Meet The Team!! #dreamteam

iapetus gallery team 2019

As you may already know, throughout May this year we held our very own #meetthemaker month, which included spotlights every day on the wonderful artists we stock here at iapetus. We are now excited to share this special blog post with you, as we showcase our very own Meet The Team! We all hope you […]

Meet The Maker : Nick Hubbard – Handmade Jewellery

Nick Hubbard jewellery - meet the maker interview

Nick Hubbard’s work has been a best-seller at iapetus for many years. That’s because it’s among the most original, creative and quirky jewellery you can find. Nick’s work is amazing in its detail and intricacy; a figurative collection of oxidised silver pieces and charms bearing words and messages. Many lockets, brooches and rings have moving […]

Meet The Maker : Tia Lambert – Greeting Cards & Art Prints

Tia Lambert Malvern landscapes - interview with the artist

Tia Lambert is a painter and print maker of beautiful and free-flowing landscapes of the Malvern Hills and beyond. Since moving to Malvern from London over 25 years ago, Tia Lambert has developed a strong attachment to the Malvern Hills and the surrounding landscapes and this affection shines through her paintings and prints. We caught […]

Meet The Maker : Gaynor Hebden-Smith – Handmade Jewellery

Gaynor creates contemporary jewellery in Fife, Scotland. Her gorgeous pieces are made from combining reclaimed sea glass, sterling silver, metals, beads and crystals. Each piece of Scottish Sea Glass jewellery is completely unique, as no two pieces of sea glass are ever the same. Sea glass is also known as mermaid tears or sea jewels. […]

Meet The Maker : Twice Fired – Fused Glass Gifts & Art

Welcome to our next exciting post of #meetthemaker this month! Twice Fired Glass creations are crafted by up-and-coming glass artist Kate Park. Based in Leeds, the Twice Fired studio designs and produces exquisite contemporary handmade glass art inspired by the stunning Yorkshire landscape. Using the highest quality hand rolled kiln-glass, sheets are cut, assembled and […]

Meet The Maker : Port and Lemon – Home Accessories & Gifts

Port and Lemon Nautical coastal themed gifts and cards - interview with the makers

Welcome to our latest #meetthemaker post with the eccentric Port and Lemon! Port and Lemon was started by Tracy Evans and Kate Cooke who met at an art show and discovered their mutual appreciation for each others work as well as the beach, dog walking, coastal pubs and cake! Their quirky artwork is designed and […]

Meet The Maker : Xuella Arnold – Handmade Jewellery

Xuella Arnold jewellery - interview with the maker

Here’s our next #meetthemaker interview with the lovely jeweller, Xuella Arnold. Xuella makes beautiful jewellery inspired by song lyrics and poetry, creating narrative and wearable imagery. She works with silver and bronze to produce her original, delicate designs that are full of imagination and romance. Read on to find out more! Xuella’s midnight gallop silver […]

Meet The Maker : Fiona Mackay – Handmade Jewellery

Fiona Mackay jewellery - Mackay and Pearson jewellery - interview with the maker

Welcome once again to another one of our instalments for #meetthemaker this month! Fiona Mackay makes beautiful, silver jewellery that incorporates precious stones and twist designs. Her designs have a very contemporary feel to them and her rings are perfect for stacking. All her jewellery is made by hand in her little workshop in Horbury, […]

Meet The Maker : Whittle Designs – Handcrafted Steel Gifts

Whittle Designs at iapetus

Up next on our #meetthemaker month is Whittle Design, run by Kerry and Tilly Whittle. They work together from their small studio in the Cornish countryside and have developed their own forging, texturing, heating and welding methods working with bronze and steel and produce effects that are only possible when using hand production techniques. Read […]

Meet The Maker : Lancaster and Gibbings – Handcrafted Pewter Gifts

Our next #meetthemaker interview is with the lovely Lancaster and Gibbings! Jim and Sarah create photo frames, gifts and cards, each handcrafted from British pewter. Their gifts make perfect christening, birthday or wedding presents. Each piece in their collection has a tactile and organic feel and all of Lancaster and Gibbings’ creations are designed and […]

Meet The Maker : Dawn Maciocia – Handmade Homeware & Art

Dawn Maciocia artwork, home accessories and cards

Discover more about collage artist, Dawn Maciocia and her amazing collection of prints, homeware and gifts Dawn Maciocia is a self-taught Scottish artist. While studying as a mature student for a HNC in Art and Design she began to experiment with acrylics, inks and collage. Dawn quickly found that working with mixed media like collage […]

