I’m back with another BCTF Shout Out list of amazing designer/makers who would’ve exhibited at the British Craft Trade Fair this weekend along side me, selling to the public and to trade buyers.
Most of us will hopefully be back in 2021, but in the meantime, why not check out their BCTF pages and websites and browse the amazing work on offer and support them by buying direct if they sell their work online.
With so many of our stockists closed for business, the wholeside side of our businesses has practically dried up and individual makers like myself could really do with your support over the coming months, even if it’s just a small purchase.
Every little helps!
Visit their websites, follow them on the socials, comment on their posts, share what you like/love with friends and family – you never know, someone might surprise you with a gift of something handcrafted by one of these makers because of your actions…and if not, why not treat yourself!
So here’s a big BCTF shout out to the following makers…
Humblewood’s products are designed and created in Great Britain using sustainable hardwoods, sourced mainly from Cumbria and Yorkshire. Their range is varied and includes fridge magnet vase,quirky Wonky clocks, All-in-a-row vases, In-the-round table centres, Five-Too wall clocks, iSmart phone stands, key rings and stools.
Emma-Jane Rule Silversmith
Using the technique of fold-forming alongside traditional silversmithing practices, Emma-Jane Rule explores the intriguing nature of metals. Her unique creations are tactile, sculptural and have an organic flow, reflecting the lines and rhythms found in the natural world, which is where she finds her inspiration.
Emma Williams Ceramics
Emma is a ceramic artist, making low fired, press-moulded decorative bowls, plates and brooches from terracotta and black clays. She dips, pours and brushes on slips, dry turquoise and purple barium glazes and textured crawl glazes to create colourful tactile surfaces.
Helen Shere Design
Helen Shere designs and makes silver jewellery inspired by her surroundings, finding delicate beauty, detail and charm in an urban environment. Her jewellery collections are mainly in silver with accents of copper or gold leaf for colour and depth, and include delicate silver birds and leaves, intricate layered pendants along with detailed and illustrative stamped decoration.
Yellow Room Designs
Artist Tessa Townsend makes striking ceramic coasters tough enough to take on even the hottest cup of tea, and as beautiful and diverse as Yorkshire’s unspoilt countryside and urban cityscapes. She uses ceramic bases with cork backing, decorated with vibrant contemporary prints, to create her range of chunky coasters.
So there you have it – another wee taste of what would have been on show at BCTF this year if it had gone ahead. There will be another BCTF Shout Out next week.
Please support these makers!
I hope everyone is staying home and keeping safe!