METAL CRAFTS: jewellery, armour, clocks, pewter, etc.
(For ceramics crafts, please see the page for Ceramics)
:: Fantasy Wire Fairies Sculptures - wire sculptures from Staffordshire.
:: Iron Work by Neil Harris - of Stoke-on-Trent. Neil makes large-scale sculptural iron works, such as life-size dodo birds.
:: Jacqueline Harold - award-winning silver and ceramic table-ware designer & contemporary silversmith. Exhibitions include Japan, London, Birmingham, Staffordshire & Southend. Based in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent.
:: Joanne Panayi - a Stoke-on-Trent silversmith and designer. In 2009 Joanne won the Goldsmiths Company Craftsmanship & Design Awards, and she also won the Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary in 2008.
:: Simon Manby - a bronze sculptor, based at Wootton, Staffordshire.
:: Secondnature - based in Congleton, create metal laser-cut sculptures and wall plaques.
:: Sculpted Steel - located near Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Sculpted Steel offers a combination of traditional blacksmithing skills and contemporary design techniques.
:: Judith Brown Jewellery - based in Chatterley Whitfield.
:: Emma Day is a graduate in Crafts, from Staffordshire University who is based in Stoke-on-Trent, Emma hand-makes contemporary jewellery from precious metals.
:: Amanda Woakes - crafts jewellery using silver, suede, and new and antique buttons.
:: Freeform Studios - computer-modelling services for professional jewellery makers.
:: Sarah Myatt Glass Design - based in Leek, Staffordshire. Sarah offers her own unique kiln-formed glass art — incorporating metals such as copper, silver and gold.
:: Jewellery by Helen Smith
FABRIC & NEEDLE CRAFTS: inc. leatherwork, screen-printing.
:: The Community Scrapshack CIC - based in Fenton, the Scrapshack is one of the best places in North Staffordshire to get your waste materials for use in crafts activities.
:: Lesley Burney - a innovative textile artist who uses computer technology. Based in Burslem.
:: Alison Daykin - contemporary hand-woven textiles.
:: Janet Granger - specialist in minature samplers.
:: The Loom Room - hand-crafted bags, scarves and cushions by Stacey Harvey-Brown, based in Lower Tean.
:: Sew Kitch - can arun workshops in felt making, jewellery making, card and scrapbook design, and cushion-making.
:: NACRE art - based in Stoke-on-Trent, makes hand-crafted felt pictures with a contemporary 'pop surrealism' edge.
:: Katherine Edge - based in Stoke-on-Trent, offers hand-painted silk.
:: Staffordshire Patchworkers and Quilters.
:: Alsager Patchworkers & Quilters.
:: - based in Stoke-on-Trent.
:: Jan Constantine - superb hand-embroidered work, of the highest quality.
:: Whimsical and Curious.
:: Peter Rugman Designs - specialist upholstery designer & furniture consultant. Based in Alsager.
:: Rachel Grant - a textile artist working in Stoke-on-Trent.
:: FeltWorld (Barbara Meek).
:: Ripping Yarns - a knitting and textiles group, new in 2011. They meet on the first and third Saturday of each month, at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent.
Stoke Embroiderers Guild.
Staffordshire Moorlands Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers.
For community carnival -related crafts, see Creative Stoke's Community Arts page.
STONE CRAFTS: carving, letter-carving, mosaics, inlaying, etc.
:: Sarah-May Matthews - a mosaics maker based in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
:: - makes gemstone jewellery.
:: Ian Knapper - fine hand-carved classic stone fireplaces. Based in Cheadle, near Stoke.
:: Little Impressions.
British Lapidary & Mineral Dealers Association - based in Stoke.
GLASS CRAFTS: stained-glass, glass objects, beads, etc.
:: Angela Ashton Glass.
:: The Contemporary Glass Society - based in Stoke-on-Trent.
:: Modern Glass - an authentic stained-glass and glass-painting firm based in Northwood, Stoke-on-Trent.
:: Sarah Myatt Glass Design - based in Leek, Staffordshire. Sara offers her own unique kiln-formed glass art — incorporating metals such as copper, silver and gold.
:: Oakland Studios - the website of Bob Thacker, a stained glass artist living and working in the village of Church Eaton.
:: Tink Glass (Elizabeth Norton)
:: Stacey Gilbert Designs
:: Fine glass designer Naomi Greaves.
WOOD CRAFTS: furniture, turning, framing, wooden toys, etc.
