Meet The Makers

 

We are starting to put together details for all the quality local desiger makers who will be joinng us for our

Summer Artisan Market on Sunday 5th August

but to whet your appetite, this page gives you an idea of the stallholders who attended our Spring event

 

The Art Of Glass Veneering - Jo Dunn

 

Exquisitely decorated galssware using hand dyed tissue paper

 

Using Batik style techniques Jo dyes tissue paper many times to create a myriad of colours and patterns. This is then treated until soft and pliable and used as a veneer to add an iridescence and magical effect on pieces of glass, transformin plain pieces  into functional pieces of art!

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.

 

Please note that Allinex will be showing on SAT 25th NOV ONLY in the Main Marquee.

Big Gree Tree Natural Skincare - Helen Frear

 

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.

The Bobbin Mouse - Sarah Morris

 

Sarah is the face behind The Bobbin Mouse, a Nottingham based company. 
She was taught to sew clothes by her mum when she was small and now makes gifts and home accessories as well her trademark mice. 
 
A fan of free motion embroidery and lovely fabrics she makes items from Harris Tweed and Liberty as well as fun printed cottons. 

Boxed Drinks Ltd

 

We are always looking for the unusual and quirky at our events and when it comes to refreshments there is no difference.

Boxed Drinks Ltd serves premium, locally roasted artisan coffee, quality tea's and soft drinks as well as some amazing little naughty nibbles! And all this from their Vintage 1970's Horse Box bar.

The Box is fully kitted out with a large drinks chiller, sinks, water tank and a Lelit barista coffee machine so when you need your caffeine & cake fix, head to the Box and recharge!

Brockleby's Pies

 

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. 

 

Carolyn Clare Jewellery

 

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.

Chantal Kelly Stained Glass

 

Chantal has been living in and around Belper in Derbyshire since 2007. Deciding to leave her 30 year teaching career to explore life's opportunities to the full she now a full time stained glass artist.

 

Taking inspiration from the stained glass windows in Icelandic churches and how the abstract shapes and striking colours reflected off the whitewashed walls of the building her work is both striking and beautiful.

Anjana Cawdell Art

 

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.

The Crowe's Chilli Sauces

 

'The Crowes' range of home made Chilli sauces are produced using recipes that have a traditional Brazilian influence.

 

All their products are free from preservatives and made with locally sourced produce. Their sauces will bring the heat and the rhythm of Brazilian carnival to your taste buds.

 

With free tasters on the day you can Try Before You Buy!

Forget-Me-Not-Crafts

 

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. Julie is a wife, a daughter and a God-mum and if there's any spare time, she reads with a good cuppa!"

Jacqueline May Designs - Jackie Freer

 

Individually crafted prints from original graphic pen artwork, capturing the essence of nature and brings joy to the beholder. Using graphic pens for their tone and vibrancy, artist Jackie creates pieces that take inspiration from the special places she visits. Her aim is to capture, celebrate and share her moments of elation at what she sees. To bring a smile to people’s faces.

She delights in colour and how it interplays in nature and on the page, introducing line in her work to give form and a place for the colour to come alive. Making her own prints is integral to her creative process. Each one individually printed onto St Cuthbert’s Mill Inkjet Watercolour paper. Prints are for sale either mounted, framed or as greetings cards. All frames are bespoke handmade by makers local to the artist.

The Nottingham Soapbox - Chris Tolley

 

We are delighted to have a local producer of natural, handmade soaps join us for the second time for our Christmas Artisan Market event.

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!

Come and see what they are all about in the Marquee.

 

Sheila Read Jewellery

 

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

Bea's Classic Beading - Beverley Stanley

 

Nottingham based Beverley (Bea) handmakes and extensive range of beaded jewellery for both gents and ladies, using nickel free, non tarnish, silver plated or gold plated metals.


The beads that Bea uses are semi-precious, glass, acrylic, pearl, wood and resin.

 

Check out her wonderful designs in the large marquee in front of the house

 

 

The Muffin Top Baking Company - Michelle Reed

 

Linked closesly with Free Spirit Chocolates is Michelle Reed who's selection of hand made 'jar cakes', 'cookie pops', brownies, blondies and tarts are both amazing to look at and even more amazing to taste!

 

Find her much anticipated display alongside Free Spirit Chocolates with the other 'foodies' in the marquee

Crackpots-Alison Johnson/Gail Ball

 

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!

Alison and Gail will be the first stall you see when entering the event through the reception area.

