Welcome to the Chiswick Creatives Online Makers’ Marketplace. This is a showcase of just a small selection of our work, but there’s so much more to discover.
Click the links to visit our individual websites or online shops where you’ll find our full collections plus online shopping and contact details.
Zoe Angle is a versatile stained glass artist specialising in traditional glass painting, a technique she uses in work she’s designed herself as well as when she’s restoring old glass.
“My glass often combines strong compositions with a Japanese aesthetic. I strive to show that stained glass is an exciting and versatile medium that has historical origins but with modern potential.”
A fine art graduate, Zoe worked for The Stained Glass Place in Chiswick before completing a four-year glass painting apprenticeship at Goddard and Gibbs Studios, Britain’s leading designer and maker of stained glass. In 2009 Zoe founded Angle Glass.
Zoe leads homeowners through the commissioning process – from developing the design, choosing the glass, and making the window, through to fitting the stained glass, resulting in a stunning piece that has personal significance.
She also creates small, one-off framed pieces that make unique gifts.
Contemporary bookbinding by Helen Hunter
Helen’s handmade books are inspired by her love of decorative, patterned papers and vibrant colour palettes. She creates her colourful, contemporary books using traditional bookbinding techniques, archival quality materials and iconic papers from around the globe.
Helen’s notebooks, sketchbooks and journals are designed to bring a little bit of luxury to everyday stationery, whilst her memory books and albums are perfect to record life’s most special events.
She also makes a unique range of gifts for artists and writers. These sketchbooks and journals are one-of-a-kind designs or else made in very limited numbers.
About her work Helen says: “I get huge pleasure from imagining where my books might travel to once they leave my workshop … and wonder what unique creative expressions and memories they’ll store”.
CHARLOTTE BERRIDGE STUDIO
After many years working as a Creative Director in magazines, Charlotte took some time out and decided not to go back! She launched her local print business five years ago. Starting by illustrating Ealing (her home), she has gradually added more areas of West London as her business has grown. Charlotte is passionate about our unique corner of London and celebrating its rich architecture. She is probably best known for her illustrations of our historic pubs.
Her work features: ACTON ◆ BRENTFORD ◆ EALING ◆ CHISWICK ◆ HAMMERSMITH ◆ HANWELL ◆ KEW ◆ RICHMOND ◆ TWICKENHAM
You’ll find Charlotte’s work in ‘All Original’, a beautiful independent gift shop in Ealing (20 Ealing Green, W5 5DA). She also crops up at lots of local events including ‘Green Days’ at Bedford Park Festival. She has a regular stall, once a month, at Gunnersbury Park Outdoor Artisans.
Charlotte has a BA(hons) degree in graphic design & illustration from Bath Spa University.
Children & Baby Gifts by Amy Manning
Amy grew up in a family busy with sewing, knitting and baking, and so couldn’t help but follow suit. As soon as she could hold a needle she was happily stitching away, which has continued to this day.
Amy lives in Acton, and designs and makes a colourful array of gifts mainly for babies and children, including felt baby mobiles, felt personalised name banners, felt fancy dress masks, organic cotton dribble bibs and organic wood teething rings, and much more.
Amy is very environmentally conscious in all aspects of her life, including her business, and shops locally for organic and recycled materials where possible. Her sewing machine at home is powered by renewable energy, and she is the proud owner of an electric car which transports her to all her local craft markets.
Find Amy regularly at weekend markets in Gunnersbury Park, Ruislip and Richmond, as well as other one-off events.
Ilkley London has print at its heart. Inspired by the Yorkshire moors, the dramatic seasons and the changing palette, the prints offer a bold, sumptuous mix.
Using natural fabrics such as cottons, velvets and linens available by the metre, or ready-made homewares such as cushions, lampshades and table linens, they are all made to the highest quality in the UK.
Cotton nightwear uses pretty Springtime prints with beautiful details such as grosgrain trims. Their unique gifts range from eye masks to make up bags in bespoke prints.
Kathryn Campbell, founder of Ilkley London grew up in Yorkshire but has lived in London for twenty years. She says “I have always been drawn back to the uniqueness of Yorkshire. After studying Textiles as a Degree in Nottingham and then working for 15 yrs in Fashion Buying, followed by a Diploma in Interior Design, the time came to explore my roots again and merge all of my experience and passions into one brand.”
JILL MEAGER, WILDLIFE ARTIST
Jill is a wildlife artist, not of the Field Guide variety, but a painter of the miraculous, magical and mysterious figures that inhabit our natural world.
