Makers Winter event

The selected Lancashire artists and makers taking part in the ‘Handmade in Lancashire’ pop-up event –

Winter 2016

from Creative Roots Studios, Catforth, Lancashire

  • jewellery/glass – Jewelart (studio1) – WED/THUR/FRI
  • textiles – Craftybunnies (studio4) – FRI ONLY
  • ceramics – Brenda Fee Porcelain (studio7) – WED/THUR

from the Art and Craft Guild of Lancashire

  • wood – William Poole, woodturner – WED/THUR/FRI
  • skincare – Tigermuffin soaps – WED/THUR/FRI
  • ceramics – Design Ceramics – WED/THUR

other selected artists / makers

  • artist – Lily Batteson – WED/THUR/FRI
  • glass/cards – The glass boutique – WED/THUR/FRI
  • textiles – Zed Bags – WED/THUR/FRI
  • glass engraving – Walking on Glass – FRI ONLY
  • textiles – Cloth Felt – WED/THUR
  • textiles – Phinefibre – FRI ONLY


Creative Roots Studios are local rural studio-workshops, a hidden gem of creativity in Catforth, Lancashire (visitors by appointment)
For further info visit

Jewelart – Samantha Rowena Taylor at studio 1 – jewellery
Distinctive designs handmade with passion in Lancashire. Stunning sculptural wirework jewellery and brooches with beautiful beads, vintage buttons and abstract fused glass. Discover my unique jewellery at art and craft events across Lancashire and pop-up shops. Plus jewellery making classes at my studio each Spring and Autumn.
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Craftybunnies – Jan Gray at studio 4 – textiles
handknitted and handcrafted bunnies for adults and small children

Brenda Fee Porcelain at studio 7 – ceramics
designer/maker of sculptural porcelain tableware
and artwork for retail and gallery


Design Ceramics – Christine Corthorn – ceramics
Most of my current work is both ornamental and functional involving a variety of construction techniques. Shapes found in nature usually inspire initial designs and glazes, and oxides are then used to create surface patterns or to emphasise textures. Each piece is unique.

Lily Batteson – art
Lily produces work in a variety of subject matter and loves to paint quirky or characterful images in a diversity of styles. Specialising in acrylics and by using bright and fresh colours, Lily loves to create images that have a cheerful and positive feel that make people smile and feel happy.

William Poole – wood
local wood-turner and bee-keeper William Poole. Enjoy the timeless beauty of natural wood with one of William’s individually crafted wooden pieces.

Zed Bags – Zylpha Thomson – textiles
Making bags is the natural progression of a lifetime of sewing starting, aged 8, with dolls clothes. I choose my fabrics with a certain bag in mind and only make a couple in the same fabric – even then they will be slightly different. Handbags are seductive, tactile and essential to any woman’s wardrobe. What better fashion accessory could a woman want than a unique, handmade bag.

Tigermuffin Soaps – Matthew Lepp – skincare products
A range of handmade soaps and bodycare products.

Walking on Glass – Alexis Valentine – glass engraver
I create bespoke hand drilled engraved and sand carved glass & crystal gifts for all occasions from walking challenges to weddings, birthdays, pet & people portraits, awards and special presentation pieces. I also engrave my own unique artwork on glass and you can find me and my work at all of the best art & craft fairs around Lancashire. / facebook/

The Glass Boutique – Lynda Drummond – glass keepsakes and cards
I live in Lytham by the sea with my husband and two children and work from my studio at the bottom of my garden where it’s peaceful and quiet.  My fused glass and cards are all handmade.  Sheets of glass are cut and decorated with powders and sparkles before being fused together in a kiln. Sometimes the glass is fused again to mould into a shape. There’s a little something for everyone, from a little bird of happiness to a fox in a box, pocket hearts, or even a fused glass workshop voucher where you can come and learn all about glass yourself.
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Cloth Felt – Julie Holman – felt
Been crafting since a child learning to knit. Fell in love with needle felting 4 years ago and I’m inspired by animals especially cats. Commission 3D pieces can be ordered. Constantly amazed by the range of fibres that can be felted. Try, where possible, to use British Wool and to source my fibre from small businesses. Member of International Feltmakers Association.

Phinefibre by Josephine Gornall – textile artist
Josephine is a contemporary fibre artist. Inspired by the alchemical and unpredictable nature of the ancient art of felt-making.  She creates wall-hangings, framed and freestanding sculptural pieces. She also designs and makes a range of unique abstract fibre and mixed media brooches and earrings. These all explore a rich palette of vibrant colours.