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Our Artisans

We have great partnerships with fantastic craft artisans. Have a read of their profiles to find out more about them and what they do:

Jane

The Recycling Queen

Jane is the queen of recycling and up cycling and can be found spending her weekend mornings looking round local car boots for her latest treasure.

Give Jane an empty wine or spirits bottle, and she will provide you with the most beautiful hand decoupaged lumière.

Jane can create a lumière for any occasion and her Christmas ones are particularly popular. Jane can also turn an ordinary plain box into a positive treasure trove with some beautiful painting and decoupage.

Jane has recently had a new roof fitted at home – that’s nice you say but as always with Jane recycling was at the forefront of her mind, and she has used the old slate tiles to create some fabulous hanging slate signs again all hand printed and hand decoupaged.

As well as keeping a shelf stocked at Dotty’s, Jane will also take custom requests for all of her items and can source decoupage for pretty much any subject.

Amy

The Potting Maestro

Amy was the first maker stocked at Dotty’s when she appeared at the door the day before opening having spoken to Dotty’s cousin who said she should approach me to see about Dotty’s stocking her pottery and two and a half years later here we are still in a fabulous partnership.

Amy early pottery at Dotty’s was all hand turned now she uses a pottery wheel but the same love and care still goes into each item. At weekends and days off her day job at a local nursery school Amy can be found in her conservatory which has been transformed into a pottery studio with wheel, kiln and bags of clay.

Amy has a wonderful imagination when it comes to creating her pottery pieces and creates some magically coloured mugs, bowls, vases and jugs.

Amy also makes seasonal items for Easter, Christmas, Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Her items for new born babies have proved especially popular especially her pottery booties laced with real ribbon.

Children love Amy’s pottery as well especially her Christmas tree decorations which include Santa’s, snowmen, Christmas trees and baubles.

Megan

The Stonemason

Give Megan a stone and she will provide you with a hand painted piece of art. Megan is an amazing artist who can draw and paint just about anything customers throw at her I have never known her turn down a commission for fail to provide.

Megan has recently had a shed in her garden converted to a work studio, her husbands handy work, although she says he only did it to get all her stuff of the dining table!

Megan’s teachers gifts are always really popular especially her coasters for star teachers and No 1 teaching assistants.

Her lastest idea of story stones is perfect for anyone who is interested in the environment snd worried about the amount of throw away plastic toys there are around the days. These packs of 10-15 stones are perfect for putting in your bag and keeping a child happy for hours telling stories about spaces or the sea.

At weekend you will find Megan and her family in a wood, park or the countryside exploring nature and seeking inspiration for her next project.

Kate

The Picture Pebbler

Kate is another lady who you can give a handful of stone to and she will give you back the most amazing pebble picture.

Whether it a family tree or a dog being walked nature is the prime focus of Kate’s work using pebbles, leaves, wood and feathers for many of her creations.

I am. not sure where Kate find the time to do these amazing words of art, with working, studying for a degree and a family to look after she is truly amazing.

Kate also creates the most fabulous button pictures again whether it is a family picture or a moon created out of buttons they are all truly fabulous. Kate takes commission order for both her button and pebble pictures.

Ellie

The Glassy Girl

Ellie during the day can be found looking after 2-5 year old at a local preschool but at the weekends and during the school holiday she can be found sat by a hot kiln creating the most amazing creations out of fused glass. From coasters, to keyring to jewellery give Ellie a piece of glass and she will give you a beautiful creation in return.

As well as selling in Dotty’s Ellie can be found most weekends at local events promoting her business and selling her creations.

Earlier in 2019 Ellie was awarded the Creative Enterprise Award by Nottingham University where she is part a group of young business entrepreneurs who are learning about developing their businesses to make them successful and have longevity.

Gemma

The Cornwall Candler

Like Jane Gemma loves recycling and will search charity shops for bits she can use on her beautiful cotton rope creations.

Gemma creates bags, bowls, coasters anything he can from cotton rope she also makes her own candles using inspiration from her favourite part of the country, Cornwall for her creations. Gemma also sells via a shop on the coast in Cornwall as well as at Dotty’s.

The last time Gemma came into the shop she was just about to have two new additions to her family – chickens which I also own so we can be found swapping chicken antics during her visits to the shop.

Jane

The Card Creator

Jane is the newest stockist at Dotty’s having recently moved to Lutterworth from Ascot. Jane joins Dotty as a card maker, this was always a role I had at Dotty’s and how I started crafting. By having Jane as a card maker as well has meant I can focus on the business and the personalisation side which I enjoy.

Jane’s cards are just exquisite some of them feature hand stitched pictures, finely cut paper craft and cross stitch pictures which look just amazing and make the cards truly unique. All finished to the highest standard.

Jane can create cards for all occasions and will happily take commissions if you are looking for something specific.

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