Highland’s Maker’s Market

The annual Maker’s Market held here at Martin’s Bar & Restaurant and formerly known as the Eype Maker’s Market, will unfortunately not be going ahead in 2020 due to Covid-19 and the social distancing guidelines.

To continue to support the local local makers, creators, bakers and artists that usually have a stall at this event, we have created the following directory. For each business / maker, you will find a listing with a link some information about them and contact details, including a link to their website or online shop. We hope this will make it easy to find excellent local gifts throughout the year, while supporting local businesses.

Thanks for looking!

Bayside Bakery

Bayside Bakery is a family-run artisan bakery set in West Dorset, selling delicious gooey award-winning chocolate brownies and bespoke gift boxes available to individuals or as corporate orders and special events.

Contact – 07852 613300, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Diana Parker Ceramics

Diana produces hand thrown & coiled pottery using porcelain and stoneware. Her work includes functional tableware and decorative pieces. Diana also make porcelain and silver jewellery, sculpture animals and porcelain buttons.

Contact – 07974 174146, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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James Loveridge Photography

James is a local landscape photographer, based in Bridport, Dorset. He sells photo, canvas and aluminium prints and greeting cards of his landscape photography from across Dorset, as well as an annual Dorset Calendar.

Contact – 07983 697516, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Crafty Jay – Judith Otto

Judith makes stoneware pottery, porcelain decorative items, buttons, linen bags, cushions, soap and hand balm in her workshop on the Dorset / Devon border.

Contact – 07724 108708, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Scrapyard Gifts

Scrapyard Gifts grew from Thelma’s love of sewing and using leftover scraps. Now there is a host of quirky characters to choose from, all made at her home in rural Dorset.

Contact – 01202 882951 / 07572 834577, Email

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The Gardener’s Blacksmith

An artist blacksmith working in Axminster. Designing and manufacturing furniture, household items for indoor or outdoor use, garden plant supports, structures and artwork.  Commissions welcome, call with your ideas, drawings and photos.

Contact – 07770 720373, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Aperture Photographics

Doug Chalk, a well-known local photographer, produces a wonderful Colmer’s Hill Calendar, which was featured in one of Julia Bradbury’s “Walks with a View”. It is available at Bridport Market on Saturdays and some Wednesdays – near Bucky Doo Square (red gazebo).

Contact – 07890 739625, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Dorset Patchworks

From her garden workshop, Devi creates modern patchwork and quilted household items: quilts, tote bags, pouches, tea cosies, place mats plus much more. Devi’s creations are designed to be both stylish and practical. Perfect items for the home or as gifts.

Contact – 07765 355669, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Louise Heatley Photos

Louise makes greetings cards from her own original photos. Any photo from her Facebook or Instagram can be made to order.

Contact – 01308 459794, Email, Instagram Page

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Beadee Eye

Sue Hancock makes bags and purses from various fabrics in different styles. Please visit her Facebook page to see her wares. She can send photos and do mail order should you be interested.

Contact – 07917 135729, Email

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Magical Beings

All fabric / textile, fairies & little people. 14″ overall length. Original designs, created & sewn in Dorset. Hand-sewn miniature sheep / rams + novelty palm-sized sheep, in wellies &  hats.

Contact – 07951 075331, Email, Facebook Page

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Creative Clay for All

Handmade ceramics with personality. Lovingly made in Deborah’s studio in rural Dorset near the Jurassic coast. The constantly changing and diverse Dorset landscape inspires the colours, shapes and patterns of her sculptural ceramics.

Contact – 07815 819825, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Sunlight & Blue

Angela hand-prints scarves, fabric table / floor lamps, tea-light holders and greeting cards using the 19th Century Cyanotype printing process. This technique uses iron salts and sunshine to create a beautiful blue. Angela also runs printing workshops in the Spring / Summer.

Contact – 07928 820898, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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SilverRipples Jewellery

Gill hand makes sterling silver and gemstone jewellery designs that are inspired by the movement of the sea and the colours reflected on the surface.

Contact – 07932 730399, Email, Facebook Page

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Hilary Buckley – Dorset Artist

Hilary is an artist living in Lyme Regis and loves painting the Dorset landscape. She is drawn to the shapes and patterns of the local scenery and has discovered her own distinctive colourful style.

Contact – 01297 444111 / 07786 966308, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Handmade by Linzi

Linzi makes quality handmade personalised items including PE bags, bunting, cushions, blankets, aprons as well as many other items. Personalised items make fantastic gifts. Please do explore her website for ideas and order a special gift with a personal touch.

Contact – 07979 313145, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Found on the Beach

Madge hand crafts seashore inspired pictures from natural objects washed up by the sea along this coastline. She also sew handmade quilted and patchwork gifts in seaside themed fabrics.

Contact – 01297 21034, Email

Peter Thomas Livingwood

Peter is a woodturner/ stickmaker who uses only locally-grown wood from sustainable sources to produce organic/ functional pieces. Award winning over the Southwest. Walking and working sticks. Online shop on website.

