Norfolk Creations Members
Liz Jenkins – Ebenezer Cottage – Bunwell – South Norfolk – Preserves Maker
Ebenezer Cottage is a 17th century thatched cottage based in the South Norfolk countryside. Using produce grown within our own vegetable, fruit and herb gardens, and surplus from friends orchards, we use our family recipes to produce homemade chutneys, pickles, jams and jellies and award winning thirst quenching cordials. We are proud to be accreditted members of Proudly Norfolk Food and Drink.
Inspired by the lovely gardens at Ebenezer Cottage we also make a beautiful range of cottage garden toiletries - pamper yourself, families and friends with our homemade floral toiletries and gift baskets.
Colin Trundell – IceniWoodcraft - Wood Turner - Mundesley
I am a woodturner based on the Norfolk coast in the village of Mundesley.I have been woodturning for many years and involved in the craft circuit, I enjoy making things that have a practical use, such as my clocks, pens, and Lamp bases, the lamp bases compliment perfectly the handmade lampshades produced by my wife Christine. All wood used is certified as produced from Sustainable Sources.
Steven Paterson - Artist - Sheringham
I like to paint in the great outdoors (en plein air) whenever possible as well as in my studio where I can work on more considered pieces whilst attempting to maintain the freshness of painting outside.
Jackie Gray – Paper Craft - Kings Lynn
Originally from Docking and now living in Kings Lynn my passion is paper craft - I design and make cards for all occasions - Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Christmas and some special Friendship Cards. I am currently designing and making christmas crackers for your pets and hopefully gift bags and boxes to help you with your christmas present wrapping.
Sue Pigott – Sue's Crafts – East Winch
I have always crafted in one form or another: knitting sewing card making and creating pictures. I love to start with an idea and develop it creating unique /individual items on a similar theme - using yarn, paper ribbon,card and fabric I make cards, 3D pictures, bags. scarves,bunting aprons - many reflecting my love of wildlife, gardening and the countryside.
Cathie Fiddling – Mosaics – Bunwell (South Norfolk)
Is a professional gardener/garden designer. Colour and design are very important to me and they translate very easily into mosaicing. I love the recycling aspect .. scouring car boot sales and junk shops .... mud larking ... using finds from gardening and the fact that each piece is individual and original. Essentially I am a maker.
Sue Welfare – Writer and Artist – Downham Market
Sue Welfare is a writer and artist living in West Norfolk. Inspired by the Norfolk countryside and country living. Sue’ s work consists in the main of collaged paper-cuts, using up-cycled, recycled and hand-painted papers, along with textile panels using her own handmade felt, recycled fabrics and findings, and free motion machine embroidery.
John Jenkins – JJ Creations – Bunwell (South Norfolk)
John designs and makes Garden Metal Art and his camera lights. After a working life in the corporate world, following his recent early retirement John has been able to pursue several of his interests. Whilst born in London he feels very fortunate to have spent the great majority of his life living in Norfolk.
Denise Walmsley - Sewn With Love
I have always been creative. My Mum tells me that I spent many happy hours with a pair of scissors cutting up very small pieces of paper. From there I developed a love of soft toy making watching and helping my Mum and Nan in their endeavours. I was looking for a new adventure in creativity when I came across a book about needle felting in the library and just knew this was the craft for me. I asked for a couple of small kits for my birthday and haven't looked back since. I have now developed a passion for wool in all its forms and enjoy the process of taking a smelly fleece straight from the sheep and turning it into a work of art. All of the pieces I now make incorporate wool that I have washed and carded myself. My philosophy in life to learn something new everyday and with needle felting there is always something new to learn.
Penny Watts, Tuppenny Lane, Bircham
I have had a love of textiles and sewing since childhood continuing through to A Level Needlework – probably unheard of now! My sewing machines have changed over the years but I am still drawn to fabric shops wherever I go both at home and abroad.
Nigel Pigott – Wood Turner - East Winch
I have always enjoyed working with wood, be it in restoring timber in our home, felling trees as part of my work as a gardener, or more recently in creating decorative wooden pieces as gifts or for the home.
I started wood turning a couple of years ago initially making bowls. I am now designing other items such as keyholders and lidded pots as well as adding images to pieces using pyrography. I only use native woods including oak, cherry, beech and sycamore.
Christine Herring – Quilling by Christine - Dereham
I have grown up with quilling as a big part of my life and started learning the craft at an early age. My interest in quilling has developed over the years and I enjoy experimenting with different ideas and exploring different techniques associated with the craft.
Many people are familiar with quilling, particularly on cards. I enjoy trying to show a more modern interpretation of this very old craft. I am an Accredited member of the Quilling Guild and also a member of the North American Quilling Guild, having been placed in a number of their annual competitions over the years.
