HANDMADE

MAKING WOOD WORK

Joe Wyer makes beautifully rugged and rusticly modern furniture using reclaimed materials at his Wyerworks studio on a farm in Outwood. Following a childhood spent helping his dad build things at home,…

TWO FAIR LADIES

Liz Maginnis and Sarah Skitt set up Reigate Crafter’s Market after visiting one disappointing fair too many. Over a glass of wine (“where most ideas come through” – Liz), these crafty friends…

CUTTING IT FINE

We spoke to Valerie Marrone just one month after she started Papelito Papercraft, a small side-line business where she creates framed home décor pieces using the lesser known art of quilling, from…

PETAL GURU

Like many a creative soul, Lisa Furnell’s journey to self-employed artisan and wedding florist was less than direct. An art degree at university completed, she ended up a business analyst and project…

QUEEN OF TARTS

Caedi Capal loves making people happy with cakes and now she’s making more people happy than ever with her Redhill based start-up business ‘Capal’s Cupcakes’ – and that is a the kind…

THE SEAMS OF LOVE

From her home studio and workshop in Redhill, Felicity Westmacott makes beautiful bespoke wedding dresses that use every inch of her considerable experience: as a TV and Film costume designer; as a…