Contact – 01935 83247, Email

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Jools Woodhouse

Jools paints vibrant and uplifting scenes of West Dorset in her own unique style. She creates Cards, Prints, Tea Towels and small gifts from original paintings. She welcomes visitors to her studio near Lyme Regis by appointment.

Contact – 07799 156344, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Dorset Bird Tree

Hand-crafted steel features in a choice of three finishes: bare metal/ galvanised/galvanised and painted.  With a choice of field maple, beech or oak leaves and featuring a robin.

Contact – 01308 867601 / 07727 168188, Email, Facebook Page

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Debbie Tiltman Textile Artist

Debbie is a textile artist, using a range of different backgrounds from chiffon, felt or painted/dyed fabrics. Once this stage is complete, she adds all hand embroidery to create her bespoke pictures.

Contact – 07929 280639, Email

Fired Earth Design / Wood Craft Creations

Unique collection of artisan designer jewellery handcrafted in Burton Bradstock. We offer a wide range of exquisite quality Flame Painted Copper pieces and a small collection of bespoke wooden jewellery.

Contact – 07737 945208, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Vial SteamWorks

Sophie makes Steampunk inspired necklaces, earrings, dread beads and brooches and takes old pocketwatches apart and gives them a new life! Each piece is unique and individual.

Contact – 01308 427608, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Flamingo & Fairy

Bespoke items including soft furnishings, clothing, accessories, cards, gifts and jewellery. Anything can be made to order, based in rural Dorset.

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Sue’s Crafts

Sue makes a variety of fabric crafts- kitchen items and soft gifts, including aprons, oven gloves, tea cosies, face coverings etc. and seasonal and unusual items, all handmade in Dorset. Commissions accepted.

Contact – 01305 835535 / 07761 497266, Email, Facebook Page

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Pottery by Jo Burnell

Individual hand thrown earthenware pottery decorated with lovely colourful designs inspired by nature.

Contact – 07876 520381, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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West Dorset Soap

West Dorset Soap – creating bespoke, artisan soaps, in small batches using the finest natural ingredients and pure essential oils, wrapped in compostable seeded paper – palm oil and animal fat free.

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Glitter Gems

Sandra gathers and finds old pieces of furniture and breathes new life into them. Working with the beauty that already exists, she can work with you if you have an item that needs a little face lift. She also makes a selection of lampshades, cushions, bunting, pin cushions and door stops.

Contact – 07747 739857, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram Page

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Bramblecot Yarn

Hand knitted and woven goods made with 100% pure wool from our flock of Shetland sheep at Burton Bradstock. Knitting wool in undyed colours from 2Ply lace to chunky weights.

Contact – 01308 897770, Email, Facebook Page

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Dead Ent Designs

Mike is based in Bridport and specialises in handcrafted wooden boxes. Making each design from locally sourced wood, he works with each piece individually to keep the natural beauty intact.

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J&D Beeswax Products

The J&D Beeswax range includes hand rolled beeswax candles in 9 colours, furniture polish, beeswax blocks and honey from wild flower sources produced by their own bees.

Contact – 01297 489495, Email

D. Garlick

Becoming disabled many years ago David started making jewellery to give him something to do and years later he still is as people obviously liked it and have become repeat buyers.

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Michelle Miles Stained Glasswork

Michelle is based locally, producing handmade individual stained glass suncatchers and occasion pieces.  Ideal for the home and garden, or as gifts. Commissions welcome.

Contact – 01308 488694, Email

Rosemary Jacks Pottery

Working from the old village bakery in Musbury, East Devon, Rosemary makes fun, functional, pottery with quirky animal and plant designs which would look great in any kitchen or dining room.

Contact – 01297 553407, Email, Facebook Page, Instagram

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Originali Art

A range of everyday art cards by artist Alison Finch. Featuring local scenes, birds, nature and botanical art. A range of coasters and mini chopping boards with matching gift cards.

Contact – 07973 158123, EmailInstagram

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Mel & Sue’s Hand-Crafted Fudge

We sell delicious hand crafted fudge. Each bar is £2 and comes in 12 mouthwatering flavours. The money raised is for neuroptimal therapy & corrective cosmetic surgery for Lewis who has a brain injury caused by an accident a few years ago.

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Jenny Red

Jenny designs and hand makes accessories including fabric infinity scarves, felted hats and handbags, fabric purses including quilted patchwork styles, and small items such as beaded zip pulls, beaded bracelets, felted brooches, greeting cards with inset fabric ‘pictures’ and fabric lavender bags.

Contact – 07764 290983, Email

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Susan R Hughes

Original paintings, drawings, one-off prints and sculptures created by the visual artist, Susan R Hughes. Work can be seen at DBC Weymouth, on Instagram and Facebook and is sold online. Susan is also an experienced teacher.

Contact – 01305 780078 / 07712532289, Email, Facebook, Instagram

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