Community Showcase: Food & Drink

Providing an additional platform to showcase your handcrafted work.

Every month, we share a theme. Makers from all over the country are invited to create new work or share photos of existing work that relates to the chosen theme of the month.

To help boost your online presence, we will share your submitted piece with our mailing list subscribers and across our social media pages throughout July. Your work will also be added to a page on our website with links redirecting viewers directly to you, potentially gaining you some sales!

In simple terms, this is what our Community Showcase is all about:

  • We share a monthly theme
  • You make something related to that theme using a product purchased from Turners Retreat
  • Send us photos and a few words about that piece, along with details about your small business, including social media links
  • Tell us whether you accept commissions for us to potentially gain you some sales when we receive enquiries of who to recommend
  • We will share your work and details about you/your small business on our website and across our social media channels to help boost your online presence
  • Each monthly submission will be entered into a prize draw that will be drawn out at the end of the year. If you submit a new piece of work every month, your chance of winning will be greater!

Want to get involved?

The theme for June is 'Food & Drink'.

The theme is for you to interpret in any way you like! You can use this month to create something new or submit something you've already made. Here's some suggestions to get your ideas flowing:

  • An item that can be used with food or drink
  • Objects made to replicate your breakfast or evening meal
  • Or maybe you're inspired by the colour and textures of your favourite treats!

Your piece can be made using any craft you like, so long as one of the tools/materials you used were purchased from Turners Retreat. 

We want to hear interesting stories about the inspiration behind your piece. All works will be published on our website, and the pieces with the most fascinating stories will also be shared with our social media followers during July.

Every entry we receive will also be entered into our 'End of the Year' prize draw, where big prizes will be up for grabs! So, if you share a piece of work with us every month, your chances will be much greater in the prize draw in December. Just a bit of added fun to show our support!


Stuck for ideas? Here's some products that may inspire you...

Four Piece Cheese SetFour Piece Cheese Set
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Paddle Chopping BoardPaddle Chopping Board
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Solid Rolling Pin
Was £2.76 Now £0.99


Submit your work here


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Alternatively, please send your submission by email to with the theme, month and year as the subject line, for example 'June - Food & Drink 2023 Entry.’ The deadline for submissions based on the theme 'Food & Drink' is Friday 30th June 2023.

Terms & Conditions

  • You may only submit one piece of work per month.
  • The work you submit must be your own. No copyright pieces please.
  • Photographs that include people will not be used, please submit photos of your work in a well-lit area against a plain background.
  • Submissions sent to us one month will be made live on the website the following month, for example, if you submit work in June, it will be live on our website in July.
  • If you change your mind and would like the photo of your work to be removed from our website, please get in touch to let us know.
  • Any vouchers won at the end of the year are not redeemable for cash.

By sending us a submission, you agree for Turners Retreat to reproduce your photo and prose and edit it as we deem appropriate. This may be for another purpose later down the line where full credit will be given.

Enjoy and happy making! We look forward to seeing your work soon.


Last Month's Community Showcase Entries: Ocean

We had some brilliant pieces shared with us during May for the theme 'Ocean.' We absolutely love how different makers interpret the themes each month, it's great to see such a variety and so much creativity!

To see all of the submissions by your fellow makers, please click here.

With your help, we hope our Community continues to grow, and the Showcase goes from strength to strength.

1st June 2023

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