UK Handmade is a design led online magazine committed to showcasing and promoting the best creative talent the UK has to offer. The term ‘handmade’ is now an indicator of quality, care and professionalism that is second to none and something we at UK Handmade wish to encourage and celebrate.
Artists and designers from across all of the art disciplines have a place here including photography, textiles, jewellery, fashion, art and design. In a time when people are realising the importance of spending quality time with the family, small businesses are being started from the kitchen table and becoming an integral part of our overall lifestyle. We want to bring back the skills of our grandparents, grow vegetables with our children, to make do and mend and return to an ideology that previous generations took for granted.
But we are realists too; in order to live like this in today’s world we need to be financially self-sufficient. An increasing number of online selling venues are allowing makers and designers to sell their goods with very little set up costs and as a result handmade items are not only experiencing a renaissance but a whole new community of small businesses are working together to promote and support the handmade movement.
UK Handmade is at the heart of the movement, providing advice and resources to its members as well as collaborating and connecting with businesses to further the handmade cause for the benefit of all through the online magazine, website and forum.
If you are a UK based artist, designer or crafter and/or a member of UK Handmade, please send us a message and we will follow your blog.
UK Handmade Team
Karen Jinks - Creative Director
Anna Stassen - Publishing Director / Editor
Clare Freemantle - Advertising Director
Mich Yasue - Finance Director
Lorrie Whittington - Network Co-ordinator
Jo Askey - Graphic Design
Mandy Knapp - PR
Anna Hamilton Gunn - Newsletter
Bebe Bradley - Events Editor
Anna Ryan - Make Editor
Gill Smith - Features Writer
Kirsten Miller - Features Writer
Verity Warne - Features Writer
Charlotte Hupfield - Make Co-ordinator
Emily Parkes - Features Writer
Victoria Baker - Features Writer
Ali Burdon - Features Writer
Joanne Van Campen - Features Writer
Zoe Grant - Features Writer
Anna Hull - Features Writer