the resulting bowls, plates, jugs, mugs and vases are unique, and reflect the beauty of the ever changing colours of the Derbyshire landscape
Erica Just Art www.ericajustartist.bigcartel.com
Delicate and organic, accomplished watercolour artist Erica will be displaying some of her original artwork along with a range of paper bowls and collages made from handmade plant papers along side the paintings.
Ask about her watercolour workshops when you visit.
Katie Sanderson Enamelist www.katiesanderson.co.uk
Local Enameller Katie Sanderson was first introduced to enamelling through her mum, an experienced and accomplished enameller in her own right.
The enamelling process can make Katie feel like an alchemist and other times totally at the mercy of the materials, being unable to predict what the kiln will bring me.
Katie's inspirations are mainly from the natural world, picking up leaves, stones or photographing flowers for their colours and textures.
Why not ask about Katies Kiln Enamelling Workshops
Allinex Paper Flowers - Lin and Alex Norman
As beautiful and delicate as natures own, Lin and Alex produce a variety of hand crafted unique flowers.
By using numerous flower designs along with brightly coloured, quality papers, sheet music, paper from books and a host of other sources these are unique flowers, ideal as gifts or to add something special to your home.
Big Green Tree Natural Skincare - Helen Frear www.biggreentreetrading.co.uk
Natural, luxurious bath, body & skin care products using only the very finest ingredients, such as Shea & Cocoa butters, high quality essential oils, carrier oils & Fragrance oils.
Helen's uniquely designed blends of key ingredients enable these natural skincare to aid the regeneration and repair process that will help create younger looking skin and a more radiant skin tone and texture.
Big Green Tree also have a home fragrance range which includes Reed Diffusers, Candles and Room sprays and you can be confident that their products are compliant with all relevant EU and UK legislation.
Carolyn Clare Jewellery www.carolynclare.co.uk
Carolyn breathes, eats and sleeps jewellery! She love nothing more than being in her beautiful and peaceful garden studio in Derbyshire, creating new designs from sterling silver - it just feels right.
Ideas and inspiration come when She is out in nature walking her gorgeous dog Olly and when she gets butterflies in her stomache and her heart starts racing she knows it's time to get back to her studio and manifest the idea into a reality.
Anjana Cawdell Art www.facebook.com/AnjanaCawdell
A local artist based in Chilwell, Anjana has been painting in watercolour for about 9 years. What started as attending a weekly evening class at a local art shop has turned into quite a passion.
Watercolour never fails to amaze her and she finds the effect of water travelling through pigments and pigments interacting with each other completely mesmerising.
Anjana’s formative years were spent in India and inspiring and influencing her love of colour and nature.
A member of Nottingham Society of Artists she participates regularly in the society exhibitions.
Julie Stanley is the name behind Forget-Me-Not Crafts, she loves to sew and make items for you, your home, your family and friends.
Julie designs and makes items using textiles, including fabulous Harris Tweed, Vintage Doilies, Linen, Upholstery Fabric and Cottons. Julie makes items such as shoulder, hand and messenger bags, purses, cushions, gadget case and book covers as well as smaller items including lavender bags, fabric brooches and more.
The Nottingham Soapbox - Chris Tolley www.nottinghamsoapbox.com
We are delighted to have a local producer of natural, handmade soaps join us again at our new venue.
The aptly named Nottingham Soapbox work from a kitchen in deepest, darkest West Bridgford and produce soaps that are all perfect for dry and sensitive skin. With ingredients like shea butter and glycerine for a wonderful wash they never use animal fats, so most of their soaps are vegan-friendly too!
Simple and elegant, Sheila’s Jewellery is inspired by industrial museums, catching a small snap shop of tiny parts then developing this into crisp clean lines using precious metals. These lines are often softened with the addition of wood from a sustainable source
Crackpots-Alison Johnson/Gail Ball www.crack-pots.co.uk
Crackpots sell to tissue-box seekers across the globe, from Quebec to Kuala-Lumpa, and have even found fame in a few luxurious hotels.
They achieve a unique decoupaged look through layering napkin designs onto wooden shapes and boxes, sealing them with many, many coats of varnish to ensure everything is finished to an immaculate standard with meticulous attention to detail.
Crackpots always aim to be environmentally friendly; 100% recyclable biodegradable napkins, recycled wood which has been FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) ... even their fairies are free-range!
Temima Crafts - Ray & Cathy Sylvester www.temima.co.uk
We are delighted that Ray and Cathy will be joining us at our new home with a range of their 'bloomin clever' boxes. Their intricate, multi level, band saw cut boxes are not only beautiful and tactile on the outside but useful and fun on the inside too.
Ray and Cathy will be on hand all day to give you the story and technicalities of all the boxes they make. Just ask!
Gillam Glass - Michelle Gillam Hull www.gillamglass.co.uk
Gillam Glass is a handmade glass business based in Nottingham and run by Michelle Gillam-Hull. She has been making exquisite Jewellery and Homewares for over 10 years.
Working mainly in Dichroic (two colours) glass her jewellery is eye catching and timeless in it's design.
