The New Craftsmen at Selfridges


The New Craftsmen  work with a selection of Britain’s finest craft makers to showcase the skills and craft products of the British Isles. They present objects that are deeply connected to culture and place, while representing a vision of sustainable, real luxury, expressed through dedication to makers, materials, method and design.

At the moment they have a concession and a selection of beautiful items for sale on line, the range of items run from beautiful glassware to key tassels, each piece is unique. I love the quirkiness of this Rain texture large jug made in east London by glass artist Jochen Holz, the jug features a peculiar handle and a wood-like texture on the interior inspired by wooden water pails.



I have fallen in love with the depth of blue on this Night Sky Poster by Laura Carlin the award-winning ceramicist and illustrator.



My other picks for adding interest around the home or for a gift

Bellwether wool blanket by Bristol Weaving Mill £250.00 Selfridges (Shop Now)



What makes a house a home? If the word 'cosy' pops into your head, you're going to love the indulgently soft and chunky texture of this Bellwether blanket by Bristol Weaving Mill. A hero piece from our hotly anticipated collaboration with The New Craftsmen, a fine purveyor of homewares, this patterned throw has been woven in a mechanical loom with pure wool from Mendip Hills. Drape it over your sofa to bring a fresh perspective to your space.

Teal Handled Bowl by Silvia K Ceramics £240.00 Selfridges (Shop Now)



Taking inspiration from Slovak tin ware to Iraqi dinner plates, Silvia K has channelled these references into her earthy glazed bowls; all of which are decorated with complementary tones of greys, blues and greens. A champion of the craft, The New Craftsmen is a proud purveyor of a whole range of terracotta tableware; why not collect a whole set for a complete refresh.

Fringed Four County Cushion by The Good Shepherd £225.00 Selfridges (Shop Now)



Part of The New Craftsmen's push for British wool to be championed, The Good Shepherd works exclusively with all-natural, locally sourced yarns. Founded in 2013 by RCA graduate Emily Watts, the brand draws inspiration from the modern landscape of Shetland. Framed with a tactile fringe, this Four County Cushion makes a luxe addition to your living space.

Guardian key tassel by Camilla Bliss £185.00 Selfridges (Shop Now)



With each face carved individually by the hands of artist Camilla Bliss, this key tassel is a textural miniature artwork by the young British creative. Riffing on the horse hair sculptures that shot Bliss to fame and utilising a ‘Guardian’ motif from her earlier work, it will make a beautiful statement placed on your wall

Gold-Plated Dressmaking Scissors by Ernest, Wright & Son £90.00 Selfridges (Shop Now)



Ernest, Wright & Son is a family-run Sheffield company that has been making scissors since 1860. Created exclusively for The New Craftsmen, this pair of dressmaking scissors was hardened and tempered in hand-operated furnaces, hand-ground on a grinding wheel and the handle plated with 24ct gold. Distinctive, hardwearing and quite beautiful, the scissors will make a handsome addition to a contemporary home.

Solid Sterling Silver Gargoyle Pendant by Georgia Kemball £260.00 Selfridges (Shop Now)



The Gargoyle necklace, like all of the other items brought together by The New Craftsmen is handmade, distinctive and utterly individual. Designed by Londoner Georgia Kemball and made from solid sterling silver, the necklace features a roughly-drawn gargoyle head on a chunky chain. Inspired by a love for British folklore, the pendant comes from a unique papier-mâché mask. Wear it as an unusual everyday piece.
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