Art & Makers’ Online Shopping

15 November 2020

browse and buy from designer-makers

This curated showcase replaces two live events that were planned for 15 and 22 November (Art and Makers Shopping Sundays), that have been cancelled due to the national Covid-19 lockdown 5 November – 2 December.

Browse and buy handmade products from 40 of the region’s finest artists and designer-makers!

With Christmas in mind the makers below present a tempting array of jewellery, art, craft, ceramics, textiles, and fashion.

Scroll down from here and click through to their selling platforms from the ‘selling via’ links or photos!

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Art & Makers’ Online Shopping is a joint production between LCB Depot and the makers at Makers’ Yard studios – several of whom feature here.


Faulty Stone

ceramics  |  homewares

Selling via website

Modern wheel-thrown ceramics from Simon of Makers’ Yard-based Faulty Stone

Pippa Jayne


Selling via website

Pippa Jayne creates a range of bags & accessories using embroidery to add playful & colourful designs to her bags, at Makers’ Yard. She also creates her own keyrings in a range of fun designs, from scraps of fabric to help reduce waste.

Resonate Arts

accessories  |  art  |  jewellery

Selling via Etsy

Resin artist Bhavna of Resonate Arts is a designer of abstract wall art, jewellery, whimsical & unique home accessories. Her creations are inspired by galaxies, nature, shapes, colours & textures. Bespoke and custom products are also created by Resonate Arts at Makers’ Yard.


homewares  |  jewellery

Selling via Etsy

Ruth from Rolk creates her jewellery and homewares at Makers’ Yard. A selection of earrings, brooches, tree decorations and more. Her designs are often inspired by nature, colour and pattern, illustrated with a geometric line. Laser cut from wood then hand painted and often finished with a stitch.

the findings

clothing  |  homewares  |  retro/vintage  |  textiles  |  upcycled

Selling via Etsy

Restored and repurposed vintage clothes, textiles and homewares from Cathy of The Findings at Studio 9 in Makers’ Yard.

We Are

art  |  accessories  |  ceramics  |  fashion  |  homewares  |  jewellery

Selling via website

Jewellery designer and illustrator Kristen Rollinson hosts a selection of makers’ work at We Are, her Art, Craft & Design shop in James’ cafe bistro, 5 East Bond Street, Leicester LE1 4SX (behind Highcross shopping centre).

Dee Barnes Designs

ceramics  |  jewellery

Selling via website

I am a ceramicist and mixed media jeweller, based in Oadby and I am member of Knighton lane artist studios. My ceramics are all hand-built using coiling and slabbing techniques whilst my jewellery is made with silver, aluminium, acrylic paints and resin. My work is very colourful, affordable and accessible!

URGHH Designs

cards  |  decorations  |  prints

Selling via Etsy

Footwear design graduate turned greeting card designer, Maria is an Irish artist based in Leicester. A lover of quirky, floral and magical styled illustration, her cards, prints and decorations are fun, vibrant and bright. Maria draws her inspiration from loads of her favourite movie characters and bands, each card themed with the moody, rude and sarcastic side of life!

Giddygoat Prints

linocut prints

Selling via Etsy

Bold and bright handmade linocut prints inspired by mid-century design, by printmaker Rachel Wilcock.

Christine Pearson Jewellery

enamelled copper and silver jewellery

Selling via Etsy

Originally trained as a Silversmith and Jeweller, BA (Hons) in Leicester, I worked for several years as a Jewellery Designer for a firm producing jewellery in 9ct gold. Recent years found me teaching Resistant Materials in a secondary school and setting up my own workshop back in Leicester. I work mainly in silver and copper and recently have become absorbed and fascinated by enamelling.

Alexia Claire

illustrated stationery and giftware

Selling via Etsy

Alexia Claire hand watercolours her illustrations from her garden studio in the National Forest. Combining a love for all things British wildlife with her addiction to stationery… by selling the designs on all manner of paper goodies! Plus wrapping paper, greetings cards, magnets, wall art and so on. With over 100,000 sales to date, she hopes to nurture a love and knowledge of British wildlife as far and wide as possible.


art prints

Selling via website

calla crafts

Selling via Etsy

Unique and bespoke sterling silver creations and other crafts. We aim to be quirky and unique – everything is hand made and everything can be personalised or designed from scratch.

