Once again, I headed down to the Artisan quarter in Bath, Walcott street, this time to interview designer-weaver Katherine Fraser at her shop. It's so great so see these talented crafts people create right there in front of you. The antique looms looked amazing
It was lovely to head to Frome the other week, where I met up with Mary Kilvert, who moved there from London. Mary is an illustrator who has now designed her own product range and set up a cute shop in Frome. She was also selling at the Bath Christmas Market this year. Here is the BathLife spread:
There seems to be a huge rise in designer-makers and crafters at the moment, with shoppers preferring hand-made items. Long let it continue!
Another article published by BathLife magazine for my ongoing series, "meet the makers" about local Artisans in Bath and the surrounding area. Thank you Meticulous Ink for your time and to Gen for photo assisting. Keep checking every other issue to see more forthcoming features!
Today I photographed product for Speckled-Wood designs. Anna and Matt, founders of Speckled-wood, create beautiful brooches, tree decorations and wall art, out of wood. Anna and Matt etch their designs onto the wood to produce intricate pieces of art. Each item needed to be photographed for their new website. Their studio is out in Claverton, surrounded by stunning countryside and nature where the duo often get their inspiration. Their product often feature things like dragonflies, moths, birds, butterflies and trees
Speckled-Wood won best chalet at this years Bath market and it's no surprise. Their delicate designs are truly stunning.
It was a treat to shoot for Lucy Simon today. Lucy owns a homewares store on Bartlett St in Bath, called "Article" where she sells locally produced artisan work and produce. In addition, Lucy also designs and makes her own scented and beeswax candles. The store changes seasonally so keep checking back to see new items on offer, many of which are hand-made.
Lucy will also be running candle-making workshops shortly. I might join up! It's so great to see the rise of designer-makers in Bath. It seems there's an endless realm of creativity here.
I'm so glad to have photographed the beautiful items in Lucy's shop. I've suggested we shoot four times a year to keep her website updated with seasonal changes. Thanks Lucy for the lovely homemade pate sandwiches for lunch too!