At our shop at 25 Burgate, Canterbury we are pleased to be stockists for some leading collectible craft brands. In many cases we are the only outlet in Canterbury, or sometimes Kent, for these. These ranges are not available for mail order. So please come in to Canterbury and browse. We look forward to welcoming you. Alternatively please contact us about click and collect.
Tim Boswell Glass Sculpture.
Tim is an award winning glass artist based in Stourbridge, England, the historical home of glass blowing. These hand made sculptures or paper weights echo the hues of the famous stained glass in Canterbury Cathedral.
Novelty Teapots by Tony Carter
Tony's eccentric range of teapots are individually cast and painted by hand in Suffolk, England, meaning that no two are identical and each variation in colour or brush stroke adds to its uniqueness. Each example is fully functional, though some are more practical than others! Who could resist a cup of their favourite tea poured from this humorous toilet shaped example?
This attractive range of home accessories are designs of animal characters, each of which are the creation of Angela Stevens, who founded the company in 1991. These are available as doorstops and paperweights, and are made from high quality jacquard fabric.
Stoneglow Candles and Lamps.
All the scented candles are manufactured here in the UK. The way they are made, like the candles themselves, is a refreshing and relaxing change from the rushed, impersonal and automated modern world. The scent and the candle wax are carefully blended by hand, and the candles poured by hand. Each scented candle is individually checked before being carefully wrapped in designer packaging.
Each piece is mouth-blown and hand decorated. The colour intensity of each piece will vary depending on the artist's application of colours. On some of the pieces of this unique glassware, a swirl or an air bubble may be found, which is one of the attractions of something mouth-blown and emphasises the individual nature of the glassware.
Emma Bridgewater, who continues to set trends in kitchen and home decorations twenty five years on, produces ever changing ranges of sponge decorated and lithograph pottery, all made at her factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The famous "Toast & Marmalade" script design and the "Birds" sets (illustrated by her husband Matthew Rice) are both immensely popular.
Canterbury Cathedral Ale
Available exclusively from the Canterbury Cathedral Shop, this aromatic copper coloured pale ale is deliciously fruity with a dry hoppy finish and is brewed from the finest malted barley and Kentish hops in Newnham, near Faversham. In the medieval period the monks brewed beer as the water was unfit to drink.
We also have selections from Coinage, Ashleigh and Burwood, Quail, Pitkin, Shire Books, Archipelago and Calligraphy amongst many others.