HANDMADE for Christmas 2018 will be open from

Thursday 1st November – Monday 31st December 

OPEN EVERY DAY, (apart from Christmas Day)

10.30 am – 4.30 pm

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Runs from 1 November – 31 December each year – open 10.30 – 4.30 every day apart from Christmas Day itself – that makes 60 days of Christmas shopping heaven!!!

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What is Handmade for Christmas?

Is it a gallery? Is it a gift shop? Is it a craft fair? No  –  it’s Handmade for Christmas!  There’s simply nothing like it!!

Showing gorgeous handmade work from over 60 mainly local makers and artists, this is probably the best place in the West to buy unique and beautiful gifts.  All exhibitors are carefully selected and invited to take part, so ensuring that Handmade brings you the very best in fantastic quality and value.

If it all becomes just too, too exciting, you can rest by the roaring log fire with a cup of something warming and admire the architecture until the palpitations pass.

The fire may be warm and cozy, but the legendary Workhouse Chapel welcome is warmer still…  this is probably one of Dorset’s best kept secrets.  Shhhhh!!!!  Don’t tell a soul ;-)

2018 Directories should be out and about from early September or you can take a sneaky preview by clicking on the link below.



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*David Brown – www.dbpottery.co.uk    

Hand-made high-fired pottery

*Fiona Kelly – www.fionakellypots.co.uk

Functional stoneware pottery

*Cath Broadway – www.cathbroadway.co.uk

Spongeware and hand-painted domestic ware and decorations

* Vanessa Conyers – www.vanessaconyers.com

Sumptuously embellished handbuilt ceramics

* Jonathan Garrett – www.studiopottery.co.uk

Tableware and sculptural garden pots

* Linda Harris – www.lindaharrispottery.co.uk

Ceramic clocks and more

*Pippa Hill –www.pippahillsculpture.co.uk

Animal Sculptor

*Chrissy Silver – www.chrissysilver.co.uk

Hand-built porcelain lamps

* Jo Burnell –  FB potterybyjoburnell

Richly decorated eathenware

* Frances Pollard – www.boilerhousegallery.co.uk/frances-pollard/

Stoneware pottery

* Richard Jeffery – www.richardjeffery.com

Raku fired decorative pieces

* Jubes Originals – FB Jubes Originals

Mosaic panels



*Jane Dunn 

Driftwood trees and decorations

*Sarah Robinson – sarahrobinsondesigns.co.uk

Beautiful Christmas cards and fabulous colour-in bunting kits

*Anne-Marie Vanner, Meninafeliz – FB Meninafeliz

Unique items and hand stitched accessories

*Delphine Jones – www.delphinejones.com

Fantastic illustrated Cards

*Helen Hawkins – www.facebook.com/handmadehares 

Quirky Keepsake Dolls

* Wyld Rose Holistics

Soaps and candles

* Hazel Gibbs




*Claire Waters – www.claire-waters.co.uk

Fused glass panels and jewellery

*Steph Smith, – www.junipercompany.co.uk

The Juniper Company

Glass garden panels and glass ornaments

*Linda Rowe – www.lindarowe.co.uk

Fused glass decorations, jewellery panels

*Kate Osman – www.kateosmanglass.co.uk

Fused glass using recycled greenhouses



*Gill Smeulders – http://facebook.com/gillian.smeulders

Unique jewellery using silver with handmade and fair-trade beads and buttons

*Charlie High – www.charliehigh.com

Silver and semi precious stone jewellery

* Caroline Parrott – www.carolineparrott.com

printed and coloured aluminium jewellery and lots more

*Jesa Marshall – www.awolfandi.co.uk 

Unique and enchanting silver jewellery

*Becca Williams – www.beccawilliams.co.uk 

Subtlety and Simplicity in Handmade Silver Jewellery

*Jane Alexander – www.jane-alexander.com

Hand Stencilled Unique Enamel Jewellery

*Rachel Reilly – www.facetsofavalon.com

Knitted Wire Jewellery

 *Julie Winsor – www.juliewinsor.co.uk

Silver jewellery

*Jude Shaw – www.judeshawjewellery.co.uk


*Karina Gill – www.karinagill.co.uk

Silver etched and semi-precious stone jewellery

* Pauline Lord – www.simplelinesjewellery.co.uk

Silver and semi-precious stone jewellery



* Rose Hatcher – www.rosehatcher.co.uk

Wet-felted pictures, jewellery, vases, scarves,etc.  Silk paper pictures.

* Carrie Harris – www.seasawdesign.com

Sea-saw designs. Textiles and home accessories, with a touch of the seaside

Marnhull Leathercraft – www.marnhullleathercraft.com

Handmade leather hats, bags and belts, sheepskins

* Tibor Leather Crafts – www.tiboreperjessy.co.uk

Handmade leather items, such as Wallets and Bags

*Kate Westcott – www.katewestcott.com

Screen-printed tablecloths, tea-towels, scarves and more

*Carla Taylor – facebook.com/themouseholewoolery

Needlefelted animal sculptures

* Rachel Hewitt – FB Rachel Hewitt machine embroidery

* Suzy Q – FB thesuzyq1

*Jean Thorn

Mad chickens and pretty books

*Mary Sutton – FB marymary-248516478619

Gorgeous machine embroidered pictures

* Victoria Buchan Dyer

Knitted hats and scarves

* Sarah MacDonald – Stewed Fairy – www.stewed-fairy.co.uk

Upcycled clothing and accessories



*Malcolm Shepherd

Award-winning blacksmith and silversmith

*Colleen du Pon - www.colleendupon.co.uk

Artist Blacksmith

* Bob Hatcher

Stars and wind chimes

* David Metcalff

Wire sculptures



*Sam Dodd – www.samdoddart.co.uk

Paintings in Acrylic



*Richard Gibson, Shaston Boxes – facebook.com/Shastonboxes

Beautiful handmade Shaker boxes and Shaker inspired items

*Barry Hooper –www.thearkman.co.uk

Noah’s Arks, Wooden Toys and Boxes

*Paul Windwood – http://facebook.com/paul.windwood


*Alan Long


*Harbour Wood Design – www.facebook.com/ harbourwooddesign

Driftwood harbours

*Peter Thomas – www.peterthomaslivingwood.co.uk

Woodturner and stick maker

* Liz Walsh – www.lizjwalsh.co.uk

Willow baskets and sculptures

*Kate Kirkby 

Unique Gothic Mirrors

* Bernard Harvey – www.originalgame.co.uk

Wooden board games, Hand turned wooden lamps, vases, etc