We have loved seeing lots of familiar faces this year and also saying hello to so many new visitors to the islands too.
We are now on our Summer opening hours. We'll be open Monday - Friday 9.30 - 4.30. If you are in Scilly and visit St Martin's do pop in to say hello or you can order online and we'll send it to you at home.
This beautiful painting of our workshop is by the very talented Imogen Bone - we have the original hanging in the workshop.
I started making in my bedroom, then in a shed, then a greenhouse then a bigger shed but now we work from a granite barn that was a former flower packing shed, in Lowertown on St. Martin’s. In 2011 we were offered the tenancy for Ashvale, a former farmhouse and barn. We spent the next 18 months making changes to the barn, converting it in to a workshop and open studio.
The cabinets, made my a friend and cabinet maker from old ship’s timbers, were made to the exact specifications of the flower boxes that the former tenant, Fred, used to pack his flowers in before sending them to market on the mainland.
All of our work is displayed in these lovely cabinets and is available to buy here. If you’d like to discuss a commission it may be a good idea to email ahead to book an appointment.