This week we don our cycling gear and pedal over to the outskirts of Hebden Bridge to meet Jane O'Neill of Abundant Glass.Jane's fused glass designs are inspired by her love of cycling through the hills and mill towns of Yorkshire and her...
This week we travel to Guisborough in North Yorkshire to meet Miki Rogers of Ruby and Blue.With a background in textiles, sculpture and education, Miki now works as a community artist where she runs workshops, organises independent markets and...
This week we meet Kate Marsden of 'Made by Mrs M'.Based in the nation's capital, her work is inspired by life in the city and the architecture and textile designs of the 1950's. Her fabric designs are her main focus but she also works with ceramics...
 This week we meet Linda Banks of Orchid Stained Glass. After a career in journalism which spanned a total of twenty five years, this 'glassy' lady is following her dream of being a stained glass artist that combines art and artisan to create...
This week we visit Lomas & Lomas, home of interior designs for wallpaper, lampshades, cushions etc. With a career background in the advertising industry and a love of vintage china, Sharon and her partner have created a thriving business...
Bonjour, Tout le Monde! This week, we admire the silver plated, wire worked jewellery of designer/maker and boutique owner, Jill Lawrence. From a demanding role working within the public sector, she moved with her partner to France, 'lived the dream...
 Driven by the beauty of the material with which he works, Ian Tait of The Wood Emporium produces items which reflect his passion for using the resources available to him with the utmost reverence and respect. This week, we visit his workshop...
This week we take a circuitous route via the Amazonian rainforest to meet jewellery maker and designer, Magnolia Restrepo. From the theoretical, abstract and often ambiguous world of science, she chose to take a path which would see her explore...
 This week our journey takes us to the warmer waters of the south coast to admire the Surfmirrors of Wayne Willetts. With his roots based firmly in a mining community and a heart filled with wanderlust and a love of the sea, he left his land-...
This week we meet Stacey Harrison, one half of the sister duo behind Scamp. As a busy mum of three, Stacey has worked hard to establish a successful business offering beautiful baby wares featuring bright colours and bold designs...Tell us about...
  This week we travel to The Mercerie to meet textile artist, Sue Maton. Since making the move away from being a college lecturer she has tapped in to her own creative energies to produce a stunning collection of crocheted and knitted...
This week we visit the workshop of Becky Moore. Hailing from a city with a proud heritage in the textile industry, Becky has stepped away from a career in the Education sector to follow in the footsteps of former family members and make beautiful...
This week, after a short hiatus, The Road Less Travelled series returns with a visit to 'Teazle', and the workshop of Julia Batley. With a varied career history, which includes a background in marketing, Julia has turned her love of fabric and...
Black mug
In our first interview for 2014, we meet the talented David Worsey of Dove Street Pottery. Having initially studied Fine Arts, he changed direction and taught himself how to throw pots to be more "hands on" creatively. He now combines elegant...
7th century Anglo Saxon Knife and Sheath
This week we meet Andy Bates, a former policeman turned leatherworker who is on a mission to breathe life back into this most traditional of crafts, and who is rejuvenating his home town of Hexham with new skills, jobs and a sense of pride along the...
Humble beginnings
This week, we meet husband-and-wife team, Hannah and Chris Barker of The Smallprint Company. After both of them worked in a number of different jobs, they decided to take the plunge after a series of redundancies seemed to guide them towards...

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