Artists & Brands
Ali comes from a background of graphic design and has always drawn and designed. She loves colour and the energy of random lines or marks, from a sketch, painting or found on stones or peeling paint and how just a simple line can completely change the feeling of a piece.
Ali’s work is a collection of thrown, uncluttered porcelain forms in a variety of colours and marks but always with her signature background of white porcelain and red maker’s mark.
She throws and turns the pieces to a fine finish which, when unglazed and sanded, gives the porcelain a paper-like, tactile quality. Drawing on her design background she applies stains, oxides and slips, splashing or sponging away areas and inlaying lines with movement and spontaneity. Most decorating is done on the wheel to try and capture that feeling of movement on a static object and some pieces have the impression of endless landscape paintings wrapping around them.
She is one of the world’s most respected fused glass designers. Working from her Cornwall studio, Jo’s work draws inspiration from the beautiful coastal landscape while her advanced fusion techniques allow for the creation of abstract designs of great individuality and depth.
Along with her popular range of handmade giftware and statement interior pieces such as wall panels and art frames, Jo has developed her studio to undertake large architectural and interior projects. This unique facility and her innovative designs have earned her commissions for cruise liners, churches, hotels and corporate headquarters.
She has also enjoyed hundreds of private commissions, producing windows, mirrors, wall panels and other artworks for a variety of homes.
Sibel Pekgoz is a specialist on Turkish Traditional Arts. She designs and paints ceramics and silk scarfs.
With 23 years experience working at the Traditional art school she specialised at Ottoman ceramics and Iznik tile synthesis. Adding to these traditional arts, Sibel also makes traditional Ebru paper art and silk scarves.
Zeynep Gozubuyuk is a digital content creator, influencer and a craft lover from London. After a career from being the Air France KLM Marketing Manager of Eastern Mediterranean to her own private company, she started to run her own business and since 10 years she’s been creating and executing online and offline marketing projects with long term sponsorships of international and local brands.
Her main goal is to inspire moms and entrepreneur women through craftsmanship. Innovation has always been at the heart of her works and she's always been excited to create personalized items, as well as making them joyful.
Selin is passionate about craft, anything handmade and creating things.
She says, "One of my fondest memories of my childhood is wearing clothes that my mom knitted. Many years later, in a way to connect with her, I started knitting using her needles. I was hooked for life, when I started receiving orders I turned my hobby into a small business and 'KnitbyTessa' was born."
When she discovers clay sets with her daughter, she couldn’t resist incorporating her knitter-side into her creations hence the braid details. Now she has started another business, Elisette.
Coco is an Artisan Chocolatier based in Edinburgh. Why we love it is the ethically produced chocolate is packaged using designs from collaborations with artists around the world.
Their chocolate uses 100% natural ingredients. It's palm oil free, and sustainably produced.
Grind was our go to place when we were working in office. When we found out they moved to online I went over the moon.
Why we love Grind coffee so much is ethically sourced from sustainable farms around the world before being roasted by Grind in London.
The School of Life
The School of Life is an educational company with a mission to help you understand yourself better, and their eclectic and contemporary product range has been designed around this aim.
That's the reason we love them so much.
Good & Proper Tea
Good & Proper Tea is a speciality tea supplier based in London, offering a wide variety of premium quality, award-winning loose leaf teas, tea bags and tea accessories.
Why we love them so much is whether you’re loyal to a traditional breakfast brew or want to experience something new, their mission is simply to show the world how good tea can be, when it’s done right.
All of their teas are responsibly sourced from around the world, with the team always looking for something special.
The Somerset Toiletry Co.
Established in 1999 as a small family business in Somerset. They sell an extensive range of products from shower gels and hand washes to lotions, soaps, diffusers, candles, perfume and toiletry bags.
Why we love them is their products proudly made in the UK and now coming with Vegan accreditation.
Inspired by his great-great-great grandfather John Cadbury, James Cadbury created Love Cocoa with the purpose of making great tasting chocolate bars here in Great Britain, in a way that's loved by you, the planet, and its people.
Why we love Love Cocoa is their each bar is lovingly handmade, a delicious treat for all family and friends. There is no palm oil and wrapped in plastic free packaging. And the best part is this chocolate bar will plant one tree in Northern Cameroon.