Fabrication Crafts secures National Lottery support to research the history of heritage crafts on Coney Street Fabrication Crafts is excited to announce that it has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £9,700, for a heritage project researching and reinvigorating the heritage crafts that have been created and traded on Coney Street in York City Centre. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, we will work with local people to identify the trades and skills that once made this a vibrant trading area for artisans and crafts people. Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, based on the research findings we willRead More →

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 →

  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 →