Tara Witney – Dandelions & Daisies – King’s Lynn
I’ve always been quite a homebody & have enjoyed making items for the home - from pictures, decorations & hand-sewn cushions & soft furnishings, to baking & cookery & more recently, I have undertaken up-cycling/recycling projects, including revamping furniture & household objects. Everything I’ve worked on has always been self-taught & I enjoy the challenge of learning new procedures & crafts & seeing the satisfaction of them coming to fruition, which has recently led me to take up the art of decoupage as well.
My products naturally veer towards having homely, rustic characteristics & as well as making new creations, every-day items are also given a new sense of life. I like to think that the items I make help to contribute into turning somebody’s house into a happier, cosier home.
Hazel Millington – Fused Glass - Cley-Next-The-Sea
I have been working in fused glass for over 10 years. I consider myself very fortunate that I am able to devote all my time my love affair with glass.The initial inspirations for my designs are many and varied but, being a long-term resident of Norfolk, the surrounding countryside - with its sweeping vistas and picturesque coasts - are my main inspiration. Mostly self-taught, I use contemporary and traditional techniques, employing the wonderful vibrant colours and hues of glass to create visual excitement, with the allure of hand-crafted fused glass underpinning my passion.I never stop learning as and there are always new techniques to learn and master. I aim to grow old loving and practicing my art in my seaside studio.
Christopher Hollick - Artist - Holme Hale
I was born in Christchurch Dorset in 1946 and have been a professional artist since 1978 painting mainly in watercolour and sometimes acrylic.
I moved to Norfolk in 2006 and now find great inspiration for my paintings in the East Anglian coast and countryside.
Since moving here I have also enjoyed developing my wood/metal craft and make a variety of items including wood/metal fish, hares and dragonflies plus small scale folk art boats which often incorporate wood/netting/plastic found on local beaches and in boatyards.
I also design and produce a range of unusual wood turned pieces sometimes incorporating rope and metal.
Gill Starkie – Artist - Forncett (South Norfolk)
I am inspired by the beauty of the countryside and the coast. Time shared in Norfolk and Cornwall, I take pleasure in capturing the magnificence of the sea in oils and the simple everyday pleasures of a day by the seaside or a walk in the country side which I record through words and watercolours. It’s good to record simple moments, to mark special days with words, sketches and paint.
Karen Bek - Willow Weaving
Handmade baskets woven with willow using traditional and contemporary techniques and weaves. Each basket is unique. A range of willow garden sculptures and ornaments including birds and dragonflies will also be available.
Fiona Lincoln - Christmas Wreaths - Diss
Hello my name is Fiona, I’m a full time carer in a private residential home. I live in Palgrave Diss but originally come from Plymouth in Devon. I run a craft session twice a week for our residents, from card making to bigger projects like wall displays. I have only just started making Christmas wreaths, with a variety of coloured baubles & bits that have been foraged on my walks in Thetford forest. I enjoy a variety of crafts & am happy to try anything.
Christina Langley - Crochet - Norwich
I was born in Norfolk, brought up just over the boarder in Bungay Suffolk to parents who were creative. My Father was a carpenter, bespoke furniture designer and maker and a passionate Italian Mother who had a wonderful sense of colour and flair. My passion for crochet started some years ago when my daughter, Suzy asked for a hook and yarn as she thought it would be great to learn. She was so right. I am self taught and have truly found my passion. I’m constantly amazed at the variety of stitches and creativity that comes from a single loop and hook. I love crochet and meeting new people at the craft fayres around Norfolk that I attend. The huge amount of talent that there is in Norfolk constantly delights me. I am always happy to take on commissions and love to be challenged.
Rod Moore - Artist - Norwich
Rod Moore has been a professional artist for thirty years, working in Oxford, France and Norfolk. He is currently working in gouache, acrylics and oils. He also likes to work with pen and wash. Rod currently loves to paint woodland scenes, enjoying the many colours and contrasts in light found in this subject matter. The trees on the Blickling and Felbrigg estates provide him with great inspiration. Rod's paintings are in collections in France, Holland, Italy, UAE & USA.
Adrian Rush - Artist - Bunwell
I have worked for over 30 years as a carver and letter cutter in the stone trade. I have always painted and in 2017 completed a year long diploma at the Norfolk painting school. My work is primarily in oil. Mainly studio work and occasionally “en plein air” in the Norfolk countryside. I like to paint a wide range of subjects from landscape to pet portraits and everything in between.
Kate Daniels - Artist - Swaffham
Hello i'm Kate, founder, maker and artist of Kate Daniels Design. From my little studio in the heart of Norfolk i combine a passion for design with my love of illustration. My range of nature inspired gifts and art works began in 2014 and is still evolving with new illustrations and products being added seasonally, reflecting the vibrant and wild world of nature.
