Category Archive: MAKER TO KNOW

Creative Workshops to Book this Spring

Despite new government budgets, high studio rents and the ever present struggle of working for yourself, the creative industries and the people that contribute to them are flourishing. From crafters and designers to… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Weaver + Designer Lucy of Peas and Needles

Lucy Davidson is a blogger, designer, small business owner and weaver from Brighton. Influenced by her home town, its eclectic charity shops, the relationship between handmade and digital and her fiancee, also a… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer-Maker Mel of Mellybee

Melanie Chadwick is a designer-maker and freelance illustrator based in the UK. Mel divides her time between creative work for businesses, licensing and commissions and designing and creating modern, eco-friendly products for her homeware and accessories… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer + Entrepreneur Lola Hoad

Lola Hoad is a letterer, designer and small business coach based in Brighton, and one of our favourite people of 2016. Not only has she successfully honed an aesthetic and strong message that’s… Continue reading


Artist and maker Anna Beam is based in east London by way of Baltimore, Maryland. Having moved to the UK to study Embroidery at the Manchester School of Art, Anna’s shop and portfolio now showcases… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: The Things We Keep

Kay Wang is a designer/maker based in Brooklyn, New York. Handmade jewellery is her speciality, however it would be unfair to pigeon-hole her as a simple accessories designer. Kay makes everything; from from linen kitchen… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Eleonor Boström

Swedish ceramic artist Eleonor Boström is a master of minimalist ceramics in the likeness of cute dogs, symmetrical women and other slightly bizarre but equally wonderful forms. Now, we love a porcelain hound… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Emma McDowall

Emma McDowall is Scottish artist and maker whose concrete creations are not only a pleasure to behold but also indicative of the UK’s stretched yet ever flourishing creative climate. With a background in textiles… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Hannah Waldron

Hannah Waldron is a multidisciplinary creative based in the UK. Her work spans many of our favourite mediums, from illustration to weaving, but it’s her printed silk scarves that have really captured our… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Designer-Maker Fleur de Carotte

After admiring Fleur de Carotte’s creations on Instagram and running into the designer/maker behind the brand at one of the Brighton Etsy team’s wonderful market events, we got to know her a little… Continue reading


It’s finally getting sunnier and although that still means achingly cold weather, there’s a glimmer of hope on the horizon. All that winter sun is helping us to enjoy the power of colour… Continue reading

YGT INTERVIEWS Surface Designer Katy Welsh

Katy Welsh is a print designer based between Bristol and Yorkshire. Currently studying Printed Textiles at Leeds College of Art, her style is already instantly recognisable and never fails to brighten its surroundings. Influenced by… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Quiet Clementine

Quiet Clementine is rad ceramics, jewellery and homeware shop based in Arkansas, USA. Created and run by designer/maker Hana Brewster, the tiny label has rapidly gained vast popularity and a bunch of exciting… Continue reading


Rami Kim, real name Ramis Kim, creates functional and figurative ceramic figurines that have stolen our hearts. A painter, blogger, award-winning animator and friend to a little dog called Gus, Ramis has many strings… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Custom Made

Custom Made is a lovely little company that well and truly lives up to its name. Created by Anna Butler, Custom Made specialises in unique jewellery and accessories for those looking to add… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Katie Jones Knit

London-based fashion and knitwear designer Katie Jones is not only a very talented individual, she’s an innovator too. With her brand based in sustainable fashion, her roots in the pensioner’s arts of pearling,… Continue reading


Kinska’s hand-painted ceramics are pretty high on our Christmas wish lists this year. Based in London, this ceramic and mixed media artist works away in her Brixton studio producing the magical monochrome pots,… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Upper Tiny by Jenn Smith

Simple colours, abstract paints, stationery, gouache, and a little awkward humour; it’s the wonderful world of Jenn Smith and her Etsy store, Upper Tiny. Jenn’s creations are cute and colourful enough to raise… Continue reading


Mica Peet creates handmade, quirky creations, which capture the beauty of the natural world. A fashion and textiles graduate and illustrator base in Southsea, her pieces also feature contemporary and often abstract designs.… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Datter Industries by Kaye Blegvad

Not only has YGT favourite Datter Industries released a new collection of rough and rustic jewellery trinkets, but the creative behind the designs has re-located back to the UK after a stint in… Continue reading

MAKER TO KOW: Hello Marine

HelloMarine, an artist who grew up and developed her creative capabilities and interests in the South of France now lives in sunny Brighton, UK, another cool coastal area dominated by innovative types who… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Onwards by Jen Collins

Onwards is an online outlet filled with must-have ceramics by Glasgow-based illustrator Jen Collins. Jen’s work is a beautiful mix of pattern, narrative, ink lines and bright flashes of colour. It’s her kiln… Continue reading


Emma MacLeod is a wonderfully creative contemporary jeweller based in Scotland. From her Dundee workshop, she draws inspiration from industrial construction and fabrication methods, producing miniature, wearable structures. Her unisex jewellery, much of… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Kiego Kamide

Kiego Kamide is a ceramicist and visual artist who hails from Japan. His work embraces the traditional Japanese traditional porcelain craft, Kutaniyaki, by way of production technique, functionality and pattern, whilst bringing a burst… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Colourbox Boutique by Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers, who also goes by his creative pseudonym Colourbox, is a freelance illustrator whose playful images employ a healthy mix of materials and technique. A jazzy hodge-podge of colour and subject matter,… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Charlotte Mei

YOUNG GOLD TEETH is crushing on a wonderful fusion of ceramic and style by way of Charlotte Mei’s adorable tiger rings. These cute little blue and white ceramic accessories are simplistic, statement works of… Continue reading

MAKER TO KNOW: Ange-line Tetrault

YOUNG GOLD TEETH loves ceramic items by Toronto-based artist, curator and product designer Ange-line Tetrault. In particular her porcelain Hidden Animal cups and lucky horse shoe designs. Though she works in a variety… Continue reading