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 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.Visit the website
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.Visit the website
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.Visit the website
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.Visit the website
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).Visit the Facebook Page
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.Visit the website
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.Visit the website
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.Visit the website
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.Visit the website
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.View the website
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
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.Visit the website
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.Visit the website
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.Visit the Facebook Page
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
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
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.
Contact – Email
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, EmailVisit the Website
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.Visit the website