The Archist

multi-layered wooden laser cut art pieces

Selling via website

Art inspired by Islamic arts and architecture, by Mohamad Aaqib Anvarmia.


accessories  |  jewellery  |  textile artworks

Selling via website

I am textile designer and maker based in Leicester and for many years I have been recycling, re-purposing, reclaiming and re-using all sorts of materials for my art work and crafts. With recycled materials, mainly plastic carrier bags, I make small wearable pieces of jewellery and other accessories. Inspired in nature I make small mounted textile artwork pieces, with a variety of textiles, fibres, paper and more.

Tess & Friends

fabric animal heads for hanging on the wall

Selling via website

The designer is Vanessa Mooncie. She has kindly given me her permission to use her patterns. I have kept most as they are, others I have adapted a little. I hope to learn how to make my own patterns soon so that I can expand my range. I make them all myself in my spare room in Leicester. I use a wide range of fabrics to provide texture and character. Recently, I have been using fabric obtained from clothes bought from charity shops to reduce the use of virgin fabrics.

Hes Durkan Illustration

art prints  |  gift wrap  |  greeting cards

Selling via Etsy

I am a Leicester born and bred illustrator. I graduated with a 1st class honours in graphic design and illustration in 2017 and I opened my Etsy shop in October 2018 and since then I haven’t had a spare minute! I sell hand illustrated gift wrap, greeting cards, Art prints and offer custom family portraits. My inspiration comes from everywhere, the people around me, the things I love and particularly the things that make me smile.

Roshni Desai Designs

lingerie  |  jewellery

Selling via Asos

With adjustable bras and multisize knickers, RDD offers garments to fit all shapes and sizes whilst looking amazing. A collection of bold coloured lingerie designed to be eco-friendly, more sizes in one garment means less waste! Plastic free – to do our bit for the environment and reduce the amount of plastic waste, all items will be packed recyclable material. RDD will provide recyclable and reusable packaging wherever possible.

Paul Hainsworth

art prints  |  ceramics  | greeting cards

Selling via website

Limited edition, Fine Art prints, produced from my original watercolour paintings. Also a small range of greeting cards and ceramics.
I am a Leicestershire-based artist, producing images of local places, events and people. I have a vast range of subject matter, that includes country/rural scenes, seascapes, figurative and sporting images ( Leicester Tigers Rugby, LCFC etc…). Inspiration comes from my rural background and my interest in local sports.

Jennie Sergeant Designs

accessories  |  illustrations

Selling via website

I turn my illustrated characters into keyrings, Christmas tree decorations, pencil cases, lavender bags, vinyl stickers, badges, prints and zines. I also do commission work and sell People and Pet Portrait packages. I’m an illustrator and maker of fun, cheerful and charming things designed to make people smile. Inspired by the 70s, animals and charity shop treasures, I create little characters with big personalities and turn them into happy illustrated products.

Lady Belly


Selling via Etsy

Hand-cut jewellery, designed to empower and celebrate body positivity.

Sparks Art

art | greeting cards | homewares

Selling via Etsy

Contemporary and modern artist based in NW Leicestershire. I love painting pet portraits and commissions of all sorts of subjects, from abstract landscapes to orange space hoppers to Japanese Geishas – and everything in between! I have a range of greetings cards and homewares, such as mugs, cushions, etc.

Cord at the Core

modern macrame home decor made with recycled cotton 

Selling via Etsy

I’m into good quality handmade products, so decided to start making them for others to enjoy. I’m a scientist who loves the tact, colour and focus in crafts. Excited to close the circle and become a producer as well as a consumer, find my place in the Leicester scene and see my pieces in many homes!

Obsidian Butterfly


Selling via Etsy

I’m based in Leicester in my living room workshop, with my staffy, Molly. I love to create unusual, one off pieces, inspired by animals and nature. I also like to use unusual gemstones, that tell stories in their creation.

Hello Nelly Jane

digitally created illustrations and accessories

Selling via Etsy

Helen aka Hello Nelly Jane is a self-taught digital artist and self-confessed fabric addict Helen likes to create illustrations and products that bring a bit of sunshine into your life and takes inspiration from kawaii art, and popular culture, to create funny and sweet creations that appeal to both the young and young at heart.


hand dyed T shirt and sweaters  |  illustrated prints

Selling via website

Sustainable hand dyed and printed T shirts and sweaters for kids and adults . Illustrated prints. MILUNITA was created as a creative outlet and a second focus away from being a new mother. Born in Sayulita, Mexico in 2018, Mi Lunita now runs from Leicester, England, where everything is lovingly handmade, most of the time with a sleeping babe upstairs or sometimes running circles around me while I draw, dye and print. It has given me an important and inventive purpose in my first year of motherhood whilst I slowly work out who and what I am, and I will always be grateful for that.