Meet The Maker : Katherine Bree – Handmade Gemstone Jewellery

Katherine Bree gemstone jewellery

So here’s our next instalment of #meetthemaker month with British designer, Katherine Bree. Her handmade jewellery combines incredible colours to make statement pieces that are completely unique. Her jewellery is such a huge hit with customers (and staff!) and makes the perfect addition to any outfit. Here is our interview with her, which gives a […]

Meet The Maker : Kutuu – Pewter Charms & Gifts

Kutuu pewter gifts

Our focus today for #meetthemaker is Kutuu. Created in 2006 by Hannah Salomon, Kutuu make wonderful gifts and charm jewellery from their studio in North Wales. We think the little pewter charms are so special: each one is handmade with a sweet design and a meaningful message, making them a really popular gift. They can […]

Meet The Maker : Prism – Handmade Titanium Jewellery

Prism Design Titanium Jewellery

Our next installment of #meetthemaker month features the gorgeous colours of Prism Design jewellery. Prism Design handcraft every item of their titanium jewellery from their studio in the historic town of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Prism’s team of designers and skilled jewellery makers craft each piece individually, and as experts in titanium the team strive to offer […]

Meet The Maker : Adele Taylor – Handmade Jewellery

Adele Taylor jewellery - meet the maker at iapetus

So here’s our next instalment of #meetthemaker month with jeweller Adele Taylor. Adele’s jewellery combines textured silver and gold with gemstones and pearls. Her collection also includes stunning gemstone rings, many of which are one-off creations. Read on to know more! Interview 1. Could you tell us a little bit about you, and how you […]

Meet The Maker : Fi Mehra – Handmade Jewellery

So here’s our next post for #meetthemaker month with jeweller Fi Mehra. Fi has been working with us here at iapetus for over 10 years and we have built a fantastic and collaborative relationship. Many pieces of Fi’s jewellery are exclusively sold by us including her amazing and varied silver charm collection – read on […]

Meet The Maker : Carol James (A.k.a Silverfish) – Handmade Jewellery

Silverfish jewellery by Carol James

Welcome to today’s post for our #meetthemaker month with Malvern jeweller, Carol James (AKA Silverfish). Carol’s gorgeous work has been a regular in our gallery for years and is so popular with all of our customers. Her background in archaeology plus her skills with silver mean that her jewellery is wonderfully unique, organic and so […]

Meet The Maker : Lush Designs – Homeware & Gifts

Lush Designs lampshades, mugs, cushions gifts - interview with

Here’s our next entry for our exciting #meetthemaker month – Lush Designs and their fabulous lampshades. The designers, Marie Rodgers and Maria Livings, create incredibly detailed, fun and original work which is guaranteed to make you smile every time you see it. Their pieces have been a staple at iapetus for years and our customers […]

Meet The Maker : Katie Stone – Handmade Jewellery

Katie Stone jewellery - meet the maker interview

Up next for our #meetthemaker month is British designer, Katie Stone. Katie is a jewellery designer from Birmingham. A graduate of the Birmingham School of Jewellery, Katie has been working for herself for 7 years and creates brilliantly original silver designs which have become a firm favourite at iapetus! Her designs are often inspired by […]

Meet The Maker : Belltrees Forge – Handmade Homeware

So here’s our next installment of #meetthemaker month with Scottish blacksmiths, Belltrees Forge. The wrought iron candlesticks, tables, lighting and home accessories are created in Ayrshire, Scotland, and are based on a concept inspired by nature. The Belltrees Forge blacksmiths create innovative and contemporary ironwork designed to suit both modern and traditional interiors. All of […]

Meet The Maker : Jo Downs – Handmade Glass Homeware & Art

Jo Downs Glass at iapetus

Here’s our next entry for our exciting #meetthemaker month – Cornish glass artist Jo Downs. Jo’s work has been a firm favourite with our lovely customers for many years here at iapetus. Her work not only highlights what a wonderful art form fused glass is, but also perfectly captures the beauty of the Cornish coast. […]

Meet The Maker : Amanda Coleman – Handmade Jewellery

Amanda Coleman jewellery - interview with Amanda Coleman #meetthemaker

So we’re kicking off our exciting #meetthemaker month with British designer, Amanda Coleman. Her handmade jewellery draws on her love of nature, all things miniature and the peculiarities of everyday life for inspiration. Her work incorporates her unique take on delicate flowers and creatures both exotic and familiar. We have stocked Amanda’s stunning jewellery from […]