Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Margaret and Catherine from Clay and Wood Works. Business Name: Clay and Wood Works Makers names: Margaret Glackin and Catherine Faley Margaret’s work is influenced by her interest in politics and the built environment. Her sculptural pieces tell a story and are formed by working through a particular issue relating to society today. Her domestic work has been designed to be both functional and aesthetic. Catherine is a designer-maker working in rescued timber from demolished buildings. Her artisan furniture and household items hopefully challenge the throw-away society. Describe your styleRead More →

Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Louisa and Wendy from Kemp Arts. Business name: Kemp Arts Makers name: Makers Louisa & Wendy Kemp (mother, daughter partnership) Describe your style in no more than 3 words. modern, handmade, happy! What do you sell in Fabrication? We sell a collection of original artwork inspired by texture, travel and cityscapes / skylines. Also collections of ceramics, the ‘people’ range with a focus on family and friendship and a love of gingerbread men! Our hearts & stars collections and circle range are ceramic combined with recycled glass as their centres. We sell giftRead More →

This week’s blog we’re taking the time to look at a few of the new arrivals in the shop. First up, it’s the riot of colour that is these earrings by new seller Coco Wild. In their own words… We are two sisters based in Yorkshire, who love unique, colourful, statement earrings. We started Coco Wild in September 2017 as a trial at Saltaire Festival and it went amazing! We got such great feedback that we decided to keep going! All our pieces are made using cold porcelain clay, they are then hand painted, sanded down/ cleaned up & varnished to give them professional, clean finish.Read More →

It’s only a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day, so here at Fabrication we thought we’d put together a blog post with some ideas incase you’re wanting to buy something for the mother-figure in your life but struggling to decide what you want to buy. If you think she might like something to wear, then you could do worse than some of these earrings from Coco Wild, brooches from Contemporary Enamels and Bobbin Around, or beautiful silk scarves from Pattern Passion.     For those mums who are more likely to appreciate something that’s not to wear, how about some of Simone Crossland’s beautiful soft furnishings,Read More →

It’s one of those Day’s which can feel like a bit of a challenge – how do you come up with something for the father figure in your life which will make him smile but not break the bank? Luckily our sellers have been hard at work to come up with some solutions for you… If you’re after a card, why not take a look at some of these from these retro cards from original photos by Richard Heald: For the food lover, then we have these cute biscuits in store from Bloom Bakers which can even be personalised with your own message (price fromRead More →

Since we’re in a leap year and it’s approaching the 29th February, the day when traditionally it’s the woman’s turn to do the proposing, we thought we’d use the opportunity to give anyone (of any gender) who’s planning to propose to their loved one a hand with planning a romantic meal. With the exception of the soup these recipes all use ingredients which can be found in the shop, and as you can see look ever so appetising served in Margaret Glackin’s beautiful ceramics. Plus while you’re in the shop you can buy everything else you might need, including the jewellery. To start: Ireshopeburn ChestnutRead More →

Are you stuck for those last few gifts for Christmas? (Or maybe you don’t know where to start?) If that’s the case then we definitely have the answer! Our sellers have been hard at work creating their beautiful handmade items and while they’ve been flying off the shelves there is still time left to bag a gift or two (or few!) before Christmas arrives. There are items for a wide range of budgets and you truly can find something for everyone in the shop, as evidenced by the fact that some of our sellers have done all their Christmas shopping in store, so why notRead More →

What a difference 3 years makes! Today marks Fabrication’s third birthday, the perfect time to look back at how far we’ve come. In the beginning it was just a shell of a shop, with marks on the wall left from the previous occupants: But it took shape, and in October 2012 we were proud to open our doors to the public with 40 sellers: 180 sellers have joined us since then. Our shop in The Light is brimming with beautiful handmade goods from our 83 sellers, some of whom are still with us from that first day: In celebration of our shop going from strengthRead More →

  Louisa & Wendy Kemp work together in partnership ( mother & daughter) producing a collection of mixed media artwork inspired by architecture & skylines.  As well as slab built ceramics. Some of their ranges include the popular people collection, hearts & stars & circles. All work ios handmade & personally designed, each piece is unique. They have worked together for more than 18 years and share a workshop in south yorkshire.  Wendy inspired her daughter to persue the job she loves and Louisa encouraged her mum to find her passion for art once again.Read More →

Originally from Ireland, I am a Leeds based ceramic artist and woodworker. All my products are individually designed and the glazes are my unique recipes, representing Yorkshire and the coastline of County Antrim. I also produce various interior items made from reclaimed and other sustainably sourced wood. These include serving boards, log carriers, and other furniture. Yarn Bowls: The Yarn Bowl allows the wool to be dispensed in a controlled manner so preventing it from rolling around and becoming entangled. It allows the knitter to observe the quality and beauty of the wool as it unravels. The solid body of the Yarn Bowl complements theRead More →