 

Oz Style Deli - Melissa Thornton

 

Aussie born Mellisa is helping to bring the exciting tastes of Australia to the UK.

Initially making the things that she loved for her family and friends over here, her Oz Style products are now bringing pleasure to a wider audience here in Nottingham

Every single thing they do is made freshly by Melissa and her team, and originate from family recipies passed to her by family or learnt from friends in oz.

This is Melissa's first time showing at Strelley Hall and she will be located in the marquee with a number of other high quality, locally produced 'foodies' so be sure to pop by and say G'day!

The Little Barker Bakery

 

When Darcey the Labradoodle joined the family she turned her nose up at proprietary food and dog treats. This led to look for more natural ways to treat Darcey and still consider the potential benefits of quality ingredients on her health and wellbeing. Lou started to bake natural treats for Darcey and she loved them! From these simple beginnings Lou continued to develop a range of natural, handmade biscuit treats and The Little Barker Bakery was formed. Darcey remains their Chief Taster and oversees all production with great commitment,helped since 2013 by Chica a Spanish Podenco rescued from a shelter in Spain.

The house is still ruled by the cats however who provide consumer reviews of all feline products.They are very clear that they do this as a favour and for the greater good of cats everywhere.Not all animals are as fortunate                                                  so The Littler Barker Bakery are committed to helping animal rescues and animal welfare.

Firetree Jewellery - Ann Gibbons

 

One of our regular stallholders and always popular, Firetree designs includes beautiful jewellery, key rings, and home accessories inspired by nature. Made with silver, copper and bronze metal clay.

 

Please Note - Ann is only able to do one day at this event so if you are looking to buy then please come along on SAT 25th NOVEMBER and make your way into the marquee

Tattered Rose - Rachel Bland

 

Rachel enjoys nothing more than combining a love of natural imagery, colour and unique jewellery.


She lives, as she always has, in the beautiful county of Derbyshire, right in the middle of the UK with her husband and daughter.

 

What was once a hobby became a serious venture in 2010 and now, Tattered Rose is associated with colour and the imagery within nature which go to provide the inspiration for her pieces.

Temima Crafts - Ray & Cathy Sylvester

 

Unfortunately Ray and Cathy couldn't make our Christmas event but we are delighted that they will be returning 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 Sunday in the panel room of Strelley hall to give you the story and technicalities of all the boxes they make. Just ask!

Gillam Glass

 

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.

 

Find Michelle in the massive marquee positioned in the gardens of the Hall

The Food Box

 

Good food starts with great ingredients and joining us for the first time to help keep you well fed during the day will be The Food Box. Living in the Vale of Belvoir at the junction of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire gives great access to some of the country’s best rural food suppliers.

As well as serving crowd pleasing traditional toasted craft breads packed with a variety of responsibly sourced local savoury fillings why not try their ‘Ploughman's in a Box’, perfect outdoor food!!Blue Stilton, Red Leicester and Lincolnshire Poacher cheese, delicious protected status pork pies and the tastiest Newark smoked bacon will all be on the menu too. Hungry Yet?

Scribblings

 

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.

Fudge Glorious Fudge

 

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

 

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!

This is Sophie’s first time attending one of our events and with all products homemade with love and care we dare you not to be tempted to try and buy!.

Freshly Spiced

 

What started out as a hobby, from a passion for cooking, fitness and trying new dishes has since 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 simple recipes making for a unique range of 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 also 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

 

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.


 

Ann Bates Ceramics

 

Beautifully crafted, individual, handmade vessels and tiles made from stoneware and porcelain clays.  The vessels are built in layers to suggest landscape, whilst the tiles are textured and patterned with natural materials or symbols. 

 

This will be Ann's first time ehibiting at our events so make sure you visit her stall in the marquee and make it a successful one for her.


 

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 in the Marquee and catch up on her new designs

Pewter-ful - Louise Wilcox-Mundy

 

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.

 

This will be Pewter-ful's first time at our events at Strelley Hall so please pop into the marquee on the lawn at the back of the house to say hello and see what's on offer

Chris's Fork Emporium

 

Chris and Sarah of Chris's Fork Emporium specialises in turning antique and unwanted cutlery into new uses;

The range of gifts includes jewellery, coat hooks, key racks; wine glass and wine bottle holders. All themed unique one offs

 

These guys have been at our events in the past so pop along to the Marquee to see what's new at the Emporium!

Tree Huggery - Jackie Ward

 

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 the Marquee to see what the buzz is all about.

