In a world dominated by mass-produced goods, the skills of our best artisans should be treasured all the more. There is a unique character, quality and genius to the work of the makers that we feature and we are sure that you will appreciate their exceptional talent. We are delighted to showcase the craft of many wonderful artisans, each with their own individual style.
You will discover gorgeous pieces from skilled and acclaimed crafters. For example we feature the eye-catching "Putting on the Glitz" collection from Babs Scarlett. Babs is a former member of The Glitter Girls, who frequently appeared on Create and Craft TV, invented no-nonsense embossing boards and were winners of The Queen's Award for Enterprise.
Diane Gould is a respected miniaturist who has been creating her fabulous pieces for more than thirty years. She travels across the globe to demonstrate her methods. Diane fashions a fabulous array of miniature flowers and trees for dolls houses which always draw the eye. We are proud to feature her miniatures, gift cards together with her useful metal plates for cold porcelain work.
Purple Gate Crafts
Perhaps you are a fan of unique accessories? If so, the range from Purple Gate Crafts is sure to appeal. These hand-turned pieces combine heritage ideas and contemporary design qualities, resulting in precious items with a timeless appeal. We have hand-turned pens, bottle-stoppers and shaving sets made from wood and aspects of Corian.
Sally Boehme has been crafting jewellery for 25 years and works with a variety of materials including glass beads of all shapes and sizes, lead crystals, pearls, semi-precious stones, clay, fabric, silver, copper and wire. Many of the gems and pieces of glass are hand-chosen by Sally when she is looking for a centrepiece for one of her designs. This means that many of her pieces are truly one-offs.
Who can resist a gorgeous teddy bear? The engaging characters from Meadow Bears are sure to appeal and would create a stunning collection. Handmade and enchanting, every bear deserves to go to an appreciative home.
At The Pedlar's Tray we host a number of wonderful workshops with our artisans including Babs Scarlatt, Diane Gould and Sally Boehme amongst others. These events are the perfect opportunity to meet and learn from the makers themselves.