Sophie Jarram Ceramics


Selling via website

Handmade porcelain ceramics. I’m a potter working from a small messy workshop in Leicester. I learnt all things clay while studying Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University.


art prints and christmas cards

Selling via website

Nick Shove is a Bristol-born, Leicester-based artist and illustrator. His artwork style is born from his love of graffiti and street art and has been described as, ‘bright, bold, colourful and cheerful’ by his peers and as ‘bloody hard to get off the dining room wall’ by his Mum.

Rosy Appleton Woven

woven gifts and accessories

Selling via Folksy

Quirky, bold and geometric woven gifts and accessories. I weave all my fabric by hand or on a fully automated Jacquard loom. I am inspired by kitsch, pop art and Memphis design. I love contrasting bright colours with monochrome and my favourite yarn to work with is wool. It is so soft, bright and sustainable.


art prints

Selling via website

Humorous and heartfelt prints. I am a Leicestershire based artist working predominately with dip pen and watercolour. The world we live in can sometimes be a daunting and humourless place, so I try through my work, to raise a smile and touch on feelings we all share.

Rosie Whittle Jewellery

hand crafted jewellery made using recycled sterling silver

Selling via website

I design and make minimalistic jewellery using recycled silver. Each item is made by hand using traditional jewellery making techniques.  Sustainability is important to me, which is why I have chosen to use recycled silver. I have also tried to ensure that my packaging is as sustainable as possible, using recycled and recyclable whenever possible.

Jess Illustrates

accessories  |  illustrations

Selling via Etsy

Mixed media vibrant illustrations and clay goodness such as, earring holders, wall hangers, pins and more! Brazilian Fashion Design graduate, Post Grad and MA in Illustration and Animation at ESAD and IPCA in Portugal. Jess works as a freelance Designer and Illustrator and is currently in Leicester. Loves experimenting with different materials and can’t stay away from colour bursts!

Maria Boyd Art

contemporary watercolours

Selling via website

Maria creates highly stylized original watercolour and ink paintings. Her preferred subject is nature and wildlife and this is juxtaposed against a riot of pattern. Her inspiration comes from the landscape of her native Scotland to the ancient meadows of England and all the gardens, parks and pavements in-between. She translates and reimagines the surrounding Flora and Fauna into a highly decorative forms using the patterns and geometry contained in nature.

By Lucy Merrin

ethical blouses at high street prices

Selling via website

I’m a university student making clothes part time, they’re all made to order and made by hand by me. Prices range from £28 to £48, and I offer a range of sizes and colours.

Happy Willow

handmade clasp purses and tote bags

Selling via Etsy

I’m Katie, the owner and creator of Happy Willow. I started making bags and purses for friends and family some time ago and so, after receiving lots of lovely comments, I decided to set up Happy Willow. Designing and creating has always been my passion with a particular interest in pattern and colour. You will therefore find that most of the accessories I create are made from bright and colourful fabrics that aim to make you smile.

Pickle Illustration

bespoke illustrated outcomes

Selling via website

From prints to postcards, calendars and postcards; we create all things illustrative to brighten up your loved ones homes and days! An illustration duo from the midlands, we create lively illustrated outcomes to give your home a creative boost!

Wild Brambling

planet-friendly textiles and upcycled crafts

Selling via Etsy

Bags, gifts and home decor upcycled from vintage and reclaimed fabrics. Tote bags made from vintage tea towels, produce bags made from recycled retro bedding fabric, cushions from vintage upholstery fabric. I have just launched some super cute little brooches made from reclaimed wool. My focus is on sustainability and all my fabrics are secondhand.

Dominic McAlwane Ceramics


Selling via Etsy

Almost exclusively thrown on the potters wheel, I strive to create curious objects of texture and contrast.

David Wright Pottery


Selling via website

I prefer to make my work with ropes or coils of clay – the slower way of working allows me to consider and work with the clay, each piece is intuitive and very individual. My work has been described as European/Asian fusion influenced by the Asian aesthetic.