Shop Talk

Shop Talk: Sarah Cryer

Bead enthusiast Sarah Cryer makes beautiful beadwork jewellery, but by her own admission she is slightly publicity-shy. We talked to her about the story behind her…

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Shop Talk: Emma Higgins

Emma Higgins has learned a lot about selling online since she first started her Folksy shop three years ago. We talked to Emma to find out her product photography tips and which channels she uses to promote her work…

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Shop Talk: There’s Only One Amy Laws

Amy Laws has created her own one-woman label, There’s Only One Amy Laws, designing, printing, pattern-cutting and sewing 1950s-inspired fashion. We talk to her about the business she launched at a London market stall four years ago…

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Shop Talk: Mellybee

We talk to Melanie Chadwick about Mellybee, the label she created to sell her stationery and textile products, and learn why packaging is such an important part of her brand…

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Shop Talk: Nicola Rutt

Nicola Rutt spends her days as a practising architect and throws pots once a week as her creative ‘therapy’. We talk to Nicola about the practicalities of being a part-time ceramicist, her love of esoteric architectural blogs and how she would like her work to develop…