Artists and makers are listed, at present, in alphabetical order (by first initial, skipping articles). If you are having trouble contacting anyone listed please use the contact page on this site and I’ll pass on your details to the artist.
Hello, I’m Giulia (Italian version of Julia!) and I am the imagination, the knitting needles and the crochet hook behind all of the creations at… a1001stitches. I am fascinated by colours and textures, I love vintage patterns which unfortunately I never follow from start to end, and I also have the terrible habit of buying wool before having a project to knit. All my items are made with quality yarns and finished with extreme care because, as my grandma used to say, the finishing details are the most important part of a handmade item.
We are Patricia and David, working under the name Alex Henry. We create fabric sculptures, in various styles, small right up to Life size. Specializing in Gothic and Fantasy.
We love adding new characters to our range and spend many hours in our home studio.
We also do workshops at home and in Rugby, we also accept commissions.
Facebook: Alex Henry Mixed Media Artist
Anthea Yeo Metal Art (Rugby)
Barn Yarn and Farm (Lutterworth)
Bev’s Boutique (Rugby)
“Bev’s boutique is me Bev and my mum. We work with fabrics, felt, beads and more. I have always loved making things from when I was little but it’s become an obsession now but I only get chance to do it after my toddler goes to bed. I love crafting and hope you love my work too.”
Black Cat Silver (Rugby)
A small business creating often one off jewellery pieces in Sterling Silver, with the occasional hint of gold. I work in my small home studio using traditional silversmithing techniques. All work is inspired by my love of nature, particularly the ocean & woodland.
A limited number of commissions are taken.
Website: Black Cat Silver (Etsy)
Brian Dickinson aka Dolittle Glass (Burton Hastings)
Caisey Crafts (Bishops Itchington)
Sarah draws and paints people’s pets and other animals.
Website: Caisey Crafts
Carol Wheeler (Rugby)
Painter, ceramic artist, gelli printer, eco-printer.
Facebook: Mixed Media Rugby UK
Printmaker and artist.
Website: Charlotte Auckland
Cleves Garden Studios (Barby)
Dot and Geoff Crowe.
Dot’s “ceramic work pieces in the workshop studio are functional; sculptured; coiled or slabbed ceramic vessels, incised with organic objects from the landscape.“
Geoff “loves throwing on the wheel and the tactile experience of porcelain stoneware. His glazed contemporary, sculptural ceramic vessels are decorated with two basic glazes and the finished ceramic forms reflect the chemical reaction of both the internal and external temperatures of the kiln throughout the year.“
Website: Cleves Garden Studio
Crescent Woodcraft (Harborough Magna)
Curious Ceramics and Crafts (Rugby)
Maggie designs and handmakes ladies and baby accessories using British and natural yarns.
Website: Daisy Dumpling
Destruction Arts presents Dazzler18: Lively, fun and a bit quirky and the watercolour illustrations are ok too.
Website: Destruction Arts
Dear Little Darlings (Rugby)
I use a combination of hand cut appliqué & machine embroidery to make my designs. I make a range of items including, birthday crowns & badges, bookmarks, cake toppers, embroidery hoops & seasonal gifts.
Website: Dear Little Darlings
Facebook: Dear Little Darlings
Instagram: Dear Little Darlings
Etsy: Dear Little Darlings
Darren is the artist, technically assisted by Andy.
Things that inspire me in the real world are urban decay, architectural structures, street art and how nature begins to reclaim its space in the absence of human activity. My recent illustrative work is very colourful in its approach. First impressions of my work might be that it is sentimental, simple and obvious but often, when you look for it, there is a wry twist on the face value of the subject matter and I hope my sense of humour comes through in the various cheerful passages of each piece.
Website: Destruction Arts
Ditherella’s Workshop (Rugby)
Silver jewellery. Cast from nature and handmade in Rugby
Commissions not taken.
Website: Ditherella’s Workshop
Eco Whipped Skincare (Long Buckby)
Emma Town Fine Art (Brinklow)
Working from her cottage in Brinklow, Emma’s contemporary oil paintings share the beauty of the wild using soft ethereal paint strokes which create movement around her subjects. The use of definition and realism in areas of the work serves to draw the viewer in, to become part of this world for a while. She is mainly inspired to paint wild animals, wishing to elevate their status to all.
