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Handcrafted pieces make ideal Christmas presents

Handcrafted pieces make ideal Christmas presents

Handcrafted pieces make ideal Christmas presents

UK makers and small businesses offer the consumer an alternative to buying mass produced gifts. Creating pieces that are handcrafted and original. Whilst our selections are small in comparison to high street shops and major online retailers, they are full of imaginative, unique items handcrafted by skilled artists and makers.

We’ve put together a range of products currently in stock, that could be the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas.


Our ceramic selections are from Essex based potters, Peter Deans Ceramics and croucherli. We also have fine bone china mugs featuring Highland Cow and Robin designs by Cherith Harrison.

Peter Deans has been making pottery for many years. Having shared a studio in Christchurch, New Zealand, before moving to the UK and working for Chelsea Pottery. Nowadays Peter is based on the Essex coast where he produces a wide variety of pieces including his popular Maldon Salt Pigs & dishes plus jugs, bowls, mugs, garlic pots and vases.

Lizzie from croucherli produces hand thrown pottery, specifically one-off and small batch items with their own personalities! Her work includes characterful hug mugs, planters, pots and oil burners.

Blue Ceramic Salt Pig

Maldon Salt Pig by Peter Deans £31.50

Mulberry Moon Hug Mug

Mulberry Hug Mug by croucherli £28


We have some beautiful textiles from makers Amy Buckley, Cherith Harrison, Evelyn Planitzer, Helen Christian & Illustration by Abi. They all have different designs and showcase a variety of products including tea towels, hand felted vessels & fairy lights, hand knitted gloves, make up bags & pouches.  Please visit www.wearehandmade.co.uk/product-category/textiles/

Robin Tea Towel

Robin Tea Towel by Cherith Harrison £12

Hand knitted Alpaca Wool Gloves by Helen Christian £25


We stock the work of glass artists, Cornish Fused Glass, Fused Glass Magic & Kestrel Glass Creations. There’s lovely suncatchers, trinket & soap dishes created by Kirsty from Cornish Fused Glass and a wide variety of beautiful gifts and decorations made by Chris from Kestrel Glass. Debbie of Fused Glass Magic makes a selection of glass pictures, wall art, jewellery and suncatchers. Wonderfully made and designed glass pieces make great gifts, offering colourful and attractive items that brighten up the home.

Fused Glass Blue Spring Flowers Suncatcher

Fused Glass Spring Flower Suncatchers by Cornish Fused Glass £16

Glass Boxing Hare Panel

Boxing Hare Panel by Kestrel Glass Creations £38

Blue Glass Pendant by Fused Glass Magic £22


You can’t beat a new piece of jewellery. It’s great to put on a lovely necklace or a new pair of earrings  and there are so many different materials and styles to choose from. Our selections are from Cornish based, St Justin and Essex designers, Nanuk Jewellery & Annie’s Beads. We also have pretty glass pendants from Kestrel Glass Creations and Fused Glass Magic.

Bronze Shell Earrings

St Michael’s Way Shell Earrings by St Justin £34.99


Pink Opal Bracelet

Pink Opal Bracelet by Nanuk Jewellery £40

Art & Paper Crafts

We are delighted to stock the beautiful art work of Emma from Elkie Wild Art who is a coloured pencil and alcohol ink artist based in Suffolk. Emma has always loved wildlife and the natural world, which has been the main focus for her pictures. You can buy some of Emma’s pictures and card ranges in our shop. Also available are book bound notebooks created by Nanuk Designs and some delightful notepads featuring the quirky cat and dog designs by Illustration by Abi.

‘A Little Posy’ Picture by Elkie Wild Art £40

Cat Notebook

Cat Notebook £10


Woodturning pieces showcase the beautiful grain of the wood. Often these items are both practical and decorative such as bowls and vases. We currently have some work by Geoff from Grumpy’s Woodturning – his work includes dishes, vases, goblets, fruit & his very popular pens.

Woodturned Bowl

Beech Bowl £20

twist pen laburnam

Twist Pen (Laburnam) £20