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.
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.
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.
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