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Makers

The centre's craftshop sells a wide range of high quality contemporary craft including ceramics, glass, jewellery, paintings and prints, textiles. We also stock a wide selection of English and Welsh language greeting cards.

At any one time we would hope to have stock from most of the makers shown below. If you are looking for items from a particular maker it would be wise to phone us in advance of visiting.

Sue Binns

Sue Binns

The seemingly endless combinations of stripes that dominate Sue’s work are produced by brushing dilute cobalt over the dolomite glaze and are carefully chosen to suit each individual piece. Her inspiration comes from Mediterranean pottery, Japanese fabrics and ceramics but mainly from 1950s Rye Pottery which was around in my home when she was growing up. Although now with the bigger pieces, Bridget Riley occasionally springs to mind.

The Cat in the Shoe

The Cat in the Shoe
Dorset

Working from her spare room by the sea, Lucy Brasher’s work focuses on the animal form incorporating the human element. Her work has a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone, much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them. All of Lucy’s work is created by hand and machine using predominantly reclaimed and re-purposed fabrics. 

Thrashion

Thrashion
Cornwall

Thrashion is run by skater Nat who creates jewellery and accessories from skateboards, used in their original state incorporating every scratch and ding to represent the character of the deck. “Being skaters we know that skateboards are not just a toy and we take great care to produce high end products that befit the life of the broken board. We only use broken or used skateboards and where the board has come from is part of each product. The decks and wheels are used in their original state and apart from being cut, sanded and finished materials and waste is kept to a minimum.”

Walter Keeler

Walter Keeler
Monmouth

Walter Keeler's pottery is rooted in the domestic and the functional.Working in both salt-glazed stoneware and lead-glazed earthenware his innovative and characteristic designs are thrown, turned and altered.

Walter’s work is not only functional but holds a strong ornamental element that bridges the gap between practical domestic objects and sculptural form. His influences include Greek Pottery, Roman Glass, Eighteenth Century Staffordshire Wares and tin oil cans.