Jacob Valentine - Woodworking
Vintage Valentine is the artisan crafting and woodworking business of Jacob Valentine. Established in 2016 Jacob designs and handcrafts every piece to a high standard using a wide range of solid hard woods and natural finishes. Jacob is an A level student living on a farm in rural Norfolk. His passion is wood and designing, crafting and creating. His love of wood developed at a young age, he is fascinated by the sheer uniqueness of wood, like a fingerprint no two wood grains are ever exactly alike. Each piece varies in grain pattern and natural defects such as knots and cracks. Jacob's plan is to go to University to study for a BA in Fine Furniture and Cabinetry.
David Ward - Doublewick Candles
Doublewick Candles is a new family run company based in mid norfolk. We have always enjoyed having candles around the home so decided to create our own. After much wick and wax testing, smelling of fragrances and container hunting our final product was achieved. We love the transparent label we designed as it allows light from the flame to shine through giving twice as much ambiance created by the glow. The doublewick provides a cleaner more efficient burn while also giving a better scent throw. We have so many more ideas for our candles Including a Norfolk themed range which we hope to bring out next year.
Stella Court - Stella's Stitchcraft
I have been an avid sewer since school days, thanks to an inspiring needlework teacher. She encouraged me to apply to Teacher Training College to teach Home Economics and Needlework, the first pupil in my Secondary Modern School to do so.
I started selling at Craft Fairs in Norwich whilst bringing up my sons and expanded into running a business when they were in their teens, selling to shops and attending Trade Shows. I also organised Fairs, including the annual 3-week Christmas Craft Fair at Norwich Castle Museum on behalf of the Norfolk Museums Service.
Now retired and living in Wymondham I have come full circle to where I started my crafting life. After a career in education, accountancy and office management, I have returned to doing what gives me the greatest pleasure. My makes usually have a practical application (e.g. peg bags, jar openers, storage, bags etc.) in themed fabrics but occasionally I have an urge to do something different and a one-off special just may appear out of the blue!
Oscar Clark - Wirework
Born in 1994, originally from Birmingham, studied Architectural Technology in Plymouth graduating in 2016, now living in Sprowston. I was always in the workshop throughout school, doing my DT work and a whole range of (mostly wooden) creative projects. I then learned how to create chainmail at university, and branched out into scalemail and plate armour, and worked up to making my own suit of armour among a collection of smaller items. I moved to Norwich to start a career in architecture, after 18 months I decided I didn't want to work in an architects practice and left to start a craft business, aiming to eventually sell variations of the designs I've come up with over the years (wire trees, scale flowers, custom gloves/gauntlets, scale dice bags etc) and hope to expand the range over time to some of those.
Ali Scotter - Textiles
I only started my journey into crafts about a year ago - always loved going to craft fairs and admiring people's beautiful things they made, but never thought I was talented enough to do it myself. I love textile crafts best of all so had a go at felting and found I loved it, so thought I'd have a go at making a Green Man as have always loved him - made my first one and was really pleased and friends said he was quite good so thought I would do a set of 4, one for each season. I also love the sea and love beach combing for interesting things which I then make into pictures. Basically I love nature - the sea and trees being my favourite - so a lot of my craft is based on nature.
Sue Johnstone - Watercolour and Textile Artist
I have a great love of flora and fauna and this is the inspiration for both my watercolour paintings and textile pieces. Dandelion clocks, hogweed, seed heads, birds and architectural plants are all great subjects for both stitched and collaged textile pieces and also bright and bold watercolours combined with pen. I also create quirky 3D creatures made from either needle felting or using recycled fabrics, paper and wire.
Polly Warnes - Made By Polly - Fakenham
Polly Warnes is born and bred in Norfolk and loves working with her hands. She has been crafting for 20 years as well as working part time in retail until 5 years ago when she retired from work to concentrate on her craft full time. Polly was born in 1958 in Norwich then moved to Fakenham when she was 3 years old and has lived there ever since. She married Clive in 1986, has one daughter and two granddaughters. Polly loves colour which is reflected in her crochet shawls and other crochet items.
Jane Gray - Decoupage Glass - Oxborough
Jane has dabbled in many crafts over the years, but 3 years ago for a birthday present for a friend, she thought she would have a go at decoupaging a bottle and put lights in it. Her husband Joseph thought it was so good, he was convinced they would sell, he encouraged her to do more which she put in a local tea room and that is how it all started. Unfortunately Jane's husband has since passed away, this event made her want to prove the faith he had in the bottles was right so she started doing craft fairs last year and made so many new friends which in turn has led to her joining Norfolk Creations for which she feels honoured working alongside so many talented crafts people. She has developed the original technique further and can now do bespoke bottles using photographs. She has also started decoupaging vases. She knows Joseph would be so proud of what she has achieved. It’s so nice to think that something that would normally be thrown away is created into something pretty to decorate your home or garden.
Simon Tebbutt – Wood Craft - Reepham
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Roger Jennings – Wildlife Photography - Kings Lynn
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Ron Grainger – Pebble Art - Heacham
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