Fudge Glorious Fudge www.fudgegloriousfudge.com
At the heart of Fudge Glorious Fudge is a commitment to producing the best handmade and homemade fudge and retro sweets.
Their sweets bring back early memories of wearing a too big apron and mixing something special in a bowl.
Fudge Glorious Fudge had a love of luxury products and making something from the best and natural ingredients.
Sophisticakes Patisserie www.sophisticakespatisserie.com
Sophie Meredith is a qualified patissier and the driving force behind Sophisticakes Patisserie.
You can find her regularly attending farmers' markets and gift fairs across Derbyshire, as well as supplying her products in local cafes and delis. She specialise in patisserie style products including tarts, scones, traybakes and luscious layer cakes.
If you have a special celebration coming up then ask Sophie how she can make cakes personal to you! We dare you not to be tempted to try and buy!.
Freshly Spiced www.freshlyspiced.co.uk
What started out as a a passion for cooking, fitness and trying new dishes developed into a full time business. Since 2016 Tom and Claire have been building their brand and developing their range of high quality, vibrant spices and blends, with a unique range of simple recipe kits.
All their spices and spice blends are toasted first to enhance the aromas and ground in small batches on a regular basis to ensure a really fresh, natural product that is free from additives or preservatives. All blends come with accompanying recipes on their website and their youtube channel and products are sold in BRC accredited re-sealable pouches to keep light, air and heat away for optimal spice storage and to take full advantage of flavour and health benefits.
Winning Works www.winningworks.co.uk
Cathy and Chris Rawsthorne transform pieces of slate and wood into beautiful engraved gifts for your home and garden.
They design and create wooden and slate personalised engraved garden signs, bespoke slate and oak cheese boards and serving platters, perfect for Valentine's Day, Father's Day, wedding gifts, birthday presents and housewarming gifts.
Merman Roses Designs - Kate Humphreys
Kate offers an impressive selection of handmade fabric handbags, make-up bags, heart charms, key fobs and other gifts.
Her portfolio of contemporary designs includes items made from cotton, suede, upholstery and funishing fabrics.
Kate is a welcomed returning stallholer so be sure to visit her and catch up on her new designs
Pewter-ful - Louise Wilcox-Mundy www.pewter-ful.co.uk
Pewter-ful create all their handmade gifts at their home-based workshop in Tamworth, Staffordshire.
They offer a diverse collection of keyrings, pendants, candle decor and Christmas decorations, all individually handmade using traditional casting techniques.
Pewter-ful is a returning maker at our events so please pop around to see her to say hello and see what's on offer
Tree Huggery - Jackie Ward www.treehuggery.co.uk
Jackie Ward (aka Treehuggery) is a materials led “works on paper” artist who takes inspiration from memorabilia and ephemera, particularly materials made redundant through changes in technology.
She creates quirky images of outdoorsy people (and a few quirky animals) utilising memorabilia, ephemera and found materials.
Jackie has recently set up her own Gallery and was the Winner of EcoCreate 2017 so pop along to see what the buzz is all about.
Orgill Originals - Nicole Orgill www.orgilloriginals.co.uk
Orgill Originals are a father, daughter team based in a little village in Derbyshire.
They have two ranges of work, the first is hand stitched leather bags and accessories alongside nature inspired gifts made from up-cycled copper and wood. Self taught in leather craft all their items are made entirely by hand. They love nothing more than working together on new designs, using traditional methods to create our goods.
This is Orgill Originals second visit to our events so make your way to their stall to see what’s on offer
Wildgoose Designs - Sarah Sewell www.wildgoosedesigns.co.uk
Sarah Sewell creates beautiful items using free-machine embroidery and funky, retro fabrics. Being hand-made, each piece is individual and unique.
Sarah's work varies, depending on her mood, what fabric she has available and where her sewing machine takes her.
Much of Sarah's free machine embroidery pieces are inspired by nature; birds, butterflies, wild flowers and bees often feature in her work.
Ellen Mooney Art www.painters-online.co.uk/artist/EllenMooney
Ellen has painted for as long as she can remember, it’s a joy for her.
In 2015 her life changed in an instant, when she suffered a Stroke. Painting then became part of her recovery, she joined a small art group at her local art shop and enjoyed the weekly classes and the camaraderie, which helped her confidence.
Since then her style has changed considerably, now preferring to paint in semi abstract/contemporary fashion, incorporating collage, gels, textured pastes, oil pastels, acrylic inks and anything she can use for mark making. Ellen loves experimenting and seeing what she ends up with. She also paints commissions and is member of the Nottingham Society of Artists.
Riverside Spirits - Michael Boardman
"Finally!!!" was the cry for the gin lovers out there, Riverside Spirits produce intensely infused gin and vodka liqueurs.
Each flavour is handmade in small batches in Cheshire using only the finest natural ingredients.
With flavours including Passion Fruit, Raspberry,Sloe Gin, Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur, Elderflower and Cherry Vodka Liqueur ther's bound to be something that attracts your tastebuds.
And with small taster samples available it could be a very enjoyable day!! (but please be responsible)