These creatures provide the backdrop to our lives and the fascination we can find in every hedgerow, forest, field, garden or waterway.
Her subjects are these industrious, life-enhancing travel companions that take us to a unique place in the physical world and to a place of comfort and delight in the imagination.
The Ashburn Gallery, Devon
The Daryl Nantais Gallery, Cambridge
The Jane Newbery Gallery, London
JULIET STRONG JEWELLERY
Juliet hand-crafts jewellery in gold and silver, using delicate surface textures and finishes, offset by the occasional gemstone. Her inspiration is drawn from nature and the aesthetic appeal of organic forms – themes of asymmetry and balance run through her designs. She makes jewellery which has a relaxed elegance and is above all tactile and sensuous to wear.
Working out of her studio at home in West London Juliet employs traditional metalworking techniques alongside more experimental approaches, with an emphasis on craftsmanship and high production values.
Juliet sells her jewellery on-line through JeDeCo (Jewellery Designers Collective) which is a working collective of talented independent jewellery designers trading individually but grouped together in a supportive business environment.
LOST IN SCENT
Lost in Scent are Darrell and Andy. Based in Chiswick and inspired by travel, together they transform homes with scents that evoke the spirit of adventure and wanderlust.
From soy wax candles to essential oil room mists and incense, the Lost in Scent collection celebrates the joy of travel and the great outdoors. Individually hand-poured at their W4 workspace, their candles are made in small batches to preserve the quality of their work.
From road trips down the Big Sur, to moments in the wilderness or scaling a Munro in the Hebrides, each scent is inspired by a journey or a memory. For locals they may be best known for their signature Chiswick Herb candle, inspired by the kitchen garden at Chiswick House.
For W4 customers, Andy and Darrell will happily hop on their bike with your purchase and hand-deliver your order for free. Locally their flagship stockist is Postmark (Turnham Green Terrace).
Contemporary needlepoint kits by Marina Linehan
Marina has taken the traditional craft of needlepoint and given it a contemporary makeover. Her kits are geometric, colourful and fresh – inspired by her love of Scandinavian design and all things mid-century.
Marina’s kits are suitable for all ages and abilities, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned stitcher. They contain everything needed to make a gorgeous needlepoint piece – tapestry wool, canvas, needle, an easy-to-follow coloured chart and a full set of instructions.
Every kit comes beautifully packaged, so they make ideal gifts… but also perfect for self-gifting! The finished needlepoint can be made into a fabulous cushion, or framed to make a striking artwork.
Needlepoint is such a calming, therapeutic pastime and the perfect antidote to stressful modern living. It is a great way to unwind and to create something lasting and beautiful.
SASKIA DANIEL CERAMICS
Saskia is a small batch potter making functional ceramics on the wheel in her home studio in Shepherd’s Bush.
Saskia focuses on exploring the contrasts of glazed and unglazed areas using only a small number of glazes, wax resist and other masking techniques. Her pots are tactile and purposeful, and are intended to be used every day.
She is a member of Artists At Home and W4Art Group, both based in Chiswick.
STICKY TOFFEE CHIC
Handmade Bags and Accessories by Angela Weyers
Angela makes fun and funky bags and accessories. She is known for her colourful specs sleeves, washbags and zipped pouches in particular.
Her trademark look is all about colour, pattern and, above all, fun! Quality is also extremely important to her and Angela’s customers have come to expect that a purchase from Sticky Toffee Chic will be very well made.
As well as selling her products on Etsy, Angela also has a shelf in the handmade giftshop, All Original, in Ealing where you can see and buy her products in the flesh.
WOVEN IN WORDS
Original Artworks by Jill Hunter
Jill has had many creative jobs over the years but found most satisfaction in creating art pieces. Woven In Words was born out of creating a celebration piece for friends spending New Year together, sparking an idea that has grown over the last four years.
Woven In Words are pictures weaving words and ribbons together to create unique, keepsakes for all occasions. “Some people capture moments in photography, in music, in journals. I capture moments in words, colours and materials.” Other work includes:
- The Chiswick Collection: a range of local area, map pieces with words and ribbon woven over
- Book Art: beautiful woven pieces using antique books as a detail
- Quote Art Prints: hand painted and written, watercolour prints
There is something for everyone at Woven In Words. Personalised pieces can be commissioned.
Jill also works as a School Counsellor and Music Teacher