:: Bespoke Birdhouses - a crafts business run by Nigel Green who is based at Stone, near Stoke-on-Trent. In 2012 Nigel created his "Peckingham Palace" bird-house for the Queen's Golden Jubilee, which was showcased around the British Isles by the sponsors Cuprinol.
:: Staffordshire Marquetry Group.
:: Staffordshire & South Cheshire Woodturners.
:: Dane Valley Coppice Crafts Group - based at Brereton Country Park & Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent.
:: Redstone Willows - located on the Cheshire / Staffordshire border, they grow in excess of 100 varieties of willow, many of which are ideal for basketry, earth-art sculptures and community arts structures. They also run workshops, can can install living-willow structures and make willow sculptures on commission.
:: Rachel Evans - of Oakamoor, Staffordshire, is a trained basket-maker and runs courses in basketmaking and creating willow sculptures, and can also make traditional and contemporary baskets to order.
:: R&T Woodcraft - based in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
:: Wooden Shapes are based at Biddulph Moor, and can supply craft makers with a range of base shapes in wood.
:: Willow Arts is "a community arts company specialising in public and community art. We work in environmental art, photography, and design crafts." Chris Oldham, of Willow Arts, is also a Willow Sculpture Tutor for nearby Rodbaston College.
:: Ruth Tappin - based at Leek, Ruth is one of the country's top restorers of mirrors, picture frames, and similar gilded items.
:: The Basketmaker's Association - based in Eccleshall, near Stone.
:: Sean Jones of Jones Instruments. Sean is a master traditional bagpipe maker - based at Biddulph Moor.
:: Ruth Tappin - antique mirror restoration specialist.
:: Stoke Boats - make traditional wooden narrowboats.
Art Studio Framing - based at The Barracks in Newcastle-under-Lyme (opposite the bus station). No web-site, but recommended as a picture framer by many local artists.
JUNK CRAFTS: made from 'junk' or found materials.
:: Phil Hardaker - based in Stoke-on-Trent, he makes fabulous works from found materials and ceramic shards from around North Staffordshire.
:: David Bethell. David creates work that... "explores the relationship between nature and urban environments, ranging from the objects to the characteristics that can be found within these spaces".
:: Jennifer Collier - creates unique one-off pieces with recycled vintage papers.
PAPER CRAFTS: calligraphy, paper-folding, paper-making, etc.
:: Jennifer Collier.
:: Klair Scattergood - can teach workshops in creative bookmaking, journal creation, and bookbinding classes for adults, both online and in the classroom.
:: Pen People - a national calligraphy magazine published from North Staffordshire. The editors also run local workshops and courses.
:: Rebecca Lancaster Designs - Rebecca is a Leek-based illustrator and greetings card designer.
:: Jeeberella's Craft Castle
:: The Book Factory - specialist book binders based in Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent.
SUGAR AND ICE CRAFTS: sculptural cake icing, ice-sculpting, etc.
:: Maisie Parrish - a UK leading sugar artist based the Chatterley Whitfield Enterprise Centre, Stoke-on-Trent.
ORGANISATIONS AND SERVICES
:: North Staffordshire Guild of Craftsmen. Established for 25 years, the Guild holds regular high-quality fairs offering British crafts.
:: The Peak District Products collective.
:: The Green Wood Trust - the national rural crafts organisation, based just 20 miles from Stoke in nearby Telford. The Trust runs around 40 courses a year.
:: Daro Design, based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Daro is a product design consultancy, and can offer help with prototyping and visualisation services through to production.
:: All About Crafts - online catalogue of mail-order craft supplies. Based in Blythe Bridge, Stoke.
:: The Community Scrapshack CIC - based in Fenton, the Scrapshack is one of the best places in North Staffordshire to get your waste materials for use in crafts activities in comunity arts.
:: Genesis Artist's Colours - based in Stoke. Specially formulated "dry on demand" artist's paints.
:: KraftKabin - based in Stoke-on-Trent. Specialist supplier of woodworking tools to craft workers.
CRAFT FAIR ORGANISERS
:: British Craft Fairs Diary & see also the Staffordshire County Showground Events Diary.
:: North Staffordshire Guild of Craftsmen. Established for 25 years, the Guild holds regular high-quality fairs offering British crafts. Holds regular fairs at the New Victoria Theatre.
SELLING CRAFTS IN NORTH STAFFS:
:: Staffordshire Open Studios.
:: Burslem Arts is an ecommerce website that profiles and sells... "art and unique items all made in a 20 mile radius of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent".
See also: Creative Stoke's Galleries and museums listing.
STUDIOS & GALLERIES
(See the Creative Stoke's studios, galleries & spaces page.)
(See Creative Stoke's courses page.)