May accept commissions.
Website: Emma Town Fine Art
Facebook: Emma Town Fine Art
Fat Fairy Jewellery (Rugby)
Hi, I’m Ellen and I make mainly beaded & gemstone jewellery but also crocheted blankets & just venturing into Indian Block printing (bags, tea-towels etc).
Commissions are welcomed.
Website: Fat Fairy Jewellery
Louise works with textiles to make patchwork quilts, fabric art and rope baskets.
Facebook: Fir Tree Interiors
Gem’s Creative Place (Long Lawford)
Gem’s Creative Place started as a platform for me to share my renewed love of drawing on Instagram. The process of drawing is important to me, the mindful exercise, and the daily escape. I loved that nature and wildlife became a real focus again during lockdown and the fact I live in a rural village really altered my own experiences of lockdown. Drawing flowers in the garden, animals I would see on walks, or just birds I had seen became really exciting to me. I sell drawings, watercolours and cards.
Website: Gem’s Creative Place (Etsy)
Georgina Millington (Cawston)
I’m starting out as an artist, exploring watercolour predominantly, but also sketches and digital art. I’m hoping to find a route to becoming professional, and I’m loving the journey to get me there!
Website: Georgina Millington
Facebook: Georgina Millington Art
Glynis Hayward-Bradley (Clifton-upon-Dunsmore)
A conceptual/expressionist mixed practice artist: painting, poetry, installation, printing, photography, video and curation.
Recently retired love to try my hand at all crafts but make embroidered cards.
May accept commissions.
Jennie Fletcher (Willey Village and Grid Studios)
I paint using a mix of oil and cold wax medium. My paintings are semi-abstract and is inspired the landscape, referring to its geological history, and how the land has been understood, and affected, by both time, weather and human presence. I link past with present – what was and what is. Building up layers of paint is important in my work: I scrape back and excavate the history I have laid down before developing the composition, which will change several times until I am happy with the final result. It is a lengthy process! I also make hand made beads, again using many layers of colours, and thread them into necklaces that have a sense of ‘age’ and of being found in ancient tombs and burial places. I think of them as ‘wearable art’. My studio is open for visits. Please contact in advance.
Website: My Cottage Studio
Illustrator and artist.
Instagram: Jessi Illustrates
Colourful figurative ceramics that make you smile!
Website: Karen Atherley
Laurence G. Tilley is a sculptor working in various materials, most recently bronze. He specialises in fantasy and human form figures.
Website: L G Tilley
Little Creative Woodcrafts (Coventry)
Personalised handcrafted wooden gifts. Chopping boards, children’s plates, flower pressers.
Facebook: Little Creative Woodcrafts
Little Pricks (Wolston)
Own grown cacti and succulents in unique and quirky planters. Own website, Etsy and Pedddle. Commissions are welcomed.
Website: Little Pricks
Martisanne Handmade (Rugby)
“Hi , I’m Anne from Martisanne Handmade, I love creating PDF sewing patterns , so others can share my love of sewing too, and there is something very satisfying about doing your own thing and creating something from nothing ,and getting the maths to work that is incredibly satisfying.
I also love creating and sell handmade jewellery from hand stamped cuffs and hand stamped vintage spoons, to digital artwork pendants and keyrings. I am a self-taught graphic designer and love learning new skills to create different artistic effects, and when I’m not creating, I can be found weightlifting.
Web links: Martisanne Handmade LinkTree
PDF sewing and jewellery: http://www.martisanne.co.uk
Graphic designs: https://www.redbubble.com/people/martisanne
I grew up in the unspoiled lake district of Mazury in Poland and have a love for all that’s living amongst us. From a very early age, I started drawing cartoons and Japanese manga which has significantly influenced my style. Now, I am mainly painting versatile, colourful and dynamic British wildlife. If you look closely enough, just like us humans, all my animals have their own characters and different stories to tell. I hope you share my passion and come along to either of my venues for a closer look at my art.
Michelle Abrahall Illustration (Leamington Spa)
Nathan Gregg (Houlton)
Nina French (Hillmorton)
I paint landscapes, seascapes and florals in watercolours and mixed media. My inspiration is nature and the great outdoors
Commissions not accepted.
