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London Craft Week: Meet the Makers

17th April 2019
As partner of London Craft Week 2019, we’re celebrating the art of slow craft this May with a series of interactive talks and workshops at Petersham Nurseries.

From hand-printed linens and note books to leather craft and floral ceramics, in this article we meet the people behind the products at London Craft Week.

Join us for Meet the Makers: 8thMay 2019 as part of London Craft Week, powered by HubDot. 

 

Felicity Jones

Felicity collects wild flowers and plants from the Petersham Meadow which she then presses for her exclusive Petersham Nurseries collection. Each ceramic piece is unique with real flowers and plants fired into the clay – the range includes Teapots, Tea Lights, Vases, Jugs and Bowls and is crafted using porcelain and white earthenware slip. All the pieces are hand painted using underglaze colours creating a watercolour effect and the ceramic pieces are finished with either gold or platinum lustre on the rims.

Yateley Papers

Yateley Papers was born out of a shared passion for both traditional block printing techniques and a love of home and desk accessories. Sophie and Trudi offer a bespoke block printing service that is eco-friendly and sustainable using the very best hand cut wooden blocks from around the world or hand-carved by their network of skilled craftsman.

All Yateley Papers linens, cottons and silks are carefully chosen for their quality, character and suitability for everyday use.  As is the nature of hand printing, every piece we produce is slightly different due the inconsistencies and nuances of the process – each purchase is something truly unique to adorn anywhere in your home.

Jude Gove

Jude creates simple, functional yet beautiful products – all made to last a lifetime. Working from her home studio, Judi designs and crafts genuine leather and pure wool felt accessories. Each purse, clutch bag and wallet is cut and stitched by hand, with an emphasis on simple practical shapes, exquisite colour combinations and high-quality materials.

Try your hand at Judi’s signature simplistic style with her Leather Coin Purse Making Workshop, 8th May 2019

 

Hatta Byng

Hatta Byng, the Editor of House & Garden magazine and host of our Meet Maker forum, powered by HubDot has carved a career from her fascination with craft and passion for the visual world. Hatta is a firm believer it is as much about the careful curation and arrangement of personal and interesting things as it is about the colours on the walls or the fabric on the sofa.

Syreeta Challinger and Rob Mackenzie

Moments Of Sense & Style is a lifestyle store and studio, with considered design and crafted product at the forefront. Owners of the MOSS brand, Syreeta Challinger and Rob Mackenzie, have created unique pen and ink artwork to celebrate love and beauty after life-changing circumstances.

In Sydney, 2014, Rob suffered a brain haemorrhage and stroke and the brand was born from a desire to create light out of the darkness. Each product developed is considered and true to our ethos; created with grace, magnifying beauty, luxuriating in simplicity.

Tabara N’Diaye

Founder of La Basketry, Tabara champions the heritage craft of Senegalese basket making. In Senegal, basket weaving is a tradition that has been passed down for generations to women in rural villages to generate extra income.

La Basketry was founded to share their traditional craft with the world and generate regular employment for their weavers – bringing colour and individuality into contemporary houses and allowing their network of artisans to provide their families.