Orgill Originals - Nicole Orgill

 

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 first visit to our Strelley Hall Artisan Market so make your way to the Marquee at the back of the house on 5th August to see what’s on offer

Wildgoose Designs - Sarah Sewell

 

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.

Find her in the Panel Room of the Mail Hall at the event to see what is on offer from ths talented maker.

Teversal Village Candle Co - Chantelle North

 

Nestled in the Nottinghamshire countryside, the Teversal Village Candle Company workshop is a hive of activity. The company was born out of a love of candles and the desire to create candles that people would love.

Everything is handmade.  The team mix the wax, create the perfect wicks, wrap the candles, decorate them, and create the wonderful fragrances. If the team are happy with the end product, and would like it in their own homes, then it passes the test.

 

It is Teversal's first time at Strelley Hall so please make them feel welcome

Dawn Feeney Jewellery - Dawn Wiser

 

There are any number of medium that an artist can use to express their vision and as well as silver and watercolours, Nottingham based Dawn has chosen copper for a number of her designs.

Using the finest and yet sharpest tools her subjects range from insect life through to fish and other sea creatures, all of which emerge from the frame. Dawns copper art always includes the finest embossed detailing which she adds by hand using the silver chasing techniques from her informative years. Dawn then takes a fine blow torch and creates a rainbow bloom on the copper to create something quite beautiful.

This is Dawn's first visit to Strelley Hall so please search for her in the Marquee and say hello.

Helen Leaf Designs – Helen Leaf

 

Helen makes things using antler, combining it with wood, silver, and gold leaf to create sculptural forms, containers and jewellery. She also casts natural objects in silver and bronze, mainly from natural objects like acorns and twigs.


The theme that binds all together is the Wildwood - the deer, the trees, and our connection with nature.

 

This is Helen’s first time at Strelley Hall but you can find her in the Marquee on the lawn.

Sona Foods

 

Making a welcomed return to our Summer Artisan Market this year is Leicester based Sona Foods.

The team will be serving a selection of specialist Indian snacks. Vegetarian options will be available including Vegetarian Samosas, Onion Bhajis and much more.

So, as well as having the fabulous Mulberry Tree Cafe on site up at Strelley Hall there will be something else to temp your tastebuds!

 

Little Red Gate Handmade – Sarah Redgate

 

Sarah is dedicated to creating beautiful personalised hand cut and mounted artwork for her customers.

Every piece is produced with love and care and it is hoped, that when bought, they become part of your family treasury – memories preserved in paper forever.

Her pictures are perfect to celebrate weddings, anniversaries, engagements, valentines, births, christenings, birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions, cut perfectly form paper.

Also available on the day will be papercut cards and fabric wreaths.

Find Sarah in the Marquee along with over 30 other talented designer makers

Ellen Mooney Art

 

Ellen has been painting intermittently for a long time but in July 2015 her life changed in an instant after suffering a stroke

During her rehabilitation she was asked if she had any hobbies. ‘I paint, but haven’t done so for a few years,’ she said. ‘Now would be a good time to start again,’ came back the reply.

So she joined a local art group, and now paints regularly and beautifully.

A member of Nottingham Society of Artists,Ellen pushes the envelope and creates her own style of semi abstracts, using acrylics, collage and inks.

This will be Ellen's 1st time at our events so pop into the marquee and help us to make her feel welcome 

Fizgig Glass – Anna French

 

Glass is one of the most wonderful and tactile of materials and Anna French from Fizgig Glass knows how to make the most of these qualities.

Creating limited edition and one off handcrafted dishes, platters, framed panels, tiles and decorative free standing forms is Anna's Forte.

Other items such as decorative hangings including kites and birds for the garden, beach huts on a stand with candles, zingy earrings and pendants make an ideal special present or as an inspiring focal point in your home.

This is Anna's first time at our event so look out for her in the marquee and say hello!

SP Creative Crafts - Suzanne Plamping

 

First timer to our events, award winning Suzanne Plamping of SP Creative Crafts makes bobbin lace items, mixing traditional techniques with modern threads to produce handcrafted items for individuals and their homes. Textiles are made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins and worked on a pillow with pins to create beautiful and intricate designs

Suzanne is involved in the Nottingham Bobbin lace Society – Young Lace makers and Calverton Young Lace makers; which involved taking part in the English Lace School John Bull Trophy where the Calverton Young Lace makers won the Poole Trophy.

Find her in the marquee and have a chat to learn ore about this historic craft

Riverside Spirits - Michael Boardman

 

And finally!!! 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)

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