I run friendly, light-hearted group painting events for beginners, hesitant artists and stressed professionals, where everyone completes a painting in around 2 hours. It’s a fun and entertaining activity, delivered in a sociable and inclusive environment (normally with a sip or two to help things along). Each session is guided with easy to follow, step by step instructions. Everything you need to complete the painting is provided. Taking part uses creative, not logical focus which results in reduced stress and a sense of achievement. And of course it gives you a sense of enormous wellbeing. The results and benefits are as unique to each guest as the painting they produce, but smiles and laughter are always there in every session.
Parsnip Pottery (Bilton)
On a pottery high!
Love animals. Love drawing. Love making pots. So I’m using stencils to add my animal drawings to my pots. Hat trick!
Website: Parsnip Pottery
Posy by Amélie (Coton Meadows, Rugby)
My talented 8yo daughter makes handcrafted jewellery during her free time.
Facebook: Posy by Amelie
Instagram: Posy by Amelie
Rebecca Jane (Rugby)
Roger Griffiths (Yelvertoft)
Roger Griffiths is a contemporary watercolour artist based in the Midlands. He paints landscapes ranging from uplands to coasts inspired by interpreting texture, form and colour.
Website: Roger Griffiths
Richard Horsman (Bilton)
I have spent the last 20 years writing my own computer code to assist with the creation of unique digital pieces – adding detail to relatively simple starting points; building structure where none existed or deconstructing and rebuilding. I like to take what is traditionally a flat image – a portrait, a sketch, a video game character maybe – and work with it to produce something that retains much of the original, but adds depth and abstraction. Commissions welcomed.
Sarais Crawshaw (Willey)
I’m a wildlife artist, working mainly in acrylic and papercut.
Website: Sarais Crawshaw
Savage Aromatics (Southam)
Maker of natural handmade soaps.
Website: Savage Aromatics
Sewcial Warrior (Rugby)
I am a mixed media artist based in Rugby. I love bold colours and strong contrast.
Instagram: Sewcial Warrior
The Subtle Artist (Hillmorton)
Steve Davies (Stretton-on-Dunsmore)
I have drawn and made things my entire life. However art has always been limited by the necessity to earn a living.
But now I have retired into printmaking. The process of printmaking is a three Act play. First designing the image, then cutting the block, finally producing the print. The gods of Chance and Intent each intervene as the story develops, and nothing is resolved until the final scene.
This is why I love print. Like theatre, each print, each performance is different yet the same. The tension between the gods is always present.
May take commissions.
Website: Steve Davies 1st
Tamsen Flack (Braunston)
I am a ceramicist and silk painter. I make vessels and artistic pottery forms some of which can be used and others are purely decorative. I am currently exploring Nerikome or agateware (coloured clay). I also paint on silk and am exploring botanical printing and dying.
Website: Ceramics n Silks
Website 2: Silks n Ceramics
Facebook: Tamsen Flack
Treasure Wrap (Rugby)
Lee and Anna upcycle fabric to make furoshiki gift wrap.
Facebook: Treasure Wrap
Trev Partridge (Rugby)
Urban Mystic Jewellery (Bilton)
I make Gemstone Jewellery & accessories for therapy and self healing. I use natural, undyed Gemstones sourced from all over the World. I am happy to make custom orders based on specific requirements or you can view other things I have available on my Instagram/Facebook page.
Facebook: Urban Mystic Jewellery
Instagram: Urban Mystic Jewellery
Urszula Szulakowska (Kilsby)
I am an art-historian and art theorist and I publish books. I am also a practising artist. I make paintings and collages in oil, acrylic, pastel, inks and mixed media. I am also a photographer. My themes mostly involve scenes of people in landscape settings evoking a poetic atmosphere and an unspecified mythical theme.
May accept commissions.
Violet’s Bazaar (Rugby)
Cross-Stitch for the Modern Age.
Animal lover makes naughty cross-stitch by moonlight. When not looking after hedgehogs, can be found designing rude embroidery commissions by amazing customers.
Also found at The Nest, Rugby.
Commissions are welcomed.
Website: Violet’s Bazaar
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