Theme: Spring

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. The theme for February 2023 was 'Spring.'

If you use social media, we encourage you to like and follow this month's makers. Links to their profiles can be found below for ease.

Thank you to everyone who took part this month, we are in love with your works! If you would like to take part in the next theme, click here to find out how to enter!

Vanessa Mole

Love Wildlife Shop

Maker: Vanessa Mole
Craft: Pyrography

What inspired this piece: This wooden garden sign was inspired from a love of hedgehogs whilst fitting in nicely with our handcrafted wildlife products. Hedgehogs start to emerge from hibernation in the spring, and the sign was made to encourage people to create little areas of their garden for hedgehogs which are in decline.

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Morley Richards
Morley Richards

Maker: Morley Richards
Craft: Woodturning

What inspired this piece: The inspiration is the love of plants and nature along with the challenge of turning something thin enough to pierce.

Morley does not currently have any social media profiles to share, but more pieces can be found on the East Yorkshire Woodturners Club website.

Find East Yorkshire Woodturners Club Online

Pens Unique
Pens Unique

Maker: David Shepherdson
Craft: Woodturning

What inspired this piece: This pen set has been made as a keepsake for our grandson (Kiyotaka) the two pens have been made from wood recovered from his high chair.

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Andy Pratt
Andy Pratt

Maker: Andy Pratt
Craft: Woodturning

What inspired this piece: Whilst browsing the Turners Retreat website, I came across the potpourri bowl lids and thought they would be idea for some small blanks I had.

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Shazbat Designs
Shazbat Designs

Maker: Sharon Richardson
Craft: Pyrography

What inspired this piece: I've always just burnt items but I'd seen others adding colour to their creations in different FB groups so decided to have a go and this peacock was the end result.

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Chris Doy

Maker: Chris Doy
Craft: Woodcarving

What inspired this piece: I created this piece after my wife asked me to carve her a green man, that represents the spirit of nature which is at its new beginnings in spring. I wanted it to be a focal point, so instead of the small one she was expecting I carved this from an Elm turning blank of about 16inch diameter and 3inch depth (40cm x 7.5cm). It is about the same size as a dart board. As we live in the area of Sherwood Forest I wanted it to feature oak leaves. The thickness of the wood allowed for a good variation of levels to create depth between the features and deep shadows to accentuate them.

Chris does not currently have any social media links to share.

Kate's Kuality Krafts

Maker: Kate Kitchin
Craft: Woodworking

What inspired this piece: Nothing says Spring like a new born lamb! This adorable mum and baby pair are turned from black Walnut, sanded up to 800 grit with abranet bought from turners retreat and oiled. Finished with pyrography eyes and real leather ears. So cute! 

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Here's some of the products used to make this month's submissions...

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